Super Rugby is a Southern Hemisphere tournament played between rugby union clubs. Originally, only three clubs from the Southern Hemisphere took part in the 1986 tournament. These were Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. These days, Argentina and Japan also take part in the Super Rugby competition. In total, 15 teams participate provincially in three conferences as part of a round-robin format. Currently, the tournament is divided into three conferences taking place in the first three countries to play in the championship.
So, when betting on Super Rugby, it’s best to divide your bets between the conferences. Recent changes to the tournament make it possible to follow the sport as teams play home and away games before the semi-final series. We’ve also listed our favourite AU bookmakers below who cover Super Rugby betting markets on all fronts.
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Much of the tournament is played in the conferences, divided into three groups of five. As of 2018, the South African and Australian conferences include a team from Argentina and Japan respectively. New Zealand has five home teams, with the reigning champions, Crusaders. Super Rugby seasons begin in September each year and end the next August. There are 18 matches per team with two games in their home conference. They also play once against the other teams.
At the end of the group stage, the best team in each conference qualifies for the quarter finals. Then, the next top five will qualify as wildcards. Thus, the conference winners and best wildcard team host the quarter-finals. Once the final two teams make it through the Super Rugby Final, they will play at the home stadium of the team with the best regular season record. So, when betting, it’s best to consider these bets first:
- First Half
- Second Half
- Total Points
- First Try Scorer
- Anytime Try Scorer
How to Bet on Rugby
Most punters are familiar with the basics of betting at this point. So these are our best tips for betting on Super Rugby in Australia.
- Try to spread out bets over multiple markets to ensure you break even.
- Gamble responsibly and keep track of your budget.
- Don’t spend more than 10% of your bankroll on each match.
- Compare all odds and lines with multiple betting sites to get the best price.
- Always read promotional terms and conditions before accepting bonuses or free bets.