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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 RaboDirect Pro 12 League to enjoy with rugby's equivalent of football's Champions League - the European Champions Cup.

Aviva Premiership | Rabo Direct 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

Get the latest rugby union tips here as soon as they are available.

10 Latest Rugby Union Articles

Ireland tipped to secure a record 10th win in a row with victory over England in DublinIreland tipped to secure a record 10th win in a row with victory over England in Dublin
Ireland Are On A Nine Match Winning Run
27th Feb
Scotland can push Italy closer to the wooden spoon with a Six Nations win at MurrayfieldScotland can push Italy closer to the wooden spoon with a Six Nations win at Murrayfield
Tommy Seymour Is Favourite To Score The First Try
26th Feb
France start favourites for crucial Six Nations meeting with Wales in ParisFrance start favourites for crucial Six Nations meeting with Wales in Paris
George North Heads The First Tryscorer Betting
26th Feb
Wales are odds on to get back to winning ways with victory over Scotland at MurrayfieldWales are odds on to get back to winning ways with victory over Scotland at Murrayfield
Wales Have Won Their Last 7 Meetings With The Scots
13th Feb
England v Italy Odds Hosts firm favourites for another Six Nations win at TwickenhamEngland v Italy Odds Hosts firm favourites for another Six Nations win at Twickenham
Azzurri Haven't Won Away In The Six Nations Since 2007
12th Feb
Ireland Look The Team To Follow As France Head To Dublin For Crucial Six Nations MatchIreland Look The Team To Follow As France Head To Dublin For Crucial Six Nations Match
Home Team Should Be Able To Cover The Handicap Against Inconsistent French
12th Feb
Italy v Ireland Odds Irish Should Cover Six Nations Handicap In RomeItaly v Ireland Odds Irish Should Cover Six Nations Handicap In Rome
Simon Zebo Can Score The First Try At The Olimpico
5th Feb
Teddy Thomas heads the first tryscorer betting market for France v Scotland Six Nations clashTeddy Thomas heads the first tryscorer betting market for France v Scotland Six Nations clash
Scots Tipped To Cover The Handicap In Paris
5th Feb
Wales are odds on to start the 2015 Six Nations with victory over England in CardiffWales are odds on to start the 2015 Six Nations with victory over England in Cardiff
England Ravaged By Injury For Six Nations Opener
5th Feb
2015 Six Nations Betting Preview Tempting odds for Wales to reclaim their crown2015 Six Nations Betting Preview Tempting odds for Wales to reclaim their crown
George North Is Favourite To Be Top Tryscorer
4th Feb

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