It’s the NRL Grand Final and the two top teams of the season are deadlocked in the do-or-die decider.
The crowd are on the edge of their seats, the atmosphere at the stadium is electric and there is just 60 seconds left on the clock with the Premiership Shield to play for.
A player intercepts the ball, sprints 80 metres down the field dodging the opposition’s desperate defenders, crosses over the line and scores the winning try right under the sticks!
These are the memorable tries of the game. The ones that involve freakish displays of skill or those match-saving four-pointers that go down in the history books.
Head to head isn’t the only way to bet on NRL games – you can also bet on how tries are scored. Our top online bookmakers let you bet on 1st Team to Score, 1st Tryscorer, Last Tryscorer and Leading Tryscorer.
The team at NRLleague.com.au have come up with our Top 10 NRL Tries from 1990 – 2010 selecting our favourites based on the talent they took, importance they had on the game and basically how awesome they were!
It’s tries like these that make you proud to be a Rugby League fan and leave you wanting more, more, more.
All equally as thrilling and just as impressive as each other we have listed them in chronological order, unable to pick our number one!
Maybe you can help us, check them out below and let us know your favourite by leaving a comment!
Top 10 Tries
Who: Steve Renouf for the Broncos
Where: Sydney Football Stadium
When: 1992 Grand Final, September 27 – Brisbane Broncos v St George Dragons
Why We Love It: Beautifully set up by Willie Carne who gets out of the in-goal then offloads to Renouf. A gutsy effort by a tryscoring machine, Renouf puts in a massive run and then launches himself at the line scoring the final try of the 92 Grand Final.
Who: Mark Coyne for Queensland Maroons
Where: Sydney Football Stadium
When: 1994 State of Origin Game 1, May 23 – Queensland v New South Wales
Why We Love It: A minute left on the clock and Queensland trail the Blues by two until Coyne scores a ‘TRY, TRY, TRY’ to give Maroons victory! Ball goes through many hands in a typical team effort by the champion canetoads.
Who: Brett Mullins for the Raiders
Where: Bruce Stadium
When: 1995, Round 8 – Canberra Raiders v Brisbane Broncos
Why We Love It: No fan of the Green Machine will ever forget this outstanding double chip’n’chase by Mullins. Hailed the ‘miracle solo try’ of the season, Mullins leaves the Broncos shell-shocked with this tremendous effort.
Who: Billy Slater for Queensland
Where: Suncorp Stadium
When: 2004 State of Origin Game 2, June 16 – Queensland v New South Wales
Why We Love It: The brilliant Billy Slater picks up the ball off a Lockyer kick, runs through a gap, boots it to himself and chases with all his might to get Queensland’s first try and touch down one of Origin’s all time great tries.
Who: Daniel Fitzhenry for the Tigers
Where: Toyota Stadium
When: 2005, Round 21, July 31 – Cronulla Sharks v Wests Tigers
Why We Love It: Fitzhenry was the tryscorer, but this one was set up by the fancy footwork of a young Benji Marshall. Marshall’s awesome sidestepping and then a no-look pass that ends up in the hands of Fitzhenry leads to one of the great NRL tries of the decade and was an early display of what Marshall was capable of.
Who: Jarryd Hayne for New South Wales
Where: Suncorp Stadium
When: 2007 State of Origin Game 1, May 23 – Queensland v New South Wales
Why We Love It: Amazing try by Hayne making his Origin debut at just 19. Makes a steal, sprint down the side, kick and chase to score right on halftime. One of the best efforts by a rookie in the intense Origin arena, proved why he was there and indicated greatness to come.
Who: Mark Gasnier for Australia
Where: Sydney Cricket Ground
When: 2008 Centenary ANZAC Test, May 9 – Australia v New Zealand
Why We Love It: One of those freakish tries that you almost can’t believe happened! Thurston puts a chip kick in, Inglis leaps over the dead ball line and bats the ball back into play for Gasnier to dive and score Australia’s first points of the night.
Who: Brett Morris for the Dragons
Where: WIN Jubilee Stadium
When: 2009, Round 18, July 12 – St George Illawarra Dragons v Manly Sea Eagles
Why We Love It: Both the Morris boys are known for their speed and skill and this is the perfect display from Brett, one of the NRL’s highest scoring players, as he runs the length of the field to score without breaking a sweat!
Who: Jharal Yow Yeh for the Broncos
Where: Dairy Farmers Stadium
When: 2009, Round 16, August 28 – Brisbane Broncos v North Queensland Cowboys
Why We Love It: Shows Yow Yeh’s freakish talent. Seventy metres from the line he charges onto a kick, scoops up the ball, sprints, dodges and then bamboozles Jonathan Thurston to score an all round cracker try.
Who: Kevin Locke for the Warriors
Where: AMI Stadium
When: 2010 Round 16, June 27 – New Zealand Warriors v Sydney Roosters
Why We Love It: Not only does Locke win the game for his team with this try, but he nearly breaks his hip doing so! A true display of a dedicated player putting his body on the line for his team. Locke kicks the ball to himself then smashes into the goal posts at full speed. Brutally entertaining and it gave him a hat-trick on the night too!
Punting on NRL Tries
Tries – players love to score them, fans love to see them and punters can make lots of money betting on them!
When having a punt on the NRL the exotic betting markets available at online bookmakers including Ladbrokes.com.au, Ladbrokes.com.au and SportingBet there are so many more ways to make money and get in on the action then the standard head-to-head wagers.
If you loved watching our Top 10 NRL Tries then you will love having a punt on the next great four-pointer in the game.
Below we list the best bet types related to NRL tries so next match you can give yourself some thrilling milestones to look forward to!
|Bet Type||Why We Love It|
|1st Team to Score||Often Get better odds on the favourite team to score first than you will on them to win|
|1st Tryscorer||Great double-figure odds on players to score the first try of a match & always pays at least 5:1 even for the favourite|
|Last Tryscorer||Gives some of the best odds in the game – look for those players that thrive in the final minutes and score|
|Leading Tryscorer||Perfect futures market to select the leading tryscorer of the season – earlier you get in the better odds you will get|