Rugby League Betting Guide
Rugby League’s popularity is continually increasing in the UK thanks to the TV exposure the sport gets on both the BBC and Sky Sports. There are three main competitions each season. The Super League is the flagship event which is the major league. The Co-op Championships are the back up leagues to the Super League and then the domestic cup competition is the Challenge Cup which appeals to many as it has a Wembley final.
Super League involves 12 franchises and is played over 27 weekly rounds before a playoff series begins to determine the overall champion. Super League begins in February and the Grand Final is in October with the Challenge Cup being played throughout the season climaxing in the Wembley final on the weekend of the bank holiday in August.
As well as domestic Rugby League to bet on there is also an International series every November. The 2011 Four Nations took place in February in England and Wales where Australia triumphed over England, New Zealand and Wales. Another big event in the schedule is the World Club Challenge where the winner of the Super League faces the winner of Australia's NRL.
The most popular forms of betting in Rugby League are match betting although sometimes there are matches which are expected to be one sided so the handicap betting can often be more popular. You can also bet on the amount of points that each match will contain as well as the usual first, last and anytime tryscorer bets. Other popular betting markets are time of the first try, first scoring method and total tries.