Australia Rugby League By Tim Ashworth

Massive $37,000 Bet On Bronocos As Roberts Signs On

A William Hill punter stands to win over $185,000 after placing a bet of more than $35,000 on the Brisbane Broncos winning the 2016 NRL Premiership. 

The wager was placed a few short hours after Dally M Centre of the Year, James Roberts, completed his switch to join the six time premiers in the sunshine state.

“We normally see bets of this size closer to the season starting, but he’s clearly confident the addition of James Roberts was the missing piece Wayne Bennett needs to go one better in 2016,” William Hill’s Tim Ashworth said.

“We also took three times the amount of bets on the Broncos yesterday than any other team.”


NRL Premiers 2016 Odds
Brisbane Brocnos $4.50 (was $5)

Sydney Roosters $6.50

North Qld $8.00

New Zealand $9.00

Manly $10 (opened at $15)

South Sydney $12

Canterbury $13

Melbourne $13

Cronulla $15

Penrith $17

Canberra $23

Parramatta $23

St George $34

Newcastle $51

Wests Tigers $101

Gold Coast $151