Whilst the rugby betting markets certainly don’t live up to that of football, tennis or NFL, they are on the up and have seen a decent amount of growth in recent years. Just taking the Rugby World Cup for example has seen an increase of over $100 million to be traded compared to the same tournament just eight years ago.
There’s no doubt that the pinnacle of the sport comes in the form of the World Cup. Similarly to football, it’s run every four years with the hosts being chosen by a ballot from a panel of top rugby executives. The betting markets for the World Cup are run like very few other sports.