Who will win the NRL Premiership in 2017? The Melbourne Storm lead the way in early betting odds, but are the 2016 Grand Final runners-up set to go one better this time around?
LATEST NRL PREMIERSHIP ODDS
Melbourne Storm remain favourites to seal a first premiership since 2012 following the opening round of the 2017 season.
The Storm have won the title three times in the last 10 years and been beaten Grand Finalists twice - including last year, but had their 2007 and 2009 flags taken away due to salary cap breaches.
Melbourne are the $7.00 favourites with bookmaker CrownBet
to add another premiership to their honours list with Craig Bellamy's side topping the market with after an opening round victory.
Cronulla Sharks, the team who beat the Storm in last year's Grand Final, are a much bigger price to go back-to-back and are out to $17 chances after suffering an opening weekend loss.
Sydney Roosters and Brisbane Broncos, who defeated the Sharks, were the biggest movers after Round 1 with both sides firming into $8.00 and $9.00 respectively to win the flag.
The 2015 premiers North Queensland Cowboys ($7.50) and the Canberra Raiders ($8.00) sit ahead of the Roosters and Broncos in what is a hugely competitive market.
Penrith Panthers are out to $9.00 after a surprise Round 1 defeat, while the Parramatta Eels have moved into $11 after making a winning start to their season.
St George Illawarra Dragons ($51) and Newcastle Knights ($151) are the complete roughies for the premiership.
2017 NRL Premiership odds
Melbourne Storm $7.00
North Qld Cowboys $7.50
Canberra Raiders $8.00
Sydney Roosters $8.00
Brisbane Broncos $9.00
Penrith Panthers $9.00
Parramatta Eels $11.00
New Zealand Warriors $14.00
Cronulla Sharks $17.00
Wests Tigers $21.00
Canterbury Bulldogs $26.00
Gold Coast Titans $29.00
Manly Sea Eagles $31.00
South Sydney Rabbitohs $34.00
St George Illawarra Dragons $51.00
Newcastle Knights $151.00
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