NRL Friday Final Refund
September 09, 2014
The NRL’s top 8 wasn’t decided until the last game of the regular season but now we have the finals makeup who’ll go on to win the premiership? Manly host Souths in the opening game of the series and Sportbet’s money back offer should ensure both sides get plenty of support in the betting.
The firm which offers new customers a $250 Welcome Bonus when signing up via au.freebets.com will refund losing Head to Head bets if your selection is ahead at half-time but fails to win. The money back special applies to your first wager on the game only and refunds will be in the form of a bonus bet, equal to your losing stake, up to $100.
2 months ago Manly appeared to be racing away with the Minor premiership and were hot favourites to win this year’s competition. Well what a difference a few weeks make. The Sea Eagles lost 3 of their last 5 games dropping to third on the ladder, and while some sides are peaking at the perfect time Manly appear to be running out of gas.
The Sea Eagles have been hit hard by injuries and in recent weeks, with both Matt Ballin, and Jamie Buhrer out for the rest of the season. Star Fullback Brett Stewart didn’t play against the Cowboys last weekend and is only a 50-50 chance to recover from an ankle injury in time for week 1 of the finals. Manly were crushed by the Cowboys in their final game of the normal season, surrendering the Minor Premiership to the Roosters without much of a fight.
That Minor Premiership title would have been South Sydney’s had they beat the Roosters in round 26’s Thursday night clash. But a lack luster opening hour cost the Rabbits dearly. The Roosters hung on for 22-18 victory despite the Bunnies scoring 16 unanswered points in the final 16 minutes. John Sutton returned to the Rabbits line up after more than a month on the sideline, blowing out cobwebs ahead of Souths final assault.
The pair has split the points in 2 previous meeting this year with Manly winning a close encounter 14-12, in in round 2 before the Bunnies bounced back with a convincing win in early August. Souths 23-4 victory saw them leapfrog their opponents in premiership betting. The loser of the 2v3 battle will get a second bite at the cherry and so will punters who take up Sportsbet’s half-time money back offer; as long as their selection is ahead when the teams go in for oranges.