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Six Nations Betting Guide

If you’re a keen rugby fan, the chances are that you know of and may even be planning on tuning into the Six Nations Championship. This annual competition draws a great deal of attention – and for good reason!

As the name of the tournament suggests, six nations lock horns in what’s arguably the most important event on the rugby union calendar. It’s a fantastic opportunity to cheer on your nation’s favourite rugger stars as they battle it out in an almost Herculean event of mud, tears and occasional injuries!

Although the term ‘Six Nations’ is still relatively young, the championship itself is more than a century old. It began as the Home Nations Championship in 1883 between the four nations of the UK (Wales, England, Scotland, and Ireland). Then, in 1910, the championship became the Five Nations, adding France as a new opponent. 90 years later, in the year 2000, Italy joined in the fun – and union fans know that their addition was well worth the wait!

Of course, there are plenty of other rugby union betting events to look forward to – but for now, let’s focus on the annual tournament that matters the most.

Who Plays in the Rugby Six Nations, and When?

The six nations involved in the self-titled championship are England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy.

Since all nations play each other at least once in the tournament, there are 15 matches in total. Scoring is much the same as you’d expect from a standard championship – it’s typically four points when you win, two when you draw, and zero when you lose.

The Six Nations rugby championship takes place every February to end by the close of March. This tends to be the same every year – so make sure to mark your calendar if you’d like to get involved!

England in Six Nations Rugby

England are, at the time of writing, the most successful team in Six Nations history. They’ve accrued 29 outright wins and 10 shared wins in total – but Wales are closing the gap (more on them shortly).

England usually play their home matches at Twickenham Stadium, and their current captain is Jamie George – under the watchful eye of the head coach, Steve Borthwick. England’s best-ever scorer is Owen Farrell, who has helped claim over 1,200 points over the years. Interestingly, his father is Andy Farrell, currently the head coach of the Irish side!

Wales in Six Nations Rugby

If anyone’s challenging England for the title of top Six Nations side, Wales are forcing the closest contest. At the time of writing, the Welsh side have claimed 28 wins and 11 shared victories. This means that they technically have the same number of wins as England, but one fewer outright championship. It’s fair to say that they’ll be pulling out the stops this year. The Welsh national side are managed by Warren Gatland, with Dafydd Jenkins playing as captain. The side’s top scorer is the legendary Neil Jenkins, who has helped the team score a total of 1,049 points over the years. They typically play at home at the Principality Stadium (previously called the Millennium Stadium) in Cardiff.

Scotland in Six Nations Rugby

Scotland’s rugby union team don’t pull any punches either. They’ve won the competition 14 times in total over the years. Playing home games at Murrayfield, the team will be co-captained by Rory Darge and Finn Russell. In general, the side’s top scorer is Chris Patterson, who has helped to claim 809 points for his national team over the years. At the time of writing, Gregor Townsend is Scotland’s head coach. Scotland are not always the outright favourite to win the Six Nations, and they’ve pulled off some upsets in the past. They always fight gallantly against the likes of England and Wales, and Ireland also in recent years.

Ireland in Six Nations Rugby

Ireland has everything to play for right now – they’re the reigning champions of the Six Nations Championship. The side represents the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland and are captained by Peter O’Mahony. Playing at the Aviva Stadium, Ireland have racked up 14 outright wins. They’re a force to be reckoned with, especially as they’re toe to toe with Scotland for championship wins. Could this be the year that either side breaks away?

Six Nations Rugby Betting Odds and Markets

As you can see, the big sides in the Six Nations competition all vie for the win – there’s really not that much between them when it comes to matchday. Therefore, when looking into Six Nations rugby betting odds and markets, it’s worth brushing up on their form and watching a few matches beforehand.

At LeoVegas, we strive to provide you with some of the most diverse betting markets and the strongest odds available. You don’t have to bet on outright winners – why not try some in-play betting and take advantage of the latest twists in the games unfolding?

In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the most popular Six Nations betting markets and odds opening up now – and run through what you might want to consider.

Outright Results Betting Outright results betting is among the most popular betting forms in the sport. This kind of betting allows you to place bets on your favourite team to win either in a specific match or the overall tournament. For example, you might place an outright results bet on England to win the whole Six Nations Championship. While outright betting is easily one of the simplest options available, it’s never a sure thing. In fact, it carries quite a bit of risk – you’ll sometimes get long odds on teams to win outright if you bet before the competition starts!

Top Try Scorer This kind of bet allows you to wager on a specific player from any given team in the whole tournament. You bet on that particular player to score more tries than anyone else playing – and you can do so per match or outright.

For example, you might bet on Theo Dan for England, Peato Mauvaka for France, or Tadhg Furlong for Ireland.

Different Nations Betting You don’t have to bet on just one side to win! If you’re patriotic, we understand that you’ll want to pick your home side – but you might find that there are longer odds available if you add another side to your betting slip.

Betting on the Six Nations

Betting on the Six Nations Championship doesn’t have to be complex or confusing. That’s why, here at LeoVegas, we’re bringing you betting on each of the matches in the tournament, meaning that you won’t have to go scouring for the best odds across different apps and sportsbooks.

Rest assured, we’re your single ally in finding market-leading odds and betting opportunities for rugby union action this year.

Six Nations Betting Odds - Fixtures 15/03/24

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Live Six Nations Betting Odds

Although outright markets might carry some interesting Six Nations betting odds, there’s plenty to play for when you choose live or in-play betting on the games at LeoVegas. Live betting lets you place bets midway through a match. You can follow our in-play guide to take advantage of changing moments in the game as soon as they happen. Live betting is available for all Six Nations matches through LeoVegas, so be certain to log in and take a look when the matches kick off.

FAQs on Betting Odds for Six Nations

How do I bet on the Six Nations? It could not be easier to bet on the Six Nations this year. All you need to do is head over to LeoVegas, sign up for an account, and search for Six Nations betting in the sportsbook. Then, simply deposit whatever amount of money you choose into your account and look through the matches and odds we have available. Bet on single matches or add a few to your bet slip – the choice is yours!

Which teams are involved in the Six Nations? The Six Nations comprises England (The Red and Whites), France (Les Bleus), Italy (gli Azzurri), Wales (The Dragons), Scotland and Ireland. Interestingly, neither Scotland nor Ireland has official nicknames.

Where can I bet on the Six Nations? You can bet on all the matches in this year’s Six Nations Championship by logging into LeoVegas. Either head to our website or download our app. You can browse our latest competitive odds for the contest and even take part in live betting as matches take place!