I have been recording the selections and results from a rugby tipping service – Rugby Knowledge.

Selections are received by email and are available via a website. Each match has a write-up. Here is an example for Saturday:

Wasps vs Worcester 15/5/21 15:00 ko

How unlucky were Wasps last week, they did everything but win the match. It was great to see the battle between Umaga and Smith at 10, and Jacob played one of his best games of the season. Dan Robson is in the form of his life and I am really hoping he finally gets a proper chance with England this summer. With so many exciting players outside them I can really see them piling the misery onto Wuss today. Worcester themselves are unable to select 12 players due to injury and illness, and only start their best player on the bench this week, by the time Ollie Lawrence enters the fray the game will be long gone.

Because there isn’t a big pool of games available and rugby is only played at weekends the bets are more exotic than I am used to: handicap bets, anytime try scorer, total points and total tries for example. One thing I dislike is doubles and trebles when the strike rate isn’t good. I know this an attempt to get wins at better odds but the failure rate doesn’t justify the attempts. Just a personal winge. During this period we also had Six Nations rugby.

The service costs £15 per month or £85 per month. The trial ended 26.61 points down, -£266 at £10 per point, using the advised prices. Betfair fared a little better at 14.19 points down (-£141.90), but often bets weren’t available on the exchange, or there was no money available and I had to use advised prices anyway.

Rugby is the sport I played (loose-head prop) so I was looking forward to this service. With a loss of 26 points it would be easy to fail this service, but, we have been here before and recovered. In the hope that the service will recover again, I am going neutral.

You can get Rugby Knowledge here.