Six Nations: Rugby Betting Offers

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It doesn’t get any simpler than the Six Nations, so if you want simplicity when it comes to utilising online bookies free bet offers then this could be the competition for you.

Six Nations couldn’t be easier to follow: each team plays each other once, home advantage alternates year to year, two points are awarded for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss.

You can’t go wrong with the Six Nations Championship especially with all of the rugby betting offers that some of the best bookies like to give away in the run up to the event.

A positive aspect of betting on Six Nations rugby is that there are only six teams! So there’s just over a handful of potential outright winners to use bookies betting promotions on.

The Six Nations Championship wasn’t always six nations though.

As the oldest rugby union championship in the world, dating back to 1882, it was originally held between England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales, with France joining in 1910 and Italy in 2000.

The 2012 Six Nations tournament saw the bookies favourites Wales winning all of their games to complete a Grand Slam - their third in eight years. If you decided to use a betting offer on that outcome, you came away a winner even at the low odds bookies offered on Wales.

The England team came second, only losing to Wales by one score. Predicting a Grand Slam is a great way to use the free bets that bookies offer new account holders.

Six Nations Betting 2013

Currently England are one of the favourites at most online bookies we feature on 'Free Bet Offers'. Always there in contention, they tend to be the team to beat each year.

A close second in 2012 and the winners in 2011, they face a tough task in 2013 from both Wales and France but are a good team to use consider when placing free bet offers.

As one of the founding members of the original tournament, Scotland have never actually won the Six Nations and bookies don't see that changing in 2013 with high odds on a win.

2012 winners, Wales, are a tough team to beat; and with their record of 11 Grand Slams (second only to England’s 12) they may well do it again this year.

They’ll be riding high on last year’s victory and are definitely worth a look especially if your bet happens to be a free one like SkyBet's free bet offer which doesn't require a deposit to claim!

2009 was Ireland’s year, as they finally won the Grand Slam for the first time in decades to claim the Six Nations. Even so, they look unlikely to repeat this in 2013.

With nine grand slams, the French are known for their flowing Rugby. With five wins since the start of the Six Nations in 2000, and their last Grand Slam in 2010, they will be in the running to win and are sure to attract punters looking to use free bets at decent odds.

The kings of the wooden spoon; Italy have never won the Six Nations and there’s no reason to expect them to do any better in 2013 as their current form is poor.

We’ll have to wait until February 2nd, 2013 to see Wales kick it all off in Cardiff, and it won’t be until March 16th, when England meets Wales, that we’ll have the full picture.

But with plenty of free bets, from deposit bonuses to PaddyPower's betting promotions, why wait to get in on Six Nations betting? Use free bets now whilst the odds are still in your favour!