With the rugby league season over and the long suffering Cronulla fans finally tasting the ultimate success, attention turns to the 2017 season.
Despite winning the flag, the Sharks are not expected to go back to back, sitting fourth favourite, at $9 (NRL odds courtesy of CrownBet) for next year’s premiership.
The Brisbane Broncos are favourites, along with cross-town rivals, the Cowboys at $7.50, while the Storm, after going down in a nail biting Grand Final, are third at $8.
The Panthers join the Sharks at $9, while the Raiders are just behind at $10.
Unsurprisingly, the Knights are the longest odds for next year’s flag, paying a whopping $251, while the Dragons are at $101.
Meanwhile, Australia are favourites to take out the upcoming test against the Kiwis, paying $1,40, compared to New Zealand’s $2.95 for the win.
The Kangaroos host New Zealand at NIB Stadium in Perth on Saturday, October 15.
See the full squads for the match below:
Australia: Cameron Smith (c) (Storm), Darius Boyd (Broncos), Shannon Boyd (Raiders), Boyd Cordner (Roosters), Cooper Cronk (Storm), Josh Dugan (Dragons), Blake Ferguson (Roosters), Jake Friend (Roosters), Tyson Frizell (Dragons), Matt Gillett (Broncos), Valentine Holmes (Sharks), Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs), David Klemmer (Bulldogs), James Maloney (Sharks), Josh Mansour (Panthers), Trent Merrin (Panthers), Michael Morgan (Cowboys), Matt Moylan (Panthers), Justin O’Neill (Cowboys), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Matt Scott (Cowboys), Sam Thaiday (Broncos), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys), Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers).
New Zealand: Gerard Beale (Sharks), Adam Blair (Broncos), Jesse Bromwich (c) (Storm), Lewis Brown (Sea Eagles), Greg Eastwood (Bulldogs), David Fusitu’a (Warriors), Tohu Harris (Storm), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Jordan Kahu (Broncos), Solomone Kata (Warriors), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Thomas Leuluai (Warriors), Issac Luke (Warriors), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Te Maire Martin (Panthers), Manu Ma’u (Eels), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Kevin Proctor (Storm), Jordan Rapana (Raiders), Joseph Tapine (Raiders), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Martin Taupau (Sea Eagles), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Panthers).