Doyen of the press gallery Laurie Oakes was at centre stage in Channel Nine’s coverage on Saturday night, a fact that Sportsbet took advantage of when it opened a market on what colour tie Oakes would wear on the night. We’re not sure how Oakes felt about this, but he used the marathon broadcast for a few costume changes:

Laurie 1

Laurie 2

Laurie 3

It meant that Sportsbet had to pay out on all bets made on his tie colour.

Peter Fray

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