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domestic rugby starts this weekend

Bored with the round-ball game yet? The Guinness Premiership and Magner's League rugby competitions start this weekend. Anyone would think rugby players and fans like a drink :)

As a sport which is popular but not rammed down your throat by every form of media, there is plenty of value available in trading and if you do your homework.

Here are some previews for the new season:

Guinness Premiership club-by-club

Guinness Premiership season preview

The experts have their say

GP preview 2009-10

Betfair trading on rugby, domestic rugby in particular, is very different to the rather simple methods on football. As the scoring system varies (try, conversion, penalty,and drop goal), field position counts for plenty, and most crucially, there is no market suspension when a team scores, you have to be on your own toes. But if making things a little more difficult makes it easier for those who do the hard work to make a profit, then so be it. With lower volumes traded, it makes it easier to get a better return on your trading, unless you want to bet in thousands.

Hopefully my mate Rugby Ken will relaunch his blog (Magners League, Heineken Cup and Six Nations), he was nicely in front last season. Look for it in my blogroll to the right.

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