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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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Pablo Bill
Pablo Bill (@pdbigfish)
1 month ago

Latest iteration where I’ve brought back in Cook and Ted.

HKR: Cook, Watson*
FRF: Twal, Lodge, Uto, Leniu
2RF: Matto, Crichton, Brown, Davey*, Riki*, Saddler
HFB: Cleary, Tracey
5/8: Munster, Lam*
CTW:Holmes, Averillo, Staines, Niu, Fus, Laurie, Simo
FLB: Ted, Moylan

Gotta say, my non Ted/Cook team felt better it less upside. Still light drop Cook, start Watson, bring in Liddle and swap Tracey to CHT

Eagle
Eagle (@eagle)
1 month ago

Morgan Harper to get first crack at fullback this weekend in the trial

CoG
CoG (@sandworm)
Reply to  Eagle
1 month ago

@$371K he aint cheap

perrin_07
perrin_07 (@perrin_07)
Reply to  CoG
1 month ago

he looked good what we saw last year tho

hazarch
hazarch (@hazarch)
1 month ago

Would like to start a discussion re Campbell Graham. Haven’t seen him mentioned much (if at all) on this site. Are we scared off by the price point given his run of tries late last year? Has plenty of talent and a juicy base + playing in top 4 side.

Solid alternative to To’o or Holmes at a CTW anchor IMO.

TerrorFlop
TerrorFlop (@terrorflop)
Reply to  hazarch
1 month ago

I’ve got him in my side. Big fan!

I’ve got To’o as well though.

Eric Cartman
Eric Cartman (@eric-cartman)
1 month ago

hey gents pretty set for my team until TLT. glad to see everyone on this site giving each other a helping hand craving a footy game or two right about now.

Cook / liddle (R)
TKO Lodge / uto leinu
Angus harris Tino / KK (R) Riki (R) Asiata
Cleary / walker
Walker / watson (R)
Kelly Johnston staines fus / niu laurie simmo
teddy / moylan

MyYfH8sSC
MyYfH8sSC (@tigers-for-15th)
Reply to  Eric Cartman
1 month ago

I have to say I detest Moylan as Reserve FB! Surely there has to be a better option, pretty much anyone! Love the Harris POD. You really shouldn’t nuff in HB for Round 1. Beware the Simpkin effect with Liddle.

TheLaneTrain
TheLaneTrain (@thelanetrain)
Reply to  MyYfH8sSC
1 month ago

I think Harris’ minutes can only get worse with all the additions they’ve made in the forwards. I’m pretty sure Brown said he wanted Egan to play 80 too.

Last edited 1 month ago by TheLaneTrain
Deep Thinker
Deep Thinker (@the-king)
Reply to  Eric Cartman
1 month ago

I take it AJ is a contingency to slot into FB if Moylan gets injured. I don’t mind that play if it’s a Lomax/Val type in ctw, but there’s not much chance AJ is a top 4 ctw or fb with his low base. Might be okay with a decent draw but the bunnies have it tough the first few weeks so the tries might be a little risky to rely on Overall though, I like the PODs you have gone for (i.e Tohu, TKO, Cody) I just think Moylan as your back up FB is a red flag. He’s… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Deep Thinker
Eric Cartman
Eric Cartman (@eric-cartman)
Reply to  Deep Thinker
1 month ago

Thanks heaps gents especially you Dt great advice and insight.. Put in to’o for AJ flicked Watson to hooker and found some funds for Mitchell as 2nd fullback

GetThisBread
GetThisBread (@getthisbread)
1 month ago

Surely the NRL gets rid of those new rules where if the ball goes into touch it’s a play the ball? From what I saw in the All stars game it doesn’t help the speed at all and gives the defensive side a set line to start the set. Now teams are just going to kick it into touch to avoid kick returns from Teddy, Ponga, Aj, etc.

i know scrums have no competition anymore but they atleast gave the attacking side more room to work with and to get their set started.

smiddy
smiddy (@smiddy)
Reply to  GetThisBread
1 month ago

I didn’t even notice it til quarter time when cooper Cronk said on fox that he thought it has slowed it down. Payed more attention after that and yea it does seem like that would be a tactic to kick it out and get your defensive line set. Hope they get rid of it before rd 1.

Rizza
Rizza (@rizza)
Reply to  GetThisBread
1 month ago

How was the defensive team not able to get their line set for a scrum compared to the new method? I don’t understand your reasoning there at all. Teams in years gone by had great kickers that would be kicking the ball into touch anyway so it’s not like that is something new that is going to happen more now just because it’s a play the ball and not a scrum. If kickers were smart (and accurate) they should never have been allowing players like Teddy, Ponga, AJ to get in a good kick return.

uncledami
uncledami (@uncledami)
Reply to  Rizza
1 month ago

Easier to defend from a set line play the ball after a touch finder than a scrum

Rizza
Rizza (@rizza)
Reply to  uncledami
1 month ago

Debatable, but what they should incorporate into the rule is that the attacking team doesn’t have to wait until the defence jogs (or walks) down the field to where the ball is to be played before they can restart play.

uncledami
uncledami (@uncledami)
Reply to  Rizza
1 month ago

like it

LoneWolf5498
LoneWolf5498 (@lonewolf5498)
1 month ago

Done some tweaking based on some advice. Hoping to pretty much take this team until Rd 1.

Grant (Liddle)
TKO, Lawrie (Leniu, Uto)
Lolo, Tino, Capewell (Ofa, Riki, Fuimaona)
Clearly (CHT)
Munster (Watson)
Lomax, Staines, Cotric, Saab (Niu, Simonsson, Timoko)
Paps (Laurie)

$17k

Any advice welcome

boonkgang
boonkgang (@boonkgang)
Reply to  LoneWolf5498
1 month ago

Wouldn’t have Laurie at fullback, he’s a reserve ctw at best as there’s just too many good options at flb this year. Capewell probably won’t start and can’t see him being worth it , rest of your teams is good and should stick stick with it, maybe downgrade cotric to reimis and capewell to Barnett, dfif, n brown type player

BillyAbelaLFC
BillyAbelaLFC (@billyabela)
Reply to  boonkgang
1 month ago

Laurie can absolutely be better than a reserve ctw. Could easily start in most peoples ctws. Starting fullbacks are SC gold. Especially when they come at such a cheap price.

boonkgang
boonkgang (@boonkgang)
Reply to  BillyAbelaLFC
1 month ago

Understand he “could” start but at this current moment would not be having Dane Laurie as my 2nd fullback, let alone in my starting ctw, he’s an option for my ctw but too many unknowns with him at the moment like job security and how he goes in a team like the tigers

perrin_07
perrin_07 (@perrin_07)
Reply to  boonkgang
1 month ago

look at nofo.
you wouldnt put him in the fullback slot but centre slot for sure. i’d happily play him at this stage. I currently have nofo in my team cos hes just that good.

MyYfH8sSC
MyYfH8sSC (@tigers-for-15th)
Reply to  boonkgang
1 month ago

If he is named at FB on TLT then he becomes a starting centre for Rd 1.

OnTheBus
OnTheBus (@samardo)
1 month ago

If anyone is keen in joining a cash comp , let me know

uncledami
uncledami (@uncledami)
Reply to  OnTheBus
1 month ago

Overall of H2H OTB?

OnTheBus
OnTheBus (@samardo)
Reply to  uncledami
1 month ago

Overall uncledami

ConstantlyTipsy
ConstantlyTipsy (@constantlytipsy)
Reply to  OnTheBus
1 month ago

I’m up OTB! 🙂

OnTheBus
OnTheBus (@samardo)
Reply to  ConstantlyTipsy
1 month ago

https://discord.gg/3Bgpx6bG

If you have discord , its a $50 overall group that has 38 players

Last edited 1 month ago by OnTheBus
Nathan
Nathan (@nathan)
1 month ago

Any love for Aitken as a POD?

TheLaneTrain
TheLaneTrain (@thelanetrain)
Reply to  Nathan
1 month ago

Good pod. His base is elite and he has great players around him in CHT and RTS, draw is decent. Could see him putting it together finally.
Although his base might drop given the Warriors back 3 are taking a lot more hit ups than the Dragons back 3.

Last edited 1 month ago by TheLaneTrain
Second Year Syndrome
Second Year Syndrome (@dashy)
1 month ago

Cowboys Jordan Mclean is a late scratching from trial this week due to hamstring injury, Taumalolo switches to Prop with Reuben Cotter starting at lock @WackosWhispers Now, I’m not going to read into it too much because I doubt Lolo shifts to prop at all with McLean being in the team, but this could possibly mean good news for Robson, no? Seems like Todd Payten and his overhauling of the Cowboys’ attack could indicate that Cotter could play a little bit of 13 whilst Lolo is on the bench in a ‘Conor Watson’ type role. But then again, Cotter could… Read more »

Second Year Syndrome
Second Year Syndrome (@dashy)
1 month ago

WESTS TIGERS NRL

1. Daine Laurie
2. David Nofoaluma
3. James Roberts
4. Joseph Leilua
5. AJ Kepaoa
6. Jock Madden
7. Luke Brooks
8. James Tamou (capt.)
9. Jacob Liddle
10. Joe Ofahengaue
11. Luke Garner
12. Luciano Leilua
13. Alex Twal
Interchange:
14. Tommy Talau
15. Reece Hoffman
16. Adam Doueihi
17. Stefano Utoikamanu
18. Jake Simpkin
19. Alex Seyfarth
20. Tuki Simpkins
21. Michael Chee Kam
22. Kelma Tuilagi
23. Zane Musgrove
24. Russell Packer
25. Thomas Mikaele
26. Tyronne Roberts-Davis

OnTheBus
OnTheBus (@samardo)
Reply to  Second Year Syndrome
1 month ago

twal lock , nice.
TT behind kepaoa is interesting
Keen to see how Tuki Simpkins goes again

Sorjas
Sorjas (@sorjas)
Reply to  OnTheBus
1 month ago

Interested to see how MCK goes and whether he scores a bench spot. Nice value at 203k.

Deep Thinker
Deep Thinker (@the-king)
Reply to  Sorjas
1 month ago

Should have zero interest in MCK. He’s not an option even if named on the bench.

Low job security and unlikely to get minutes.

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