Legendary Lands – $20 into $10,373.04


13 legs, four sports, eight days.

That makes up the most recent entry in the Ladbrokes Legendary Lands series with one punter nailing this $20 multi at boosted odds of $518.65 to nab a return of $10,373.04.

The first legs of this one took place last Sunday, starting with some local AFL and NRL action.

Our punter backed the Bulldogs to beat the Dees by 1-39 in the winning margin market and the Doggies delivered despite some wayward kicking, coming away with an eight point victory.

Up next our punter backed the Eels to beat the Tigers in the first NRL leg and Parramatta’s love affair with Bankwest Stadium continued thanks in large part to Mitchell Moses nailing 7/7 with the boot in a 30-18 win.

It was back to the AFL for the final leg of this mutli, with our punter backing the Lions to cover quite a healthy +32.5 point spread away to Port Adelaide.

Halfway through the first quarter our punter would have already ticked off this leg as a winner as the Lions rushed out of the blocks and turned the final three quarters into glorified training runs to come away 48 point winners.

To change things up a bit, our punter then went for the first overseas legs of this multi, opting to back the Doosan Bears and SK Wyverns in the South Korean baseball league.

The Bears defeated the Lotte Raiders 8-2 and put the game beyond doubt with five runs in the final three innings, while SK had to work a little bit harder, needing a ninth inning save to get by Kiwoom 4-3.

Then, it was on to the final day of action at Wimbledon and instead of backing a side in the clash of two heavyweights of men’s tennis, Federer and Djokovic, our punter instead opted to just back a long match, taking over 39.5 games.

Naturally that was what unfolded as these two played out a marathon five-setter, easily clearing the line halfway through the fourth set.

The second Wimbledon leg covered the Mixed Doubles Final where our punter backed Ivan Dodig and Latisha Chan to take out the final over Robert Lindstedt and Jelena Ostapenko, which they did in straight sets.

The Women’s Doubles Final was the third and final winning leg from the All England Club, where our punter backed in Barbora Strycova and Su-Wei Hsieh as they claimed the title in straight sets as well.

Just four legs remained in this Legendary Land and they were all from Round 18 of the NRL this weekend just gone by.

It started with the early Saturday game where the Roosters eventually accounted for the Knights.

In the 55th minute it was 12-10 Roosters and things were hanging in the balance… until the hosts scored six unanswered converted tries to blow out the score to a 38 point win.

That was not the only late show on Saturday as the Rabbitohs put the multi two legs from completion up in Townsville.

With 10 minutes to play, the Cowboys were up 18-12 but three tries between then and full time put them over the edge for a 30-18 win.

On to the final two games on Sunday and our punter got perhaps the biggest scare of the entire week from the least likely of all sources, the Gold Coast Titans.

Instead of just backing the Storm in the head to head market, they opted for the Half Time/Full Time double and would have been sweating bullets when the Storm gave up the first two tries inside six minutes.

The Storm pulled it back by the 12th minute and the two sides traded scores before Suliasi Vunivalu gave the Storm the lead four minutes from the break.

Mercifully for our punter, the second half was very one sided as the Storm scored three unanswered tries to eventually win by 20 points.

Then… it all came down to the Sea Eagles getting the job done against a side our punter had successfully backed to win a week earlier, the Eels.

Much like the game beforehand, the opening 25 minutes saw the two sides trade scores including a spectacular try to Ethan Parry before Manly took over with four tries in just over 11 minutes.

In the blink of an eye it was 26-12 Manly at halftime before they added two more tries before the hour mark to kill off the game as a contest.

Parramatta responded with two tries of their own to make the scoreline a little bit more respectable but it was Manly’s moment at Brookvale and our punter’s celebration wherever they were when the full time whistle sounded.

It was a long play that paid off big time as our punter celebrated one of the better wins in recent memory across three continents, four sports, eight days and 13 legs.

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