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Sporting Index tackles rugby union Player Performance market

Sporting Index tackles rugby union Player Performance market

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For the first time in the history of betting on rugby union, Sporting Index are offering a Player Performance market ahead of the 2023 Six Nations Championship.

Player Performance points will be awarded and subtracted across a number of criteria, from receiving 10 points for a try assist to minus 10 points for a red card. Four Player Performance points will be racked up for each individual point scored in a game, so a try, for example, will see the scorer rewarded with 20 points (4 x 5).

Punters will have to decide whether to buy or sell a player’s predicted make-up depending on if they think that player will exceed or fall short of Sporting Index’s expectations.

For example, in England’s opener against Scotland, Owen Farrell’s Player Performance spread is priced at 58-61. Punters thinking he will have a stormer and rack up points should buy, while those who think he will struggle to tick the Player Performance boxes can sell.

Neville Burdock, Head of Sportsbook at Sporting Index, says: “For a long time punters have enjoyed betting on player performance markets in football, so we are excited to take the next step and make that available on rugby union, particularly with the Six Nations kicking off this weekend.

“To be the first bookmaker out with this is a credit to our traders who work tirelessly to crunch the numbers, and we look forward to seeing the uptake from punters over the course of what is a massive 2023 for rugby union.”