NRL Knockout Final - Cowboys Roosters Refund
September 16, 2014
Week 2 of the NRL finals series sees no more second chances. It’s season over for loser of the Roosters Cowboys Friday night. But Sportsbet’s money back offer could give punters another lifeline even if their selection doesn’t win.
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 market and will equal your losing stake, up to $100.
The Cowboys are the only non New South Wales team left in the competition after ending Brisbane’s season in week 1 of the finals. The hosts were clinical in the first half racking up a 24 nil lead before taking their foot off the gas. North Queensland eventually ran out 12 point winners to move on to week 2.
It was their 11th win in 12 games as momentum in Townsville continues to build. It’s a run that’s seen their premiership odds reduce dramatically since July. North Queensland were $15 with Sportsbet to win the 2014 premiership before a game was played but drifted to more than double that by round 19. But only won one loss since then has punters believing the Cowboys can continue a golden run. While wins over the Bulldogs and Souths on the road has dispelled ideas the Northerners can’t win in Sydney.
The Roosters had their feathers plucked by Penrtih in a big upset in the qualifying final, that loss coinciding with the Rabbitohs big win saw the Chooks dispatched from premiership favoritism. They’ve drifted out to almost their pre season starting price of $5. Sydney City won 5 successive games to win the Minor Premiership but now face a straight sets elimination after a less than impressive performance in that 1 point loss.
The Roosters were roasted by the Cowboys in round 10. North Queensland nailed 7 tries in a 32 point win. The reigning premiers will be out for revenge having not had another crack at their opposition since. Tariq Sims scored for the North Queensland that night but he’ll miss the rest of the season through suspension while the Roosters may welcome back hard working hooker Jake Friend, despite the dummy half suffering a serious chest injury less than a month ago.
Sportsbet refunded Roosters bets last weekend after the Chooks blew a half time lead and there’s every chance it could happen again. So remember pick a side on Sportsbet’s head to head market and if they lead at half time you won’t lose.
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