Rugby Betting Tips and Predictions for Today: Our Best Bets for 26/03/2023

These odds were correct at the time of writing. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

We have got a lovely selection of games in our tips for today’s rugby! We begin in the Gallagher Premiership at the historic Recreation Ground for a south-west derby between Bath and Exeter Chiefs. We then head over to Rome for Italy vs France in the Six Nations before going completely off grid and taking in the Currie Cup in South Africa as Western Province travel to Natal Sharks.

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The Best Rugby Predictions Today

Bath vs Exeter Chiefs Prediction: Exeter Chiefs to Win

We begin with a tip which looks pretty nailed on to us here at Pundit Feed as the out of form Bath welcome an in-form Exeter Chiefs to the Recreation Ground. Bath have lost each of their last five games, including their last two at home, whereas Exeter Chiefs have won four of their last five matches. Exeter Chiefs do not have the best away record but the trip to Bath is one of their shortest and we think the odds are pretty attractive for this clash.

Odds: Exeter Chiefs To Win @8/13 (1.62)

Italy vs France Prediction: France to win with -25.0 handicap

Although England have dominated the Women’s Six Nations with four grand slams from the last five tournaments, France are the only team to have interrupted England’s time at the top. Italy finished 2nd in 2019 but have since finished in 4th on two occasions and in 5th last year. We expect quite a gulf of class between the sides and are backing France to win even when giving Italy a 25 point head start!

Odds: France to win with -25.0 handicap @10/11 (1.91)

Natal Sharks vs Western Province Prediction: Match Tries – Over 7.5

Western Province are the all-time top team in the Currie Cup after taking the title on no less than 34 occasions and they face a tricky tie against their coastal rivals Natal Sharks in this match. Both teams like to play their rugby on the front foot and, although we are not predicting an absence of defensive play, we do expect the tries to come in thick and fast. Cup ties are always entertaining and we are predicting a minimum of eight tries in this game.

Odds: Match Tries – Over 7.5 @1/1 (2.00)


These odds were correct at the time of writing. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

Our Rugby Predictions – What We Cover

When there’s rugby being played, here at Pundit Feed, we will always be covering it and bringing to you tips and predictions ahead of the action. Of course our work ramps up during the Six Nations and will do so later this year in the 2023 Rugby Union World Cup, but we have a depth of knowledge and we will bring you previews of games from across the globe. It’s not just rugby union, we will also be supplying rugby league betting tips so no need to look elsewhere!

Tournaments Covered

From the Six Nations and the World Cup, through to domestic league and cup competitions, we will provide an overview of the tournaments and individual games on this page. Rugby Union fans are equally passionate about some of the big international competitions as well as their local rugby clubs fortunes and we will keep an eye on it all for you.

Rugby World Cup

When a tournament is so special that it only occurs every four years, then it is certainly on our list! The last Rugby World Cup took place in Japan in 2019 with the next edition scheduled for early Autumn in France in 2023. South Africa, who beat England in the final in 2019, will be back to defend their title from 8th September onwards.

Six Nations

Everyones favourite annual international rugby union competition, which brings England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales together, is a must-watch event. Covering that awkward period from February to March, when the weather is still cold and wet, our Six Nations coverage will be second to none from the first kick to the last try of the tournament.

The European Rugby Champions Cup

With the Six Nations the predominant international competition in Europe every year, the European Rugby Champions Cup is the main event in club rugby. Culminating in a final at some top European city every year, this tournament is always worth following whether you are the biggest rugby fan in the world or just taking your first steps in the game.

Domestic Leagues

From New Zealand to Australia, England to France and South Africa to Argentina, there are some exceptional rugby teams playing. Club rugby is where all of the top international players begin and where they play on a regular basis. However, even when they are not involved in these competitions, we will still bring you detailed previews and predictions.

Betting Markets

Sometimes you need to do more than just scratch the surface of a fixture to find the best markets to back in a rugby game. Don’t worry, we will do that for you. If there’s an obvious winner at a good price then we will point this out to you, but equally if there is a team who have been scoring tries for fun in previous games then we will flag up the tries in a game market. We cover the following and many others!

Number of points

A team may be on a losing run but actually be playing good rugby and very nearly getting draws and wins. In those cases, do not be surprised if we recommend backing a team who are nearer the bottom of the table to score over a certain number of points in a game.

Number of tries

The best teams are able to flip how they play from an attacking to a defensive outlook sometimes even within a half. Equally, others can change from one game to a next. However, most sides and most coaches have a blueprint for how they play and we will often pick out the entertaining sides and back them to score a certain number of tries.

Rugby Betting Tips – How We Create Them

Finally, let’s lift the lid on how we come up with our rugby predictions. We use plenty of approaches with a couple below.


We have all enjoyed the ups and downs of our teams across all sports and rugby is no different with sides going on long winning runs and losing runs. If you fail to consider the form then you are shooting yourself in the foot!

Up-Coming Fixtures

Nowadays, the top coaches are always looking two or three games ahead. That’s not to say that they won’t be focusing on the next game in front of them, but we will always consider this when recommending a particular market.

About the author

Thomas Penn

Thomas is a passionate sports fan with a particular interest in football, cricket, rugby and tennis. No matter where the match is being played, he will be staying up to watch the action!