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Rugby Betting Info on Odds Shark

Rugby is more than New Zealand’s national sport, it’s a great way to pad your wallet if you make educated bets. Betting on rugby fixtures (that’s what they call matches) is easy if you check out our rugby pages. We cover everything from rugby match odds to futures. Make smart player prop bets, go against (or with) the consensus and watch our pages for live in-game updates.

How do I bet on rugby fixtures?

Betting on rugby fixtures requires two things: Odds Shark and a sportsbook. First check out our rugby pages to research potential wagers. Then, check out our links to sportsbooks we trust. Popular sportsbooks like one of our favorites, Bet365, make it easier for you to make your rugby picks. Most sportsbooks feature betting possibilities on both the Rugby League and Rugby Union codes.

What’s the difference between Rugby Union and Rugby League?

The difference between Rugby Union and Rugby League is all about who’s on the pitch. In Union there are 15 players where League has 13. When it comes to tackles, League only allows six before you have a turnover. In Union, you can keep going until a possession is lost the other team steals the ball. Rugby Union is an international game and features teams from countries around the world. Conversely, Rugby League is based in Australia with one New Zealand team in the mix.

Rugby Betting Basics

Whether you are betting on the World Cup or on Toronto Wolfpack, understanding the basics of rugby betting will help you make wagers that make sense.


An odds bet in rugby is any wager you make using the odds available. The odds are the probability of an event happening during any of the many rugby fixtures being played on any given day. These are usually expressed as a fraction, or a plus (+) and minus (-) sign.  


 A rugby futures bet is a wager that will only be decided at the end of the season. If you bet that the Featherstone Rovers will win the Championship Shield, you’ll need to wait until the end of the season to see if they do. You can check our rugby scores pages throughout the season to look at the standings and see the possibility of you winning your futures bet.


 A rugby moneyline bet consists of picking one of the two teams to win. If you watch a rugby fixture between Huddersfield Giants and Hull FC and you bet that the Giants will win and they do, you just won your moneyline bet.

Player Prop Bets

 A prop bet in rugby is a wager that isn’t directly decided by the fixture’s final outcome. For instance, if you bet that an individual player like Danny McGuire will score points from a try or conversion this is prop bet.

Make your picks, check out our rugby scores page and hopefully, you won’t come up short once the season’s done.