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Penrith Panthers: 32 premiership points, final ladder position, fifth. New Zealand Warriors: 32 premiership points, final ladder position eighth. Both teams won 15 games and lost 9. The Panthers finished three rungs higher by dint of a 31-point advantage in point differential. Small wonder, then, that the point spread on offer by Ladbrokes is a

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The hyperbole machine ahead of the 2018 – 2019 NFL season is in high gear, such that one reporter for a major US network is predicting that Aussie punter Michael Dixon could get the nod at season’s end as the offensive rookie of the year. Rubbish. Punting specialists are barely tolerated by their teammates. While

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August is one of the better months in terms of punting. Important games are going on as domestic football action heats up and the metro racecourses gear up for what looks to be one of the best spring carnivals in years, with NSW adding to the prize money and every imaginable market across many codes

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We are not sure if it is a measure of greatness or an indication of poor comradery, but James Maloney could potentially make a record fourth NRL Grand Final appearance, each with a different club. On the positive side of the ledger, Maloney is fit and ready to play his five-eighth slot for the Penrith

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The top four teams in the Telstra 2018 NRL Premiership competition all finished on 34 points. The Sydney Roosters came out on top, replacing the Melbourne Storm and claiming the minor premiership. Each club won 16 and lost eight. In the end, the point differential between Sydney and Melbourne was eight points. The Roosters scored

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Many Aussie Rules footballers have found the path to fortune, if not fame, by becoming punters in the NFL. The most recent is Michael Dickson, who is setting the NFL on fire with his teammates, coaches and game analysts heaping praise on him for his “unique skill set.” Dickson showed enough promise that the Seattle

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It seems as though everyone wants to have a crack at the Crows, who have yet to officially declare the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership completion a lost season, but perhaps there are some who have yet to weigh in. Plunging from the Grand Final in 2017 to 12th on this year’s ladder tends to bring

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Football fans are anxiously awaiting the debut of Usain Bolt for the Central Coast Mariners. Bolt seems to be interested in gaining a job in the A-League, but it is obvious to both he and interested observers that he is not quite of the fitness level football requires. Running fast and the title of World’s

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Trent Barrett will finish the Telstra 2018 NRL Premiership competition as the coach of the Manly Sea Eagles. It was widely thought that he would be given a box and told to clean out his office before being escorted off the premises prior to the end of the season. Many Chairman Scott Penn recently announced

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A new track but a familiar outcome would seemingly sum up the inaugural Supercars race at The Bend. Shane van Gisbergen was the winner, leading for almost the entirety of the 22nd race of the OTR SuperSprint. Van Gisbergen took just five laps to get past the pole sitter, Jamie Whincup and from that point,

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