Betfair to sponsor England Rugby Union

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) in England has signed a deal with Betfair, the online betting exchange.

The two-year deal sees Betfair becoming the RFU’s official betting partner and will allow punters to bet on matches at Twickenham, the home of the England rugby team, from next season.

Betfair will run a series of competitions throughout England’s warm-up for the World Cup in September, including games against France and Wales in August.

The deal has been made 17 months after Betfair signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the RFU to observe any unusual betting patterns on rugby as sports betting on the whole becomes more scrutinised amid the worry that people with inside knowledge are targeting and taking advantage of sportbooks.

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