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NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer Predictions & Tips - Who will score the opening try?

  • The NRL Grand Final takes place on Sunday, October 3
  • Who will kick the opening goal between Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs?
  • Three selections for the first try
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Alex Johnston is the NRL's leading tryscorer in 2021 (Getty Images)
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The 2021 NRL Grand Final first tryscorer is a very popular bet placed on the premiership decider and we have selections for Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Panthers winger Brian To'o narrowly heads a competitive market at 8.00 ahead of team-mate Stephen Crichton and Rabbitohs leading scorer Alex Johnston both at 9.00.

Who will get the opening try at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday?

2021 NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer Tips

Best Bet - Alex Johnston

Alex Johnston has scored more tries than anyone else this year, topping the NRL's stats with 27 in 19 games at an average of 1.42 a game.

The South Sydney winger scored two in the Preliminary Final win over Manly Sea Eagles last week to help his side into the Grand Final.

Johnston is one try away from breaking the Rabbitohs’ season tryscoring record, and he could just get it first up in the Grand Final.

Alex Johnston - 9.00First TryscorerBET HERE
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Next Best Bet - Stephen Crichton

The Panthers have been try-shy during the finals, scoring just four of them in three matches.

Stephen Crichton has got two of the four, including the opening try in the 16-10 defeat to South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Qualifying Final a month ago.

Crichton also got the opening try last week against Melbourne Storm in the Preliminary Final and has to enter calculations.

Stephen Crichton - 9.50First TryscorerBET HERE
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Value Bet - Cody Walker

Rabbitohs star Cody Walker has three tries to his name in two finals on the run to the Grand Final. 

Walker was one of the matchwinners with a try in the victory over the Panthers in the Qualifying Final, and then bagged a couple last week against Manly Sea Eagles. 

Don't count against him not having a big impact again.

Cody Walker - 19.00First TryscorerBET HERE
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NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer FAQs

What is the NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer?

The NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer is a popular bet type placed on the premiership decider.

Who is favourite to score the first try of the NRL Grand Final?

Brian To'o, Stephen Crichton and Alex Johnston are favourites to score the opening try.



Alex Johnston is the best bet for the opening try of the Grand Final. Stephen Crichton is the value selection along with Cody Walker.

Best Bet: Alex Johnston First Tryscorer $9.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Brian To'o First Tryscorer $9.50 at Neds - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Cody Walker First Tryscorer $19.00 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

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