Rugby Union

Rugby Union

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80 minutes of power and pace. Fifteen mountains of men competing in front of thousands of adoring fans. The world of rugby union betting is about enjoying one of the most enthralling and exciting sports in the world – and Betway are alongside you for every second. 

From the international showpiece rugby union of the Six Nations, Rugby World Cup and Lions Tours to domestic battles for dominance in the Aviva Premiership, Guinness Pro 14 and France Top 14. Plus European competition in the European Champions Cup and the European Challenge Cup, Betway offers hundreds of markets on all your favourite rugby union betting.

Rugby union betting couldn’t be any better. Not only does Betway have competitive rugby union odds to rival the best in the industry, but we allow you to bet where you want and when you want through our advanced website, mobile site or via your iOS or Android device on the Betway app.

Join us today, scrum down and bet your way.


Rugby Union Betting

Often, the first stop when you’re looking to make your way into rugby union betting is international rugby union. The biggest stars of the sport can more often be found playing for England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and some of the world’s most successful international rugby union sides. 

Annual international competitions like the Six Nations have been a stage for some of Europe’s most legendary rugby union players. England’s Jonny Wilkinson, Wales’ Shane Williams, Brian O’Driscoll of Ireland and Scotland’s Gavin Hastings made their names in Six Nations competition.  

But rugby union is popular far beyond Europe’s borders. In fact, some of the most iconic names and teams in the sport are from the other side of the world. Australia and South Africa are two international sides with incredible records but the undisputed kings of the sport are New Zealand’s All Blacks. 

Facing down the famous haka is not a requirement of making your first steps in rugby union betting. In fact, betting with us is actually very easy to pick up.

One of the most popular rugby union bets is an Outright Winner bet. Thais is as simple as it sounds. Your bet will be on the winner of the match. If who you pick wins, your bet does too.

But that’s not the only popular market in rugby union betting. Handicap betting, sometimes known as line betting, is one of the most frequently used rugby union markets.

When you make a handicap bet you’re backing a team to win by a certain margin. For example, you could bet on England to beat the All Blacks with a -11.5 handicap, meaning they’d have to win the match by at least twelve points or your bet won’t be successful. 

Winning Margin is also a popular market. Acting similar to handicap betting, you pick a range of a winning margin. As long as your team wins by a number of points within that spread, you’ll win your rugby union bet. 


Rugby Union Odds

Perhaps you’re a dedicated fan of an international or domestic team and you’re entering the world of rugby union betting to back them. Your first rugby union bet could be based on a favourite player. Maybe the way you pick a rugby union bet is because of the best odds and the most competitive markets. 

With Betway, you’ll have the chance to decide in every way you want. With a comprehensive collection of the world’s top rugby union competitions, complete with competitive odds and markets, we make it simple for you to make your choice. 

We keep our finger on the pulse of rugby union and the betting industry, to make sure that you get great odds on markets you expect. Our traders constantly check our odds against our competitors, making sure we remain at the sharp edge of the industry. 

And that’s not just in pre-match markets. Our extensive in-play rugby union betting markets also enjoy the same dedicated assessment and insight-based adjustments, meaning you can follow the game and every twist and turn, confident that whatever market you pick, we’re there to make sure the odds are up to the minute.

Don’t forget, we also give you the chance to create multiples and accumulators with your rugby union bets. The more selections in your rugby union multiple, the higher the odds and the bigger the potential return. 


Rugby Union Betting Tips

Rugby union betting can sometimes be a little daunting, meaning you’ll often want a helping hand. Whether that’s finding the best odds, expert views or rugby union betting tips from those in the know – Betway has you covered. 

Our blog, the Betway Insider, is a one-stop shop for all your rugby union betting needs. Throughout tournaments, our tipsters will put together their carefully crafted pointers highlighting how to get the best out of your bets. 

You’ll also see regular features, including Lions Tour diaries following the fortunes of the British & Irish Lions wherever they go.


Lions Tour Betting

Alongside the All Blacks, the British and Irish Lions are one of the most recognisable teams in rugby union, despite the fact that they only play every few years. 

We’re dedicated followers of the Lions’ Tours and make sure whenever they’re in action, we’ve got a comprehensive range of markets with competitive odds at your fingertips.

Whether it’s a test match series down under or taking on the Springboks in South Africa, no matter the opponent, you’ll find all you need for Lions’ tour betting at Betway.


AVIVA Premiership Betting

England’s leading domestic rugby tournament is known as the Aviva Premiership and features some huge sides as Sale Sharks, Harlequins, Saracens, and Wasps.

This league is a hotbed of talent, featuring stars of international rugby’s past, present and future.

Our full complement of rugby union betting markets are available for every game in this famous competition. 

Bet on the tournament winner or the outcomes of individual matches. Back players to shine or crumble under pressure. Pick your favourite rugby market and begin your Aviva Premiership betting. 

The Rugby Championship

It’s the southern hemisphere’s answer to the Six Nations. While every year England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, France and Italy come together to compete for the Six Nations Championship, across the world, four teams also go head-to-head.

And Betway is the place to be for all your Rugby Championship betting. Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Argentina compete in this four-nation tournament, which prior to 2012 when Argentina joined the tournament, was called the Tri Nations. 

With four of the world’s leading Rugby Union teams going hammer and tong to win this famous trophy, it’s not just scintillating viewing but makes for a fantastic tournament to make rugby union bets on. 

Rugby World Championship

Every four years, twenty of the world’s best rugby union teams come together to compete in the Rugby World Cup. 

Throughout every tournament, we bring the most competitive odds and markets to your fingertips and our writers will follow the fortunes of every team, helping you make the best choices and get the best value from your Rugby World Cup betting.

Other Sports Betting

Rugby union is just one facet of the Betway Sports arena. All of the world’s favourite sports enjoy thousands of markets in the Betway sportsbook, helping you choose exactly how you want to bet. 

Rugby league also makes its home at Betway. We bring some of the world’s biggest rugby league tournaments to you, including the Rugby World Cup. There’s also Super League betting, The Rugby League Four Nations, National Rugby League from Australia and so much more.

The world’s most popular sport is also the most popular on Betway. We’ve got everything from Premier League betting to World Cup betting, La Liga Betting, Champions League betting, Europa League betting, domestic, international and even youth team football betting. 

Why Bet with Betway?

At Betway, sport is our passion, and we know it’s yours too. That’s why everything we achieve is down to our customers, meaning our motivation is your enjoyment. 

We want to be there alongside you for every single second of sporting drama. From the first whistle to the last, Betway is there with some of the most competitive markets in the industry.

And you can take us on the go, bet how you want and when you want via our website, mobile site, and on the Betway App on your iOS or Android devices. Betway Sports is about allowing you to bet your way, with everything you need to do so. 

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