Rugby World Cup 2015: England, Australia and Japan give front-runners New Zealand a run for their money when it comes to house prices

 
Lynsey Barber
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ew Zealand may be the front-runners to triumph in the Rugby World Cup, but when it comes to property prices, it's neighbours Australia who are standing ahead at the touchline.

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Comparing the average house price of each of the 20 nations competing in the tournament, it's the second-placed team in the world rugby rankings who come out top, with the average pad down under commanding a price of just under a quarter of a million pounds (£234,531).

Japan, 13th in the world for its rugby skills (though, after Saturday's triumph over South Africa, that's surely soon to change), comes in a close second, with houses going for £231,650, according to data collected by the CBRE.

Rounding out the top of the property world cup ranking is England - fourth in the world but third with average prices coming in at £195,400 - while favourites New Zealand are pushed to fourth when it comes to house prices, priced at £192,308

Here's how the cost of the average house of each nation in the Rugby World Cup stacks up.

AUS=Australia; JPN=Japan; ENG=England; NZ=New Zealand; CAN=Canada; FJI=Fiji; SCO=Scotland; WAL=Wales; IRE= Ireland; ITA=Italy; USA=United States; SAM=Samoa; ARG=Argentina; URU=Uruguay; FRA=France; TGA=Tonga; RSA= South Africa; GEO=Georgia; NAM=Namibia; ROM=Romania.

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