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NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer Tips, Best Bets & Preview - Who will score the opening try?

  • The First Tryscorer is a popular bet type on the NRL Grand Final
  • Who will kick the opening goal between Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs?
  • Two selections for the first try
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Alex Johnston is the NRL's leading tryscorer in 2021 (Getty Images)
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Gary Emmerson 01 Oct 2021
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The 2021 NRL Grand Final first tryscorer is a very popular bet placed on the premiership decider and we have selections for Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Panthers winger Brian To'o narrowly heads a competitive market at $8.00 ahead of team-mate Stephen Crichton and Rabbitohs leading scorer Alex Johnston both at $9.00

Who will get the opening try at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday?

2021 NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer Betting Odds


Player
Price
Brian To'o$8.00
Stephen Crichton$9.00
Alex Johnston$9.00
Jaxson Paulo$10
Matt Burton$13
Dane Gagai$17
Campbell Graham$19
Cody Walker$19
Nathan Cleary$19
Viliame Kikau$19
Dylan Edwards$19
Paul Momirovski$19
Others$23+

Odds provided by Unibet and are correct on 1/10/21.

2021 NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer Tips


NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer 2021 Best Bet - Alex Johnston

Alex Johnston has scored more tries than anyone else this year, topping the NRL's stats with 27 in 19 games at an average of 1.42 a game.

The South Sydney winger scored two in the Preliminary Final win over Manly Sea Eagles last week to help his side into the Grand Final.

Johnston is one try away from breaking the Rabbitohs’ season tryscoring record, and he could just get it first up in the Grand Final.


NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer 2021 Next Best Bet - Stephen Crichton

The Panthers have been try-shy during the finals, scoring just four of them in three matches.

Stephen Crichton has got two of the four, including the opening try in the 16-10 defeat to South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Qualifying Final a month ago.

Crichton also got the opening try last week against Melbourne Storm in the Preliminary Final and has to enter calculations.


NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer 2021 Value Bet - Cody Walker

Rabbitohs star Cody Walker has three tries to his name in two finals on the run to the Grand Final. 

Walker was one of the matchwinners with a try in the victory over the Panthers in the Qualifying Final, and then bagged a couple last week against Manly Sea Eagles. 

Don't count against him not having a big impact again.


NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer FAQs

What is the NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer?

The NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer is a popular bet type placed on the premiership decider.

Who is favourite to score the first try of the NRL Grand Final?

Brian To'o, Stephen Crichton and Alex Johnston are favourites to score the opening try.

Who is the NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer best bet?

We are siding with the NRL's leading tryscorer in 2021, Alex Johnston.

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Verdict

Alex Johnston is the best bet for the opening try of the Grand Final. Stephen Crichton is the value selection along with Cody Walker.

Best Bet: Alex Johnston First Tryscorer $9.00 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Brian To'o First Tryscorer $9.50 at Winnersbet - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Cody Walker First Tryscorer $19.00 at Neds - 1 Unit

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