Rugby is one of the most popular sports in South Africa, needless to say it is also one of the most popular sports to bet on in South Africa due to its huge viewership. Most South Africans remember where they were during the 1995 World Cup final against New Zealand where Joel Stransky kicked the winning drop goal through the poles. Not only is it an incredibly popular sport in South Africa but also in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, England, France and Argentina. As most sports betting enthusiasts will know, there are a variety of ways to bet on a rugby match and many matches to wager on.
In rugby betting it is important to immerse yourself in the teams you will bet on as well as the players and their performance. It’s a good idea to concentrate on a particular country or two or three countries to really get to grips with the sport. It is therefore also best to focus on a league or two alongside the games main events. You should however be careful not to spread yourself too thin as it will be time consuming to keep track of everything that will affect a wager such as injuries, winning or losing streaks or player bans.
Some of the popular rugby betting types in South Africa include season points, supremacy, first try scorer, last try scorer, outright winner, futures, match betting and total points. Most of these are self-explanatory forms of betting and are available at most online and offline Bookmakers. Most Bookmakers will also offer their own odds and this is a good indication of which team to bet on. Popular Rugby events to bet on include the Rugby World Cup (which happens every four years), the Six Nations, the Super 15, the Heineken Cup and the Challenge Cup. Although betting on rugby matches isn’t as popular as for example horse racing betting, it is definitely gaining momentum particularly in South Africa as fans are incredibly loyal and dedicated to their chosen teams and will often bet on them.
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