Jarryd Hayne can cross, so can Greg Inglis. Image courtesy of: AAP. nrl.com
The ball seems to always go to the backs for the first try. Nice sweeping backline movement 10 metres out, with Brent Tate getting a four-pointer; or a bomb on the 5th to a flying Daniel Tupou. It can be so clinical at times. Other times, it’s just a freak occurrence. Whatever it is, it happens more often than not.
If you look at the stats, then you know it’s true. Daniel Tupou has scored first, so has Brent Tate. Johnathan Thurston has been the first try scorer twice, along with Jarryd Hayne. If they can set up a couple of block runners and get the ball wide, then there is a good chance they're going to record a four-pointer. But then there are the roughies. Matt Gillett has been over twice, in Rounds 1 and 4, and both Beau Scott and Matt Scott have crossed the white line for the first. Close to the line, the big men are always a chance. The majority of forwards these days weigh over 100 kgs. Trying to stop them is a tall order sometimes.
But even if they don’t score the first, they seem to score second anyway. Tate has done it; Hayne, Billy Slater, Brett Morris and Michael Jennings all crossed second too. The list could apply for the majority of the Origin stars. Every one of them is there because they are superstars in their own right. All of them know how to score a try and given a chance, they will cross that white line.
With that in mind, TattsBet is offering MONEY BACK if your first try scorer pick doesn’t grab the first one, but nabs the second.