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Rugby Union Betting with William Hill
Whether it’s the Six Nations, Premiership Rugby, the Heineken Champions Cup or the World Cup. William Hill has a wide range of rugby union odds and markets across all the sport’s top events and competitions.
Want to know more about rugby union betting? Read on and get stuck in.
The Rugby Premiership is the top level of the English domestic game. Each year 12 teams battle it out each year to be crowned champions. Leicester Tigers currently hold the most titles with 10.
The top six teams at the end of the season will qualify for a place in the Heineken Champions Cup. This is where 20 of Europe’s top teams from the six nations compete to become the champions of Europe.
Pro14 is an annual competition that features teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa and Wales. The competition is split into two conferences – A and B.
The top two teams from each conference will make the playoffs and will battle it out for a place in the final. These four teams will also earn a place in next season’s Heineken Champions Cup.
The competition was first held in 2001 and Leinster hold the most titles with seven.
Rugby World Cup
The Rugby World Cup is contested every four years, with the top international teams competing to lift the Webb Ellis Trophy.
The competition was first held in 1987, and South Africa and New Zealand hold the most titles with three each.
The Six Nations Championship is an annual competition where, you guessed it, six international sides battle it out to be crowned champions. The six teams are:
The tournament began in 1883 as the Five Nations, but since 2000 it has been known as the Six Nations as Italy joined the competition.
Aside from the outright winner, there are other achievements up for grabs which you’ll be able to bet on.
Grand Slam – when one team wins all their matches in the tournament.
Triple Crown – when any of the home nations (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) win all their match against the other home nations.
Other competitions from around the world
There are plenty of other Rugby Union competitions to bet on, like the Top 14 , the National Rugby Championship and many more.
Rugby union betting markets at William Hill
When it comes to rugby union betting, there are tons of markets to choose from.
The most common bet is the 80-minute market. Here, you’re simply betting on which side will win the game.
Handicap betting on rugby union
If you’re looking to bet on a match which could be a one-sided affair, it might be worth looking at the handicap betting.
The handicap effectively gives the outsider a head-start in terms of betting.
For example, if you back the favourites to win -14 points, they must win by 15 or more points for your bet to pay out. While, if you back the outsider by +14 points, they can lose by 13 points and your bet would still be a winner.
In-play betting on rugby union
Looking to bet on a match in-play? We’ve got you covered with a host of markets to choose from.
Rugby union betting tips
Team news– check to see who’s fit and if any key players are injured or suspended. This could have a big impact on the game.
Stats and match facts – look at the stats and find out what teams are in form and who isn’t. There are loads of sites out there to help you make an informed decision.
Weather forecast - if it’s due to rain, then a wet ball is harder to handle, which could see a higher number of unforced errors and turnovers. However, teams which have a strong set piece game could favour the wet and windy conditions.
Rugby union promotions
There are loads of offers to take advantage of when betting on Rugby union with William Hill.
• Top Price Guaranteed – unbeatable prices on selected Enhanced Odds
• Enhanced Odds – boosted prices on certain markets every day.
• Flash Odds – boosted prices for a short time
• #YourOdds – can’t find the market you want? Just tweet us with #YourOdds, and we’ll price up your bet