Your guide to betting on rugby union online
The ultimate test of power, skill and character, rugby union is one of the world’s leading sports. Its big competitions attract millions of dedicated and passionate spectators, while millions more get closer to the action by enjoying rugby union betting.
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Rugby World Cup
Every four years, the Rugby World Cup brings together the best players in the men’s and women’s game. This is the ultimate tournament in world rugby, the greatest team prize in the sport, and it offers a host of betting opportunities for fans of the 15-a-side game.
The men compete for the Webb Ellis Trophy, which has been won on eight of the nine occasions it has been contested by one of the Southern Hemisphere rugby superpowers, Australia, New Zealand and current world champions, South Africa. The women’s event has been dominated by New Zealand, who have win five of the last six tournaments.
Moneyline (Match Result)
The most straightforward way to enjoy rugby betting. You choose which side you think will win the game, then you wager on them. Always be aware, though, that rugby union matches can finish in a draw, so it’s a three-way market. There is no overtime if the teams are tied at the full-time whistle.
Handicaps are a great way of rugby betting online. The sportsbook gives the less fancied side a virtual advantage in the form of a certain number of points, to even up the odds for both teams. You then decide if you think the favorites will win by more than that number or not.
You can wager on rugby union betting lines at a host of sportsbooks across the world. Look for operators with a solid reputation, a generous variety of markets on offer and an excellent customer interface. You should be able to navigate their website or app easily and get your bet placed quickly.
The best ones do. The competition for new customers is intense, so it is common to be offered a free bet, or a similar welcome offer, when you sign up with a new sportsbook. It’s worth shopping around to see which is the offer that suits you best.
Yes, you can. Most sportsbooks have invested heavily in creating dedicated apps. That means you can enjoy rugby union betting wherever you are – provided you are in a location where betting is permitted.