2017 Rugby Betting Lines - Rugby Online Predictions at BetDSI
Rugby is not only one of the most physical, vicious sports on the planet, it is one with a rich history. Originating in England in the early 19th century, rugby – or rugby union – has grown into one of the most popular international sports. William Webb Ellis is the man who is often credited as one of the sport’s inventors as he coined the idea of running with the ball in hand in 1823. He was at Rugby School and when he caught pass while playing football, he decided to run with it.
World Rugby has been the governing body since 1886, growing the sport from the Home Nations of Great Britain and Ireland, and spreading across the globe. It first grew popular in the nations associated with the British Empire but then expanded to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and more. A number of countries – like Fiji, Georgia and Madagascar, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga and Wales – have even christened it as their national sport.
There are number of major rugby competitions across the globe. One of the major international events is the Rugby World Cup, which started in 1987. That tournament takes place every four years with the winner hoisting the Webb Ellis Cup. In terms of events that are held annually, there is also the Six Nations Championship in Europe as well as The Rugby Championship, which takes place in the Southern Hemisphere. This has replaced the Tri Nations.
As far as domestic tournaments go, the English Premiership is the major event in England. In France, there is the Top 14, in New Zealand, there is the ITM Cup and in South Africa, there is the Currie Cup.
How To Bet On The Rugby
To bet on rugby, you need to have a basic understanding of sports betting. Typically when you see rugby lines, you’ll see what’s called a point spread. That’s just the margin of victory that a team needs to win by. For example: let’s say England and Wales are squaring off and England is favored by 4.5 points. That means that they need to win by five points or more to cover the spread. If Wales loses by four or less, or wins the game, then Wales wins the bet.
Now you can also bet on a moneyline, which focuses solely on the result of the game and not the margin of victory. In this case, if you bet England and they win, you win. If you bet Wales and they win, then you win. However, the odds will change. In this case, you’ll likely see something like England -250. What this means is if you bet $250 on England, you’ll win $100. The minus sign denotes the favorite. On the other hand, you might see Wales +185. That means if you bet $100 on Wales, you’ll win $185. The plus sign indicates that they are the underdog.
You don’t have to bet in $100 increments but that gives you an idea of who’s the favorite, who’s the underdog and how much you’ll will if you bet each side.
Rugby Hall Of Fame Inductees
|England||William Webb Ellis||2006|
|South Africa||Danie Craven||2007|
|France||Pierre de Coubertin||2007|
|New Zealand||Wilson Whineray||2007|
|New Zealand||1888–89 New Zealand Native football team||2008|
|Scotland||Melrose Rugby Football Club||2008|
|New Zealand||Joe Warbrick||2008|
|South Africa||Fairy Heatlie||2009|
|Ireland||Willie John McBride||2009|
|South Africa||Bennie Osler||2009|
|South Africa||Frik du Preez||2009|
|England||Barbarian Football Club||2010|
|Wales||Cardiff Rugby Football Club||2010|
|England||William Percy Carpmael||2010|
|New Zealand||Dave Gallaher||2010|
|South Africa||Kitch Christie||2011|
|New Zealand||David Kirk||2011|
|New Zealand||Richard Littlejohn||2011|
|New Zealand||Brian Lochore||2011|
|New Zealand||Jonah Lomu||2011|
|South Africa||François Pienaar||2011|
|South Africa||John Smit||2011|
|South Africa||Jake White||2011|
|United States||1920 United States Olympic rugby team||2012|
|Romania||1924 Romania Olympic rugby team||2012|
|United States||1924 United States Olympic rugby team||2012|
|New Zealand||Gordon Tietjens||2012|
|England||Alfred St. George Hamersley||2013|
|Soviet Union||Vladimir Ilyushin||2013|
|Australia||Thomas Lawton, Snr||2013|
|United Kingdom||Robert Seddon and the 1888 British Lions||2013|
|New Zealand||Fred Allen||2014|
|New Zealand||Don Clarke||2014|
|New Zealand||Grant Fox||2014|
|New Zealand||Sean Fitzpatrick||2014|
|New Zealand||Michael Jones||2014|
|New Zealand||Ian Kirkpatrick||2014|
|New Zealand||John Kirwan||2014|
|New Zealand||Terry McLean||2014|
|New Zealand||Colin Meads||2014|
|New Zealand||Graham Mourie||2014|
|New Zealand||George Nepia||2014|
|United States||Patty Jervey||2014|
|New Zealand||Anna Richards||2014|
|New Zealand||Farah Palmer||2014|