Bunnies re­ward our Brett

Our tip­ping cham­pion gets taste of the high life with NRL grand fi­nal day out in Syd­ney

Central and North Burnett Times - - OUT & ABOUT -

WHILE the Cen­tral and North Bur­nett Times’ footy tip­ping cham­pion Brett Allen might have watched the NRL grand fi­nal live, that didn’t seem to throw him off his golden punt­ing streak.

“I picked the Souths to win from the start of the sea­son, although I thought they would be play­ing Pen­rith,” he said.

“But I knew they would win, I even had my Souths hat on!”

After clean­ing up the com­pe­ti­tion, APN flew Mr Allen and three other fans to Syd­ney for the big event.

“I took my three brothers-in-law. It was great, we just had a ball,” he said.

“There were a lot of funny mo­ments,” the Monto Live­stock and Prop­erty prin­ci­pal agent said, with a laugh.

The South Syd­ney Rab­bitohs won their first grand fi­nal in 43 years and Mr Allen said the at­mos­phere af­ter­wards was ab­so­lutely elec­tric.

“They went crazy in the sta­dium, and in the city that

Brett Allen They went crazy in the sta­dium, and in the city that night the at­mos­phere was fan­tas­tic.

night the at­mos­phere was fan­tas­tic,” he said.

“There were guys rid­ing mo­tor­bikes in bunny suits, lots of things like that.”

The group flew into Syd­ney on Satur­day, and checked into the Ibis ho­tel on Pitt St.

“We met all the other win­ners and man­agers from other APN news­pa­pers, I think there was a group of about 32 of us al­to­gether,” he said.

Be­fore the game they were even treated to a Syd­ney har­bour cruise.

“It was my first NRL fi­nal, and ab­so­lutely a bucket list ex­pe­ri­ence,” Mr Allen said.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

ALL GLAM­OUR: Greg Whit­ing, An­drew Ste­wart, Brett Allen and Tim Prest spend time with the cheer­lead­ers.

RIGHT: The bat­tle­ground of the Rab­bitohs and Bull­dogs.

My­o­lene Voller, Tim Rest and Brett Allen en­joy the game.

Red and green stands out in the crowd.

Sue and Shane Ost­wald of Gayn­dah Fur­nish­ers had no rea­son to turn green, sup­port­ing the Rab­bitohs.

Brett Allen basks in his footy tip­ping win.

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