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NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Who will get the first try of the final?

  • Who will get the first try in the NRL Grand Final?
  • Penrith Panthers take on Melbourne Storm for the premiership
  • Three value selections for the opening try of the game
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Justin Olam could get the first try of the Grand Final (Getty Images)

The 2020 NRL Grand Final first tryscorer is one of the more popular betting markets, as it represents one of the most important moments of a match.

Sunday's NRL Grand Final looms as one of the best in recent memory, with the Penrith Panthers searching to destroy what looks likely to be Cameron Smith’s farewell.

Despite entering the final on the back of 17 straight victories, the Panthers are slight outsiders but will have to overcome their habit of slow starts in the finals series thus far.

Who will get the opening try of the game?

NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer Tips

Justin Olam

The Melbourne Storm are the favourites to secure their fourth premiership, and will have no shortage of determination as they look to send out their superstar captain Cameron Smith as a winner.

After a slow start against the Eels in Week 1 of the finals, the Storm have utterly dominated their opposition lead by their star studded left-hand side.

Cameron Munster is one of the best halves in the game and has dominated his opposition, and with major targets including Justin Olam and Josh Addo-Carr, the Storm have often looked to his side.

Olam has enjoyed a breakout season in 2020, scoring 10 tries, breaking 50 tackles and making 5 line breaks, and is a key strike weapon for the Storm.

Ryan Papenhuyzen

The electric fullback is one of the most exciting players in the game, and possessing the speed to pop up anywhere, is always an attacking threat.

Another player who has stamped himself as one of the games best attacking weapons during an outstanding 2020 season, the 22-year-old is on the verge of securing a well deserved New South Wales Origin debut.

Boasting 14 line breaks and 15 try assists this season, Papenhuyzen is a massive target for the Melbourne Storm in offence, with his speed and strength a scary combination for defensive lines.

Recording 70 tackle breaks so far this season, Papenhuyzen is a player who is always following the ball, and possessing the awareness to follow the ball through the ruck or organise sweeping ball movement, looms as a key try-scoring chance for the Storm.

Viliame Kikau

The Penrith Panthers have began slowly in both finals games in 2020, however, the return of Viliame Kikau is likely to ensure this does not happen again.

The big Fijian has been the key attacking weapon for the Panthers in 2020, with his footwork, strength and ball skills a frightening proposition for any defence.

Standing at a monstrous 195cm and 119kg, Kikau has scored seven tries in 18 appearances this season, breaking 61 tackles and finding 21 offloads.

A major target for the Panthers offence, Kikau will be fired-up after missing his side's Preliminary Final after being suspended in Week 1 of the finals, and will be looking to make amends.

NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer FAQ

What is the NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer?

This is a betting market that is extremely popular in Grand Final markets. The player who scores the first try is paid out as the winner of this market.

How can I bet on the NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer market?

Most online bookmakers provide a market for the NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer, so log on to your account and go the the 'NRL Grand Final Markets'.

Who is the best bet for the NRL Grand Final First Tryscorer?

We are siding with Justin Olam to score the first try of the match.



Our three players who could get the first try of the Grand Final.

Best Bet: Justin Olam First Tryscorer @1600 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Next Best Bet: Ryan Papenhuyzen First Tryscorer @1200 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Viliame Kikau First Tryscorer @1800 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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