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Rugby Union Betting

Rugby betting became rather popular with wide-spreading of international gambling and TV broadcasting. Bookies with great readiness attract new gamblers all around the world by posting various rugby union odds on different British and international competitions. For example, these are online bets or outright markets.

Most detailed information about Rugby Union Betting


The game appeared in England in the first half of the 19th century. It is contact team sport which gave birth to more popular football. Initially there was no difference between them because one of the two codes is based on running with the ball in hand. Usually the game is being played by two teams of 15 members using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts on each try line.

To bet on rugby is an extremely hard thing. The matter is there no so many favourites in this sport. Therefore you can’t raise much money by rugby union betting only on leaders. Match winner may be not the best or even losing strategy but using handicap rugby odds may be a wise decision. Selection of deemed inferior to the opposition team has a greater chance of winning the match.

Rugby Union Betting

Tournaments to bet

There are several main international competitions: Union World Cup, the Lions union tour, the RBS Six Nations Championship and The Championship, which is held in Europe and the Southern Hemisphere respectively. So bookmakers post on corresponding rugby betting odds on these matches.

The Six Nations Championship is considered to be the hardest international competition for rugby betting. This competition involves such heavyweights as England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, France and Italy. Every year each team plays with the others once over seven weeks. By the way England and Wales had won the tournament 26 times. Bur in recent years team level lined up so the dominance of Englishmen and Welshmen is not so clear.

Another main event in international rugby is World Cup which has been held since 1987. There are 20 teams in contest for the trophy and World Cup rugby union odds are provided by online bookies. And we must admit that recent tournament finals made some surprises. For example, in 2011 New Zealand overcame France.

Rugby Union Betting

Betting options

As a rule bookmakers provide simple Match Winner options. So you choose possible victorious team and place sports bet rugby on it. However, as it was mentioned 80 Minutes Handicap odds gain popularity among gamblers. Moreover Double Result markets (half time and full time winners) are another exciting alternative which give possibility to get more cash.

Punters can also bet on total points scored during a single match. At the same time Try Scorer Markets are considered to be harder than “Either Team To Win Both Halves: Yes/No”. Another very popular market is 1st try-scorer. Moreover, predicting the Winning Margin is another exciting alternative. So if you love all this things then you can’t miss this event. RU is a source of great potential profit for any gambler but placing such bets is not easy task.