One of Australia’s most exciting sporting events, rugby union is played across a number of tough competitions throughout the year. With both local and international events to watch, there is no shortage of betting opportunities to choose from.

Rugby Union Betting Options

Before you read our rugby union tips and betting previews, make sure you know the different bet types available to take a punt on:

Head to Head

A popular bet where the punter picks their favourite team to win a match. A great bet for punters with a favourite team or those looking to make a match a little more exciting to watch.

Total Points

If you’ve been watching rugby union for a while, then you might want to put your skills to the test by placing a bet on what you believe will be the total points by the end of the game. This type of bet can be quite rewarding for punters who get it right.

Line Betting

A line bet, also referred to as handicapping, is where the bookmaker handicaps the favourite team, meaning they have to win by a certain number of points to be considered the winner of the match. This is a great bet for punters who like to bet on the underdog. 

Margin Betting

Similar to total points, this type of bet allows the punter to wager on what the score difference will be at the end of the match. Margin betting is an exciting choice for punters who have done their homework and are confident of their stats. 

Futures

If you think you know which team is going to come out on top in any of the competitions then futures wagers are a great option, allowing you to make a bet on the winner of competitions like the Super Rugby or Super W. 

Multi-bet

If you want to maximise your odds, then multi-betting, or combining multiple bets can be an exciting way to increase your payout. Some of the most common multi-bets are head to head and total points or margin.  

About Rugby Union

Rugby union is one of Australia’s oldest sporting codes, with a history reaching as far back as 1864. Rugby union’s principal competition in Australia is Super Rugby, a titanic clash between the Reds of Queensland, Waratahs of New South Wales, Brumbies of the Australian Capital Territory, the Melbourne Rebels of Victoria and their international counterparts. Some other exciting competitions include the Super W, National Rugby Championship, Shute Shield, Queensland Premier Rugby and Pindan Premier Grade. 

If you are looking for international competitions then the Bledisloe Cup, a competition between Australia and New Zealand is a great rivalry to place a bet on. Other international events include the Rugby World Cup, Six Nations Championship and Lions Rugby Union Tour.

Rugby Union Tips and Betting Preview

Searching for some great tips for the upcoming matches? Take a look at our rugby union tips and betting previews for guidance on some of the best betting opportunities in the upcoming seasons. . 

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