2014 NRL Grand Final Betting Preview

October 2nd, 2014

Rugby League’s ‘Big Dance’ is once again upon us, and will see cult heroes the South Sydney Rabbitohs set contest their first NRL Grand Final in over 40 years when meeting the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on Sunday, October 5th.

With both teams exhibiting big, physical forwards packs and slick backlines, League fans are sure to be in for a treat of exceptional ball play and countless try-scoring opportunities when these old rivals line up for the 2014 NRL Grand Final.

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  • Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney,
  • Date: Sunday October 5th, 2014.
  • Kick-Off: 6:20pm (local time)
  • Who Won Last Time: Round 25 2014 – Rabbitohs 21 vs 14 Bulldogs
  • Referees: Shayne Hayes, Gerard Sutton

Finishing the regular season in third position, South Sydney were widely expected to make a deep run through the 2014 NRL finals series and immediately stamped their claims as serious Premiership threats when delivering the second-placed Sea Eagles a 40-24 thrashing; at one stage leading 40-0 before taking the foot off the accelerator. Securing their first Grand Final berth since 1971 when dealing bitter rivals the Sydney Roosters a 32-22 defeat in last weekend’s preliminary final, Souths enter the 2014 NRL decider clear $1.36 favourites.

Sneaking into the NRL top eight and securing a subsequent finals berth in finishing seventh in the regular season, the Bulldogs have timed their run of form perfectly this season; following up losses to their Grand Final opponents in Round 25 and Titans in Round 26 with three exceptional victories to end the seasons of the Storm, Sea Eagles and Panthers in successive weeks. Known particularly for a fast, flashy backline, the Dogs are currently given little hope of withstanding the Rabbitohs’ big squad and can be taken at generous odds of $3.25 for success.

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering a range of unique betting markets for the 2014 NRL Grand Final! Back your favourite player to score at any time during Sunday’s blockbuster and if they do and their respective team wins, take advantage of particularly lucrative odds with Ladbrokes’ Footy Freaks promotion! Three players from each team can be taken in this exceptional market, outlined below!

Greg Inglis scores and Rabbitohs win: $2.50

Alex Johnston scores and Rabbitohs win: $2.30

Sam Burgess scores and Rabbitohs win: $3.40

Tim Lafai scores and Bulldogs win: $9

Corey Thompson scores and Bulldogs win: $8

James Graham scores and Bulldogs win: $23

Awarded to the best player on ground in the NRL Grand Final, the Clive Churchill Medal is one of the highest personal accolades a player can be awarded in Australian Rugby League. While generally awarded to a player on the winning team, a standout performance in a losing bid may also be recognised; seen most recently in 2013 when Manly’s Daly Cherry-Evans was awarded the Clive Churchill Medal in his side’s 26-18 loss to the Roosters. Currently, South Sydney’s Greg Inglis (fullback) and Sam Burgess (lock) share $4 favouritism to take out the 2014 Clive Churchill Medal, while Dogs’ linchpin James Graham is the shortest-priced player for his team at $10.

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