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Six Nations Rugby information, including event history, previous winners, fixtures, odds and betting offers
The Six Nations rugby tournament is full of historic rivalries and brimmed with passion, so it’s little surprise to see bookmakers providing attractive markets and betting offers to add to the fun.
The Six Nations rugby actually began as a four team event, as England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales went toe-to-toe way back in 1883. France joined the fray in 1910, but it has been a six team tournament since Italy were allowed to enter from 2000. The Six Nations face each other once in a league format, with four points awarded for a win, two for a draw, a bonus point for scoring four tries in a match, and a solitary point for teams losing by no more than seven points. The nation with the most points are the Six Nations champions, while the bottom-placed side are handed a metaphorical wooden spoon.
The 2023 Six Nations Rugby features England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy, with teams playing on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, between 4th February and 18th March 2023. It’s an event where bookmakers may encourage accumulators across each weekend’s three matches, and can offer free bets or enhanced odds on popular players.
Most successful Six Nations Rugby teams
The most successful Six Nations Rugby team since it was expanded in 2000 is England, who have won the tournament seven times. However, Wales tasted victory as recently as 2021 and aren’t far behind, with six wins to their name alongside defending champions France. Next come Ireland (four), leaving only Scotland and Wales still waiting.
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France secured their first Six Nations Rugby Championship since 2010, and it’s them who enter 2023’s tournament as pre-event favourites. Italy are expected to finish with the wooden spoon for the 8th successive year.
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Unsurprisingly, there’s a huge choice of Six Nations betting markets and offers.
Rather than simply backing your favourite Six Nations team to win, it’s possible to predict their margin of victory, which players will score a try and much more. Bookmakers are aware of the most popular markets, so look out for boosted odds on various markets in the build-up to each Six Nations Rugby match.
In order to better explain how to bet on the Six Nations Rugby, and where to look for the Six Nations betting offers, check out our frequently asked questions.
If you want to place a bet on the Rugby Six Nations, you firstly have to decide which of our recommended bookmakers to bet with. You might be attracted by an exciting odds boost, or a generous Six Nations new customer welcome offer. Once you’ve done this, navigate to rugby union, find your preferred match, make your selection and enter your stake.
The Six Nations Rugby runs across five weekends in February and March each year. The latest tournament is being held from 4th February to 18th March 2023. The opening 2023 Six Nations Rugby match features a Calcutta Cup clash between England and Scotland, before the tournament climaxes in March with France vs Wales and Ireland vs England.
France headed into the 2022 Six Nations Rugby tournament as defending champions, and justified their odds by clinching both the Six Nations Championship and the Grand Slam for the first time since 2010. It’s France that head the betting odds at the start of the 2023 event too, ahead of Ireland. The betting markets and offers will fluctuate throughout the tournament though, so keep checking to see what’s available.