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Tipping who would win the NRL Grand Final is never easy.

Picking the winner alone is tough enough but trying to predict the full circumstances is near impossible.

Enter NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley, who went live on Seven News on Friday two days before the 2015 Grand Final and was asked for his tip.

Daley not only tipped the North Queensland Cowboys to claim the premiership but also stated Johnathan Thurston would kick the winning field goal in extra time on his way to earning the man-of-the-match Clive Churchill medal.

It was the rugby league twilight zone as history unfolded exactly as Daley predicted in arguably the greatest grand final ever played.

Proving he is man of many talents, Daley earned the moniker of Lozzadamus – with many trying to squeeze out future predictions from the man himself.


[This article appeared during 2015 and has been replayed as part of's "Fan Favourites" section. Stay tuned to in 2016 for the best of the NSW VB Blues, NSW Cup, Country-City Origin and all the other senior and junior competitions.]


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