Outsider being backed for Wallabies top try scorer in Japan

Punters are backing one man to write his name in Aussie folklore

Fri, 20 Sep, 10:46

The uncapped Jordan Petaia has been dealt a devastating blow, with a hamstring injury ruling him out of the Aussies’ opener against Fiji at the weekend. However, reports suggest the youngster is likely to be back for Uruguay and Georgia late on in the group stages.

ith Petaia potentially missing the first two games of the competition, you’d think it would rule him out of being the country's top tryscorer. However, punters believe the exact opposite. Just over 44% of bets in the Australian top tryscorer market have been on the exciting prospect.

Which shouldn’t be that surprising as you’d hope all of the backs should be able to cash in against the likes of Uruguay and Georgia. The bookmakers have given Georgia a $2501 price-tag to win the competition, and Uruguay an even bigger $5001.

The Reds fullback is $15 to be the Wallabies’ top tryscorer, which puts him sixth favourite in the market. Unsurprisingly, Marika Koroibete ($4.33) and Reece Hodge ($4.5) top the market.

Australia are expected to romp to a pretty easy win against Fiji in their opener, with the corporates pricing Michael Cheika’s mean at $1.12 to score a victory.

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