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Old 24-10-2010, 11:33 AM
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Default 52.5 start for PNG?

A bit rich.

I think it's easy money in taking PNG with that start. When was the last time Australia beat PNG by 52 points let alone on a rain soaked afternoon featuring a relatively new looking side loaded with players who haven't played in a while?

Expect a scratchy win by the Aussies. It will be ugly at times, flashes of indiviual brilliance, though I don't expect the well oiled Australian machine that apparently the bookies are expecting.

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Old 24-10-2010, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: 52.5 start for PNG?

Very generous imo. I think around a 35.5 start would be more accurate. Probably even less in these conditions.
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Old 24-10-2010, 11:54 AM
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Default Re: 52.5 start for PNG?

I just put $100 on PN with a 48.5 start at $2.00.

I just can't see Australia running that down in these conditions.
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Old 24-10-2010, 11:55 AM
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Default Re: 52.5 start for PNG?

Maybe this should be moved to Punters Forum? Appologies.
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Old 24-10-2010, 11:56 AM
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Default Re: 52.5 start for PNG?

I agree. We had about that margin in '08 with the greatest ever backline. Now we've a few half arsed backs and no Thurston. We looked near incapable of scoring without him in melbourne. Especially with the rain, it's surely too long. Butttttt, who knows what these new Kumuls blokes are capable of?
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Old 24-10-2010, 11:57 AM
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Default Re: 52.5 start for PNG?

I got these results from Wikipedia (not always reliable I know). I copied results from 2005 and upward as follows:

  • 2009: Papua New Guinea def. Cook islands 42-14 Port Moresby - 2009 Pacfic cup final
  • 2009: Papua New Guinea def. Tonga 44-14 Port Moresby - 2009 Pacific Cup
  • 2009: Australia PMXIII def. Papua new Guinea PMXIII 42-18
  • 2009: Papua new Guinea def. Fiji 14-02 Port moresby
  • 2009:Papua New Guinea def. Fiji 64-10 Port Moresby
  • 2008 New Zealand def. Papua New Guinea 48-6 Skilled Park (Robina) 2008 World Cup
  • 2008 England def. Papua New Guinea 32-22 Dairy Dairmers Stadium (Townsville) 2008 World Cup
  • France Def Papua New Guinea 22-16 Begles, France
  • 2007: Papua New Guinea def France A 20-6 Villenuve, France
  • 2007: France def Papua New Guinea 38 - 26 (France)
  • 2007: Papua New Guinea def France A 38-12 Avignon, France
  • 2007: Wales def Papua New Guinea 50-10 Bridgend , Wales
  • 2007: Papua New Guinea Drew Australia PM XIII 24-24
  • 2006: Australia PM XIII def. Papua New Guinea 28-8 Lloyd Robson (Port Moresby)
  • 2005: Australia def. Papua New Guinea 70-22 Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville
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Old 24-10-2010, 12:07 PM
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Default Re: 52.5 start for PNG?

Just placed a bet on it with the NZ TAB and 5 mins later wanted to use it in a multibet option and now betting has been suspended for that option. All the money must be flying in on it
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Old 24-10-2010, 12:26 PM
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Default Re: 52.5 start for PNG?

Interesting developement.

I don't know of any closed markets in Australia.
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Old 24-10-2010, 12:40 PM
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Default Re: 52.5 start for PNG?

nah Austalia will win it agianst Png, will be scratchy but they will be in red hot form when against the kiwis
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Old 24-10-2010, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: 52.5 start for PNG?

I think we all agree they will win, though covering the line betting on offer is the question.
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Old 24-10-2010, 12:57 PM
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Default Re: 52.5 start for PNG?

Lol
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Old 24-10-2010, 01:17 PM
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Default Re: 52.5 start for PNG?

Last time Australia played PNG they won 46-6 in the World Cup, although they didn't pick the best side available as it was a chance to give the backups a run. I predict a similar scoreline this time. PNG have only 1 NRL player, I'm pretty sure they had more last time.
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Old 24-10-2010, 02:06 PM
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Default Re: 52.5 start for PNG?

In 2008 we beat them 46-6 with this side

1. Hunt
2. Boyd
3. Monaghan
4. Tate
5. Williams
6. Campese
7. Thuston
8. Kite
9. Smith
10. Perry
11. Watmough
12. Tupou
13. Fitzgibbon

14. Prince
15. Price
16. Gallen
17. Folau

Not exactly the best Australian side ever, in fact the depleted side we're wheeling out this year is probably better, however with the weather and other factors to contend with, I think it will be a lot closer than 52.5, I'd say 30.5 would be enough.
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Old 24-10-2010, 02:12 PM
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Default Re: 52.5 start for PNG?

Time will tell, thanks for the team list their Marshall_Magic.
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Old 24-10-2010, 02:27 PM
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Lol Folua 17th man
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