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.
Large crowds flock to the traditional homes of rugby’s northern hemisphere sides each spring to see the latest edition in this long-standing rivalry. Their passion is matched by the level of interest in rugby union betting lines on the Six Nations, which is one of the United Kingdom’s major events for gambling enthusiasts. The Six Nations (or Four Nations as it was then) dates back to the 19th century, when the four United Kingdom home nations – England, Scotland Wales and Ireland – would clash early every year. It became the Five Nations when France joined in 1910 and assumed its current format in 2000 with the addition of Italy. It’s an incredibly competitive event – since the year 2000 only Italy and Scotland have failed to win a Six Nations title.
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.
To help us keep OnlineBetting.com running as a free service some online bookmakers pay us a commission for referring customers. We want you to know that this doesn't affect the way we select our partners, and we always aim to offer you the very best sportsbooks and offers available. Onlinebetting.com is not responsible for the content of external sites.