THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP TIPS & BETTING ADVICE

The Rugby Championship is an international rugby union competition that takes place each year between four nations – Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

BETTING ON THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

Bookmakers offer markets on The Rugby Championship which is held annually between the four nations mentioned above. Each nation plays six games each with three home games and three away games to make the competition fair.

Key bookmakers that offer betting on The Rugby Championship are bet365, BetEasy and Sportsbet.

THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP BET TYPES

Here are the popular bet types available for betting on The Rugby Championship.

HEAD TO HEAD

The most common bet type that is available for any sport is the head to head or match winner. You are picking which nation will win a specific match; for example, New Zealand will generally be short odds against any nation in The Rugby Championship.

LINE BETTING

Line betting is sometimes referred to as handicap betting due to bookmakers trying to handicap the match to make it a 50/50 contest. In order to do this, they will use the head to head odds as their basis and then handicap the favourite a negative number of points. Team A may be -4.5 points which means they need to win by 5 or more points for this line bet to be successful.

WINNING MARGINS

The Rugby Championship margins are the same as rugby union matches. There will be four options:

• Team A 1-12
• Team A 13+
• Team B 1-12
• Team B 13+

Your team needs to win within the specified margin for your bet to be successful.

FIRST TRYSCORER

Like most rugby union matches, first try scorer markets are extremely popular with punters trying to predict which player will open their account with a try.