Regardless of what one thinks about it, it’s hard to get away from the fact that betting has always been an integral part of sports and will more than likely continue to be so for a long time to come. Rugby is no exception and there are a lot of rugby fans who enjoy placing some money on a big game. 

But if you’re someone who enjoys rugby but is yet to try your hand at betting, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this article we’ll provide a brief rundown of the most common forms of betting on rugby and the appeal of the different options. If you already have a good understanding of betting on rugby, trying out a value bet might be something you enjoy. 

Match winner 

This is the most common form of betting in both other sports and in Rugby and is pretty self-explanatory in terms of how it works. In this form of betting the gambler in question places a wager on the team that they believe is going to win the match. The bet then pays out if the guess was correct and vice versa. 

Over/Under bets 

Over/under is a popular form of betting where you get a baseline proposal, such as a specific team scoring a certain number of tries. The bettor then chooses the over if they believe that the team will score more tries than the baseline, and the under if they believe they will score less than the baseline. 

Player bets 

Player bets is something that is very popular in football due to the wide array of different things that can occur during the course of a game. But it’s also available in Rugby and can be a way of making more complex bets than what would otherwise be possible. Some of the possible ways to place this bet are as follows.

  • The first try scorer. This bet pays out if the player you’ve placed your wager on scores the first try of the match. 
  • A player to score a try. This bet pays out if the player you’ve wagered on manages to score a try during the course of the game. 
  • Top scorer. The player to score the most points during the game. 
  • Over/unders on specific players. This is a form of over/under line where you can bet on a player, for example, scoring more than 2.5 tries.