Pimp My Team

As we welcome in the new year with champagne, fireworks and the possibility of keyrings, it’s time for us to start tinkering with our 2019 SuperCoach sides.

Thankfully, the team at News Ltd have come to the party this year and opened up the Team Planner (for those with a SuperCoach Gold subscription) early so we have a great asset to start pulling together our respective squads. Just log into the official SuperCoach and as long as you have a subscription it will be available for you enjoy.

This post is designed for you to share your squad of the day / hour and seek feedback. To make things tick over nicely it’s a good idea to give a bit of advice yourself, no one likes a tight ass.

Enjoy!

 

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Wenin is one of the founding fathers of the NRLSCTalk website who's Tuesday Teams Analysis has been a feature post on the site for close to a decade. He also loves a good steak bet!

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    MyYfH8sSC
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    Is it crazy to go all out DPP for your CTW? So it would be Lomax (will be in everybody’s CTW) Whitehead /Capewell/ Bird x3 cheapies.

    carlosthedwarf
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    Depending on where the other cheapies are and Bird is named it could be the best option. If there’s sufficient rookies in CTW I wouldn’t want more than two of them, especially given Bird’s last 18 months.

    MyYfH8sSC
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    The only thing going for Bird is he’ll have Oates and Milf for company.

    bennykins
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    CTW is generally the position to get a bit crazy, its the hardest position to get consistent scorers so you may as well go for it. At least with duals you get a bit of flexibility if something goes wrong. Having said that I think you need at least a couple of set and forget guns in that position to start the year.

    MyYfH8sSC
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    Who plays 80 in the Broncs backrow? I assume TPJ will struggle, and Gillett will need some game time surely.

    TurkeySnow
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    I would stay clear of broncos back row, if syua, gillet, glen and dfafita all named to play. I can’t see them all being named each week and only hass on the bench as the main prop rotation. Gillet I feel will be given small game time until 100% and tpj about 60min

    MyYfH8sSC
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    Thanks.

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    Hi all, I considered trying something different to start this season. Instead of second-guessing what is happening with players at a variety of clubs, I thought I’d concentrate on players of whom I have first-hand knowledge. Accordingly, I came up with the following team. I suspect that it will require some tweaking before kick-off but I would appreciate any feedback. Hooker: Egan; Katoa. FRF: RCG; Tamou; Leota; Hetherington. 2 RF: Kikau; Yeo; JFH; Ellis; Waddell; Sele. HB: Cleary; Luai. 5/8: Maloney; T May. CTW: DWZ; W Blake; Whare; Mansour; MWZ; Phillips; Fuimaono. FB: Edwards; C Aekins. As I said, not… Read more »

    FT
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    love the balance hahahahaha.

    might have to find a way to get MWZ in my team.

    SupercoachGodsBeNice
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    Hate to say it but could be a competition winning side…….NRL comp that is wink grin

    Watson
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    Every year we dream but I think we’re a chance this year. I expect Roosters to be there again and I’m expecting Broncos to be the big improvers. Time will tell…

    SupercoachGodsBeNice
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    Roosters will be the bench mark again but year after year it’s proven impossible to back up

    If Panthers stay fit they’ll be hard to beat at the business end

    Broncos 1-2 years away I think

    MyYfH8sSC
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    You’ll have an awesome Round 12 team!

    CoG
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    Thanks for sharing Watson .A licorice all sorts that effort . Going to be under the hammer to get a competitive team around Origin and especially rnd 18 wink

    MyYfH8sSC
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    I’m glad you aren’t A Roosters fan as there is no way that side would fit under the salary cap!

    Brewster
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    What cap?

    SupercoachGodsBeNice
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    Hahahahaha and this comment from an actual Roosters fan @16713

    lol lol

    The First XIII
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    No problem with having a lot of players from your favourite team! (100% may be 75% too much for me though)

    No space for Carty in this lineup?

    We will all be interested in your input on Egan come Rd 1 TLT. If he gets starting over Katoa I think he will be top 10 owned.

    Watson
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    I really think he’s something special. Strong defence but he’s quick and reads the game exceptionally well. I have my fingers crossed… wink
    In reality, I’ll have Cleary and Kikau in my side at this stage. Good football doesn’t always translate into good Supercoach (eg JFH).

    TurkeySnow
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    In all honesty what about Leota?

    @watson I am finding it hard to leave Cleary out atm, think he will find another level under his father, and he started great last year for me two 80pt games unfortunately getting injured after that. But kikau as well is in my side and fingers crossed for Egan.

    Was looking at JFH without mez an chn but even when given bigger min didn’t improve output much, like you said sometimes good footy doesn’t translate to sc.

    The First XIII
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    I looked at Cleary, and can’t leave him out either

    Kikau I loved last year, but see him as fully priced now

    Also considering Mansour – he seems to be off the radar on here for some early drafts

    SupercoachGodsBeNice
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    Alright Manly fans

    With Taupau averaging 51 mins last year and AFB averaging 48 what are the chances Paseka is worth a shot as a cheapie FRF on the bench priced at 196k to be a bit of a slow burn cow?

    thatsmyteam
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    he was going that way last year then hurt his knee and was out.

    i think he could be a slow burn. he did have good PPM when on field tho and at stages was getting 30 mins

    Brewster
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    Having just resigned, one of few Manly players contracted beyond this year, surely they have plans for him? AFB and Taupau will dominate minutes but surely he will increase his?

    SupercoachGodsBeNice
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    That’s my thinking

    Has the potential for a 10 point increase per game if he’s given the mins

    May not seem pike much but would be good for a slow burn

    TurkeySnow
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    I am thinking he will be a main beneficiary of lane leaving as well.

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    feedback please…
    Obviously the response will be for a perfect world and not accounting for Byes and Injuries.. but in our first side how many players are people expecting to keep for the season ? IE i have c murray and i would count him as 1 as i would keep him as a 18-21 player and possibly top 17 depending on his form and minutes.. D cook in my side and i have no intention of selling…

    in the know
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    FYI i have 10

    Watson
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    At this stage I have 11. However, based on past experience there will probably be only 2-3 players that make it through the year unscathed (either injured or dropped…and signed again…and dropped again…).

    in the know
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    haha yep i am hearing you…

    TurkeySnow
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    For me it depends on how a few players go. Atm I have a side with cook in it he would be 1, Radley as back up in 2row and if given 60min could be a hold also great through soo.

    My 2rf atm is arrow/kikau/Murray who if all play to expectations can stay.

    Frf papali and tpj as well depending injuries and soo same as above

    My hlfs I am trying to make money and pts and then sell before or around soo.

    Flb I want to see how barba and brimson go, both could be handy cover though soo

    in the know
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    so that only makes 7-8 season long keeprs ?

    TurkeySnow
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    Ha yeah, atm thinking or trying to start with Cleary/Widdop and Morgan so they could be keepers too but history has shown dragons fall off,

    If I was to start with Cleary and he was injury free I would keep him through soo, Morgan maybe to make 200k then sell prior to soo. Widdop who knows???

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    yep im also looking at all 3 but if the warriors and parra both start cheap 1/2a ill only be starting 2.. SJ a risk with the new club.. DCE and Cleary and likely morgan will all play origin.. and nobody else stands out at 1/2 for me.. widdop i really like at fullback kicking goals but there is a heap of players at 5/8 id like like Munster/brinsom/ponga etc.. even conor watson at fullback also interest me

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    Yeah I like the look of brimson if he gets flb, also milf with seibold at the helm. Widdop I am looking at for the starting 10-12 rds last two years opening 7-8 rds he has had an 81 and 82 av then drops form.

    Gregjm
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    up to 11 but probably 8

    rooster1
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    Napa in trouble lude tape he is at bulldogs for. 2 months. & learned there culture. Class act

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    Smith (Vrad)
    TPJ Fifita (Collins Haas)
    Jurbo Kikau Gillette (Murray Host Cheapie)
    Cleary (cheapie)
    Ponga (Mann)
    Capewell Bird Cscott Lomax (3 cows)
    Turbo (Barba)
    Thoughts? Cheers

    TurkeySnow
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    Like the side, I feel gillet will need time to get back full game fitness and Mann don’t know to what extent he will be used.

    Stilesy
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    Apparently, Mann has the inside track to the starting hooker role. If he averages in the 40s he could make a bit of coin and offer reliable cheapie scores at CTW.

    TurkeySnow
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    Oh, I thought it would be starting from the bench but playing hok. Could be interesting if he does start in the 9 though

    Stilesy
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    I only read that yesterday so it might be emerging news. But yes the word is they will start him at 9. Keep a close eye on this in trials.

    TurkeySnow
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    Yeah like you said cheep 40s in ctw good reserve and barge over for a try make some cash.

    RocketRod
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    If Mann does get the starting spot surely they need a backup on the bench. Levi / Buhrer / Woolford ?

    RocketRod
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    If Mann starts at 9, wouldn’t they need a backup hooker on the bench ?

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    ive owned Scott in the past (mostly in draft comps) and he is always very underwhelming. I feel he is priced appropriately, especially as i dont really see Storm increasing their attacking output. Plent of others i would prefer to gamble on over him.

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    Just me, or is https://www.nrlsupercoachstats.com/ down? I was playing with the team planner and all of a sudden i finished my squad with way too many guns and still had salary cap left. i may have broken it hahaha

    BT
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    Ignore me – seems to be up again.

    MyYfH8sSC
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    Has anybody looked at Round 1? There are seven incredibly competitive games, then there is Penrith v Parra! Captain Cleary anybody?

    The First XIII
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    I’m on the bus!

    SupercoachGodsBeNice
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    After putting the C on Rapana in Rd 1 last year I’m a little hesitant in putting the C on a back again

    That being said Cleary will be locked in with the C haha

    MitchyMitch
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    I was at that match and it was terrifying when Raiders put 3 tries on in the first 10 mins. I bet you thought Rapana (c) was a pretty choice at that point wink

    MitchyMitch
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    I had had my eye on captain SJ v the Bulldogs at home since the draw was released. I guess its time for a new plan!

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    Rd1 is always a lottery. But that’s not a bad captains choice mate.

    Prozach
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    Except SJ will be playing the Knights now, not the Bulldogs. Which could be a tight grindy game

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    I just can’t seem to leave my team alone! HOK: CSmith, WEgan FRF: AFifita, TPangai, PHaas, Cheap 2RF: JArrow, JPapalii, VKikau, CMurray, VRadley, Cheap HFB: NCleary, CHarris-Tavita 5/8: CMunster, KMann CTW: KCapewell, BHampton, JBird, ZLomax, TMilne, GLeleisiuao, AHopoate FLB: JTedesco, BBarba I’d look to hold Barba until the end of the first bye round then move him on to someone who plays the next bye (unless he’s killing it and keeping pace with the top FLB). Arrow injury free and with minutes is a weapon and I’m happy to start with him. Papalii is only in the side if he… Read more »

    MitchyMitch
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    It is a stacked side but you are looking very skinny for your last reserve, particularly with Lomax/Bird already in the 17. Perhaps try to find some coin to upgrade the last 2RF spot to Stimson?

    You have basically zero coverage for the first bye so you certainly wont be setting and forgetting all of those guns.

    The First XIII
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    Hampton – I see him in a few teams. Is he getting Linnet’s centre position? even if so, his (very surprising) good scores at the start of 2018 were from Fullback (although I also think I remember him filling in at CTR a time or 2 as well). He is an Avoid for me.

    VRadley will be fully Rad if he gets 80, but I’d be surprised if that happens in a stacked Roosters pack. As a bench 50 min player he’s fully priced IMO

    Good call on Fifita, may have to try and include him now.

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    I think the hope with Radley is that he gets the Lock position fulltime. With Napa gone, Liu who spent some time at Lock last season should play mostly at prop. In 7 games when starting at Lock last season he averaged 54 mins at 62.5 points per game. His season average was 43, so even if he doesn’t get 80, if he starts he should improve his average by almost 20 points

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    I’m at a real loss for first bye round players. There just aren’t many I’d want to start the season with. They are either high priced backs or I see a better player in their position to start the season…

    MyYfH8sSC
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    I have 8 at present + a few Origin players. Looks like 17 in Round 12 will be very difficult. Fingers crossed for the loophole to save us!

    TurkeySnow
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    Great team,
    I am of the same opinion if papali gets lock, arrow injury free and with at least 60min is a must imo, what worries me is peachy.
    I thought about fafita and may have to rejigger my draft team to try and fit him in, without a few names and injury free (knee last year) set and forget.
    I am super keen on barba coming back firing. Also think a fit bird can push for a 50av has a 27 or something.

    Time For Plan B
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    Hey guys, it’s been a while. Hope everyone had a good Christmas and has had a good start to 2019. Been riding the NFL wave and missed alot of NRL. Who are the good cheapies appearing so far? And who are the unmissable players?