State of Origin Game 2 First Tryscorer Tips

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State of Origin First Tryscorer Tips

The first tryscorer market is one of the most popular betting options in State of Origin and we’ve picked out best and value bets for Game 2 of the 2022 series on Sunday night.

State of Origin Game 2 First Tryscorer Tips & Predictions

State of Origin free first tryscorer tips and predictions – read on below for our best and value bets for Game 2 this Sunday night.


Get $2.75 for Selwyn Cobbo or Dane Gagai to score a try anytime during State of Origin Game II. Max Bet $50. T&Cs apply.


Get $3 for any NSW Player in jersey numbers 1-5 to score the first try in State of Origin Game II. Max Bet $50. T&Cs apply.

Best Bets 🏆: Matt Burton at $15 & Valentine Holmes at $17 with Bet365

Burton will be making his Origin debut for NSW and he is a solid chance to cross for the first try as the Blues look to level the series.

Burton has been on fire for the Bulldogs at five-eighth, but he is certainly no stranger to lining up in the centres, playing in that position for the Panthers when they won the Grand Final last season. Burton ended up scoring 20 tries from 32 games for Penrith and his combination with former teammates Nathan Cleary and Jarome Luai will be a key focus for the NSW attack.

Deceptively strong close to the line with his damaging running game, Burton is good value at $15 to cross first on Sunday night. After all, Jack Wighton – who is missing for this clash – was the first tryscorer at centre in Game 1.

As far as Queensland goes, we like Valentine Holmes, who has excelled for the Cowboys this season and possesses an excellent first tryscorer strike rate in Origin, crossing for the first four-pointer in five of his last 11 appearances. Holmes has also scored at least one try in seven of his last 11 Origin outings (including Game 1), so he knows where the line is.

Value Bets 💰: Jarome Luai at $26 and Josh Papalii at $51 with Bet365

Picking the first tryscorer in any game can be a roll of the dice, but that also means there’s massive value on offer if you do get it right. A quick look at try scoring stats at both Origin and club level can give you an advantage over other punters and that’s where we come in here.

Luai is excellent value at $26. The NSW five-eighth has scored six tries in 14 games for the Panthers in the NRL this season and is always dangerous close to the line with his explosive running game.

Papalii is the big smokey at $51 and is certainly worth taking a chance on. The Maroons enforcer has scored three tries in his Origin career and is always a big target close to the line, where he can bulldoze his way over. Papalii has also scored 58 tries in 253 games for the Raiders throughout his career, which is an outstanding strike rate for a prop. If Queensland get early ball close to the line, he will be the first player looking to crash over before the ball shifts wide.

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