These are some of the largest bets ever placed on rugby matches around the world, with some people coming away happier than others.
1. Steve Richards’ Unfortunate Loss
56-year old Steve Richards, a roofing contractor from Wales, got extremely lucky when a £10 accumulator bet on the outcome of 12 football matches turned into a whopping £40,000. For most, that would be a life-changing amount of money, but Richards decided to gamble it further and just days later placed a £30,000 bet that Wales would beat Australia in the Rugby International. When Wales lost 30-26, the gambler’s luck ran out and he pocketed just £9,000 of his original winnings, proving sometimes it’s best to walk away with what you have than take the risk.