Rugby League is the country's third most popular sports and second most popular football code behind Australian Rules football. Rugby League betting is also hugely popular among sports betting fans. In 2009, Rugby League even had the highest aggregate television ratings of any sport in Australia.
Rugby League is particularly popular in New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. This accounts for more than half the Australian population.
The Australian Rugby League (ARL) is the country's governing body for rugby league football. It is made up of state bodies, including the New South Wales Rugby League and the Queensland Rugby League.
The National Rugby League is the premier professional competition in the country and is made up of sixteen teams based in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and New Zealand. The NRL also runs a National Youth Competition for 17-19 year olds.
A bettor predicts which team will win a match or the championship. Popular Rugby League events include the Australian National Rugby League, State of Origin and Super League.
First Scoring Play
The bettor chooses how the first score will be made - whether it's a try, a goal or a field goal. This type of bet is available per half.
First Team to Score
The bettor simply selects which team scores first. This type of bet is available per half.
Exact Winning Margin
The bettor simply selects the exact winning margin of a team.
In addition to these popular Rugby League bets, there are other Rugby League bets that should be considered like half-time margin, highest scoring half, total points (whether odd or even), first team to a certain number of points, etc.
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