Here’s a top tip; follow the crowd

Wendy Flintcroft has become Grafton’s No.1 footy tipster, unlike her No.1 Eels that failed to make the finals.
Wendy Flintcroft has become Grafton’s No.1 footy tipster, unlike her No.1 Eels that failed to make the finals.

UNLIKE some, Wendy Flitcroft doesn't study the papers, watch Fox Sports or take notes while watching the Footy Show.

She doesn't base her NRL tips on which players are injured or which ones have been playing well; her technique is far simpler than that.

"I just look at which teams everyone else is tipping and go with that," Wendy Flitcroft said.

"I don't really worry about it - I just do it."

With that strategy, Mrs Flitcroft took out Grafton's Top Tipster competition and is the proud new owner of a giant trophy bequeathing all bragging rights to her.

"I couldn't believe it (when I won) - I thought it was a joke," she said.

"I'm just a 75-year-old grandmother!"

Mrs Flitcroft said she had been introduced to the game of rugby league through her husband.

"Don always played for the lower river team so I've had to tag along to the game and I got interested that way," she said.

Despite disappointment her team, the Parramatta Eels, did not make the finals, Mrs Flitcroft was still eager to watch the NRL finals.



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