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Site co-founder and all round SC tragic, Nick no longer writes too much these days but hosts the SC Report each week and looks after most of the site administration.

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    kegs kings
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    1083 from 500 spot. Should still be around that mark. Tomorrow I welcome tko and either maumolo or Matterson.

    JJJonny
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    Go Matterson my Maumalo is terrible.
    All serious Maumalo is doing really good for me sice rnd 3. Usually gets around mid to high 30s in base, seems to be scoring alot of tries this year which helps. He does a heap of hit ups like what sauce use to do.

    Team B
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    I’ve had Matterson since the start and he’s been brilliant. My only major concern is Origin, Klemmer is out and if Freddy decides to move Jurbo into the FRF and Murry to Lock he will be a high chance at a bench spot. Or if they drop Crichton it would be a like for like swap.

    kegs kings
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    I think they pick lodge.

    FBK
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    Yeah I’m inclined to agree on Lodge I think they’ll need that big body

    Paddy
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    Again, it’s the no dickhead policy. Not ‘get the biggest dickhead you can find’ policy.

    Luey
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    Lodge has turned his life around since returning to the NRL, and his off field conduct record has been sqeaky clean in that time frame. He attended the emerging origin squad camp in the off season so I dare say Freddie doesn’t think he’s a dickhead either. I think he’s the front runner to replace Klemmer.

    Paddy
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    There are other players who many were surprised to see snubbed, who were in form and my conclusion was they mustn’t have passed the test. I believe people can turn their lives around. However, daddy’s little Bronco didn’t even front up the cash until 12 months ago. It really hasn’t been that long. It’s not a Cinderella story – I’d be a privileged fk up getting something he is not yet worthy of. I don’t think he’s reached the standard required to be a Blue, if Freddy disagrees that won’t be something I see eye-to-eye on. Really thought the thug… Read more »

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    I think he’s been fine this year, really depends what Freddy wants. Lodge is a big body but he isn’t going to give you that 30min of high impact. If they want a bench forward who can come on and rip a game away I don’t think you can go past TPJ. Though he goes close to failing the no dickhead policy and can be hit and miss. Matterson for me makes more sense as the utility, he can play in the halves and center but the best part is he can cover the middle or backrow so if the… Read more »

    Luey
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    Bit hard for him to cough up the cash when he wasn’t employed. That’s all behind him now. He has a young family and is off the booze. Does a lot of stuff off the field which goes unrecognised. Hasn’t put a foot wrong at the Broncos and has been playing some good footy. You obviously hold a grudge, which is fine. But he really is a changed man since that incident in New York. Haas has screwed up off the field multiple times in the last 6 months yet waltzed into the NSW side. If there was a no… Read more »

    kegs kings
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    Agreed but who else are the big bodies we can pick. Lost Klemmer and were 1 short on the bench already.

    perrin_07
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    Mclean

    Watson
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    Matt Prior. He was there last year.

    BOB
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    Green arrow

    zen
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    Will Cleary back up r17 in the first Friday night game or get rested if plays origin 3 in sydney.

    Chookers
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    JFH to prop a regular thing? May be a sell?

    Pot Luck
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    This topic comes up every 2 weeks when it comes to JFH and Taupau. One scores well when the other scores bad. Just pick one and stick with them I rekon.

    BillyAbelaLFC
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    Gotta give him one more week.
    First half he only had 2 hitups in 40 mins. Second half had 8 in 29.
    If it looks similar next week he will loom as a sell.

    BOB
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    Yep. Martin doing a great of job and no frfs due back for Panthers. I’d prefer him playing prop rather than edge as long as he’s in the middle. He just had a down day yesterday. Was never a top 17 player IMO just a decent backup for injuries.

    Paddy
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    No way he could be an immediate issue for many teams. Bigger fish to fry.

    MadeInHolland
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    Trades this week:
    TU: Turbo and Kerr
    TD: RTS and Aitken

    BOB
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    Not a great week to get Turbo due to his high BE. I would go TD as long as you have enough trades to bring Turbo in for RTS by rd 18.

    Backi
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    Wouldn’t be buying rts till he turns his form around. At least with turbo you know you have a keeper

    I’m holding off on both

    MarstersofMayhem
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    Dalker -> Aitken
    Surgess -> TKO
    Lane -> Matterson
    Dearden -> SJ
    Gutho -> Marsters/Maumalo
    Allan -> Nuff

    So many trade options!

    kegs kings
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    Gutho and lane I’d do

    Dan
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    Dearden injury hurts, brought him in for r16 coverage last week sad

    Backi
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    At least most people have him so they have the same problem

    Bluegoose
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    More than 2 week injury then?

    Paddy
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    Yep. 8 – 10 weeks is the call from NRL Physio.

    Bluegoose
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    Ouch!!!… you are right. Surgery so minimum 5weeks….

    Rex Bannercurse
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    1140 from 1357. Hoping to finish in sight of the top 1000

    demonfoxxx
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    I reckon you move into top 1000

    FBK
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    Is there any reason that Staggs isn’t a buy this coming week for RPapenhuyzen? H2H focussed now, Papenhuyzen will start to leak cash from the bench but he’s done his job as the downgrade will give me the cash to turn CAllan into Turbo when he bottoms out in a few weeks. If Staggs averages 45 after this week he still makes another $90K which could be handy at the back end as potentially 6th CTW

    BOB
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    Papi could be the starting fb this week. Wait for tlt. Staggs is an ok buy for rd 16 coverage. If H2H you could find better.

    Paddy
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    100% an overall option only.

    FBK
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    Also didn’t get to watch much footy over the wkd, how did NBrown look on return? Did he get a decent run in the middle?

    Battler
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    Very very good. I can’t go near him because he’s a walking injury and my trades are disappearing, but he would be a great pick up.

    Aizen1986
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    finished completely on 1006, total points 14716. was ranked 1423 but i’m really unsure how bad/less impact I’ll have come lockout

    Sonnysideup
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    I hope you stay where you are mate.
    I finished on 14725 points from 3492 overall after scoring 1169

    Paddy
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    Only just beat me this week mate wink

    Sonnysideup
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    Got you on a good week mate. Only week all year I’ve scored more than you you poor bugger oops

    Aizen1986
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    I’m trying to do my best for the flocks but the past 3 weeks I’ve really dropped the ball

    Sonnysideup
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    Not as bad as me mate. I was 580 in rnd8 then down to 8251 by rnd11 thanks to two stupid C choices in rnds 10 and 11