nick1085

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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    POD Hunter
    POD Hunter (@pod-hunter)
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    11 months ago

    Weather here in Wellington is cold but calm. Good conditions now but feels like rain could be on the way.

    demonfoxxx
    demonfoxxx (@demonfoxxx)
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    Reply to  POD Hunter
    11 months ago

    Looking at the radar it seems like some moderate rain hitting soon

    POD Hunter
    POD Hunter (@pod-hunter)
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    Reply to  demonfoxxx
    11 months ago

    light rain now. I’m close to the stadium.

    Damien Cooked
    Damien Cooked (@damienc00ked)
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    Reply to  POD Hunter
    11 months ago

    thanks for the updates PH keep em coming

    Benny's Jets
    Benny's Jets (@bennyandthejets)
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    11 months ago

    crazy for considering Xerri over Taupau?

    SupercoachGodsBeNice
    SupercoachGodsBeNice (@supercoachgodsbenice)
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    Reply to  Benny's Jets
    11 months ago

    Absolutely

    Taupau and AFB will carve up the middle of the Eels

    The Pool Man
    The Pool Man (@paulo)
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    Reply to  SupercoachGodsBeNice
    11 months ago

    I agree with SCGBN Parra conceed the most points in the frontrow this year. Although they seemed to have fix this up over the last three rounds only conceeding the sixth most points in this position.

    DCE2011
    DCE2011 (@dce2011)
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    Reply to  The Pool Man
    11 months ago

    I’d assume Nathan Brown has made a big difference there.

    TurkeySnow
    TurkeySnow (@turkeysnow)
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    Reply to  The Pool Man
    11 months ago

    Played Tigers last week and their forwards don’t tend to pick up too many attacking stats,
    Radiers – papali had 70
    Broncos – Hass hah 76
    Sharks – fifi had 90 odd in limited min

    Cardy
    Cardy (@cardy)
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    Reply to  Benny's Jets
    11 months ago

    With Maumalo not playing it just might work

    Benny's Jets
    Benny's Jets (@bennyandthejets)
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    Reply to  Cardy
    11 months ago

    is Maumalo out?

    Dravid
    Dravid (@dravid)
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    Reply to  Benny's Jets
    11 months ago

    Yep – HIA related from last week.

    Alfie-J
    Alfie-J (@alfie-j)
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    Reply to  Cardy
    11 months ago

    Do we know what side Xerri is playing? Maumalo out would only effect him if he swaps back to the right no?

    SupercoachGodsBeNice
    SupercoachGodsBeNice (@supercoachgodsbenice)
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    11 months ago

    Cook, Brittain Fifi, Haas, AFB, Twal Lolo, Matters, Jurbo, Murray, Jazz, Nikora Cleary, Hughes Ponga, SJ Latrell, Bateman, Maumalo, Ma’u, To’o, Manu, Xerri Turbo, RTS So my 4 reserves currently are AFB, Murray, Jazz and RTS Stick with that? Leaving SJ out in this game scares the hell outta me lol To’o will replace Maumalo if fit after some saying he was in doubt…..Watson out of the loop with this one if true 😆 VC was on Haas so didn’t quite work out so C on Cook(against Cowboys feels like stealing points) or Turbo(never a bad choice) Really need to… Read more »

    TurkeySnow
    TurkeySnow (@turkeysnow)
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    Reply to  SupercoachGodsBeNice
    11 months ago

    Watson said a page back he doesn’t know where that has come form and that the panthers physio said he is all good

    C on Turbo who at Lotto this year has a 156 and 165 pt scores

    SupercoachGodsBeNice
    SupercoachGodsBeNice (@supercoachgodsbenice)
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    Reply to  TurkeySnow
    11 months ago

    Haha yep just updated my post lol

    Nepal Donkeys
    Nepal Donkeys (@nepal-donkeys)
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    Reply to  SupercoachGodsBeNice
    11 months ago

    Leaving SJ out also more than likely

    I think not having Turbo as captain scares me more though haha especially as my H2H opponent also has Turbo captain

    WCP
    WCP (@wcp)
    Reply to  SupercoachGodsBeNice
    11 months ago

    Opportunity for Hughes to hit a decent score against the Titans and he should see a lot more ball given Munster and co. are out. I’d certainly be looking to squeeze him into your 17.

    SupercoachGodsBeNice
    SupercoachGodsBeNice (@supercoachgodsbenice)
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    Reply to  WCP
    11 months ago

    Almost thinking of leaving RTS out this week…….really need him to beat his BE so leaving him out guarantees he smashes it lol

    Murray I can see a try up the middle off Cook this week

    AFB is a lock for me against the Eels

    Jazz……how do you leave this guy out until he gives an actual reason to lol

    Team B
    Team B (@team-b)
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    Reply to  SupercoachGodsBeNice
    11 months ago

    I’ve left RTS out at the moment. Sharks are stingy to FB’s, I’m also taking a punt on SJ and Nikora to score some points down that RHS.

    TurkeySnow
    TurkeySnow (@turkeysnow)
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    Reply to  Team B
    11 months ago

    Ha hard as I feel I want RTS to hit that 100 again and think it could be an emotional game versing SJ this week!

    But leave him out for Tevaga or Burns?

    Luey
    Luey (@luey)
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    11 months ago

    Wonderful read on nrl.com about Brian To’o’s back story that highlights the death of his sister to cancer, and how he still lives at home and is the main provider for his family. Highly recommend giving it a read. What a guy. I sold him weeks ago, but after reading about his back story I have developed a man crush on him and it makes me want to waste 1 of the 2 remaining trades I have and play him in my 17 each week #toey4to’o

    SupercoachGodsBeNice
    SupercoachGodsBeNice (@supercoachgodsbenice)
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    Reply to  Luey
    11 months ago

    Hahahahaha

    The game needs more players the likes of him

    perrin_07
    perrin_07 (@perrin_07)
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    Reply to  Luey
    11 months ago

    He’s certainly one I love now, along with cnk. I haven’t read the article yet.
    The work ethic from young guys will do wonders. You can’t teach that

    Not very good
    Not very good (@not-very-good)
    11 months ago

    This is my first year but it is brilliant even though I am only playing against friends. The only problem I seem to have now is when I watch games, I quote supercoach points / stats and always look at my phone for updates. Anyhow, I need advice on who to pick for reserves- thinking RTS, Moses, Papalii and TKO and don’t want to trade anyone unless I get injuries. Cook (Mahoney) Fifita / Haas (TKO*, Papalii*) Lolo / Sironen / JFH (Nikora / Buhrer / Nuff) Hughes (SJ) Ponga (Moses*) Mitchell / Ma’u / Burns / Gutho (Maumalo /… Read more »

    Doose
    Doose (@doose)
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    Reply to  Not very good
    11 months ago

    Welcome to life as a Supercoach NVG 🙂

    I’m close mates with a high profile league player / coach and I must drive him mad every week carrying on about SC points and certain plays while we watch the Saturday game at the pub in the background having a punt.

    Not very good
    Not very good (@not-very-good)
    Reply to  Doose
    11 months ago

    Certainly drives my friends that don’t play crazy.

    The Pretender
    The Pretender (@the-pretender)
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    Reply to  Doose
    11 months ago

    Me and my SC mates DEFINITELY drive our non-SC mates (especially those that have played the game) absolutely bonkers.

    BradsBest
    BradsBest (@bradsbest)
    Reply to  Not very good
    11 months ago

    RTS, SJ, Moses, Maumalo

    TurkeySnow
    TurkeySnow (@turkeysnow)
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    Reply to  BradsBest
    11 months ago

    Maumalo is out

    Not very good
    Not very good (@not-very-good)
    Reply to  TurkeySnow
    11 months ago

    Thanks for the info

    perrin_07
    perrin_07 (@perrin_07)
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    Reply to  Not very good
    11 months ago

    I’ve learnt to not care to much about live stats.
    Just get angry on Monday haha

    The Rookie
    The Rookie (@nrlfan)
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    11 months ago

    NQ Cowboys
    Matt Scott calls time on his NRL career
    DETAILS: (link: http://bit.ly/2xVDgIW) bit.ly/2xVDgIW
    #ThanksThumper #ridemcowboys

    SupercoachGodsBeNice
    SupercoachGodsBeNice (@supercoachgodsbenice)
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    Reply to  The Rookie
    11 months ago

    Was bound to happen

    What a great stalwart of the game

    Cardy
    Cardy (@cardy)
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    11 months ago

    Warning long post I have had three major brain operations in my opinion all players should wear headgear it should be compulsory acquired Brian injury is the major cause of dementia these players entertain all of us the cost should not be shortening one’s life .I know headgear isn’t perfect but anything that gives a buffer to the brain can only be a plus This is my belief Thanks

    The Pretender
    The Pretender (@the-pretender)
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    Reply to  Cardy
    11 months ago

    Whilst I agree to an extent, each player is allowed their free will. As long as they are clearly explained and understand the benefits of headgear, and the associated issues with long term brain injuries, at the end of the day they have the individual decision on what they need for their bodies. The NRL may require them to sign a waiver form of some description if that is the path they choose.

    Cardy
    Cardy (@cardy)
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    Reply to  The Pretender
    11 months ago

    Absolutely it’s a complex issue Your spot on I hate regulations but a lot of the players are young 18 to 20 yrs old and I knew nothing back then

    Doose
    Doose (@doose)
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    Reply to  Cardy
    11 months ago

    Sorry to hear that Cardy. My understanding (and I have a friend who is a neurologist) is that head gear does nothing to reduce the risk of brain injury – some actually argue it increases the risk since it gives some players an inflated sense of protection meaning they go in harder than they otherwise would. So players wear it to either avoid head cuts or because they may have come through the grades wearing it. As an example, my urologist friend (who often assesses players to determine if they are allowed to play next week etc) has a son… Read more »

    Cardy
    Cardy (@cardy)
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    Reply to  Doose
    11 months ago

    Thanks Doose (Sorry I don’t your name)You are absolutely correct I suppose I’m just searching for a solution to major issue that isn’t going away because the players are getting bigger and stronger every year

    ConstantlyTipsy
    ConstantlyTipsy (@constantlytipsy)
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    Reply to  Cardy
    11 months ago

    That is awful news, and I am wishing you the best of health.
    However, headgear would do almost nothing, the issue with head injuries is that the brain is floating in the skull so the damage is actually the impact of your brain hitting your skull (which suddenly stops). Padding the head with a helmet like in NFL, or headgear provides minimal protection to your brain as the speed of the brain moving inside the skull is not reduced, even though it will protect the skull/head exterior.

    TLDR, protecting the skull doesn’t equal protecting the brain

    Chocolate
    Chocolate (@brendan123)
    Reply to  Cardy
    11 months ago

    Sorry to hear Cardy and i hope you are recovering well mate Whilst i strong support your arguement about something needs to be done to protect the players, i dont think the current headgears are enough to do so. My mrs did a fair bit of study on head injuries through her undergrad and post grad studies and the current option in headgear do absolutely nothing to prevent concussion injuries and long term effects of concussion. There are several scientific reports on this (apparently) that support this. Despite this, i strongly support some sort of initiative to design something better… Read more »

    Chocolate
    Chocolate (@brendan123)
    Reply to  Cardy
    11 months ago

    It would help if i read all comments below first before posting mine, people below have said the same as me, sorry for the repeat

    Danny Nedelko
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    11 months ago

    DT reckon BA might drop Taka to the bench as a utility even with his hat-trick on the weekend with Parry coming in as centre. (or Fergo to centre, Parry to wing which seems unlikely to me).

    grande212
    grande212 (@grande212)
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    Reply to  Danny Nedelko
    11 months ago

    Wait and see.
    Im for it. Thats a net positive gain to the team

    ithilmar
    ithilmar (@ithilmar)
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    11 months ago

    Between Kikau, Matterson, CWalker & Taupau need to leave out one?

    grande212
    grande212 (@grande212)
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    Reply to  ithilmar
    11 months ago

    Probably CWalks

    JM
    JM (@jm)
    11 months ago

    2 reserves between these guys who would everyone go with?

    Taupau, TKO, Murray, NBrown, SJ, Keary.

    grande212
    grande212 (@grande212)
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    Reply to  JM
    11 months ago

    Kapow and Murray
    SJ over Murray if you’re feeling it

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