Rugby League is a rugby format popular in the Northern cities of England, the Australian East Coast, France and New Zealand. Although rugby league has suffered as a result of rugby union’s transition to professionalism and the consequent poaching of top players, the sport retains a healthy support base in both Europe and Oceania.
Besides being a popular spectator sport, rugby league is also a popular betting sport, with bookmakers in the United Kingdom and Australia offering extensive market coverage of relevant regional tournaments and offering free rugby league bets. Rugby league, like rugby union, provides a large number of high-value betting options unique to the game of rugby.
Rugby league Betting Markets
The National Rugby League: Australia’s best supported club rugby league features 15 teams from Australia and 1 team from New Zealand. The tournament’s Grand Final is regarded as one of the highlights of the Australian sporting calendar.
The Super League Europe: The Europe-based Super League is a regional rugby league tournament featuring clubs from England, Wales and France. Since being founded in 1996, the Super League has enjoyed rapid growth and attracted thousands of new fans to the sport.
The Rugby League World Cup: The Rugby League World Cup is a long running international tournament contested by the rugby league playing countries. The tournament attracts significant interest from Europe and Oceania.
The State of Origin Series: The State of Origin Series is an annual three ‘test’ series between Queensland and New South Wales. The series is regarded as the toughest rugby league tournament in the world, and is one of Australia’s most keenly anticipated sports events.
Popular Rugby League Betting Options
Rugby league matches are covered by bookmakers in the United Kingdom and Australia, with bookmakers in each region tending to focus on their local regional league. Dozens of betting markets are available for high-profile matches, with the most popular markets including:
Outright Winner Betting: Betting markets on the winner of the NRL and Super League Grand Finals are open throughout the year, with ante-post off-season markets offering excellent value for these highly competitive leagues;
Tryscorer Betting: Scoring tries is what Rugby League is all about, and these markets allow rugby league fans to back their favourite players to cross the line at top prices;
Match Betting: Betting on the winner of a match is a sports betting staple, and rugby league is no different, with match betting markets for rugby league match coupons readily available from quality bookmakers.