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Rugby Union Betting - Free Rugby Bets

Betting on Rugby Union has increasingly become a popular past time with so many Rugby matches being screened live on television. As with most sports, the bigger the event the more betting interest there is in it and the it doesn't get much bigger than international rugby.

International Rugby

Six Nations

There are a host of international Test matches throughout the season and there are few more popular events for betting than the Six Nations. It takes place every year during February and March and it involves England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. You can find the latest betting news, fixtures, results and standings at our dedicated Six Nations mini-site.

Six Nations Mini Site

World Cup

There is also the smaller matter of the Rugby World Cup, which takes place every four years and is next due to take place in 2015. We also have a dedicated World Cup mini-site, where you can get the latest odds, betting markets and news.

World Cup Mini Site

Other International Rugby Betting

As well as the Six Nations and World Cup, there is also the excitement of Rugby Championship betting, formerly the Tri Nations, and the British Lions, and we'll have it all covered here at Betting Directory.

British & Irish Lions | Rugby Championship

Domestic Rugby

Betting on domestic rugby has also become popular as Sky Sports televise matches from the English Aviva Premiership each week and it has become a popular betting market There is also the Pro 12 League to enjoy with rugby's equivalent of football's Champions League - the European Champions Cup.

Aviva Premiership | Pro 12 League | European Champions Cup

Free Rugby Union Bets

All the bookmakers reviewed on this site cover rugby extremely well and should you be interested in a rugby union Six Nations bet or Heineken Cup bet simply click on the bookmakers link where you can register and for all newcomers there are Rugby Union Free Bets.

Popular Rugby Union Bets

Match Betting

Bet on your selection to win the match. There will be a draw option but this rarely happens in Rugby Union. Make sure you check out all the latest team news and form before placing your bet so you can make an informed decision that will hopefully win.

Handicap Betting

Handicap betting on Rugby Union is a popular alternative to just simple match betting. The bookmaker will put up a price based on a handicap line, giving one of the teams a handicap, minus points depending on how much better they think they are than the opposition. The idea being that with the handicap the odds are much more even.

Tryscorer Bets

You can bet on a player to score a try in the match, whether it's first, last or anytime. This is a popular side bet to have, especially if you are watching the match in question.

Rugby Union Betting Live In-Running

All of the bets above are featured by the bookmakers on the Betting Directory to back live in-running, with the odds changing according to what is happening in the match. Another popular bet in-running is the method of the next points scored, whether it'll be a try, penalty or drop goal.

Rugby Union Tips

Saturday 11th June - 8.35am OddsWon/LostBet
New Zealand v Wales    
Tips NZ to cover -19 Handicap    Best Bet @ 10 / 11  

Saturday 11th June - 11.00am OddsWon/LostBet
Australia v England    
Tips England to cover the -3 Handicap    Best Bet @ 1 / 1  

Latest Rugby Union News Articles

Back Scotland to make a fast start against the French at Murrayfield
Scotland v France Six Nations Betting Preview
11th Mar
Keith Earls tipped to set Ireland on their way to victory over Italy
Ireland v Italy Six Nations Betting Preview
11th Mar
England Can Cover The Handicap Against Wales In Massive Six Nations Clash
Twickenham Should Give Rejuvenated England The Edge On Saturday
11th Mar
England odds on to win the Six Nations prior to crunch clash with Wales
England v Wales likely to be a title decider on 12th March
29th Feb
England tipped too edge a close Six Nations encounter with Ireland
England v Ireland Six Nations Betting Preview
26th Feb
Recent history points to another tight Italy v Scotland Six Nations clash
Italy v Scotland Six Nations Betting Preview
26th Feb
Wales to enhance Six Nations title claims with victory over France
Wales v France Six Nations Betting Preview
25th Feb
Jonathan Joseph tipped to open his Six Nations account during Italy v England
Italy v England Six Nations Betting Preview
12th Feb
Wales to romp away from Scotland in the second half in Cardiff
Wales v Scotland Six Nations Betting Preview
12th Feb
Irelands Sexton to give France the boot in Paris
France v Ireland Six Nations Betting Preview
12th Feb

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