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.

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