Betting Rules

Rugby Union

General Rules
Unless otherwise stated all Rugby bets are settled on 80 minutes play. The term 80 minutes play includes any stoppage time.
If a venue is changed from the one advertised then all bets on that match are void.
In the event of a change of opponent from the one advertised then all bets for that match are void.
Where a bet is struck “to progress” or “lift cup” or “to win outright” there shall be no betting on the draw, as extra time or penalties may be required to decide the outcome. In the event of both teams tied after extra time has been played, dead heat rules apply for betting purposes.
A handicap tie/gap price if applicable will be quoted and if the game is a tie on handicap after 80 minutes, then all handicap bets for both sides will be deemed losers.

Related Bets
Where various exotic markets are offered for the same match (e.g. correct score, first try scorer, half time-full time forecast, etc), bets cannot be combined in multiple bets where the outcome is related is related or where the result of one part of the bet contributes or assists in determining the outcome of another part of the bet.

Abandoned matches
All bets are void apart from markets where the outcome is already determined.

Postponed matches
All bets are void unless re-arranged and played within 24 hours of the original scheduled date.

Match betting
When match odds are quoted for both outright win and handicap betting (unless the handicap or a qualifying price is requested) then all bets will be settled as outright win. Where only handicap betting is available then bets will be settled at the advertised handicap at the price available at the time the bet was struck.

First scoring play/first scoring play second half/last scoring play of first half/last scoring play of match - For all these markets try includes penalty try. For all scoring play markets conversions do not count.

Team scoring first wins the game - Includes extra time if played.

First/last try-scorer
Bets on players taking no part in the match will be void. If your player takes the field after a try has been scored then first try-scorer bets will be made void. If your player has taken the field at any time prior to the first try being scored then your bet stands.

If the first try is a penalty try then the scorer of the second try will be deemed the winner for settlement purposes.
Bets will stand on players that take any part in a match for last try-scorer purposes.

If the last try is a penalty try bets will be settled on the previous try-scorer.

If a match is abandoned, “first player to score” bets shall stand provided a try has been scored.

In cases where a price is offered on a penalty try within the relevant market, all bets on players to score the first try will be losers.

“Any other try scorer” means any players besides those quoted (having betting next to their name) in the event.
Only players not quoted in this event will be taken into account for the “any other player” bets.


Player to score a try at any time
Bets will stand on players that take any part in a match. Try includes penalty try.

Bets on players in a match that is not completed will be void except for those bets the outcome of which is already determined.

Try-scorer shirt numbers
A penalty try counts as 8.

Time of first team/match try/first second half try
Try includes penalty try. If no 1st or 2nd half try scored then bets will be settled as over.

Player match-ups
Predict the player who will score most points. Both players must start the match or bets void. In the event of a tie all stakes will be refunded. Bets stand on regulation time only.

Player performances
Player must start the match or bets void. Bets stand on regulation time only.

Will there be a sin-binning/drop goal?
Will be settled on regulation time only.

Number of tries/team tries/to score a try
Penalty tries count. Bets stand on regulation time only.

Total team tries
Penalty tries count. Bets stand on regulation time only.

Team to win both halves
Both halves must be completed for bets to stand.

Will either team score 3 unanswered tries?
Either team must score 3 tries in the game without the opposition scoring a try in between. Penalty tries count.

Team to trail in match
Predict whether the named team will trail on points at any time during a specified match.

Team to score last
Includes extra time if played.

Highest/lowest scoring team
Only highlighted teams count. Dead-Heat rules apply.

All bets 80 minutes play (normal time) only. If your player takes the field after a try has been scored, or does not take part in the game prior to a try being scored, then bets will be made void. If a match is abandoned after a try has been scored then all bets will be settled as singles on the first try-scorer at the appropriate odds. If the first try of the match is a penalty try then the scorer of the second try will be deemed the winner for settlement purposes.

Man of the Match
If no announcement is made during the live broadcast on the relevant channel or on the broadcaster’s official website within 24 hours of the result then all bets on this market will be void.

Highest Scoring Team - Handicap
All scheduled games must be completed for bets to stand. Settlement will include the handicap added to the selected teams' score. Dead-heat rules apply.

Six Nations specials
To win the Triple Crown any of the home nations (England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales) must win all three games against the others. To win the Grand Slam any participant must win all their five matches.

To win the Six Nations outright - If two teams finish joint top of the Six Nations league on the same number of points then official competition rules will determine the winner for settlement purposes.

All matches must be completed otherwise bets are void.

Six Nations Specials - total team points and total tries
Team must complete all 5 Six Nations matches for bets to stand. If any match is postponed or abandoned then bets are void.

Six Nations tournament top tryscorer
All-in play or not. Dead-Heat rules apply.

Top Try-Scorer
Settled on regular season only (Play-Offs do not count).

To finish bottom
Settled on team finishing bottom of table (regardless of whether they are relegated or not).

Rugby 5
By electing to place a Rugby 5 Tote Bet with World Sports Betting you acknowledge that World Sports Betting is not a Tote nor do we purport to be a Tote.
You also agree to be bound by our terms and conditions, which may from time to time change, and you accept that it is your responsibility to keep yourself acquainted with our limits, "terms and conditions" as well as our "rules".
World Sports Betting base their Rugby 5 dividends and payouts on the official dividend declared by Saftote and do not consider dividends declared by any other division or Totalisator in the Republic of South Africa. World Sports Betting however reserve the right to utilise other dividends where we deem that the Totalisator pools are of significant size to produce stable and market related returns or odds.
In addition to the above limits World Sports Betting reserves the right to limit a dividend / return on a payout to the extent that the total payout does not exceed the "Nett Tote Pool" or in other words the Gross Tote pool less the Totalisator deductions.

How To Play Rugby 5
Rugby 5 is a great bet that takes the excitement of one of the world’s best-loved sports to another level.

Each Rugby 5 pool or bet comprises 5 matches, which are labelled M1 to M5. In other words M1 = Match 1; M2 = Match 2 and so on.

In each match, one team, the home team, is shown as Team A and the other as Team B.

You must predict the results of all 5 matches to win. There are 5 results to choose from in each match:
1 = Team A to win by 1 to 12 points
2 = Team A to win by 13 points or more
3 = Draw
4 = Team B to win by 1 to 12 points
5 = Team B to win by 13 points or more

Please note that when betting you always use the numbers one to five to indicate your choice or choices in each match.

You can play a single or multiple entry. With a single entry you select one result for each match and the bet costs R1.00.

You can choose more than one result in one or more matches. That’s a multiple or permutation entry and the cost is R1.00. rand per combination.
Remember, because our bet is a R1.00 bet and not a R10.00, so too is the dividend dived by 10 upon payout.

It’s easy to calculate the cost of a permutation entry. Say two results are selected in M1, one in M2, three in M3, two in M4 and one in M5. To get the cost, take the total number of choices made in each match and multiply them out.

That’s 2 x 1 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 12 combinations @ R1.00 = R1.20

The official Rugby 5 payout is declared as soon as the official results of the matches are received from the governing rugby bodies.

In Rugby 5, the result of a match shall be the score at the end of the normal 80-minute playing period.
Any match in a Rugby 5 pool not completed by 9am on the day after the last day on which matches in the pool were scheduled, shall be deemed abandoned and all choices shall qualify. The times at which matches are completed will be as supplied by the operator's official source, notwithstanding the operator's decision in terms of when a match has not been completed shall be final and binding. Further, the operator reserves the right to extend the time for a match to be completed if circumstances warrant and provided this does not unduly hamper the declaration of results and dividends.
The payout for each Rugby 5 pool is calculated by dividing the number of winning entries into the pool total.
Official Rugby 5 payouts are declared as soon as official results of all the matches are received (normally the day after the last matches in the pool).
Results and payouts are published on this website and displayed as soon as they become available.

Rugby Bundles
Should one or more legs listed in a WSB Bet Bundle be scratched, cancelled, voided, interrupted or postponed and not continued or replayed within 24 hours from the advertised date and time, all bets for that particular bundle selection will be voided regardless of the outcome of the remaining legs.

Should any of the selections listed in the bet bundle lose or draw/tie, the bet bundle will be considered a losing bet, unless the option for that particular selection or entire bundle was listed as that outcome.

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