The Autumn Internationals, some times known as the End of Year rugby tests, are a series of matches contested between visiting Southern Hemisphere teams and the countries of the Six Nations tournament where they are hosted. This year the matches are confined to venues in Great Britain and Ireland and feature visiting teams, principally from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa but also from Canada and the Pacific Islands.
Autumn Internationals Rugby Union Betting
These matches are a hot ticket and stimulate a huge amount of interest, both nationally and internationally, from Sports Betting punters. The advent of online bookmakers has led to a whole new world of wagers offering opportunities far beyond the old win or not bet nowadays you can exercise your skill and judgement in many more refined ways such as . . .
- First scoring play
- Number of points scored by team A or B
- Total tries
- Total match points
- Winning margin
- Half time/full time position
In fact, theres no limit to the bets on offer and it’s worth checking out various sites to see the full range of possibilities. Most sites offer free bets for new customers and its worth visiting specialist sites that keep you informed of the best bets available. The best innovation is the introduction of live Betting which enables you to enter the betting at any stage of a match, enabling you to see the way things are going in the ups and downs of a game.
The Autumn Internationals are very important in the Rugby Union Betting calendar because, as test matches, the results contribute towards the International Rugby Board (IRB) rankings which, in turn affect the seedings and the draw for the Rugby Union World Cup. Not that this encouragement is needed, however, because the traditional rivalry that exists between all these serves fuel their almost fanatical competitiveness. All the touring teams move from one country to another in the playing schedule, offering each nation the chance to pit themselves against the others.
Information on Autumn Internationals Rugby Union Betting
Three of the key matches, all hosted at Twickenham Stadium, are the England matches against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand on the three Saturdays from 15-29th November. These will give new England rugby team manager, Martin Johnson, the opportunity to fine tune his selections, team tactics and strategies in advance of the Six Nations tournament early next year. All eyes will be upon him to revive the strengths of what should prove to be, under his command, a powerful new force in England rugby. New Zealand, Australia and South Africa are currently the teams to beat. Yes, they are the top teams in the IRB rankings but, given that they are former colonies, the emotional rivalry is what really sets these matches on fire.
Online betting sites have been gradually dominating the betting scene over the last ten years or so and have had plenty of time to establish themselves as reliable and trustworthy homes for the modern punter. So much easier to grab the laptop, invite a few friends round and party through these exciting events while enjoying a few bevies. You’re never more than a couple of clicks away from a bet and all in the comfort of your own home.