Rugby Betting with SunBet

Why The World of Rugby Betting is Part of South African Culture

If you don’t see them, you’ll hear them. Loyal rugby fans (whether they make rugby bets or not) have a passion that has caused many “howls” to bellow across neighbourhoods. When the Sharks score against the Blue Bulls, Durban erupts into an echoing “hoorah” and children of Gauteng learn new “colourful” language from the Bulls supporters; even if it is all the way next door.

Then there are times that have bound South Africans like no other. The 1995 World Cup where the whole world endured a game that went into extra time only to witness a victory that spread its influence much further than the lines drawn on the grass of the Ellis Park field. The world heard South Africa roar as one as we watched how our very own, late and great, Nelson Mandela presented François Pienaar with the Webb Ellis Cup. Pienaar thrust the Cup above his head with a palatable, infectious pride that deafened the sporting, political and cultural realms.

South Africans, arguably, understand when the stakes are high better than anyone else. This is why, since 1995 Rugby World Cup, betting has only gained traction. The moment has been engraved into our hearts, our history and our sporting prowess – postulating that the Springboks had united an entire nation.

The stakes were high and Sunbet can give you a rush that may never compare to 1995, but get people more invested in the outcomes of a match than you thought we were before. Rugby betting allows you to place rugby bets in South Africa whether it be Rugby World Cup betting or even playing the Super Rugby betting odds.

Let SunBet Facilitate Your Rugby Bets in South Africa

If you’ll braai for the rugby (not that we need an excuse) why not bet on it? The power of sport is apparent in rugby so get in on the action and stand the chance to win real money while enjoying our country’s favourite past time. Now, whoever wins or loses can mean money in your pocket.

This is not restricted to Rugby World Cup betting, rugby betting stretches through to all your favourite competitions including rugby betting from Sunbet for:

  • Currie Cup
  • Super Rugby
  • Rugby Championship
  • Six Nations
  • The Rugby World Cup
  • And more local and international competitions.

How Your Rugby Betting is Protected by SunBet

At SunBet we are concerned with the safety of your online activity so we make use of the latest online security protocols. This ensures your information is safeguarded from any and all threats by remaining up-to-date with current South African Financial Intelligence Centre legislation. We proudly provide this as a means to uphold our reputation and sustain the level of excellence our customers have come to expect.

How to Register for Rugby Betting on

Registration to bet on any sport including rugby bets in South Africa is simple, quick and easy. Our prestigious online betting site is simple to follow and understand with a layout that helps you to make your rugby betting picks for your preferred rugby league, tournament or cup competition. The mobile friendly nature of SunBet means that users have access to our services, from anywhere at any time.

How Rugby Betting Works at SunBet – The Process

  • To place a bet you need to login to the website with your username and password that you created when signing up. Not signed up yet? Click here to sign up at Sunbet now.
  • Select ‘Rugby’ from the Sport category menu bar on the main screen and then select the tournament/league/event you wish to place your bets on.
  • Under the Rugby betting Sports Category – all of the current and upcoming rugby fixtures are listed in an easy to bet format.
  • Click on the odds related to the bet you would like to place, this will load your betslip with the market.
  • To place a single bet, enter your stake (the amount you want to bet) in the block provided.
  • Your potential payout amount will be displayed; the payout amount includes your stake for the bet.
  • Now click the ‘Place Bet’ button.
  • If you would like to place another bet with your current selection click 'Keep selection in the bet slip.’
  • Your confirmed bet will be displayed in the bet card, or alternatively by navigating to ‘Betting History’ on the left menu on the main screen.
  • If you’re still a little hesitant or unsure of anything head on over to our frequently asked questions.

SunBet's rugby betting markets are extensive to allow punters to place a bet on a vast array of possible outcomes pre-match, such as the winner of the game or Live in-Play bets such as point handicaps. Peruse some of the markets available to bet on below:

  • Total Tries
  • Total Tries by Home Team
  • Total Points - 1st Half
  • Next Try
  • Next Try to be converted
  • Points Handicap
  • Next Set Piece
  • Next place kick to be converted

Basic Rugby for Rugby Betting in South Africa

Regular Time (3-way)

A straightforward rugby bet - where a punter places their bet on one of the three possible outcomes of the match: A win/ loss, or a draw.

Handicap Betting

Handicap Betting usually occurs when the two teams are not evenly matched with one of the teams being considered to be the favourite, resulting in the odds for the favourite often being too low and not presenting value for a punter. That is where a points handicap bet allows punters to bet on the final points margin between the two teams.

For example:

If the said handicap is -5.5 and Team A is considered to be the favourite, then they would have to win with a points difference of more than 5.5. If they win by 5 points or less, then for the purpose of the handicap bet, Team B are considered winners. If Team A wins by 6 points or more, then Team A is considered to have beaten their points handicap.

Total Game Points

Betting on Total Game Points which is also known as Over/Under is another popular rugby bet. The objective of the punter is to bet whether the combined total number of points scored will be over or under a certain number set by the bookmaker.