Rugby Union Betting

With events like the and the World Cup, Rugby Union often reaches the forefront of the sports betting agenda. The older of the two main variants of the type of football that originated at Rugby public school in England in the nineteenth century, Rugby Union has also tended to be more popular than Rugby League. The good news is that this success as a mass spectator sport has created great betting opportunities for online punters.

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Rugby Union Betting with Free Betting Online

The success of Rugby Union has been reflected in the growth of rugby union betting markets offered by online bookmakers. Online bookmakers now offer numerous markets and sports betting options for Rugby Union. Here are a few of them:

Online Options

Odds are generally available for outright win, head to head, first scorers, half and full time results, as well as various other betting specials. Online sports betting bookmakers offer markets for both International Rugby Union tournaments and provincial and club events.

Rugby Union Betting - Domestic and International

English Rugby Union League
Betting on English Rugby Union including the Aviva Premiership and National Division 1.

Heineken Cup
Betting opportunites on Europe's premier club competition.


Rugby World Cup
The world's leading Rugby Union contest. The Rugby World Cup has been played every four years since 1987 and was last played in New Zealand in 2011 and won by the hosts. The most recent Rugby World Cup is to be held in England in 2015..

Six Nations
The six nations is an annual international Rugby Union championship contested by the European nations of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy.

Tri Nations
International Rugby Union Tournament held every year between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Rugby Union Free Bets

If you fancy placing a bet on one of the above events, note that many online sports betting bookmakers offer special sign up deals, including free bets, when you first open an online account with them. These bets can be used on a rugby Union event of your choice. To take advantage of these great sports betting offers, please visit our homepage.


Spread Betting in Rugby Union

With Spread Betting you can make your rugby knowledge pay...

Spread betting tests your true passion for rugby. We make predictions on various events in a match, such as when the first try will be scored or how many points will be racked up in a game. You then bet according to whether you think the prediction is too high or too low.

Why choose Spread Betting?

With predictions on offer for a range of events in each match, you’ll soon see why spread betting is the ultimate betting thrill:

  • Think you know your rugby?

If you think the Spread compilers' predictions are wide of the mark then you can make your knowledge pay.

  • Can you read a game?

An extensive in-play service means betting is available during every minute of every live game.

  • Back your judgement.

This is where the thrill is. The more you’re right, the more you win and vice versa...

Whilst sports spread betting can be highly enjoyable, please note that it involves a high level of risk and you can lose more than your original stake. It is not suitable for everyone so please ensure you understand the risks involved and only bet with money you can afford to lose.