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Rugby Betting & Betting Odds at Stake Online Sportsbook

Rugby is an extremely popular sport in many parts of the world, with international tournaments and domestic leagues running throughout the calendar year. In other words, if you want to bet on the rugby, you have lots of opportunities.

There are two main types of rugby that you can bet on – rugby union and rugby league – and although they are similar, both games have different rules and are regulated by different bodies.

At Stake, you can place many different bets on rugby games, leagues, major tournaments, and national teams from a standard 1x2 bet to a futures bet on who you think will win a particular competition.

Find out everything you need to know about rugby betting and how you can place different bets at Stake online sportsbook to make a profit from the sport throughout the upcoming rugby season.

Rugby Leagues and Tournaments

You can bet on a wide variety rugby leagues and tournaments throughout the year, with domestic and international fixtures offering you ample betting opportunities. Some of the most prominent rugby competitions to keep an eye out for include:

  • The Rugby World Cup : Rugby union’s signature event, played once every four years.

  • The Rugby League World Cup : League’s most prominent competition, also played every four years.

  • Rugby Sevens : An international rugby union tournament played in a 7x7 format.

  • Rugby Super League : Also known as Super League Europe, is the top-tier level British rugby league.

  • National Rugby League (NRL) : Australia’s premier rugby league.

  • Super Rugby League : Men's professional rugby union club competition, including Pacific teams.

  • United Rugby Championship (URC): The United Rugby Championship is a global rugby league where 16 teams from the top five nations compete to become the URC Champions.

There is also the Six Nations, the annual series played out between England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy.

As you can see, there's a wide variety of rugby betting markets at Stake, so you can bet on so many international competitions and domestic tournaments, providing lots of choices when betting on rugby online.

How to Bet on Rugby and Types of Rugby Bets

Now that you know the different rugby leagues and competitions you can bet on, it’s time to look at some of the bets you can place. When preparing your rugby betting slip, you can consider the following bet types to profit from the upcoming fixture list:


A 1x2 rugby bet is a bet on the outcome of the match. 1 refers to a bet on the home win, X refers to a draw and 2 is a bet on the away win.

Double chance

A rugby double chance bet brings two outcomes into play – the win and the draw. In other words, you get two chances for your bet to be correct, which is a good bet if you think a fixture is too tight to call.

Draw no bet

Here, you can bet on either team winning the match, and if the game ends in a draw, a no-bet is declared, and your stake is returned.

Asian Handicap

In an Asian Handicap bet , the favourite is given a handicap that they need to overcome if you are to win your bet. This is a great bet for levelling the playing field when there is an overwhelming favourite. Handicap betting is sometimes known as line betting, and is one of the most popular betting options in rugby betting markets.


This rugby bet type allows you to bet on which team you think will win the first half and which you think will win the second.

Winning margin

A winning margin rugby bet is a wager on what you think the point difference will be between the winner and the loser. You need to understand the way that points work in rugby before placing this bet – 5 points for a try and 2 points for a conversion.


This is a really simple bet which sees you place a wager on whether the total number of points scored in the game will be odd or even.

Futures bets

Last but certainly not least, you can place a number of futures bets on rugby. For instance, you could place a bet on the team that you think will win a particular league or tournament at the very start of the season before any matches have taken place.

Rugby Betting Tips and Strategies for Success

When betting on rugby union and rugby league, it’s a good idea to develop a strategy, as is the case when betting on any sport or live event. Some handy tips for building into your rugby betting strategy include the following:

  • Understand the game: There are many differences between rugby union and rugby league, and it’s important to understand how the games are played. This will affect your betting strategy.

  • Check for injuries: Due to the physical nature of rugby, injuries are common throughout the season, and if a team is missing one or some of their best players, it will affect their performance on the field.

  • Analyse form: Rugby, as with all sports, is a team sport in which form plays a big part. If a good team is out of form, you might pick an in-form underdog to beat them, offering you good value on your betting slip.

  • Home advantage matters: Home advantage for a rugby club play a big part in the outcome of rugby matches, so bear this in mind before placing a bet on the away team in a fixture.

At Stake, we have a huge selection of sports betting markets and the latest rugby betting odds, making us a top choice when it comes to rugby betting sites. Get more tips and tricks with our online betting tips that includes the latest betting stats for all your favourite exciting events in popular markets on our online sportsbook.

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Live Betting Options for Rugby

While it’s a good idea to study form and injuries ahead of a match taking place to place your bets, you can wait for the action to start before adding selections to your betting slip. In fact, live rugby betting is a great way to make a profit from rugby throughout the season.

At Stake.com, you can bet on a host of live markets when watching the highest-profile rugby matches, including the number of offsides, the next team to score a try and how many fouls will be committed in a specific half.

The good thing about live betting on rugby at Stake.com is that you can respond to the action as it takes place in front of you, improving the likelihood of making winning selections on your betting slip.

Rugby Odds and Payouts for Rugby Bets

You will find rugby union and league odds presented in one of three formats – fractional (3/1), decimal (3.00) or American (+300). You can decide how you want to see the odds by adjusting the settings in your account, making your life easier when it comes to making your selections.

As for payouts, one of the best things about betting on rugby at Stake.com is that we process instant withdrawals, and you don’t have to wait an eternity for your winnings. Your winnings will be in your account immediately after you have cashed out.

Why Bet on Rugby at Stake.com?

Betting on rugby and other exciting sports at Stake.com provides you with an excellent opportunity to profit from your selections throughout the season. You can effortlessly add units to your Stake.com thanks to our easy online deposit process, and you can get started with the click of a button.

With so many leagues, competitions, and markets available, it’s fair to say that Stake.com is the home of rugby betting.

An Interesting Fact About Rugby Betting

Did you know? England is the only nation north of the equator to win the Rugby World Cup. Bear this in mind when placing your bets on rugby’s premier international tournament.