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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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Blood Nutt

Let’s go first in ! Sooooo …. Who we trading for Pappy ?

tk

Either hold or Teddy is the obs choice

Salty Former Owner

Not obvious I don’t think. If we trade, we can get Turbo, so it isn’t as easy as it looks. Is Teddy back? Is Turbo back?

I need to know how long Pappy is out for before making a final call. Interested in the consensus here. I’ll probably vote Teddy, but I’m not sure.

ch00nz

no obvious choice. turbo has Broncos eels storm. teddy has eels, Panthers, sharks. even Drinkwater has tigers, storm Panthers. all could throw up bad scores. calker an option? better draw at least.

Temple Guard

Don’t forgot Gutho…. he can go well or crap as he has proven

stormers

Tom or Hynes

red

Hynes if you don’t have him. He is in good form and increasing in price , Turbo yet to crack a ton and losing coin. Both would be musts in run home post origin.

Blood Nutt

I’m probably more inclined to look at moving Hynes down and getting a half back maybe if I don’t get Turbo. Otherwise it’s Turbo over Teddy for me but I don’t think either are “obvious” buys this week.

samdiatmh

and who’s the HB if you already have Cleary? Reynolds? DCE? Hughes?

Lebowski's Rug

If he’s out for a long enough to need replacing who will play FB for the storm? Who will kick goals? (Meaney?). Pending who it is and how they’re currently priced is it worthwhile considering them in the short term?

red

Meaney is definitely worth considering, seems who ever plays FB at Storm becomes a superstar.

Brendo_38

I’m considering Joey Manu either this week or next which allows me the $$$ to get to IPap

Salty Former Owner

I’d prefer a few comments rather than thumbs for my question, which is this: I can turn Cook and Brown into Grant and Muster, but they play Penrith.

Go for it, or wait a week?

Temple Guard

If you look at the best players for the positions they are playing… Why wouldn’t you pick them… bad time in 3 weeks once origins will take them out of your team though…. don’t worry I got them and I will feel the pain too haha

trentmark

Both will score more in the long run. As long as you can cover the Storm pair for rd 14 if they rest after Origin it makes sense

mikeroxoz

Grant got 88 in 58 minutes last year against Penrith in round 20 (with a try). Playing more minutes this year. Low BE after yesterday’s masterclass. In the better team. Both play origin so its an upgrade for sure

Never walk alone

I am thinking just pull the trigger, the points we are missing out on should easily be made prior to the byes, given their current run rates

red

I would hold Brown for now , Grant is just getting dearer every week so I see him as a priority SFO .

Temple Guard

I haven’t had Papz or Turbo all year… with origin coming up I am more leaning towards somebody that will play during that period but who is the question

Blood Nutt

Yes who is the question

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Temple Guard

You are on the money with the HF’s… FB’s are looking skinny Hughes looks good but not playing 13 which I can life with

Bunnnys56

2 that come to mind is Cheese and Cotter.

Temple Guard

Yes like it alot well spotted Bunny

red

Cheese minutes to inconsistent for me .

mikeroxoz

Drinkwater would have to be high on the list. Then Crichton who will pick up goal kicking when Cleary is out. I don’t think Crichton will be picked, or is ready, for Origin this year

ch00nz

drink seems risky atm. only 64 mins on weekend, and has storm and panthers in 11 & 12

red

King Gutho doesn’t play rd 13 but is probably the most consistent FB during origin period. Gutho seems to score well this time of year and the other player is Edwards who only misses rd17.

The Duke

First trade locked in, the former magician known as Talakai. He can either pay for Turbo or be a bank of at least 500k for later.

ch00nz

you will want him back when he’s a CTW

red

I think you are right choonz but he will be a lot cheaper

trentmark

Canberra and Titans next 2 weeks… gets his DPP in a couple of weeks. I wouldn’t recommend watching the Sharks games if you sell

trentmark

Maybe it is easier for me to say as I got him for 350k though

red

I wouldn’t assume that the raiders can’t limit his involvement . Most people thought he would do a lot more in his last 2 games.

Franky_1984

Hearing Papy is out 4-8 weeks with a hammy tear.
Bad to lose one gun fullback but Papy’s injury likely opens the door for Hynes for SoO, so basically lost both GUN fullbacks

Mighty tigs

Thats true but we should get 1 of Hynes/Pap for 17 either way

Franky_1984

Loving the glass half full outlook

Eric Cartman

Dammmm I don’t have the trades

The Pretender

Hynes I think was always getting the 14 jersey.

SkiddMarx

I don’t think he will….. Wighton was 14 for the first two games last year and Api for game 3. Api is playing really good football at the moment and has the combination with Cleary and Luai. Wighton is probably still regarded as the incumbent though.

Last edited 1 month ago by SkiddMarx
CoG

I’d start Hynes and Cleary and maybe Api/wighton in 14

eldinko

damn,

was hoping it would be short term, where did you hear that ?

Mighty tigs

Keen to here thoughts on a few players
Turbo – Won’t play 13/17 Storm 12/16 Cows 15 so hard draw and chance for a resting at some stage
Mulitalo – That wing looks like pure gold, counting the 80+ score from the left winger (scored a double) thats 5 of the last 6 games going 80+
TPJ vs Lolo – If you could only get one which do you prefer and why

The Pretender

Turbo its tough to like his draw and the origin period. Maybe he is a ‘wait for rd 18’? In saying that, its Turbo, he looked fit and busy on the weekend just didnt jag the extra attacking stats as DCE looks more involved than ever. Mulitalo – looks good but coming off a 25 and a DNP, not ideal. I do like him, doesnt play rd 13 though and may not have Hynes in rd 17 if he is picked as the utility in origin which seems likely. I like both. No reason you cant run both in your… Read more »

Mighty tigs

Yeah my reasoning for Mulitalo is he still plays a bye round, a is to expensive for most to reach. If he went 90, 90 40 think thats very possible only loses like 40k. If he did go 120+ again won’t lose any. Have Coates to sell now but come 14 the sell would likely be someone like Tago, lot of cash to get up to a 700k option
Plays Raiders, Titans, Roosters, NZ, Titans, Dogs, Storm (without Munster/Grant/Coates at least)
Pretty incredible run but you are relying on tries

Mighty tigs

Lockout over
Up to 62nd!

Franky_1984

cracking effort

Sally M

This week’s breakeven has continued its recent trend in rising marginally and is now 9249, up from 9208 last week.

To calculate a breakeven, use the following formula.

Breakeven = ( ( Players current salary / Magic Number ) x 3 ) – last two scores

eg Siosifa Talakai = ( ( 766200 / 9249 ) x 3 ) – 36 – 50 = 163

Brendo_38

TU Papy to Manu (Rd 13 coverage, playing FB, potential for Teddy to be rested) and then will have the $$$ to go Arrow to IPap

TD Papy to Turbo/Teddy

Mighty tigs

Manu has a tough few games coming up, could easily score a couple 20s. With the respective games round 12/14 I am leaning towards avoiding him completely

Brendo_38

Thanks MT. I might just roll with Hynes at FB for now and use the Papy cash to bring in IPap.

Afro Monkey

Talaki BE is 163 hope the big guy doesn’t make me eat humble pie trading him out this week lol.

Mighty tigs

Sharks have the best draw of any team – Do you really need the cash if selling Pap?

Afro Monkey

I jumped on him when he was like 400k figure he’ll probably be around the 600k price range for majority of the year. Tass/Tuipulotu/Koula need culling at some point. Trade him back in at a cheaper price.

Last edited 1 month ago by Afro Monkey
Mighty tigs

Fair enough, personally it’s Points > Cash, not willing to sell a keeper who also plays a bye round.

Hoffa

The guy can score that in a half

trentmark

Seems like an absolute waste of a trade. Sure he is at max price, but he could go on a run again with the Sharks draw. If you watched the Titans defence on the weekend, you won’t want to watch him play against that. I would rather trade an Origin player first, his worst game is a 50, that is an insane base for CTW

red

He scored under 40 2 weeks ago Trent , and with Graham and Wilton in team he isn’t going to see much ball so cash in on him

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