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How to bet on Rugby Union
Generally considered the most popular form of the game, rugby union is one of the most viewed sports in several countries in the world, including most notably, The United Kingdom and Australia.
It is also a very popular sport to bet on, with almost all of the major online bookmakers offering a a wide range of varied markets for the sport.
The most common type of bets placed on rugby union are very similar to those placed on sports like football and basketball. They include- match results, try scorers, over/under, handicaps and accumulators, with some bookmakers offering a larger variety of markets, especially during the notable tournaments.
For a more in-depth guide on how to bet on rugby, head on over to our how to bet guides page to find a detailed breakdown.
Where to bet on rugby union
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While there are fine margins in terms of the best bookies for rugby union, Coral, Betway and 888bet tend to stand out in terms of offering the best value and the most in-depth markets.
If you have any questions about which bookmakers to use, feel free to check out our detailed bookmakers reviews using the link at the top of the page.
Rugby union bonus codes
Bonus codes are special offers made by bookmakers to get new customers to sign up for their website. They usually feature some sort of matched stake bet or a very generous price boost.
Due to the competitive nature of the gambling industry, bookmakers will often be making changes to their bonus codes and will often have a wide range specific to individual sports, including rugby union.
To keep our readers up to date with all of the latest changes in bonus codes, we have a page dedicated to bonus codes and how to claim them.
Rugby union free bets
While bonus codes only tend to be for new customers, a lot of bookmakers will also offer a wide range of free bets and special offers for their existing customers.
Most bookmakers will update their free bets and offers on a weekly, if not daily basis and keeping up to date with them can prove to be an incredibly tricky and time-consuming task.
We here at Bonus Bets have made it our mission to keep our readers up to date with all of the latest free bets, price boosts and special offers offered by all of our trusted bookmakers for every sport, including rugby union.
Rugby union tends to have the biggest range of special offers and free bets at the start of the season when there is a lot of renewed interest in the sport, and during the rugby world cup, which draws in casual punters as well as experienced rugby fans.
Please be aware that all bookmakers have their own individual set of terms and conditions for free bets, and we advise that our readers make sure they understand these before placing their bets.
Rugby union oddsAs with every sport, the odds in rugby union tend to fluctuate depending on certain variables, and we here at Bonus Bets aim to keep all of our readers up to date with all of the latest odds changes taking place in the sport.
Rugby union bet of the day
At Bonus Bets, our dedicated sports team aim to find our customers the best bets for sports every day. We check out the odds on every major rugby union game with all of our trusted bookmakers and tell you exactly what we think the best bet to place is.
Where and how to live stream rugby union
Bookmakers are constantly trying to incentivise punters to use their services and one way they have done that in recent years is by offering live streams of various sports.
While a lot of bookmakers have struggled to get rights to stream any of the bigger rugby union matches and league due to television restrictions, Coral and Unibet both tend to offer a good range of live rugby streams for their customers.
Please be aware that the terms and conditions for live streaming may change from bookmaker to bookmaker, and also that geographical restrictions may also be enforced.
Rugby union news
Keeping yourself well-informed when it comes to sport is essential to having a long and profitable gambling career. Rugby union is one of the most exciting sports on the planet, and keeping up to date with all of the latest goings-on can be extremely difficult.
We here at Bonus Bets have a dedicated sports new team who will bring you up to date with all the latest news from the sport, including key transfers and big match previews.
As always, we would like to take the opportunity to remind all of our readers to make sure that they take care and that they always gamble responsibly.