Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has opened markets on all round 1 matches for the 2016 NRL season after the schedule was released this afternoon.

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The highlights include:

· Brisbane priced at $1.60 in the season opening match against Parramatta ($2.35)

· Manly opened as $1.70 favourites against Canterbury ($2.15)

· Premiers North Queensland installed as pronounced favourites at $1.35 against Cronulla ($3.20)

· Sam Burgess and the Rabbitohs opened as $2.45 outsiders against rivals the Roosters ($1.55)

The remaining favourites are Brisbane, Canberra, the Warriors, Titans and Storm.

Premiership betting sees the Broncos favourites at $5.50, ahead of the Roosters ($6.50), Cowboys ($8.00), Warriors ($9.00) and Manly ($10). The Tigers and Titans are the rank $101 outsiders.

“In early premiership betting, punters like the Roosters, who are the best backed, narrowly ahead of the Bulldogs, Manly and the Warriors,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
NRL Round 1
Eels v Broncos
$2.35 Eels
$1.60 Broncos

Manly v Bulldogs
$1.70 Manly
$2.15 Bulldogs

Raiders v Panthers
$1.82 Raiders
$2.00 Panthers

Tigers v Warriors
$2.65 Tigers
$1.48 Warriors

Cowboys v Sharks
$1.35 Cowboys
$3.20 Sharks

Roosters v Rabbitohs
$1.55 Roosters
$2.45 Rabbitohs

Titans v Knights
$1.82 Titans
$2.00 Knights

Storm v Dragons
$1.38 Storm
$3.05 Dragons

2016 NRL Premiership
$5.50 Broncos
$6.50 Roosters
$8.00 Cowboys
$9.00 Warriors
$10 Sea Eagles
$11 Rabbitohs
$12 Storm
$13 Bulldogs
$15 Sharks
$17 Panthers
$21 Eels
$34 Dragons
$51 Knights
$101 Tigers, Titans