Punters love great value, and that’s exactly what they can find in Saturday’s Grand Final Longest Kick Competition across Melbourne’s Yarra River.
· Fox Footy’s wildcard James Pennycuick at $6.00.
· Taylor Walker favourite for longest kick at $3.75.
· Women’s AFL star Tayla Harris an outside chance quoted at $34.
All eyes will be on Gold Coast Stingrays Gridiron Club’s James Pennycuick as he aims to upstage AFL stars in the annual kicking competition.
Online bookie sportsbet.com.au is quoting wildcard winner Pennycuick, an aspiring NFL punter, as a $6.00 chance to have the furthest roost of the Sherrin, behind favourites Taylor Walker ($3.75) and Drew Petrie ($5.00).
Pennycuick’s punting experience has him favoured over proven AFL stars such as Tom Hawkins ($7.00), Jonathon Patton ($8.00) and Leigh Montagna ($21).
Brisbane Lions Women’s AFL marquee Tayla Harris is also in the hunt, and at $34 she can’t be left out of consideration – especially with weather expected to throw in an added element.
“Pennycuick won his way into the competition through with two kicks of 73.9m and 69.8m in Fox Footy’s 25 man qualifiers at the start of September,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Patrick Garschagen.
“If he can replicate something similar on Saturday, $6.00 looks like a generous price for the booming left-footer. Has Tex or Drew ever booted it that far?”
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Grand Final Day Longest Kick Competition
$3.75 Taylor Walker
$5.00 Drew Petrie
$6.00 James Pennycuick
$7.00 Tom Hawkins
$7.00 Bernie Vince
$8.00 Jonathon Patton
$9.00 Brodie Grundy
$11 Bryce Gibbs
$17 Alex Rance
$21 Leigh Montagna
$34 Tayla Harris