Betting on Rugby
Bigger TV sponsorship deals and a growing international market combined has created massive global interest, and has invariably led to a huge desire to bet on rugby especially with our very own rugby tipsters. Competitions - domestic and international run pretty much all-year round, which keeps the markets busy, with more and more rugby tipsters taking advantage of live in-play odds, tournament outrights etc.
However, it seems that more often than not there are a lot of shorter priced favourites, so outright winners might not be where the real money is. It's probably worth checking out rugby handicap betting, where your chances of winning more cash is greatly increased, because the rugby betting odds are predominantly offered to level up the market (normally the 'smaller' teams don't win so often). Thus a selection deemed inferior to the opposition team has a greater chance of winning your chosen match-up.
Rugby Betting Tips
If you're looking to bet and find the best rugby odds it might be best to try your luck betting in one of the many international competitions, these include the Rugby Union World Cup, the Lions rugby tour, the RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship and The Rugby Championship, which is held in Europe and the Southern Hemisphere respectively.
Betting on the Six Nations Championship
This annual rugby union tournament features six of the best European teams: Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy. The 6 Nations rugby tournament and Six Nations fixtures take place between Feburary and March each year. The teams only play eachother once, with home and away fixtures being rotated each year - the nation with the most points after five games wins the tournament. Why not try your luck in our Six Nations Tipster Competition for free and win real cash prizes - find out all the details and play for free here.
Bet on the Rugby World Cup
The Rugby Union World Cup is contested every four years between 20 teams and is hosted by winning bid nations in the north and southern hemisphere.
The last Rugby Union World Cup 2011 was won by New Zealand rugby against France in the final. The next Rugby Union World Cup 2015 will be hosted by England with the final venue at Twickenham in London. The first rugby world cup was hosted in 1987 and the winning team every time since is awarded the coveted William Webb Ellis Cup.
The Rugby Championship
The Rugby Championship is a re-incarnation of the Tri-Nations rugby tournament with the 2012 Rugby Championship being the inaugural re-launch of the series, featuring the southern hemisphere's four best teams, New Zealand rugby, Australia rugby, South Africa rugby and Argentina rugby unions.
Lions Rugby Tour
The Lions rugby union (or alternatively known as the British & Irish Lions) is a team made up of the best players from the British and Irish regional rugby clubs. The tour takes place every 4 years against competing southern hemisphere teams such as Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. The 2013 Lions tour saw the side beat Australia 2-1 to clinch the series.
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