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Rugby Predictions & Rugby Tips in Ireland

James Smith
August 26, 2020
Modified: August 11, 2023

The game of rugby was invented in England in 1823 when a man, by the name of William Webb Ellis, picked up the ball during a game of football and started running towards the goal with it in his hands. It has gone on to become a popular sport in many countries around the world, and one such country where it is loved is the Republic of Ireland. The Irish love to play and bet on this sport, and in this rugby betting guide you will find out more about the best rugby tournaments for Irish rugby fans to bet on, the different markets available, as well as some useful Rugby Union betting tips that can help out when it comes to making rugby union betting predictions.

Rugby Tournaments to Look Out for at Betiton™ for Irish Players

When it comes to rugby tournaments, there are plenty that Irish rugby fans can watch and place bets on. However, just like in every other sport out there, there are some tournaments that are better than others, and below we are going to take a closer look at three of those.

Bet on the 2023 Six Nations Tournament

Every year in February and March there is the Six Nations, which is a rugby competition that sees England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Italy battle it out for the Six Nations title and the right to call themselves the best side in Europe. The Six Nations is fantastic tournament that has plenty of stiff competition, making Six Nations betting one of the more exciting forms of rugby betting around.

All six teams play against each other once over the course of the championship, which means that there is a total of 15 matches spread out over five weekends. Home advantage is something that changes each year, so in one tournament a side will play three matches at home and in the following one they will only play two games at home. Due to the fact that Italy are the whipping boys and usually always finish last, there has been calls to replace them with either Romania or Georgia, but that does not look like it will happen any time soon.

The points system for the Six Nations is as follows – four for a victory, two for a draw, and none for a defeat. There is an additional bonus point awarded to a side that scores four tries in a game, and if a side loses by fewer than seven, they will get a losing bonus point. A side tha1t gets the Grand Slam will get three extra bonus points to ensure they finish at the top of the table.

Below you can find a table with the full fixtures list for the 2023 6 Nations. If you are considering 2023 6 Nations betting, then pay attention to this table and note down any matches that pique your interest and that you are interested in doing some online rugby betting on.

Match Date Match-Up Round Venue Time (GMT)
1 4th Feb 2023 Wales vs Ireland 1 Principality Stadium, Wales 14:15
2 4th Feb 2023 England vs Scotland 1 Twickenham Stadium, England 16:45
3 5th Feb 2023 Italy vs France 1 Stadio Olimpico, Italy 15:00
4 11th Feb 2023 Ireland vs France 2 Aviva Stadium, Ireland 14:15
5 11th Feb 2023 Scotland vs Wales 2 BT Murrayfield Stadium, Scotland 16:45
6 12th Feb 2023 England vs Italy 2 Twickenham Stadium, England 15:00
7 25th Feb 2023 Italy vs Ireland 3 Stadio Olimpico, Italy 14:15
8 25th Feb 2023 Wales vs England 3 Principality Stadium, Wales 16:45
9 26th Feb 2023 France vs Scotland 3 Stade de France, France 15:00
10 11th Mar 2023 Italy vs Wales 4 Stadio Olimpico, Italy 14:15
11 11th Mar 2023 England vs France 4 Twickenham Stadium, England 16:45
12 12th Mar 2023 Scotland vs Ireland 4 BT Murrayfield Stadium, Scotland 15:00
13 18th Mar 2023 Scotland vs Italy 5 BT Murrayfield Stadium, Scotland 12:30
14 18th Mar 2023 France vs Wales 5 Stade de France, France 14:45
15 18th Mar 2023 Ireland vs England 5 Aviva Stadium, Ireland 17:00

Bet on the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Every four years, the biggest rugby competition in the world rolls in and rugby fans from all over the world enjoy making Rugby Union betting predictions for the Rugby World Cup. The last edition of this tournament was played in 2019 in Japan, and the final saw England take on South Africa with the latter coming out on top 32-12. It was a stunning performance from the South Africans, and they were deserved World Champions. England, on the other hand, ran out of steam after putting on a fantastic show against New Zealand in the semi-final, winning 19-7.

There will be 20 teams competing at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, with each side being drawn into one of four groups with five teams in it. This means that each side plays four matches in the Group Stage, and then the top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals. The same points system is in use as is used in the Six Nations – four for winning, two for a draw, zero for a defeat, and a bonus point for scoring four tries or losing by fewer than seven.

Below we have given you the 2023 Rugby World Cup fixtures, and if you are thinking about having a go at 2023 Rugby World Cup betting, then we recommend that you take a look at these fixtures and make a bookmark of any game that takes your fancy, so you do not forget about them.

Date Match Pool Time (GMT)
8th September Fra v NZ (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) A 20:00
9th September Ita v South Africa 1 (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne) A 12:00
9th September Ire v Europe 2 (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux) B 14:30
9th September Aus v Europe 1 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) C 17:00
9th September Eng v Arg, (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille) D 20:00
10th September Jap v America 2 (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulose) D 12:00
10th September SA v Scot (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille) B 16:45
10th September Wal v Fiji (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux) C 20:00
14th September Fra v Uru (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille) A 20:00
15th September NZ v Africa 1 (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulose) A 20:00
16th September Sam v Americas 2 (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux) D 14:00
16th September Wal v Final Qualifier Winner (Stade de Nice, Nice) C 16:45
16th September Ire v Asia/Pacific 1 (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes) B 20:00
17th September SA v Europe 2 (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux) B 14:00
17th September Aus v Fiji (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne) C 16:45
17th September Eng v Jap (Stade de Nice, Nice) D 20:00
20th September Ita v Uru (Stade de Nice, Nice) A 16:45
21st September Fra v Africa 1 (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille) A 20:00
22nd September Arg v Sam (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne) D 16:45
23rd September Europe 1 v Final Qualifier Winner (Stadium de Toulose, Toulose) C 13:00
23rd September Eng v Americas 2 (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille) D 16:45
23rd September SA v Ire (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) B 20:00
24th September Sco v Asia/Pacific 1 (Stade de Nice, Nice) B 16:45
24th September Wal v Aus (OL Stadium, Lyon) C 20:00
27th September Uru v Africa 1 (OL Stadium, Lyon) A 16:45
28th September Jap v Sam (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse) D 20:00
29th September NZ v Ita (OL Stadium, Lyon) A 20:00
30th September Arg v Americas 2 (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes) D 14:00
30th September Fiji v Europe 1 (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux) C 16:45
30th September Scot v Europe 2 (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille) B 20:00
1st October Aus v Final Qualifier Winner (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne) C 16:45
1st October SA v Asia/Pacific 1 (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille) B 20:00
5th October NZ v Uru (OL Stadium, Lyon) A 20:00
6th October Fra v Ita (OL Stadium, Lyon) A 20:00
7th October Wal v Europe 1 (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes) C 14:00
7th October Eng v Sam (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille) D 16:45
7th October Ire v Scot (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) B 20:00
8th October Jap v Arg (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes) D 13:00
8th October Asia/Pacific 1 v Europe 2 (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille) B 16:45
8th October Fiji v Final Qualifier Winner (Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse) C 20:00
14th October Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille) Quarter-Final 1 16:00
14th October Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) Quarter-Final 2 20:00
15th October Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille) Quarter-Final 3 16:00
15th October Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) Quarter-Final 4 20:00
20th October Winner Quarter-Final 1 v Winner Quarter-Final 2 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) Semi-Final 1 20:00
21st October Winner Quarter-Final 3 v Winner Quarter-Final 4 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) Semi-Final 2 20:00
27th October Runner-up Semi-Final 1 v Runner-Up Semi-Final 2 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) Bronze Final 1 20:00
28th October Winner Semi-Final 1 v Winner Semi-Final 2 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) Final 1 20:00

As you can see from the above table, not all of the participants are known yet as some teams still have to pass through a qualifying round. When these teams are known, we will return to the table and update it accordingly for you.

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Bet on the 2021–22 United Rugby Championship

This competition used to be called the Pro 14, but in 2021 its name was changed to the United Rugby Championship. There are 16 teams that take part in this competition, and these are Leinster, Connacht, Ulster, and Munster (Ireland), Zebre Parma and Benetton (Italy), Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh (Scotland), Cardiff, Scarlets, Ospreys, and Dragons (Wales), and Lions, Sharks, Stormers, and Bulls (South Africa).

The tournament is made up of 18 rounds and there are 4 regional pools that are: Welsh Shield pool, Irish Shield pool, South African Shield pool, and the Scottish/Italian Shield pool. Each side plays six games against the other teams in their pool both home and away, while the other twelve matches are a single round robin that is made up six home and six away games against the other teams from the other pools. There is one league table, and the top eight teams once all group matches have been played will advance to the quarter-finals.

Just like with the Six Nations and the Rugby World Cup, four points are given for winning, two for a draw, and zero for a loss. If a side scores four tries in a game, then they will get a try scoring bonus point and if a side loses by fewer than seven, then they will get one losing bonus point.

In the tables below, you can find a complete fixtures list for the 2021/2022 United Rugby Championship. We have provided you with this extensive list so that you can take a good look at it and then bookmark any matches that you are interested in wagering on.

Round 1:

Date Match Time (GMT)
24th September 2021 Zebre Parma v Lions (Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi) 17:35
24th September 2021 Ulster v Glasgow Warriors (Kingspan Stadium) 19:35
24th September 2021 Cardiff v Connacht (Cardiff Arms Park) 19:35
25th September 2021 Benetton v Stormers (Stadio Comunale di Monigo) 13:00
25th September 2021 Leinster v Bulls (Aviva Stadium) 17:15
25th September 2021 Edinburgh v Scarlets (Edinburgh Rugby Stadium) 17:15
25th September 2021 Munster v Sharks (Thomond Park) 19:35
26th September 2021 Dragons v Ospreys (Rodney Parade) 14:00

Round 2:

Date Match Time (GMT)
1st October 2021 Connacht v Bulls (Galway Sportsground) 19:35
1st October 2021 Scarlets v Lions (Parc y Scarlets) 19:35
2nd October 2021 Benetton v Edinburgh (Stadio Comunale di Monigo) 13:00
2nd October 2021 Glasgow Warriors v Sharks (Scotstoun Stadium) 15:00
2nd October 2021 Zebre Parma v Ulster (Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi) 17:15
2nd October 2021 Ospreys v Cardiff (Liberty Stadium) 19:35
2nd October 2021 Munster v Stormers (Thomond Park) 19:35
3rd October 2021 Dragons v Leinster (Rodney Parade) 14:00

Round 3:

Date Match Time (GMT)
8th October 2021 Ulster v Benetton (Kingspan Stadium) 19:35
8th October 2021 Ospreys v Sharks (Liberty Stadium) 19:35
9th October 2021 Leinster v Zebre Parma (RDS Arena) 13:00
9th October 2021 Glasgow Warriors v Lions (Scotstoun Stadium) 15:00
9th October 2021 Connacht v Dragons (Galway Sportsground) 17:15
9th October 2021 Edinburgh v Stormers (Edinburgh Rugby Stadium) 17:15
9th October 2021 Cardiff v Bulls (Cardiff Arms Park) 19:35
10th October 2021 Scarlets v Munster (Parc y Scarlets) 14:00

Round 4:

Date Match Time (GMT)
15th October 2021 Ulster v Lions (Kingspan Stadium) 19:35
15th October 2021 Dragons v Stormers (Rodney Parade) 19:35
16th October 2021 Zebre Parma v Glasgow Warriors (Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi) 13:00
16th October 2021 Benetton v Ospreys (Stadio Comunale di Monigo) 15:00
16th October 2021 Leinster v Scarlets (RDS Arena) 17:15
16th October 2021 Edinburgh v Bulls (Edinburgh Rugby Stadium) 17:15
16th October 2021 Munster v Connacht (Thomond Park) 19:35
16th October 2021 Cardiff v Sharks (Cardiff Arms Park) 19:35

Round 5:

Date Match Time (GMT)
22nd October 2021 Scarlets v Benetton (Parc y Scarlets) 19:35
22nd October 2021 Glasgow Warriors v Leinster (Scotstoun Stadium) 19:35
23rd October 2021 Zebre Parma v Edinburgh (Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi) 13:00
23rd October 2021 Zebre Parma v Edinburgh (Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi) 13:00
23rd October 2021 Connacht v Ulster (Aviva Stadium) 17:15
23rd October 2021 Cardiff v Dragons (Cardiff Arms Park) 17:15
23rd October 2021 Ospreys v Munster (Liberty Stadium) 19:35
3rd December 2021 Sharks v Bulls (Kings Park Stadium) 19:00
4th December 2021 Stormers v Lions (Cape Town Stadium) 17:00

Round 6:

Date Match Time (GMT)
26th November 2021 Connacht v Ospreys (Galway Sportsground) 19:35
27th November 2021 Benetton v Glasgow Warriors (Stadio Comunale di Monigo) 13:00
27th November 2021 Dragons v Edinburgh (Rodney Parade) 17:15
27th November 2021 Leinster v Ulster (RDS Arena) 20:00
26th November 2021 Connacht v Ospreys (Galway Sportsground) 19:35
12th March 2022 Stormers v Zebre Parma (Cape Town Stadium) 13:00
12th March 2022 Sharks v Scarlets (Kings Park Stadium) 13:00
12th March 2022 Bulls v Munster (Loftus Versfeld Stadium) 13:00
12th March 2022 Lions v Cardiff (Ellis Park Stadium) 13:00

Round 7:

Date Match Time (GMT)
3rd December 2021 Edinburgh v Benetton (Edinburgh Rugby Stadium) 19:35
3rd December 2021 Leinster v Connacht (RDS Arena) 19:35
4th December 2021 Ospreys v Ulster (Liberty Stadium) 15:00
4th December 2021 Glasgow Warriors v Dragns (Scotstoun Stadium) 17:15
19th March 2022 Bulls v Scarlets (Loftus Versfeld Stadium) 13:00
19th March 2022 Sharks v Zebre Parma (Kings Park Stadium) 13:00
19th March 2022 Lions v Munster (Ellis Park Stadium) 13:00
19th March 2022 Stormers v Cardiff (Cape Town Stadium) 13:00

Round 8:

Date Match Time (GMT)
24th December 2021 Zebre Parma v Benetton (Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi) 17:00
22nd January 2022 Lions v Sharks (Ellis Park Stadium) 13:00
22nd January 2022 Bulls v Sharks (Loftus Versfeld Stadium) 15:05
TBC Cardiff v Scarlets (Cardiff Arms Park) TBC
TBC Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh (Scotstoun Stadium) TBC
TBC Munster v Leinster (Thomond Park) TBC
TBC Ospres v Dragons (Liberty Stadium) TBC
TBC Ulster v Connacht (Kingspan Stadium) TBC

Round 9:

Date Match Time (GMT)
1st January 2022 Connacht v Munster (Galway Sportsgrounds) 17:15
1st January 2022 Scarlets v Ospreys (Parc y Scarlets) 17:15
5th February 2022 Bulls v Lions (Loftus Versfeld Stadium) 13:00
5th February 2022 Stormers v Sharks (Cape Town Stadium) 15:05
TBC Benetton v Zebre Parma (Stadio Comunale di Monigo) TBC
TBC Dragons v Cardiff (Rodney Parade) TBC
TBC Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors (Edinburgh Rugby Stadium) TBC
TBC Ulster v Leinster (Kingspan Stadium) TBC

Round 10:

Date Match Time (GMT)
8th January 2022 Edinburgh v Cardiff (Edinburgh Rugby Stadium) 15:00
8th January 2022 Glasgow Warriors v Ospreys (Scotstoun Stadium) 17:15
8th January 2022 Munster v Ulster (Thomond Park) 19:35
25th January 2022 Zebre Parma v Bulls (Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi) 17:30
25th January 2022 Leinster v Lions (RDS Arena) 19:35
26th January 2022 Connacht v Stormers (Galway Sportsgrounds) 13:00
26th January 2022 Benetton v Sharks (Stadio Comunale di Monigo 15:05
TBC Scarlets v Dragons (Parc y Scarlets) TBC

Round 11:

Date Match Time (GMT)
28th January 2022 Dragons v Benetton (Rodney Parade) 19:35
28th January 2022 Ulster v Scarlets (Kingspan Stadium) 19:35
29th January 2022 Lions v Bulls (Ellis Park Stadium) 13:00
29th January 2022 Connacht v Glasgow Warriors (Galway Sportsground) 14:55
29th January 2022 Sharks v Stormers (Kings Park Stadium) 15:05
29th January 2022 Zebre Parma v Munster (Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi 17:00
29th January 2022 Ospreys v Edinburgh (Liberty Stadium) 17:15
29th January 2022 Cardiff v Leinster (Cardiff Arms Park) 19:35

Round 12:

Date Match Time (GMT)
12th February 2022 Lions v Stormers (Ellis Park Stadium) 13:00
12th February 2022 Bulls v Sharks (Loftus Versfeld Stadium) 15:05
18th February 2022 Cardiff v Zebre Parma (Cardiff Arms Park) 19:35
19th February 2022 Munster v Edinburgh (Thomond Park) 15:00
19th February 2022 Leinster v Ospreys (RDS Arena) 17:00
19th February 2022 Scarlets v Connacht (Parc y Scarlets) 19:35
19th February 2022 Glasgow Warriors v Benetton (Scotstoun Stadium) 19:35
20th February 2022 Dragons v Ulster (Rodney Parade) 14:00

Round 13:

Date Match Time (GMT)
4th March 2022 Ulster v Cardiff (Ravenhill Stadium) 19:35
4th March 2022 Edinburgh v Connacht (Edinburgh Rugby Stadium) 19:35
5th March 2022 Benetton v Leinster (Stadio Comunale di Monigo) 12:55
5th March 2022 Munster v Dragons (Thomond Park) 15:00
5th March 2022 Scarlets v Glasgow Warriors (Parc y Scarlets) 17:15
5th March 2022 Ospreys v Zebre Parma (Liberty Stadium) 14:00
9th April 2022 Stormers v Bulls (Cape Town Stadium) 13:00
9th April 2022 Sharks v Lions (Kings Park Stadium) 15:05

Round 14:

Date Match Time (GMT)
25th March 2022 Lions v Ospreys (Ellis Park Stadium) 16:00
25th March 2022 Munster v Benetton (Musgrave Park) 19:35
26th March 2022 Stormers v Ulster (Cape Town Stadium) 13:00
26th March 2022 Zebre Parma v Scarlets (Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi) 13:00
26th March 2022 Sharks v Edinburgh (Kings Park Stadium) 15:05
26th March 2022 Bulls v Dragons (Loftus Versfeld Stadium) 17:15
26th March 2022 Cardiff v Glasgow Warriors (Cardiff Arms Park) 17:15
26th March 2022 Connacht v Leinster (Galway Sportsground) 19:35

Round 15:

Date Match Time (GMT)
1st April 2022 Sharks v Dragons (Kings Park Stadium) 18:30
1st April 2022 Glasgow Warriors v Zebre Parma (Scotstoun Stadium) 19:35
2nd April 2022 Bulls v Ulster (Loftus Versfeld Stadium) 13:00
2nd April 2022 Benetton v Connacht (Stadio Comunale di Monigo) 13:00
2nd April 2022 Lions v Edinburgh (Ellis Park Stadium) 15:05
2nd April 2022 Stormers v Ospreys (Cape Town Stadium) 17:15
2nd April 2022 Leinster v Munster (RDS Arena) 19:00
2nd April 2022 Scarlets v Cardiff (Parc y Scarlets) 19:35

Round 16:

Date Match Time (GMT)
22nd April 2022 Stormers v Glasgow Warriors (Cape Town Stadium) 17:15
22nd April 2022 Ulster v Munster (Ravenhill Stadium) 19:35
22nd April 2022 Edinburgh v Zebre Parma (Edinburgh Rugby Stadium) 19:45
23rd April 2022 Bulls v Benetton (Loftus Versfeld Stadium) 13:00
23rd April 2022 Dragons v Scarlets (TBC) 15:00
23rd April 2022 Lions v Connacht (Ellis Park Stadium) 15:05
23rd April 2022 Sharks v Leinster (Kings Park Stadium) 17:15
23rd April 2022 Cardiff v Ospreys (TBC) 17:15

Round 17:

Date Match Time (GMT)
29th April 2022 Bulls v Glasgow Warriors (Loftus Versfeld Stadium) 18:00
29th April 2022 Munster v Cardiff (Musgrave Park) 19:35
30th April 2022 Lions v Benetton (Ellis Park Stadium) 13:00
30th April 2022 Sharks v Connacht (Kings Park Stadium) 15:05
30th April 2022 Zebre Parma v Dragons (Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi) 15:05
30th April 2022 Stormers v Leinster (Cape Town Stadium) 16:15
30th April 2022 Ospreys v Scarlets (Liberty Stadium) 17:15
30th April 2022 Edinburgh v Ulster (Edinburgh Rugby Stadium) 19:35

Round 18:

Date Match Time (GMT)
TBC Benetton v Cardiff (Stadio Comunale di Monigo) TBC
TBC Connacht v Zebre Parma (Galway Sportsground) TBC
TBC Dragons v Lions (Rodney Parade) TBC
TBC Glasgow Warriors v Munster (Scotstoun Stadium) TBC
TBC Leinster v Edinburgh (RDS Arena) TBC
TBC Ospreys v Bulls (Liberty Stadium) TBC
TBC Scarlets v Stormers (Parc y Scarlets) TBC
TBC Ulster v Sharks (Ravenhill Stadium) TBC

As you can see from some of the tables above, there is some information missing and we shall update those as soon as we know ourselves. Additionally, when we know the eight teams that have made it to the quarter-finals, we will provide you with a table of fixtures for that round too, so you know when the matches will be played should you opt to place any wagers on them.

Bet on the 2022 Autumn Internationals

The Autumn Internationals, as the name suggests, are a set of test matches that are frequently contested in the autumnal months of October and November. However, unlike the other events we examined, this cannot be referred to as a championship because no one is declared the “champion.” At these international competitions, the national teams of the participating countries participate.

Southern Hemisphere nations frequently host Northern Hemisphere nations in accordance with the Rugby Autumn Internationals’ format. Alternatively, teams from the Northern Hemisphere frequently play at home while those from the Southern Hemisphere typically play abroad. Therefore, Ireland would host a game between South Africa and Ireland.

Rugby clubs from the contending nations frequently appear in the Autumn Rugby Internationals series. These contests are actually quite important since they affect how the teams playing in the Rugby Autumn Internationals rank in the World Rugby system. This suggests that our gamers should have a great time betting on the Autumn Internationals!

Additionally, we’ll offer our players predictions for the Autumn Internationals competition in 2022. Therefore, these predictions may be able to help you if you wish to place a wager on the Rugby Autumn Internationals. To round up this section, here are the 2022 Autumn Internationals schedule and our 2022 Autumn Internationals odds:

Date Team 1 vs Team 2 Time Location
29-Oct-22 Japan vs New Zealand 6:50 AM GMT National Stadium Tokyo
29-Oct-22 Scotland vs Australia 5:30 PM GMT BT Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh
5-Nov-22 Italy vs Samoa 1:00 PM GMT Stadio Plebiscito Padua
5-Nov-22 Scotland vs Fiji 1:00 PM GMT BT Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh
5-Nov-22 Wales vs New Zealand 3:15 PM GMT Principality Stadium Cardiff
5-Nov-22 Ireland vs South Africa 5:30 PM GMT Aviva Stadium Dublin
5-Nov-22 France vs Australia 8:00 PM GMT Stade de France Paris
6-Nov-22 England vs Argentina 2:15 PM GMT Twickenham Stadium London
12-Nov-22 Ireland vs Fiji 1:00 PM GMT Aviva Stadium Dublin
12-Nov-22 Italy vs Australia 1:00 PM GMT Stadio Artemio Franchi Florence
12-Nov-22 England vs Japan 3:15 PM GMT Twickenham Stadium London
12-Nov-22 Wales vs Argentina 5:30 PM GMT Principality Stadium Cardiff
12-Nov-22 France vs South Africa 8:00 PM GMT Stade Vélodrome Marseille
13-Nov-22 Barbarians vs All Blacks XV 2:00 PM GMT Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London
13-Nov-22 Scotland vs New Zealand 2:15 PM GMT BT Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh
19-Nov-22 Italy vs South Africa 1:00 PM GMT Stadio Luigi Ferraris Genoa
19-Nov-22 Wales vs Georgia 1:00 PM GMT Principality Stadium Cardiff
19-Nov-22 Scotland vs Argentina 3:15 PM GMT BT Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh
19-Nov-22 England vs New Zealand 5:30 PM GMT Twickenham Stadium London
19-Nov-22 Ireland vs Australia 8:00 PM GMT Aviva Stadium Dublin
20-Nov-22 France vs Japan 1:00 PM GMT Stadium de Toulouse Toulouse
26-Nov-22 Wales vs Australia 3:15 PM GMT Principality Stadium Cardiff
26-Nov-22 England vs South Africa 5:30 PM GMT Twickenham Stadium London

What Are Rugby Predictions?

Now, you might think that this is a super silly question, but you would be surprised at how many times someone has searched on Google for the answer to this question. So, because of this, we thought that we would quickly address it for you. Rugby betting tips, are simply tips for betting on rugby that are given by those who consider themselves to be quite well-versed in the matter. It really is as simple as that. Now, you are obviously not being forced to make use of any betting tips rugby, but you will be doing yourself a favour if you do as they can help you to place more educated bets, which have a higher chance of being successful.

What Are the Best Rugby Union Betting Tips?

There are plenty of useful rugby union betting tips out there, but some are more useful than others, in our opinion. Thus, below we are going to take a look at three great rugby tips that you should always keep in mind when you are placing bets on a rugby game. Once again, you can disregard the following rugby union tips guide if you like, but you would be helping yourself out greatly if you do not.

Pay Attention to the Players’ Form

Many novice rugby gamblers will jump straight in and place wagers on a game without doing any research, and then be surprised that they are losing the majority of their bets. They then go and make the same mistake when placing football predictions or predictions for any other sport. If you place wagers on a side or player to come out on top in a game just based on their reputation, then you are setting yourself up to fail. Yes, class is permanent, but rugby teams, much like teams from all other sports, go through dips in form.

Therefore, when you are thinking about making a bet on a rugby game, you should take some time to analyse the form of those players who will be taking part. If a team’s main players have been out of form lately, do not waste your money by betting on them. Okay, there is a chance that they will go on and find form in this match and you will regret not placing a bet on them, but trust us when we tell you that it is not worth the risk.

Analyse the Teams That Are Playing

As well as the form of the players from the side that you want to bet on, there is something else that you need to check out when you are thinking about wagering on rugby, whether it is men or women rugby, and this is the injury and suspension list of the side that you are gambling on. Obviously, if a side is missing many of their key players because of injuries and suspension, they are going to struggle to perform to the high standards that they usually do, and have a higher risk of losing the game.

Also, if you are thinking about placing wagers that relate to the number of tries scored or the number of overall points scored by a side, you should take the time to check out how they have been doing as of late. If they have been struggling to score tries in their last five matches, then it really does not make any sense to put your money on a high-scoring game. If, on the other hand, they have been scoring for fun, then by all means consider taking advantage of the odds that are on offer and putting your hard-earned cash on a prediction of a high scoring game.

Don’t Forget to Check the Venue

There is something that you should always pay attention to when you are betting on a rugby game, and this is the venue that the game is being played at. Obviously, like in other sports, the side that is at home will have the home advantage and this is usually reflected in the odds that are available. When you are wagering on a rugby game, you should look at how well the home side plays at home and whether the away side struggles when on their travels.

For example, if you are gambling on the Six Nations, then the English national team and the Welsh team are often very good at home. In fact, they are so good that we do not recommend that you bet against the English or the Welsh to lose at home. On the other hand, the Scottish usually struggle away from home, so this is something that you might want to keep in mind when making a prediction for a championship such as the Six Nations. Then you have the Italians, who do not win many games of rugby and are usually thrashed, whether they are playing at home or away. Although, they do give a much better account of themselves when playing at home.

Why Should You Consider Using Rugby Betting Tips?

So, there is a chance that you are sitting there still wondering to yourself just why it is that you should make use of rugby betting tips. Well, read on and we are going to provide you with four great reasons why you should consider using rugby betting tips when you are making your rugby union predictions. These reasons also apply for golf betting tips or tips for any other popular sport.

You Will Be Taking Advantage of Someone Else’s Expertise

To become an expert bettor in any sport takes a lot of patience and time, which is something that you might not have a lot of yourself. So, if you come across someone who gives out free rugby predictions and it is clear that they know what they are talking about, then it would be quite foolish to not pay any attention to what they are telling you. Many people who make regular rugby predictions will have their success rate written somewhere on the page, so you will be able to get a good idea as to just how successful they are when it comes to making a prediction.

You Will Be Saving Yourself Tons of Time

Before you go ahead and place a bet on a rugby match, whether it is for a match in one of the competitions that we mentioned above or for a game in another tournament such as Super Rugby with the Crusaders or the Waratahs or Premiership Rugby with the Leicester Tigers or Saracens, you need to do research to make sure that you are placing the best prediction that you possibly can. If you make use of rugby union expert tips, then that research has already been done for you which will end up saving you an awful lot of time. All that you need to do is read their rugby predictions, find something that you like the look of, and put your money on it.

Tipsters Will Provide You with Great Odds

When you are wagering on sports, it is important that you take advantage of the best odds around as this is how you make sure that you get the most profit from any winning wagers that you make. It is always important to find the value bets when you are gambling, but this is not something that comes naturally to most people. By value bet, we mean a bet where the chances of the outcome happening are much higher than the odds would suggest. All of the best rugby predictors out there will be able to spot a value bet a mile off, and then you can take advantage of those great odds all for free.

You’ll Have a Lower Chance of Losing Your Bets

Obviously, when you place bets there is a chance that you will be on the losing end. This is what gambling is all about. Now, if you are placing bets on rugby using your own research and knowledge and you are not an experienced rugby bettor, there is a chance that you will lose more often than you will be a winner. However, if you take advantage of rugby union expert tips and predictions that have been written by experienced rugby fans and bettors, then you will definitely decrease your odds of losing.

Who Are the Favourite Teams to Win in Rugby Union?

When it comes to rugby, there is one side above all that the other teams want to face and beat and that is New Zealand. This is because they have been the best side in world rugby for a long time now, and if a side wants a true test of their talent, then there is no better team to play than the Kiwis. Even those rugby fans who are not from New Zealand, or Aotearoa as they are known as to the native Māori people, love to watch them play because they play the sport with a smile on their face and will often score tries that leaves everyone in attendance in complete awe.

When someone beats New Zealand, it is often considered to be quite the big deal. For example, England shocked the rugby world in 2019 when they dismantled New Zealand in the semi-final to book a place in the final. Ireland has also had some recent success against New Zealand as of late, having beaten them in the Autumn Internationals in 2018 and 2021.

Another top side is South Africa, who are the current World Champions. In 2019, they went into the Rugby World Cup with not many giving them a chance of lifting the title, but they all pulled together and got better and better as the tournament wore on. They have won the Rugby World Cup three times and the Rugby Championship four times. Any side that comes up against South Africa will know that they are in for a bruising encounter.

England can also consider themselves favourites to be victorious when it comes to rugby matches. In fact, you will not find many bookmakers that will have the English team as the underdogs for a game, unless they are playing the likes of New Zealand or South Africa. When it comes to popular rugby competitions such as the Six Nations or the Rugby World Cup, England are usually up there as one of the favourites to go on to lift the title. They are the only side from the Northern Hemisphere who have won the Webb Ellis Trophy.

The Top 10 Rugby Teams Right Now

It is always handy to know who the top ranked teams are when you are gambling as you can then place bets according to this knowledge. The rankings are based on how a side has been performing with their most recent results and more significant matches carrying more points to reflect the competitive state of a team. Obviously, a side that sits at the top of the world rankings is one that has been performing better than one that sits in seventh or eighth place.

So, with this in mind, we have decided to provide you with a table that shows the top ten ranked Rugby teams at the time of writing.

Rank Team Points
1  Ireland 90.63
2  France 90.01
3  New Zealand 88.98
4  South Africa 88.97
5  England 83.66
6  Australia 81.8
7  Scotland 81.55
8  Argentina 80.72
9  Wales 78.09
10  Japan 77.39

Who Are the Favourites to Win the RWC?

At the time of writing, New Zealand are the favourites to lift the 2023 World Cup, but France and England are not too far behind them. The opening game of the Rugby World Cup sees the host nation, France, take on the Kiwis and this really should be a mouth-watering clash. South Africa are just behind England and the French when it comes to outright odds, while the likes of Ireland, Australia, and Wales are outside bets.

Below you can find a table that showcases the previous winners of the Rugby World Cup. Whenever you are betting on rugby, whether it’s Six Nations betting, Rugby World Cup betting, or whichever competition, it is always useful to check out which teams have won it in the past as this can give you a good idea as to who might perform well in one of the next editions.

Date Winner Runner-up Score
1987 NZ Fra 29-9
1991 Aus Eng 12-6
1995 SA NZ 15-12
1999 Aus Fran 35-12
2003 Eng Aus 20-17
2007 SA Eng 15-6
2011 NZ Fra 8-7
2015 NZ Aus 34-17
2019 SA Eng 32-12

Who Are the Favourites to Win the 6 Nations?

According to the odds, France and Ireland are considered to be the top contenders for the 2023 Six Nations title, with Ireland having slightly better odds at 2.35, and France following closely behind at 2.45. England follows behind at 5.65, while Wales and Scotland have longer odds at 15.90 and 21.00 respectively. Italy has the lowest odds at 525.00. This information can be useful when placing live bets. This table goes back to 2000 as this was when the competition turned from the 5 Nations into the 6 Nations:

Date Winner Runner-up Grand Slam
2000 Eng Fra No
2001 Eng Ire No
2002 Fra Eng Yes
2003 Eng Ire Yes
2004 Fra Ire Yes
2005 Wal Fra Yes
2006 Fra Ire No
2007 Fra Ire No
2008 Wal Eng Yes
2009 Ire Eng Yes
2010 Fra Ire Yes
2011 Eng Fra No
2012 Wal Eng Yes
2013 Wal Eng No
2014 Ire Eng No
2015 Ire Eng No
2016 Eng Wal Yes
2017 Eng Ire No
2018 Ire Wal Yes
2019 Wal Eng Yes
2020 Eng Fra No
2021 Wal Fra No
2022 Fra Ire Yes

What Rugby Union Bets Can You Place at Betiton™ for Irish Punters?

What makes betting on rugby so popular among sports bettors is the fact that there is just so much that they can put their money on. If you could only bet on a side to be victorious, then things would get quite stale pretty quickly. Below we have listed some of the most popular types of rugby bets that you will come across and then underneath that list we have explained each one for you. If you are going to start betting on rugby matches, then an Irish betting tip that we have for you is to alternate between these markets as this will help you keep things nice and fresh.

  • Outright bet: With such a bet, what you are doing is putting money on the side that you think will go on to rise to challenge that lies in front of them and lift the title. For example, if you make a prediction that the Crusaders will go on to lift the Super Rugby title in 2023 and they do, then you will land your bet.
  • Head-to-Head/Win: With a winning bet you are simply choosing one of the two teams playing in a match that you think will go on to be victorious in the game. For instance, if you are betting on the Scottish Premiership, which is the premier rugby domestic tournament in Scotland, and you bet on Currie to beat the Glasgow Hawks, and they go on to do so, you will land your bet.
  • Handicap: Sometimes the odds for a game will not be worth paying much attention to because one side is a huge favourite while the other is a big underdog. In such a situation, you can hand a disadvantage to the favourites by giving them a points deficit before the game starts. For example, you can give a side a minus 10 deficit, which means that they have to win by at least 11 for you to land the bet. This is essentially how a handicap wager works.
  • Tryscorer: With such a wager, you are betting on a player that you think will score a try for their side. You can also put money on who you think will score the first try in a game.
  • Total match points: With this market, you will put money on the total number of points that are scored between two sides. The bookmaker will usually give you a figure and then it is up to you to decide whether it will be over or under that total. Take a look at rugby betting previews to see what type of scoring form the sides are in.
  • Accumulator: If you want to place bets on games but the odds are low because most of the sides are heavy favourites to win, then you can opt for the accumulator option. With such an options, you choose the sides that you think will be victorious and all their odds will be multiplied together and added to the betting slip preview, meaning that you will be able to take advantage of higher odds than if you were bet on each singularly. However, you need every prediction to come true to land an accumulator.


What is special about rugby?

Rugby is a special sport because it is a really entertaining sport despite the fact that it can be brutal at times. Also, it is nice to see the officials treated with the utmost respect regardless of their decision, which is more than can be said for other sports.

How do you place a wager on rugby?

Placing a wager on rugby is simple. All you have to do is find a market you want to put your money on, click on it so that it is added to the betting slip, and then decide how much you want to stake before clicking on submit.

Is there a draw in rugby?

It is a rarity, but yes, it is possible to draw in rugby. If the match is in a league situation or part of a group-stage match, the final score will be a draw. If it is a match which requires a winner however, extra time and even penalty shootouts are played. A famous case of a match going to a shootout was the 2009 semi-final of the Heineken Cup, when Leicester Tigers beat Cardiff Blues after a draw of 26-26 after extra time.

How do people get betting tips?

Nowadays, thanks to the Internet, people can come across rugby betting tips simply by doing a Google search for them.

How do I win a bet every time?

While we wish we had the answer to this question, the truth of the matter is that it is not possible to guarantee a win all of the time. However, you can increase your chances by taking advantage of a game preview and rugby union expert tips.

What is the easiest bet to win?

There is no easy bet to win. If winning was simple, everyone would be making a living from betting on their favourite sporting events.

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