2016 Olympic Rugby Sevens Odds

The 2016 Summer Olympics will feature an exciting addition that should certainly capture the eyes of American football fans.

Rugby sevens is a seven player variation of rugby, a sport which usually features 15 players per side. Rugby had been included in the Olympics until 1924 and is finally back after nearly a century.

New Zealand is currently atop the Westgate Superbook odds list at 2/1, but the small island nation of Fiji sits right behind them at 9/4. New Zealand won the last Rugby Sevens World Cup in 2013 over England.

The United States isn’t known for their rugby prowess, but they currently sit sixth on the list at 20/1. One familiar name to those who don’t follow rugby is New England Patriots safety Nate Ebner, who may find himself on the Olympic roster this summer.

MEN

COUNTRY CURRENT ODDS (8/1) OPENING ODDS (6/8)
FIJI 9/5 9/4
SOUTH AFRICA 9/4 11/4
NEW ZEALAND 5/2 2/1
AUSTRALIA 10/1 8/1
ENGLAND 10/1 11/1
UNITED STATES 20/1 20/1
KENYA 40/1 40/1
FRANCE 40/1 60/1
ARGENTINA 40/1 40/1
JAPAN 300/1 300/1
SPAIN 300/1 250/1
BRAZIL 500/1 500/1
FIELD ( all others ) N/A 25/1

The New Zealand women also won on their side of the 2013 World Cup, but current are slightly below Australia on the odds list. The U.S. women find themselves sixth on the list just as the men do, but are much more of a long shot at 50/1.

WOMEN

COUNTRY CURRENT ODDS (8/1) OPENING ODDS (6/8)
AUSTRALIA 2/3 5/6
NEW ZEALAND 7/4 7/5
CANADA 7/1 8/1
ENGLAND 12/1 17/1
FRANCE 25/1 18/1
UNITED STATES 60/1 50/1
FIJI 80/1 60/1
SPAIN 100/1 40/1
JAPAN 250/1 200/1
BRAZIL 250/1 200/1
KENYA 250/1 300/1
COLOMBIA 500/1 300/1
FIELD ( all others ) N/A 40/1

The women’s tournament will go from Saturday, August 6th until Monday, the 8th, while the men’s tournament will go from Tuesday, the 9th, until Thursday, the 11th.

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Mark is a Sports Betting Specialist for Sports Insights. He can be reached at mark@sportsinsights.com.

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