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If you’re a fan of rugby league, you’ll love the exciting bets we offer on games from across the world. From the Super League to the NRL and from the Challenge Cup to the World Cup, we have loads of in-running bets available, as well as plenty of bets before the games begin.

General Rules

  • All betting is for 80 minutes play only, i.e. extra-time doesn’t count.
  • All markets in NRL, unless stated, shall be settled on the 80 minute result. Golden Point scored at the end of the match will not count for betting purposes.   
  • If a venue is changed from the one advertised all bets for that match will be made void.
  • If a match is abandoned or postponed bets are made void on the day of the match unless the relevant market has been decided at the time of abandonment. 
  • All tryscorer markets will be settled on results provided by www.rugby-league.com for Super League, Championship and Championship 1 and www.nrl.com for the NRL.
  • Auckland Nines: All matches are 18 Minutes Play only (including injury time) - any subsequent Extra Time Does Not Count for settlement purposes
    If games are played over a different period of time eg 10 minutes each half then this would count for settlement purposes (excluding any subsequent Extra Time)
Bets we offer

Below are details and rules about the bets we offer on Rugby League. It looks at bets on individual matches first, followed by bets on the league season.

Match Betting Rules

Handicap Match betting

You’re betting on: which team would win the match after the designated handicap values have been applied.

  • We also offer 1st half handicap betting, where the handicap values are applied to the half-time score.

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Winning Margin

You’re betting on: how many points the winning team will win by.

  • Winning margin betting is from scratch (i.e. the winning margin is calculated with both teams starting on zero points).

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40 minute result

You’re betting on: the result at half-time of the match.

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Correct score

You’re betting on: what the score of the match will be.

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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.

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Team scoring first wins game

You’re betting on: whether the team that scores the first points wins the match or not.

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Team to win both halves

You’re betting on: the selected team to score more points that their opponents in the first half and the second half of the match.

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Team to be trailing at any point

You’re betting on: whether the selected team will be trailing at any stage of the match.

  • Trailing is when the selected team has fewer points than their opponents.

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Anytime Tryscorer

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

  • If the selected player is named amongst the starting 13 or 4 interchanges, then bets will stand for that player.

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First/last try scorer betting

You’re betting on: which player will score the first or last try in the game respectively.

  • For first/last tryscorer betting, if the selected player is named in the matchday squad bets will stand for that player.

Other bets covered by these rules include: Next tryscorer (in play), Next team to score a try, 1st away tryscorer, 1st home tryscorer, Last tryscorer, Team to score last try.

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First Team Tryscorer Double

You’re betting on: the named players scoring first for their respective sides in the match.

  • If one of the stated players does not take part, bets will be settled at the remaining single price.

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Score 1st Try 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 be in the 17 man squad for either team, if the selected player is not in the match day squad of 17 then bets will be settled as void

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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 be in the 17 man squad for either team, if the selected player is not in the match day squad of 17 then bets will be settled as void

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Both Players To Score A Try

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

  • Both players must be in the 17 man squad for either team, if one of the selected players is not in the match day squad of 17 then bets will be settled as void

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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 be in the 17 man squad for either team, if one of the selected players is not in the match day squad of 17 then bets will be settled as void

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Big Gun Tryscorers

You're betting on: the named players combined scoring more than the specified number of tries

  • For example - Player 1, Player 2, Player 3 and Player 4 Combined To Score Over 4.5 Tries
  • If one of the players is not named in the 17-man squad then all bets will be made void

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Race to 10 points

You’re betting on: which team will be the first to get to 10 points in the match.

  • If neither team scores 10 points, bets will be void.

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Salami

You’re betting on: the total number of points scored across all games set down for a day’s or rounds play.

  • All games set down for the day’s or rounds play must run to full completion or single wagers are void and stakes refunded.

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OPTA Sportsdata Specials bets:

We offer individual player bets based on OPTA stats such as Most Carries, Most Metres and Most Tackles.

You’re betting on: Which player (out of a group of players) will finish with the better statistics.

  • All players in the group must participate for bets to stand.
  • This market could take up to 24 hours to settle due to the statistics required.

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Shirt Numbers

You’re betting on: a prediction on the totals of the try scorers' shirt numbers in this match.

  • For example, if there are 5 tries in this match and the scorers of these tries wear numbers 5, 13, 14, 15 and 22, the final result will be 69.

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Player specials

We offer special bets on individual players such as who’ll finish as Man of the match, which player will kick the most points (Golden boot), which player will score the most points, and whether a selected player will score a Hatrick of tries in the match.

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Request-A-Bet

  • If any selection in a Request-A-Bet doesn't participate then the bet will be void

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Next Permanent Coach

You’re betting on: who will be named the next Permanent coach of the stated club

  • Others available on request
  • Only permanent appointments count towards settlement, caretaker coaches do not count

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League Betting Rules

Outright League Betting

You’re betting on: which team will finish top of the league table.

  • Outright betting is for the regular season only, unless otherwise stated.

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Finish Bottom/Relegation

You’re betting on: which team will finish bottom of the league table at the end of the season. Relegation bets are on which team will be relegated from their league.

  • To finish bottom will be settled on the team who finish in the bottom position of the stipulated league, upon the completion of the regular season.
  • To be relegated 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.
  • For relegation and to finish bottom markets, if any team has points deducted this will not count for settlement.

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Top Season/Team Tryscorer

You’re betting on: which player will score the most tries in the division/team over the course of the season.

  • In the event of a tie, Dead Heat rules will apply.
  • Super League Season Top Tryscorer: relates to the 23 game regular season matches only
  • Super League Top Team Tryscorer: relates to the full season including Super 8 fixtures (Super League & Qualifiers)
  • International Tournament Top Tryscorer: Players named in official tournament squads will be runners whether they take to the field or not.

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To make Super League Dream Team

You’re betting on: which player will make the annual 'Super League Dream Team'

  • In the event a player is nominated in an alternative position to that originally offered, bets on that player will be made void.

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