Round 10 – After Round Review
Dragons vs Raiders lived up to every bodies expectations as a terrible game. A power outage had caused the game to be played in a dim setting as the only source of light was a high powered torch. Some may argue that the Raiders were robbed of their victory due to the mediocrity in refereeing which also resulted in an early try from Joseph Leilua being denied. The amount of errors and penalties given away in this match made it just about unbearable to watch. Jack Wightons performance was disgraceful to say the least, making error after error and also one that costed his team the game, passing the ball after the siren had sounded at the end of the first half of Golden Point which was intercepted by Dragons winger, Euan Aitken to be put down for a try. Despite the efforts or lack thereof, we had 2/3 bets saluting. Each way under 12.5 was a favourite of mine as I knew that there were gonna be a small amount of tries scored so even if the game turned out to be a one sided match up either way the 12.5 points would’ve been and was enough to suffice. The safe bet saluted as always with no team to score 30 points. The exotic bet was a bit of a let down considering Dragons haven’t scored in the second half for the majority of the season and I expected them to do what they always do and rely on their defence to protect their lead in the second half.
Parramatta vs Sth Sydney was disappointing from the perspective of a punter as Rabbitohs downed the Eels in the last 10 minutes of the game. Without Foran and Peats, Parramatta played decent but looked incomplete although it was the Rabbitohs who looked in great form defensively. Semi Radradra managed to score a hat trick, which has been less common these days playing along side Jennings. There are few teams who can step up to the plate at Pirtek Stadium and it was a combination of missing key players and Rabbitohs finding form that allowed the game to turn in the way that it did. Our bets went 1/3 this match, with only our Safe Bet saluting. Parramatta had the game in the bag up until 8 minutes before the final siren allowing 2 Rabbitohs tries to pass.
Storm vs Cowboys was an outstanding game as expected. Koroibete was a late inclusion which was much needed as Storms injuries in the centers still burden them. Young gun Suliasi Vunivalu felt the pressure from an experienced Cowboys side as he seemed hesitant to catch the bombs put up by Thurston after dropping the first one which resulted in a Cowboys try. Another result of bad refereeing may have worked in our favour as Cameron Smith who was clearly offside made a tackle on Thurston who was attempting to even up the scores to bring the match into Golden Point. This game was especially good as we didn’t apply a safe bet and went straight for the throat, so to speak.
Dragons vs Raiders The game was expected to be low scoring, considering these are 2 of the best defensive teams in the league. So the 12.5 point on either side was enough leeway in case Storm didn’t perform as well as we expected. Our exotic bet saluted as Tohu Harris is an absolute workhorse and Hampton barely ever sees the try line and our $4.20 shot Storm 1-12 came through giving us 3/3 to compensate for the hiccup in the Parramatta game. Brisbane vs Manly was another game that went exactly how we expected, with Brisbane casually putting them to the sword at Suncorp Stadium. After the Punishment Manly copped from the Cowboys at Brookvale in round 9, it was quite clear that there was no chance of bouncing back and going pound for pound with Broncos on their home turf (Although it was considered a Manly home game.) There was no real strategy behind this bet besides the fact that they are 2 different classes of teams playing in the one place that most teams dread to play this season. We went 3/3 here too bringing our tips to 9/12 for the weekend.
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Here is a recap of most of our member tips for the weekend.