Rugby League

It’s going to be another exciting year in the world of rugby league. Lots of matches taking place regardless of whether you are in the southern or northern hemispheres and that means plenty of chances to place some bets, hopefully winning ones.

Rugby league has become a sport that is growing in popularity as far as gamblers are concerned. Major bookmakers such as Bet365 Magyar are constantly offering odds on the sport, whether it be ante-post betting, pre-match betting or in-play action.

The betting markets available cover all the major rugby league events and some not so major. If you want to place a bet on who will win the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, there’s no need to wait a couple of years. Odds are available right now, so place a bet and you could get hold of some excellent prices that will shorten between now and the start of the tournament. There are tons going on, so let’s read more about what is on offer.

Betting Opportunities Galore

In the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to be placing bets on rugby league. As you might expect the Super League gets massive coverage, but sites also give odds on the National Rugby League. At one time, when you wanted to place a bet on rugby league, there was a limited number of markets that you could try and get some winnings on. That’s all changed now and for the top games there are over 150 different markets that you can choose from.

Of course, there’s the usual win/lose/draw odds but there’s far more than that. If a top team is up against a side down at the bottom of the table, the odds on the top side winning will be very prohibitive. However, handicap betting is the answer to the problem, and this produces considerably better odds.

Other odds available include the first, last and anytime try-scorers. The second and third of those markets are great to bet on as your bet can be alive for the entire match. You can also place bets on:

  • how many points will be scored in a match
  • The number of tries scored.
  • The winning margin.
  • Which half will see the most points scored.
  • The first scoring play
  • How many tries will be scored in a certain time period

The big advantage with these kinds of bets is that you don’t have to successfully name the winners of the game. That’s ideal if it’s a close match and you just aren’t sure who is going to be the victor.

In-Play Betting

Betting on rugby league isn’t just about placing bets before the game and hoping you get a winner. Recent years have seen the arrival of in-play betting so now you can bet on games as they take place. It’s an exciting way of betting with the odds constantly changing depending on what’s happening on the pitch. You can also cash out your bets, ending them before the match reaches its natural conclusion.


The way we bet has changed just as rugby league has over the years. With a whole host of matches to place bets on and a massive number of markets (including in-play coverage), an exciting time lies ahead when betting on this sport.