Bunnies reward our Brett
Our tipping champion gets taste of the high life with NRL grand final day out in Sydney
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.
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.