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First-up wins predictions by bookies

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    First-up wins predicted by bookies
    29/12/2011 2:02 PM
    Adam Lucius

    Premiership-winning coaches Wayne Bennett and Des Hasler will start the 2012 NRL season with wins at their new clubs while Michael Maguire will enjoy first-up success at South Sydney.

    But there's nothing but bad news for rookie Manly coach Geoff Toovey.

    That's according to the men working the odds at Australia's leading online sports betting agency sportsbet.com.au

    They have installed Bennett's Knights $1.55 favourites to knock over his old club St George Illawarra ($2.45) in the opening match of the season.

    The bagmen also see victories for Hasler and Canterbury ($1.60) in their match against Penrith ($2.35)and the Rabbitohs ($1.65) over local rivals the Roosters ($2.25).

    But if the bookies get it right, there will be no celebrations for Toovey when he takes charge for his first game against the Warriors at Eden Park.

    The oddmakers expect the Kiwis to win the grand final replay, installing them the Warriors( $1.65) favourites against the Sea Eagles ($2.25).

    "The club's huge off-field dramas combined with a trip to the UK for the World Club Challenge will see the Sea Eagles start as outsiders in that one," sportsbet.com.au spokesman Ben Hawes explained.

    "The Knights have one of the best spines in the NRL and with Wayne Bennett in control they will be one of the leading contenders in 2012. They will be primed for that first game against the Saints."

    "On paper the Rabbitohs have an outstanding side and with the arrival of Michael Maguire they'll finally click and we think Hasler's Bulldogs will account for Penrith."

    In the other round one games, Brisbane ($1.85) will start the post-Darren Lockyer era as slight favourites against Parramatta ($1.95), Melbourne ($1.72) are expected to beat Canberra ($2.12) and the Cowboys are a short $1.40 against the Titans ($2.95).

    While Todd Carney's arrival at Shark Park is predicted to boost Cronulla's fortunes in 2012, it's not enough to have them favourites in their clash with Wests Tigers.

    They will start $2.55 outsiders against the Benji Marshall-led Tigers, who start at $1.50.

    "The arrival of Todd Carney at the Sharks will give them a huge confidence boost but the Tigers look to have them covered across the park," Hawes declared.
  2. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I assume these are the same Ironstines who had us at $26 last year?
  3. Mybludog

    Mybludog Active Member

    +57 /0
    I'd say there pretty close.

    Gonna be a huge ask to win the WCC and then have to travel to NZ
  4. jjai

    jjai Active Member

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    the one & only..
  5. Narly

    Narly Active Member

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    So what's changed? We had the same thing last year. The pressure is on kiwis! Fine with me.
  6. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    Its round one,i expect to start winning in round 3 given our stupid schedule
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    • Clay

      Clay Well-Known Member

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      Correct me if I am wrong, but the date of the WCC and our match in round 1 are 16 days apart. That should be more then enough time to shake off any Jet lag, and there's no better trial game to shake off the dust then a WCC.
      Winning in NZ can be tough at any stage of the year and it can be easy to say the players are a bit rusty in round 1, But the WCC will be no excuse for losing.

      $2.55 if it stays that way after the WCC and we dont have any major injuries I like those odds.
    • comic097

      comic097 Member

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      Quite a few of the so called experts had us out of the 8 this year due to our young halves duo, I love it GO MANLY
    • Shoe1

      Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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      Did one of them just say the knights had one of the best spines? Gimme a break
    • castle eagle

      castle eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      must have a pretty low opinion of our spine:ballin,dce,foz & snake.
      i know which one i'd prefer

      PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

      +1,521 /114
      Ironstines??? you mean einsteins surely.
    • bones

      bones Bones Knows

      +9,037 /102

      No... Ironstine is the correct term.
    • Average bull

      Average bull Member

      +23 /0
      Yes thats wright . Einstein couldn't spell his own name..
    • Bradza

      Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +790 /9
      Ironstine - a drinking vessel used in Germany in the pre-Cambrian period.
    • Eagles2nv

      Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +2,102 /49
      Well we lost rd1 2011 to melb and rd1-rd2 2008 to cronulla and knights.

      Yet we took the crown in style both yrs.

      Moral - Its long season
    • MadMarcus

      MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +8,376 /74
      Good one genious!
    • bones

      bones Bones Knows

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      Ironstone is a genious. Einstein was a genius.
    • TokyoEagle

      TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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      Pontian was the author of the original Ironstine post if i remember correctly.
    • mickqld

      mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      The Telecrap are just itching for us to drop rd 1 so they can put the boot in and stir up hysteria with smart ass I told you so articles .
    • The Eagle

      The Eagle Well-Known Member

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      So we lose a rare loss to the warriors,i can't remember the last time we won round 1

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