This is the older version of the sport, and it is played in more than 100 countries including South Africa, France, Australia, New Zealand, China and England, where it originated. That gives you plenty of wagering opportunities for the 80-minute games, where anything can happen. Depending on the league and the specific event, teams have between 13 and 15 players on the field at a time.
Tries (where the ball is grounded in the in-goal area) and Penalty Tries (awarded by the referee where a try would have been scored but for an opponent’s foul play) earn 5 points, and after scoring a Try or a Penalty Try, sides are allowed to attempt a Conversion. This means they attempt to kick the ball over the goalposts, scoring 2 extra points if they are able to do so.
With such a broad international reach these games are played all year, and you can always find sports betting opportunities for Rugby Union. Underdogs often emerge victorious, and watching to see who will win is always exciting. You can bet on the overall winners, total score and several Propositions on the Challenge Cup, the Guinness Premiership, the Six Nations, the World Cup and several other local and international events.