All prices courtesy of Centrebet.
Centrebet's book on the 2004 National Rugby League competition is open, placing Ricky Stuart's Sydney Roosters outfit as its title favourites ahead of the team who beat them in last season's Grand Final showdown, Penrith.
Bets start at 4.50 that the Roosters will regain the title, while the Panthers are 6.50 to become the first team since Brisbane to win back-to-back crowns. New Zealand (8.00), Brisbane (8.50), Canterbury (8.50), Newcastle (10.00), St George-Illawarra (11.00) and Parramatta (14.00) round out Centrebet's initial top eight.
Official prices are as follows: 4.50 Sydney Roosters 6.50 Penrith Panthers 8.00 New Zealand Warriors 8.50 Brisbane Broncos 8.50 Canterbury Bulldogs 10.00 Newcastle Knights 11.00 St George-Illawarra Dragons 14.00 Parramatta Eels 15.00 Canberra Raiders 21.00 Cronulla-Sutherland 21.00 Melbourne Storm 34.00 North Queensland Cowboys 51.00 Wests Tigers 81.00 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 101.00 South Sydney Rabbitohs