George Burgess of the Rabbitohs is congratulated by team
mates after scoring a try during the round one NRL match
between the Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs
at Allianz Stadium. Photo by Getty
A Wellington punter is in for a nervous night in front of
the television as he sits 80 minutes away from collecting the
maximum payout from the TAB.
The man has successfully picked the first seven winners of
the eight second round NRL matches, setting up a tense
evening's entertainment as the Rabbitohs host the Sharks at
After placing a $5000 multi bet on all eight favourites, the
punter has watched seven favourites come in this week and now
needs just one more for a bumper pay day.
If the Rabbitohs win, the man will collect $250,000 - the
maximum payout for any single TAB multi. And he will be
confident of collecting given the Rabbitohs are red-hot
favourites tonight, paying only $1.22 to win compared to the
It's rare for all TAB favourites to win in any competition
but a number of 'favourite' punters are also in for collects,
with several smaller multi bets also finishing on the
Rabbitohs, making this potentially one of the biggest single
payouts on rugby league in TAB history.