Online rugby betting has never been more popular. With the annual Six Nations championship in Europe and the Tri-Nations tournament in the southern hemisphere as well as the Rugby World Cup in 2011, interest in international rugby and rugby betting is set to hit an all time high in the coming months.
At club level we have the Aviva Premiership, the Heineken Cup and the European Challenge Cup all to be fought over in the winter months. Fantastic top level rugby matches for fans and punters alike.
Rugby is arguably the most physical game on the planet and that makes it one of the most exciting to watch and have a bet on. You can bet on everything from the first try scorer to the last, from the outright result to the winning or losing margins, you can have a punt on the most exciting game in the world right from your computer at home.
And what games can be produced! In 2000, At Sydney's Stadium Australia, in front of a world record 110,000 people, Australia played the New Zealand All Blacks in a game that many people have since called "the greatest game of rugby ever played".
After just eight minutes the All Blacks were leading by an unbelievable 24 to 0. Miraculously, the Wallabies came back and were leading 35 to 34 when, in the dying moments of the game, the great All Black winger Jonah Lomu scored the winning try.
It's that level of competitiveness and unpredictability that makes online rugby betting such a compelling and fun hobby. I can't wait for the big games to begin.