Luxbet Bonus on First Try in NRL Finals Week 1
September 10, 2014
The Cowboys and Brisbane will play sudden death football in week one of the NRL finals and Luxbet have an offer that will have punters hanging out for the game’s first try.
The bookmaker which offers new customers up to $500 in bonus bets when signing up will pay out an extra 25% on net winnings on correct first tryscorer bets in Saturday night’s final between North Queensland and Brisbane. Simply pick a first tryscorer and if that player scores the game’s opening try you’ll receive an extra quarter of your winnings with a maximum bonus of up to $500.
1300Smiles stadium will be at capacity for the Queensland derby as little brother battles big brother in a winner takes all showdown. The Cowboys red hot finish to the season saw them win 7 of their last 8 games and almost sneak a top 4 spot. In fact all North Queensland fans became Warriors supporters for the last game of the regular season, knowing their Townsville team would go above Penrith on the ladder if the Kiwis could pull off an upset. However in Southern Queensland it was quite the opposite, with the Broncos needing Penrith to win for them to make the 8. As it turned out Penrith’s victory saw the Cowboys finish fifth, Brisbane scrape into the 8 and an all Queensland elimination final in week one of the play-offs.
In what could become a classic trivia question, a forward from either side opened the scoring in the 2 teams’ previous encounters this season. Matt Gillett crossed the stripe first in round 2 as Brisbane edged past their Northern neighbours by 4, while Cowboys Co-captain Matt Scott scored the first try in Townsville when North Queensland got revenge with a 27-14 victory. Both men are at big odds to do the same again in the elimination final, Gillet’s just under $30 while Scott’s a tad over $35 on Luxbet’s first tryscorer market.
Cowboys wingers Kyle Feldt and Antonio Winterstein share favorutism. The latter is North Queensland’s leading tryscorer with 15 this year. Brisbane winger Dale Copley has 16 tries this season but he’s at double figures to get the game’s first meat pie. Corey Oates has replaced injured Broncos centre Jack Reed and the youngster’s hovering around $14 to mark his return with a bang, while Brisbane livewire Ben Barba’s over $20 to grab the first try.
Even if their team is eliminated in week of the finals punters will still have some reason to celebrate if they back the first tryscorer with Luxbet.