PUNTING SPECTATOR: The wild world of sports

As well as his NRL and AFL tips, Dr Turf has the mail for one of the world's weirdest sporting events, the World Wife Carrying championship. First prize? Your wife's weight in beer.

We told you the bookies made a blue with the price of New Zealand Warriors last week. It’s not often that you get a $5.50 shot go straight to the wire in the NRL game, but it did, and it certainly helped the bank balance.

The problem we punters face this weekend is that there are only five NRL games and just the two AFL contests, and to be truthful there are plenty of reasons not to bet on any of them, in particular those of the NRL variety. Here are the prices for this week’s NRL games, from Betstar. As always, prices are subject to change.



{{ twilioFailed ? 'SMS Code Failed to Send…' : 'An SMS verification code has been sent ...' }}

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you have already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to complete your SMS verification

We cannot send you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

If you didn't receive SMS code please

SMS code cannot be sent due to: {{ twilioStatus }}

Please select one of the options below:

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Verify your mobile number to proceed...

Please check your mobile number below and press the Send Verification Code button. This will be used to complete your verification in the next step.

Please sign up for full access


Updating information

Please wait ...


{{ productPrice }} / day
( GST included )
Price $0
GST $0
Discount -{{productDiscount}}
TOTAL {{productPrice}}
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Please click on the ACTIVATE button to finalise your membership


The email address you entered is registered with InvestSMART.

Please login or select "Don't know password"

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Register as a new member

(using a different email)

Related Articles