Dugan vs Inglis the centre of attention in 2014 State Of Origin Game 2

Posted by on 6/6/2014
Filled in: NRL

NSW Origin coach Laurie Daley is set to spring a selection shock for game two, with Dragons star Josh Dugan fancied to win a spot in the unfamiliar role of centre.

It shapes as the ultimate baptism of fire for Dugan, who played his first ever NRL game in the midfield last weekend.

A bloke by the name of Greg Inglis will be marking the 22 year old in the cauldron that is State of Origin, and online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is predicting a tough time for the New South Welshman, with Inglis priced at $3.25 to score more tries in the match than his less experienced opponent ($4.75), with a tie priced at $1.70.

Inglis is also favoured to make more metres ($1.70) than Dugan ($1.88), but sportsbet.com.au couldn’t split the pair as far as the defensive side of things is concerned, with both priced at $1.88 to make the most tackles.

“Playing Dugan in the centres is a huge risk, but he has stepped up in Origin in his 3 games to date, albeit as a fullback. There’s nowhere to hide defensively against Greg Inglis and Dugan will certainly have his work cut out if selected,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Josh Dugan v Greg Inglis

Most Tries

$4.75   Josh Dugan

$1.70   Tie

$3.25   Greg Inglis

 

Most Metres Gained

$2.10   Josh Dugan

$1.70   Greg Inglis

 

Most Tackles

$1.88   Josh Dugan

$1.88   Greg Inglis

 

State of Origin Game 2 – Winner

$1.75   NSW    (Out from $1.72)

$2.10   QLD     (In from $2.15)

 

State of Origin – Series Winner

$1.35   NSW    (In from $1.38)

$3.25   QLD     (Out from $3.00)