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Rugby Union Rules

General Rules

  • All betting is for 80 minutes play (inc. Injury Time) only, i.e. extra time does not count.
  • Winning margin betting is from scratch.
  • For first tryscorer betting, if the selected player is named in the squad bets will stand for that player.
  • For first/last tryscorer betting, penalty tries do not count.
  • If a venue is changed from the one advertised all bets for that match will be made void.
  • If a match does not take place within 48 hours of the original kick-off time bets will be void.
  • If a match is abandoned, any bets where the outcome has already been decided e.g. half-time result or first team to score will stand. All other bets will be made void regardless of the score-line at the time of abandonment.
  • Outright betting is for the regular season only, unless otherwise stated.
  • We settle all rugby union from http://www.espn.co.uk/rugby where possible
  • Rugby 7's - All pre and live markets are settled on the result in normal time. Extra time does not count

For details on the markets we offer on Rugby Union, click the links below:

Outright Markets

Grand Final Winner

You're betting on: the team which wins the final of a competition outright

  • This is not the team which finishes first in the divisional standings

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Regular Season Winner

You're betting on: the team which finishes first in the league table of a competition (before any play-off or finals series begins)

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Make the Play-Offs/Final

You're betting on: a team to qualify for either the play-offs/final series or final of a given competition.

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To Finish Bottom

You're betting on: which team will finish bottom of the league table

  • This market will be settled at the conclusion of the final match of the season. Subsequent penalties or demotions made after this time will not count towards the settlement of this market.
  • If any team has points deducted this will not count for settlement.

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To Be Relegated

You're betting on: which team will finish in the relegation positions at the end of the season

  • This market will be settled on the rules of the specified league at the start of the season. If two teams are to be relegated at the beginning of the season, and the rules change so that only one team is relegated, for betting purposes we will settle on the bottom two.
  • If any team has points deducted this will not count for settlement.

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Top Try Scorer

You're betting on: which player will score the most tries over the course of the regular season

  • If players are tied, dead heat rules will apply

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Top Points Scorer

You're betting on: which player will score the most points over the course of the regular season

  • If players are tied, dead heat rules will apply

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Top Team Try Scorer

You're betting on: which player will score the most tries for his team over the course of the regular season

  • If players are tied, dead heat rules will apply

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Match Markets

Match Result

You're betting on: what the result will be after 80 minutes (inc. any injury time)

  • Extra time does not count

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Handicap Betting

You're betting on: which team will win the match after the designated handicap scores have been applied

  • Extra time does not count

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Winning Margin

You're betting on: how many points the selected team will win by

  • Winning margin betting is from scratch, no handicaps are applied.
  • Extra time does not count

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Win By Exact Number

You're betting on: how many exact points the selected team will win by

  • Betting is from scratch, no handicaps are applied.
  • Extra time does not count

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To Win to Nil

You're betting on: the nominated team to win and concede zero points

  • Betting is from scratch, no handicaps are applied.
  • Extra time does not count

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First/Last Tryscorer

You're betting on: which player will score the first/last try of the match

  • For First Tryscorers if the selected player is named in the starting 15 for the game then bets will stand for that player. If the player is not selected in the starting 15 then bets will be voided. We will price others upon request.
  • For Last Tryscorers if the selected player participates in the match at any point then bets will stand for that player. If they do not participate and remain on the bench then bets will be voided.
  • Penalty tries do not count.

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Score First and Win

You're betting on: the nominated player to score the first try and the stated team to win the match

  • The selected player must start in the starting 15 for either team, if the selected player is not in the starting 15 then bets will be settled as the win price.

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Anytime Tryscorer

You're betting on: which player will score a try in the match

  • If the selected player participates in the match at any point then bets will stand for that player. If they do not participate and remain on the bench then bets will be voided
  • Penalty tries do not count.

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Score Try Anytime and Win

You're betting on: the nominated player to score a try and the stated team to win the match

  • The selected player must start in the starting 15 for either team, if the selected player is not in the starting 15 then bets will be settled as the win price.

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Double Chance For Anytime Try/First Try

You're betting on: one of the nominated players to score a try or the first try

  • Both players must start in the starting 15 for either team, if one of the selected players is not in the starting 15 then bets will be void.

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Both Players To Score

You're betting on: the nominated players to both score a try

  • Both players must start in the starting 15 for either team, if one of the selected players is not in the starting 15 then bets will be void.

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Total Points

You're betting on: the total points of the match finishing above or below the stated total

  • 80 minutes play only, i.e. extra time does not count.

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Total Points Odd/Even

You're betting on: whether the total points in the match will finish odd or even

  • 80 minutes play only, i.e. extra time does not count.

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Total Tries Margin

You're betting on: the total tries in the game finishing in the stated brackets

  • 80 minutes play only, i.e. extra time does not count.

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Total Tries Odd/Even

You're betting on: whether the total points in the match will finish odd or even

  • 80 minutes play only, i.e. extra time does not count.

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Exact Number Of Tries

You're betting on: the exact number of tries scored in the match

  • 80 minutes play only, i.e. extra time does not count.

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Exact Number Of Home Tries

You're betting on: the exact number of tries scored by the home team

  • 80 minutes play only, i.e. extra time does not count.

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Exact Number Of Away Tries

You're betting on: the exact number of tries scored by the away team

  • 80 minutes play only, i.e. extra time does not count.

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Double Result

You're betting on: which team will be winning at half time and which team will win the match.

  • Extra time does not count in cup competitions.

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Bouncebackability

You're betting on: either team to be losing at half time and then to win at full time.

  • 80 minutes play only, i.e. extra time does not count.

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Half Time Result

You're betting on: what the result will be at half time

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1st Half Handicap

You're betting on: which team will win the 1st half after the designated handicap scores have been applied

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First Scoring Play

You're betting on: which team will score the first points of the game and the method in which they have been scored.

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Highest Scoring Half

You're betting on: which half will be the highest scoring.

  • If totals are equal, dead heat rules will apply

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1st Team to Score

You're betting on: which team will score the first points of the match

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Last Team to Score

You're betting on: which team will score the last points in the match

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Race to 10 Points

You're betting on: which team will be the first to score ten points.

  • Bets will be made void if neither team reaches ten points.

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1st Try Converted

You're betting on: whether the first try of the match will be converted

  • If no try is scored in the game then bets will be void.

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Total Home Team Points

You're betting on: the total points the home team scores over the course of the match

  • 80 minutes play only, i.e. extra time does not count.

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Total Away Team Points

You're betting on: the total points the away team scores over the course of the match

  • 80 minutes play only, i.e. extra time does not count.

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Total Cards

You're betting on: the total number of cards awarded over the course of the match

  • 80 minutes play only, i.e. extra time does not count.
  • Cards shown after the final whistle do not count towards the total.
  • Only cards shown to players currently on the pitch will count. Cards shown to managers or substitutes do not count towards the total.

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Player Specials

  • If the selected player starts the match then bets will stand for the player, if the player does not start the match bets will be voided.

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Man of the Match

  • This will be settled via the broadcaster's choice during the live television coverage of the match. If no Man of the Match is selected upon the conclusion of the live TV broadcast, all bets will be made void.

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Next Permanent Head Coach

You're betting on: who will be appointed the next permanent manager of a club/country

  • Others available on request
  • Every effort will be made to quote all potential new Head Coaches for the market, but should a Head Coach not quoted be appointed, all bets will stand.
  • Caretaker and interim Head Coaches will not count
  • In the event that a club change the structure of their management team and do not call the appointed individual first team Head Coach, SkyBet will settle the market on the individual who is responsible for selecting the first team. In the event of any ambiguity over the appointment, SkyBet may determine using its reasonable discretion how to settle the market based on all the information available to it at the relevant time.

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Straight Forecast

You're betting on: the correct finishing order of the top 2 in the table at the end of the tournament or regular season

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