Rugby League Betting

Rugby League is the lesser followed brother of Rugby Union although it is a game fiercely fought in northern England, Australia, France and New Zealand and in Papua New Guinea it’s the national sport! In England the game, at its most prominent level, is played in the Super League. This League, formed in 1995 attracts a very strong following of supporters and also benefits from widespread television coverage. As well as this, the Rugby League Conference was formed in 1998 to provide a fixture structure for clubs outside the Super League and now represents eighty eight clubs across England and the rest of Great Britain

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Betting on Rugby League has also gone through a transformation with the advent of online Betting sites and Rugby League betting enthusiasts now have a huge range of gambling opportunities available to them. The days of a win only bet are long gone and you can now wager on

  • First scoring play
  • Number of points scored by team A or B
  • Total tries
  • Total match points
  • Winning margin
  • Half time/full time position

And many other bets too numerous to mention. Plus, the introduction of live betting means you can jump into a game at any time and place your bet. This keeps the excitement of the whole betting experience alive until the end of the match. It’s worth checking out the different sites to see for yourself what’s on offer because, as well as the vast range of Sports Betting, you can also benefit from the many free bets available to new customers of online betting sites.

The Super League is the only fully-professional league in the northern hemisphere and has, in recent times, allowed the entry of a French team, the Catalans Dragons and the Welsh side Celtic Crusaders. They play 27 games in their February – September season and, at the end of the season the top six teams enter the playoffs for a shot at the Grand Final. Catering for the rest of the clubs in England and other parts of Britain, the Rugby League Conference now administers the National Leagues one and two. Promotion and relegation occurs between these leagues and the Super League. Fixtures for these two leagues are based around the National League Cup which consists of group and knockout stages. There is also the Challenge Cup although this has been extended to take in teams from France and Russia. Amateur teams also have the chance to play in this competition similarly to football's FA Cup.

Betting On Rugby League

Rugby League is often regarded as the lesser of the two rugby codes with Rugby Union now played more widely across the globe and receiving vastly more media interest and television coverage. The split happened a long time ago in 1895 when Rugby League was devised as a professional branch of the game, leaving Union to the amateurs. Nowadays it is largely played only in Northern England and Australia which is a shame really because it’s a more exciting, open and faster than Rugby Union which seems to be more about interminable piles of bodies than anything else. There are more tries in League games and fewer rule infringement delays.