Storm Favoured in decider

FROM TAB.COM.AU

28/9 - OBSCURE NRL GRAND FINAL BETS WITH TAB

Obscure bets on the Grand Final with TAB
$1,550 on North Queensland premiership at $81 for a $125,550 collect (placed on August 24)
$100 on Chambers to score the first try and Granville to win Clive Churchill Medal at $524 for a $52,400 collect
$100 on North Queensland to win by 15 points at $501 for a $50,100 collect
$50 on Winterstein first try/ Martin last try at $403 for a $20,150 collect
$20 on North Queensland to win by 17 points at $501 for a $10,020 collect

Money bet on head to head market with TAB (multis not included)
$163,397 Melbourne ($1.28)
$94,161 North Queensland ($3.75)

Best and worst backed with TAB for first try scorer
$1841 Josh Addo-Carr ($7)
$1158 Suliasi Vunivalu ($6)
$664 Billy Slater ($11)
$514 Felise Kaufusi ($21)
$381 Cameron Munster ($19)

$0 Braden Uele ($67)
$0 Joe Stimson ($34)
$0 Matthew Scott ($67)
$0 Ryley Jacks ($26)
$1 Ray Thompson ($41)

Best and worst backed with TAB for Clive Churchill Medal
$39,514 Cameron Smith ($2.75)
$6,180 Cooper Cronk ($5)
$3,007 Michael Morgan ($9)
$2,217 Billy Slater ($8)
$1,613 Jason Taumalolo ($11)

$0 Braden Uele ($151)
$0 Ray Thompson ($151)
$0 Corey Jensen ($151)
$0 Ben Hampton ($151)
$0 Slade Griffin ($151)

*All figures correct as of Thursday 11am

27/9 - COWBOYS OUT TO EMULATE FAIRYTALE WESTS OF 2005

NORTH Queensland will equal the record for the biggest outsider to win the premiership if they defeat Melbourne on Sunday.

The Cowboys, who were $151 with TAB on September 3, will join in the record books the 2005 Wests Tigers side that was $151 after round 13 when they sat in 11th spot.

“A Cowboys victory on Sunday will be one of the greatest underdog stories the game has ever seen,” TAB’s Gerard Middleton said.

61% of the money so far has been for Melbourne to end North Queensland’s fairytale run, though there has been recent support for the Cowboys and they have firmed from $4 to $3.75.

North Queensland’s premiership odds
September 3: $151
September 10: $101
September 16: $41
September 22: $12
Now: $3.75

Biggest bets on Melbourne premiership
$89,100 at $2.20 (August 13)
$20,000 at $1.26 (September 24)
$10,000 at $2.40 (July 21)
$7,000 at $1.85 (September 9)
$6,338 at $1.30 (September 23)
$5,500 at $1.35 (September 23)
$5,000 at $3.25 (June 25)
$5,000 at $2.40 (July 21)
$5,000 at $2 (August 27)
$5,000 at $2 (August 30)
$5,000 at $1.85 (September 6)
$5,000 at $1.26 (September 25)

Biggest bets on North Queensland premiership
$5,000 at $8 (March 4)
$3,700 at $3.75 (September 26)
$2,010 at $4 (September 26)
$1,550 at $81 (August 24)
$1,542 at $4 (September 26)
$1,200 at $15 (July 29)
$1,200 at $4 (September 24)

25/9 - MELBOURNE FAVOURED TO OVERCOME LAST YEAR’S HEARTBREAK

MELBOURNE fell agonisingly close in last year’s decider against Cronulla, but they are $1.26 favourites with TAB to avenge that defeat in the 2017 NRL Grand Final.

The Storm entered the finals as $1.85 premiership favourites, the shortest price a team has been before a finals series commenced since Melbourne were $1.70 in 2008.

“At their current price of $1.26, Melbourne are the hottest Grand Final favourite since the NSW TAB offered sports betting in 1998,” TAB’s Trent Langskaill said.

“One punter stands to collect just over $196,000 after plonking $89,100 at $2.20 on the Storm to win the 2017 premiership on August 13.”

While most pundits had Melbourne penned in as a grand finalist, the same could not be said for North Queensland, who were $151 for the premiership on a couple of occasions late in the home-and-away season.

The Cowboys – $101 two Sundays ago before defeating Cronulla in an Elimination Final – are now $4; the biggest price an outsider has been in an NRL Grand Final (Sydney Roosters in 2000 and Canterbury in 2014 were $3).

North Queensland’s miraculous run has one punter squirming after a $1,550 premiership bet at $81 placed on August 24, which could potentially be a $125,550 collect, was ‘Cashed Out’ for $553.60.

Melbourne’s Cameron Smith is the $3 favourite for the Clive Churchill Medal ahead of Cooper Cronk ($5), Cameron Munster ($8) and Billy Slater ($8), while Suliasi Vunivalu is the $6 favourite to score the first try.

2017 NRL Premiership

Open

Before Round 1

Best Price

Storm defeat Brisbane

Nth Qld defeat Roosters

NOW

MELBOURNE

$8

$7.50

$8

$1.35

$1.30

$1.26

NORTH QLD

$7.50

$8

$151

$12

$3.60

$4

TAB’s MARKET FOR THE 2017 NRL GRAND FINAL

Melbourne $1.26 (opened $1.30) North Queensland $4 (opened $3.60) Sunday 7:15pm ANZ Stadium
One bet of $20,000 at $1.26 today

TAB’s MARKET FOR THE 2017 CLIVE CHURCHILL MEDALLIST

$3 Cameron SMITH
$5 Cooper CRONK
$8 Cameron MUNSTER
Billy SLATER
$9 Michael MORGAN
$11 Jason TAUMALOLO
$21 Jesse BROMWICH
$26 Tohu HARRIS
Felise KAUFUSI
Matthew SCOTT
$31 Jake GRANVILLE
$34+ Other Players

TAB’s MARKET FOR THE FIRST TRYSCORER IN THE 2017 NRL GRAND FINAL

$6 Suliasi VUNIVALU
$7 Josh ADDO-CARR
$9 Billy SLATER
$10 Young TONUMAIPEA
$11 Will CHAMBERS
Kyle FELDT
$13 Curtis SCOTT
Antonio WINTERSTEIN
$15 Jahrome HUGHES
$17 Javid BOWEN
Cooper CRONK
Cameron MUNSTER
Justin O’NEILL
$21+ Other Players

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