With both codes of the game firmly established in the professional era, rugby has become a more entertaining and widely supported sport in recent years. Both rugby league and rugby union have their own versions of the World Cup while big domestic finals and tournaments are played all year round across the globe.
With the rise in popularity, bookmakers have also started to get involved by listing promotions and rugby enhanced odds offers for all the big matches. There are a number of deals for the biggest games in both codes and the following is a guide to the type of thing you can expect.
As with all sports, rugby enhanced odds offers can be split into two categories. There are those that are published just for new players as a form of welcome bonus while other price boosts are made available for all account holders, old and new.
The new customer deals tend to focus on rugby union and they land when the big games come along. Therefore, we should expect to see them for the Six Nations, the World Cup and for big domestic finals, particularly in England.
Rugby league will receive coverage but these are less frequent and will appear for a smaller set of big matches such as the Super League Grand Final.
A new customer rugby enhanced odds offer would typically take the standard market price for the favourite and lift it much higher. For example, when Ireland play Italy in the Six Nations, a bookie such as Coral might take the odds on figure for an Irish win and take it to 20/1 or maybe even higher.
As an alternative, another sportsbook may offer a price boost for either side. We saw this in 2018 for the Super League Grand Final when SportPesa quoted rugby enhanced odds of 10/1 for Wigan Warriors or 20/1 for Warrington Wolves.
The price boosts for new customers are much bigger than the increases for regular account holders but there will be some terms to follow. These will differ depending on the bookmaker in question but in general, stakes will be fixed between £1.00 and £10.00 while the enhanced portion of the payment will arrive as free bet tokens.
Those are typical rules but we will outline specific points of the best rugby enhanced odds offers as and when the sportsbooks publish them. To summarise this section, while there are a number of points to keep in mind, excellent enhanced profits can still be made by using those free bet tokens wisely.
Rugby price boosts for existing customers at any sportsbook are more prevalent and while the big games from the Six Nations and the World Cup will all be covered, these can extend to regular, domestic league matches as well.
In general, while the lifts in question are usually much smaller than new customer deals, these offers are far more flexible in all areas. Firstly, there is that wider coverage with more games being covered and aside from the match result, you may also see boosts in first try scorer and other side markets too.
Further flexibility comes in the terms because, there is unlikely to be a fixed stake rule beyond the bookmaker’s own regulations while all payments should be coming back to you as cash with no free bet tokens to look out for. In summary, while the price boosts here are much smaller, the terms mean that sizeable profits can still be made and players can get hold of their cash in a shorter space of time.
We’ve already mentioned Coral and SportPesa who are two of the most active bookmakers when it comes to quoting rugby enhanced odds deals for new customers. Ladbrokes, Betway and SportNation are also regular contributors when it comes to boosting the price for one team while 888Sport are the most likely candidates for those promotions where you have to choose between either team to win it.
Moving over to regular price boost deals and many of the same bookmakers will be involved once again. Coral and Ladbrokes are well known for listing everyday price boosts in all sports that customers old and new can take advantage of.
Along with those established names from within the industry, William Hill are also very active while from the newer crop of sportsbooks, Betway, SportNation and Winner Sports are just three operators who will bring you rugby enhanced odds deals on a regular basis.
Terms and prices will vary but as we mentioned before, we will bring you the best of those deals as they land so, keep checking back for the latest news. The sports of rugby league union and rugby league are more popular than ever before and there is a host of offers and promotions that could boost profits and enhance your enjoyment of these great games.