He’s tasted NRL premiership success and coached NSW to a State of Origin series victory, but Canberra coach Ricky Stuart is a big chance of collecting his third consecutive wooden spoon!
The Raiders 54-18 thrashing at the hands of the Warriors has seen online bookmaker sportsbet.com.aubring their price in from $2.47 to $1.95 in the “Most Losses” market.
The Sharks remain favourites for the dreaded spoon at $1.85, but only trail Canberra on for and against.
Two competition points clear of the bottom two, Newcastle aren’t out of contention either at $15, and face tough matches against Melbourne and the Warriors in the next two weeks.
“We’re set for a cracking finish in the wooden spoon race. It could come down to Round 24 when the Sharks host the Raiders. The winner of that one might just be safe,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
(Prices in brackets from 29/7/14)
NRL – Least Wins 2014
$1.85 Sharks (out from $1.68)
$1.95 Raiders (in from $2.47)
$15 Knights (out from $8.80)
$34 Titans (steady)