5 reasons Oates will turn the heat up on the Dragons

Thursday looks ominous for Oates to extend his try scoring streak

Tue, 26 Mar, 12:00 AM

Corey Oates loves a Thursday night blockbuster at Suncorp Stadium and the powerhouse winger is in prime position to extend his lead on the try scorer leaderboard against the winless St George-Illawarra Dragons.

Oates and his Broncos roared back into form last week with a thumping 29-10 win over arch-rivals North Queensland. Oates bagged himself a double and the giant winger’s combination with his centre partner Jack Bird is becoming one of the NRL’s hardest pairings to stop. The Dragons meanwhile were disappointing in their 34-18 loss to Souths and are facing growing concerns over their top eight hopes already.

The Broncos will be relying on Oates to lead the way against the Dragons and the winger’s track record is ominous for the confident Broncos:

  • - He’s been first try scorer in 4 of the last 5 Broncos home matches
  • - He’s scored at least one try in Brisbane’s last five Thursday night home matches
  • - He’s scored 12 tries in his past 6 games
  • - His opposite marker is Mikaele Ravalawa, who is only two games into his first-grade career
  • - The Dragons have conceded 7 tries in their opening two games down their right edge


Oates and the Broncos will fancy their chances on Thursday night, and you can currently get:

  • - $6* for Oates to be first try scorer with Ladbrokes
  • - $1.57* for Oates to score anytime with Sportsbet
  • - $4.50* for Oates to score 2+ tries with TAB


And if you’re eligible for the offers below, it could get even better. For example – if you were to place a $200 bet on Oates to be first try scorer, you could walk away with $1000!


Enjoy the clash and happy punting!

*Odds correct at time of posting

Related Tips

NRL Grand Final: Roosters v Raiders Preview & Betting Tips

Will the Roosters make history by going back-to-back or can Canberra end 25 years of Premiership heartache? It’s all on the line Sunday night.
Read Article

NRL Finals Week 3: Roosters v Storm Preview & Betting Tips

It’s high stakes in this Grand Final rematch – the Roosters host the Storm in a do-or-die grudge match at the SCG.
Read Article

NRL Finals Week 3: Raiders v Rabbitohs Preview & Betting Tips

So often the underdog, can Canberra handle the pressure of favouritism and a desperate crowd or will the Bunnies cause a famous boilover?
Read Article
SummaryNew Bookmaker!New Bookmaker: Competitive Fixed OddsJoin Now