Save 25% – NRL and AFL Season Pass 2018

Save 25% – NRL and AFL Season Pass 2018

NRL and AFL Season Pass – Professional Previews Tips and Opinion

Save 25% – NRL and AFL Season Pass 2018

2018 NRL and AFL Season Pass Offer

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If you are passionate about NRL, AFL and sports betting then you are at the right place.


Having coached at a senior level for 16 years including 3 years on the coaching staff of an NRL club Mr G is an avid student of the game. He’s coached sides to win titles at a senior level, run the football arm of a successful district club, managed professional players and worked in various development roles, so it’s fair to say the game of Rugby League is certainly in his blood and supports an experienced and unique offering.

Mr G’s NRL previews and betting tips combine this knowledge and ‘read’ of the current weekly form with a statistical and betting analysis to provide his followers with a unique and successful approach. He spends hours each week watching and reviewing each and every game assessing the strengths and weakness of the form to then weigh against that of the betting markets. His previews and betting tips have been published on the internet via two sports forums for 7 years prior to his public offering through Reading The Play.

Mr G can also be heard on Talkin Sport each week across the 2sm and Super Radio network providing his opinion on all things rugby league.

Results 2013-17

Profit +104.79 units

358 winners / 662 bets | strike rate 54.1%


2017: Profit +7.3 units | 61 winners / 116 bets | strike rate 52.6%

2017 Results File RTP_NRL Results_2017.xls

2013-17: Profit +104.79 units | 358 winners / 662 bets | strike rate 54.1%

2016 – Profit +32.9 units | 73 winners / 125 bets | Strike Rate 58.4%

NRL 2016 Results File > RTP_NRL_Results_POT_2016

2015 – Profit +22.5 units | 67 winners / 117 bets | Strike Rate 57.3%

2014 – Profit +39.2 units | 74 winners / 135 bets | Strike Rate 54.8%

Example NRL Weekly Content

NRL 2017 Grand Final

NRL 2017 Round 5

NRL 2017 Round 1

NRL 2017 Season Preview

Note: All weekly message threads (round by round) for season 2017 and 2016 are now free to view for anyone to see and view the week to week content, layout and analysis from Mr.G – click here and scroll down the page and click into any round by round message thread

I’ve followed MrG and his rugby league work for the last 5 years, across numerous free forums and now on this website. I love his insight, his pre game opinions and the fact that more often than not he gets it right.  – Grant W, Brisbane

Best NRL opinion in the business, knows his stuff and consistently finds the right angles to bet. Back for my 5th year, thanks again. – Ron, Charlestown

AFL – AFL Statsman

Having played and followed the game for some 31 years Statsman combines an in depth statistical analysis and hands on view of the AFL.

Statsman has a strong sense of history and repeatedly quotes Spanish philosopher, George Santayana in saying ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” He understands the markets and how to beat them; this is the key to winning long term. He has a keen eye for form, bias, faults and misconceptions within market. Statsman beats the market because he has an edge – he analyses the stats, he doesn’t just use them, he looks for angles and opportunities that others don’t see and he doesn’t believe the hype.

Statsman is fanatical about discipline and abhors risky bets and strategies, preferring the methodical accumulation of profit. He only invests money where he has a positive expectation of winning. This is a key to winning long term. He believes in strict money management. There is no short term path to riches in sports betting. It is about discipline and patience.

Results 2014-17

Profit +72.63 units

137 winners / 234 bets | strike rate 58.5%


2017: Profit +12.36 units | 22 winners / 33 bets | strike rate 66.7%

AFL 2017 Results File > RTP_AFL Results_2017.xls

2016 – Profit +0.9 units | 32 winners / 60 bets | Strike Rate 53.3%

AFL 2015 Results File > RTP_AFL_Results_POT_2016

2015 – Profit +38.9 units | 35 winners / 53 bets | Strike Rate 66.0%

AFL 2015 Results File > RTP_AFL_Results_POT_2015

2014 – Profit +23.0 units | 41 winners / 70 bets  | Strike Rate 59.7%

AFL Statsman returns in 2018 and will look to build on his impressive record which has delivered AFL subscribers 72 units of profit at a strike rate of 58.5% over the past four seasons. This record includes AFL Statsman’s worst run of outs since joining Reading The Play in 2014. Changes to the laws of the game at the beginning of 2016 were one factor that contributed to AFL Statsman falling off the pace at the beginning of 2016. The reduced interchange combined with the paying of free kicks for deliberate out of bounds and 50m penalties encroaching the protected area saw an increase in scoring which impacted line bets and also compromised one of AFL Statsman’s favourite plays – identifying the low scoring arm wrestle and backing the under. Once AFL Statsman refined his selection methodology in response to these changes, he stormed home in the final third of the regular season landing 13 of his last 18 bets at a profit of 16 units. Like any good footy coach, AFL Statsman is adamant that he learns more from his losses than his wins and he is tremendously excited about the potential of his refined selection methodology in 2017

Example AFL Weekly Content

AFL 2018 Round 17

AFL 2018 Round 10

AFL 2017 Round 2

Note: All weekly message threads (round by round) for season 2017 and 2016 are now free to view for anyone to see and view the week to week content, layout and analysis from AFL Statsman – click here and scroll down the page and click into any round by round message thread

I love your insight and discipline Statsman, you have saved me from my own losing selections and then made me money with yours. JP, Mornington

Great way to finish a profitable year guys, the Overs on the Grand Final was never in doubt and just added some further profit to the season’s results. Many thanks. Nathan T, Balmain

Subscription Options

We offer a variety of subscription options for our NRL and AFL Sports Previews and Betting Tips, from single week purchase through to individual season pass or combined options.

NRL and AFL Subscription Options

$25 – 1 Week

$105 – 5 Weeks (discount 15% = $21 per week)

$187 – 10 Weeks (discount 25% = $18.70 per week)

$485 – Season Pass (discount 35% = $16.25 per week – 30 weeks including all finals)

Part Payment options (for larger or longer term subscriptions) or Part Season (if the season is already well underway) are available on request – just email us

Combined subscription options are also available – when combining NRL, AFL, Football and or Horse Racing which offer an additional total 15% discount

Free SMS Messages for all selections included – the latest information sent straight to your mobile as soon as published

What you get

  • Detailed Weekly NRL or AFL Previews (game by game analysis, opinion plus all key stats)
  • Recommended NRL or AFL Bet List (including a Best Bet for the week)
  • Free SMS messages during the week advising all bets when first selected
  • Head to Head game tips for each game
  • All selections and detail published on the website for you to obtain at any time across each week
  • We send an sms to notify when the final previews and bets have been published
  • All bets (for either NRL or AFL) are always at $1.90 as either Line bets, Total Score bets (Under or Over) or the odd occasions as Head to Head bets (at better than $1.90) – we deliberately do not play with short priced or exotic bet options
  • We always look for a bet option that is commonly available across the majority of betting bookmakers or tabs so that the recommended bet is freely available for all subscribers at the time of notification

Free SMS Messages

We now provide Free SMS Messaging of all tips to all subscribers. Each SMS message will list the selection detail with full preview notes to be accessed via the website page.

Reading The Play – were we don’t just provide a bet list, we also offer individual game previews behind any betting plays, key information, analysis and our experts “read” on what is likely to unfold – an informed opinion. Our subscribers enjoy pre game preview thoughts and rational that not only provides them with a potential betting play but a broader “feel” and connection to each game.

If you like your NRL or AFL with some passion, let alone having a bet interest then you are at the right place.

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