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Rugby Union Betting with William Hill
From the first deft chip to the last hoof into touch, William Hill are on hand with enough rugby union betting markets to satisfy the appetites of even the most hard-boiled egg chaser.
All year round and across the globe, from Eden Park in Auckland to Twickenham via Melbourne, Yokohama, Johannesburg and Buenos Aires, you’ll get all the rugby union odds you need at William Hill.
Betting on rugby union with William Hill means Six Nations, Premiership, Pro 14, Top 14 and Super Rugby, European Challenge Cup and every four years, British and Irish Lions and Rugby Union World Cup betting.
With the array of rugby union betting markets available at William Hill, value can be found if you know where to look.
Rugby Union betting odds markets
Alongside match betting, double result, winning margins and first/last try scorer fare, you can bet on any player to bag a try anytime, two or more and even hat-tricks, handy for when rampant wingers face failing full backs who really should have retired after that last injury.
Prices get pretty big near the bottom of the anytime markets, considering the many mismatches in the modern game, with plenty of prop forwards capable of touching down after thumping through 30 phases of play, or indeed making a break for the try line themselves.
William Hill rugby union betting covers a selection of specialist markets on tries, including under/over tries, total tries, position of first try scorer and first scoring play, as well as shirt number of first/last try scorer and under/over total shirt number of try scorers.
There’s also a range of card markets, with team to get first red card often worth a wager when bitter rivalries come to a head in the Six Nations, Champions Cup or Rugby Union World Cup. Visit news.williamhill.com/rugby-union for rugby union betting odds markets news.
Rugby Union handicap betting
The international calendar throws up plenty of rugby union betting favourites with prices more akin to cricket scores than a realistic wager.
At club level, weakened teams are a fixture across Europe, particularly during the Autumn Internationals and Six Nations, and when some sides reach the latter rounds of the Champions Cup.
William Hill rugby union handicap betting means you’re much more likely to still be involved all the way to the final whistle, whether it’s a routine New Zealand win over Wales, Irish powerhouses Leinster against outmatched opponents, or any Six Nations encounter involving Italy.
Six Nations Rugby Union betting
Betting on rugby union wouldn’t be the same without the six-week showcase of Europe’s finest, and William Hill’s extensive Six Nations rugby union odds menu reflects the stature of this tournament.
England, Ireland, Wales and France have shared the spoils between them since the tournament expanded in 2000, with Scotland always falling short and Italy making steady progress, though not in terms of results.
Alongside the range of match betting markets and outright markets such as Grand Slam winner and tournament winner, you can also have a crack at identifying who will emerge as the top try scorer and bet on under/over total tries, points, successful drop goals and yellow cards.
Premiership Rugby Union odds
There is no more fiery hotbed of rugby union betting activity than England, with the best players in the world queueing up to either see out their careers in the lucrative spotlight of the Premiership or find a pathway to the national team.
Premiership champions have come from all four corners of the country since the competition was founded in 1987, ushering in the birth of professionalism within the game. With historically-successful sides floundering somewhat in recent years, potential for shock results is high.
William Hill offers an extensive range of Premiership rugby union betting markets for every fixture, from Match Betting and Handicap Betting to Hat-tricks and everything in between, so you’ll always be in with a chance of making a bob or two by getting behind your team.
European Champions Cup Rugby Union odds
William Hill rugby union betting opportunities abound in the competition the top clubs want to win above all else, frustratingly so for a well-funded Premiership contingent that has struggled to sustain success on the continent.
You get the full package of European Champions Cup rugby union odds with William Hill, from the gruelling group stage in autumn all the way to May’s glorious finale, featuring the finest sides England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, France and Italy have to showcase.
As well as the usual Match Betting markets, Winning Margins, Handicap Betting, Try Scorer markets and other standard William Hill rugby union betting offerings, look out for European Champions Cup group betting and odds on qualification for the last 16.
Rugby Union World Cup betting
The only certainty in Rugby Union World Cup betting is that New Zealand will enter every tournament as favourites, but given the All Blacks go through barren runs as well as purple patches, there’s always reason to believe.
For Tier 1 nations, the World Cup is the end goal of every four year cycle, with coaches routinely changed and players often making way for fresh blood following a turn on the big stage.
Alongside the standard array of William Hill rugby union betting markets, look out for William Hill Rugby Union World Cup betting on Pool Winners, Top Try Scorer and more.
You can also back your country each way in the tournament winner market, with 1/3 odds guaranteed if they make it all the way to the final.
Rugby Union betting tips
When formulating a rugby union betting strategy, the primacy of the international game must be taken into account.
Some of the top countries in the world retain their players on central contracts, sacrificing the autonomy of clubs for the greater good, and the domestic game faces constant disruption from the international calendar, with injuries often causing crippling aftershocks.
Take the annual race to be Premiership Top Try Scorer. The division’s attacking superstars rarely feature due to international commitments, with the award usually won by an up-and-coming youngster or seasoned pro whose time on the big stage has come and gone.
Keep an eye on William Hill rugby union handicap betting in fixtures when one side is disproportionately hit by international call ups, a phenomenon that occurs with some regularity in the Premiership and even more so in the Pro14 during the Six Nations.
Looking for value? Try and try again
Match betting is great, especially if you’re seeing the pounds roll up in a Rugby Union World Cup accumulator or Six Nations handicap treble, but the best-value rugby union betting odds surely lie within the try scorer markets.
Wingers, centres and fullbacks tend to do the most damage, with back rows chipping in with their fair share of scores, but going through phase after phase of rucks and malls practically ensures an element of chaos in the distribution of tries.
For a value bet, look up William Hill last try scorer rugby union betting markets in important Six Nations and Rugby Union World Cup matches, when benches are often emptied out early and substitutions easy to predict.