NRL Grand Final First Try Scorer Tips - Back Roosters winger Blake Ferguson home for first try

Andrew Hendrie 26 Sep 2018
  • Tips for the first try scorer in Sunday's NRL Grand Final
  • Back Blake Ferguson in for the first four-pointer
Blake Ferguson of the Roosters

Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm duel for the 2018 NRL premiership in the Grand Final on Sunday night at ANZ Stadium and we’ve selected our tip for the first try scorer.

If we’re right in thinking this Grand Final will be a low-scoring affair, there won’t be many try scorers throughout the 80 minutes, but I’m backing a player who crossed the stripe for the Roosters in their preliminary final win over the Rabbitohs last week.

Blake Ferguson is a superb finisher and Melbourne are such a good defensive team around the middle of the field, that I feel the Roosters are going to need to go wide in search of points.

Slick backline movements might be more difficult to execute depending on Cooper Cronk’s presence, but Luke Keary will be trying to involve his wide men as much as possible, especially Latrell Mitchell, Daniel Tupou and Ferguson.


Ferguson ($10 with Sportsbet) scored a four-pointer for the Roosters last week after finishing off a backline play and I like his chances to do it again on Sunday night.

Mitchell is the favourite for the Roosters at $9.50, while Tupou - who scored the first try last week - is also at $10 with Sportsbet.

If you fancy Melbourne to bag the first try, flying winger Josh Addo-Carr is the $8.00 favourite, in front of Suliasi Vunivalu ($9.50) and Billy Slater ($13), who was cleared to play the final NRL game of his career after successfully fighting his shoulder charge at the judiciary.

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NRL Grand Final First Try Scorer Tips - Back Roosters winger Blake Ferguson home for first try

Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm duel for the 2018 NRL premiership in the Grand Final on Sunday night at ANZ Stadium and we’ve selected our tip for the first try scorer.

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