State of Origin 2015 Game 2: Novelty betting and odds markets open

There’s no doubt about it – Melburnians love a big sporting event, and while rugby league isn’t their code of choice, Wednesday’s State of Origin at the MCG is still the $1.60 favourite to have more TV viewers in Victoria than Thursday night’s Adelaide v Hawthorn AFL game ($2.25).

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Online bookmaker has a host of novelty bets on Origin 2 including $26 for the MCG siren to go off at quarter time or three-quarter time in a sport that only takes a break at halftime.

It’s a $51 chance that the AFL goalposts will still be in the ground rather than the two uprights and crossbar, and punters can get $101 for the ball boys to run out with a Sherrin instead of a Steeden.

One thing’s for sure – it’s going to be bloody cold. The favourite for max temp during the game is between 10 and 11.99 degrees Celsius ($2.90), and rain during the match is a $1.20 chance.

“Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia and we expect more Victorians to tune in to Origin 2 than the following night’s Crows clash with the Hawks, even if they don’t fully understand what they’re watching,” said’s Christian Jantzen.

Markets courtesy of

Melbourne doesn’t get Rugby League

$26      Siren to go off at 20 or 60 minute mark (1/4 time/3/4 time)

$51      MCG to have AFL goals set up on Origin night

$51      The Referee to signal AFL goal when awarding a try

$51      Sideline judge to make a backwards throw

$101    The referees to run out with a Sherrin


State of Origin v AFL viewers (VIC only)

$1.60   State of Origin game 2

$2.25   Hawthorn v Adelaide

State of Origin Viewers

$1.15   Sydney

$5.00   Brisbane

$21      Melbourne


Will It rain during Origin Game 2

$1.20   Yes

$4.20   No

Melbourne Weather Specials

$11      The pitch to be completely flooded

$51      Players to refuse to take the field because of cold weather

$51      To snow during the game

$101    Yarra River to Freeze over


Max Temp during the game

$6.00   Under 8 degrees

$5.00   8.00 – 9.99 degrees

$2.90   10.00 – 11.99 degrees

$3.00   12.00 – 13.99 degrees

$9.00   14.00 – 15.99 degrees

$11      16.00 – 17.99 degrees

$9.00   18 degrees or over

* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article excludes NSW residents.
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