There has never been any doubt about which sports are the most popular in Ireland among sports gambling fans. Gambling on horse racing and football will almost certainly continue to be our favourite sports gambling activities for many years to come, but the rise of online sports gambling has provided a boost to many other sports. One of the biggest effects of the introduction of online sports gambling sites has been the range of sports we can now follow, and as a result gambling on sports such as rugby for instance has increased significantly. Rugby gambling in Ireland has of course also benefitted from the success of our national side and our provincial sides over recent years, proving that success in a sport will always lead to more interest in that sport. The northern hemisphere rugby season is almost over now for another year, but rugby gambling fans in Ireland and the UK still have a couple of important matches to settle. Leinster and Connacht both fought their way to the Pro12 final over the weekend with victories over Ulster and defending champions Glasgow respectively, so that an Irish side will once again be crowned champions for 2016. Meanwhile English fans of gambling on rugby will be looking forward to the Premiership final at Twickenham between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs. Most true rugby gambling enthusiasts on both sides of the Irish Sea will know that Saracens are already European champions and are therefore seeking what would be a rare double if they can beat Exeter. Their comfortable victory over Leicester Tigers in their semi-final will undoubtedly mean that they will start as favourites, but rugby gambling fans may be asking whether Exeter Chiefs can be the Leicester City of rugby. Certainly nobody at Saracens will be taking the Chiefs for granted. This is a club which has already surprised everybody in the world of rugby in the way they have risen through the Leagues, and although this year may be too soon for them they will undoubtedly throw everything at it on Saturday, and you never know.