It’s something that you strive for in your office tipping comp with nothing more than bragging rights on the line.
But one Ladbrokes punter managed to pull off a perfect NRL round going eight for eight with this multi, earning the Legendary Lands treatment.
Starting off with a $100 investment, our punter backed the Rabbiotohs to take care of the Dragons on Thursday night and after a slow first half, the Bunnies really kicked into life in the second half.
Going into the sheds trailing 12-6, the Bunnies rallied with five tries to one to run away 34-18 winners.
Up next came the Friday double header, which started with the Storm travelling to Canberra and Craig Bellamy’s men picked up their second win of the season, scoring two tries in the first 20 minutes and keeping the Raiders at arm’s length for the rest of the game.
Then came the big game (or at least what we thought was the big game) as the Broncos hosted the Cowboys in the Queensland Derby at Suncorp Stadium.
Tevita Pangai Junior lead the way for the Broncos and our punter would have been feeling very comfortable by the 50 minute mark as Brisbane built a 24-0 lead, although our punter would have been glad they avoided the over, set at 39.5 the game finished with 39 points.
With three legs down and five to go, this land was starting to take shape as the Sharks took control of their game against the Titans with a 20-0 first half scoreline.
The Gold Coast rallied for what turned out to be the only try of the second half through Brenko Lee and when Jayson Bukuya was sin-binned just before the hour mark, the Titans had a way back into the game.
It was not to be though as the Sharks held the fort and maintained their 14 point lead for the remainder of the game.
Only one team managed an upset in Round 2 of the NRL and it was the one that our punter backed in.
The Knights were 2.5 point favourites over the Panthers but on the back of a remarkable defensive effort from James Maloney, the Panthers pulled off the lone upset of the weekend.
It was a miserable time for Manly at home on Saturday night, with the rain teeming down and their side falling behind 26-0 after 50 minutes.
Our punter on the other hand was (probably) home and dry enjoying the show as the Roosters win collected the sixth leg of the multi leaving just two to go for a perfect round.
Up next on the docket, the Eels were backed to beat the Bulldogs and after 20 minutes, it looked like that might be the hurdle which tripped things up.
The Bulldogs lead 10-0 before a 32 minute spell either side of half time gave Parramatta the game.
Five converted tries between the 28th and 60th minute swung the game firmly towards Parramatta and this Legendary Land all rested on the Tigers hosting the Warriors in a game that was very tough to pick.
What unfolded on the field was anything but tough to pick from the half hour mark, two Tigers tries gave them a 12-0 lead at the break before the Warriors pulled one back in the 45th minute.
The Tigers closed the game out with four tries in the final half hour to give them a comprehensive 34-6 victory and closed out this remarkable Legendary Land as our punter celebrated a perfect weekend.