Neil Burley has taken out this year's Singleton Argus NRL tipping competition

TOP TIPPER: Neil Burley has won the Argus' NRL tipping competition for 2020.
TOP TIPPER: Neil Burley has won the Argus' NRL tipping competition for 2020.

RUGBY league tragic Neil Burley has won the 2020 Singleton Argus NRL tipping competition.

Collecting two points for every correct tip, the Dragons supporter finished on 190, meaning he correctly predicted a whopping 95 out of 160 matches throughout the year.

He just pipped Kathleen Duigan, Joan Ingold and and Marlene Sattler to the prize, with the trio all finishing on 184 points.

Despite finishing quite highly in the past, it was the first time Mr Burley has won the competition.

He couldn't definitively pick out what had been different this year, but suspects it may have something to do with some changes in the NRL.

"I don't know, I've done the tipping comp every year so I'm not really sure what's made it different but maybe the new rules has made it easier to pick teams," he said.

On top of the $250 voucher for Betta Electrical Muswellbrook, there's a fair bit of bragging rights involved in winning the local competition, and Mr Burley was very pleased with his victory.

"When I got the phone call this morning (Tuesday) I was happy about it, it's the first time I've very won it so that's good."

He first took the lead in round 10 and stormed home after that, unfortunately for him the Dragons couldn't do the same.