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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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Lolo's TauTau's
Lolo's TauTau's (@longtimereader)
15 days ago

Calling it early. We have just given QLD Origin again.

Pick an awesome, super creative backline…and don’t pick forwards that will dominate the middle…instead we go creative there too.

Thoughts?

Sheldon
Sheldon (@sheldon)
Reply to  Lolo's TauTau's
15 days ago

Looking at that pack I can’t think who’d else I’d bring in?

Lolo's TauTau's
Lolo's TauTau's (@longtimereader)
Reply to  Sheldon
15 days ago

Personally. I would have went Haas / Vaughan (averaging massive metres, making lots of tackles). Then Murray / Sims / Yeo as picked. Bench of Klemmer / Saifiti and Paulo. We have gone with a tiny, ball-playing 13 as our starting FRF. Then we have a secondary edge player who starts on the bench when his team has their full squad as our #17?

DCE2011
DCE2011 (@dce2011)
Reply to  Lolo's TauTau's
15 days ago

You’d think Haas starts ahead of Jurbo.

rockafella
rockafella (@rockafella)
Reply to  DCE2011
15 days ago

Jurbo started last year

Sheldon
Sheldon (@sheldon)
Reply to  Lolo's TauTau's
15 days ago

If Klemmer had been picked id be calling for Freddy to be sacked. And he’ll probably cop a ban.

Looks like Freddy’s gonna start expansive, tire there big guys out then hammer through the middle.

DCE2011
DCE2011 (@dce2011)
Reply to  Sheldon
15 days ago

As a NSW supporter, I have a bad feeling about this campaign. Qld will keep it simple and Munster (if passed fit) will do the rest. I feel Freddy tries to be too clever at times.

PS – hopefully I’m wrong

Last edited 15 days ago by DCE2011
Sheldon
Sheldon (@sheldon)
Reply to  DCE2011
15 days ago

I’m hoping Freddy’s trying to get ahead with the enforcement of the rules. Cleary and Bellamy have adapted the fastest and look how they’ve done. But if they don’t carry on reffing like this nsw could be in trouble

AJW
AJW (@ajw)
Reply to  DCE2011
15 days ago

As as NSW supporter I’ve had a bad feeling about every campaign since the early 1980s! Qld are like the All-Blacks – it doesn’t matter what sort of team they have, they always play it with their hearts and souls! Good luck to them, as it makes for a great spectacle every year. But let’s be honest – come on Cockroaches!!! 🙂

Alex97
Alex97 (@alex97)
Reply to  Lolo's TauTau's
15 days ago

I don’t understand how a bench player can make origin, isn’t origin supposed to be the best 17 possible players in the state, Liam Martin got picked cause he plays for Penrith no other reason

Timi_Brusher
Timi_Brusher (@timi_brusher)
Reply to  Lolo's TauTau's
15 days ago

I personally would have loved it if TPJ was in the side, I enjoy fire crackers but all I see is blue. Let’s go Blues.

kegs kings
kegs kings (@kegs-kings)
15 days ago

Matterson most bought this week?

Sheldon
Sheldon (@sheldon)
Reply to  kegs kings
15 days ago

Is he not facing a ban?

DCE2011
DCE2011 (@dce2011)
Reply to  Sheldon
15 days ago
Last edited 15 days ago by DCE2011
Sheldon
Sheldon (@sheldon)
Reply to  DCE2011
15 days ago

Beautiful! Cheers

cowboyrod
cowboyrod (@cowboyrod)
Reply to  Sheldon
15 days ago

He will have a huge BE after back-to-back 40s and may not be a keeper given the competition for minutes in their pack. I wish i had avoided him a few weeks back.

CSI
CSI (@csi)
15 days ago

Honestly Kelly only scores well when Fifta is out
Ball get to Fifta and that’s where it stays both weeks he was out Kelly scored well

Last edited 15 days ago by CSI
TurkeySnow
TurkeySnow (@turkeysnow)
Reply to  CSI
15 days ago

honestly Dfaf recieved no ball today, Titans halves and hookers are a shambles

Sheldon
Sheldon (@sheldon)
15 days ago

BRAILEY – WATSON
LENUI – UTO – PANGAI – Welch
MATTERSON – OFA – SMITH – Curran – Crichton – Fifita
GAMBLE – Cleary
BURTON – Walker
HYNES – LAUIRE – NOFO – KELLY – STAINES – ROBERTS – To’o
Turbo – Walsh

Welch to Papalii
Turbo to ?

Timi_Brusher
Timi_Brusher (@timi_brusher)
Reply to  Sheldon
15 days ago

Gutho ? has New, Tigs & Dogs coming up.

Norman ? has Broncs & Dogs, earn some cash and those DPP options could be fun to play around with.

Salty Former Owner
Salty Former Owner (@salty-former-owner)
Reply to  Sheldon
15 days ago

You’ve got a great team for round 13 as is. If I had that team, I’d start planning for 17, for which you’ve got nobody. Find a round 17 centre you like and switch one of your centres to FB.

cowboyrod
cowboyrod (@cowboyrod)
Reply to  Sheldon
15 days ago

If you can find a replacement you like, it might be worth offloading Uto if he isn’t selected and/or Ofa because they won’t be in your 17 again this year, where Welch would be.
If Turbo is your second trade, you should be able to do that.
Actually, you may not have a fullback for round 14 without a trade with Walsh facing suspension and Turbo doubtful to back up two days after Origin.

Last edited 15 days ago by cowboyrod
tk
tk (@tk)
Reply to  Sheldon
15 days ago

I’m considering Doueihi (but the Tigers do have a tough draw after this week)

The Duke
The Duke (@the-duke)
15 days ago

Stupid question time. As I don’t have Gold, when is the five trade week?

TurkeySnow
TurkeySnow (@turkeysnow)
Reply to  The Duke
15 days ago

Between the big bye rd when all teams have a break, rd 15-16 I think

Mobile Chicane
Mobile Chicane (@krelf)
Reply to  The Duke
15 days ago

You don’t need gold. You’ll find it in the help section on the site, under Team Editing & Trades

  • SUPER TRADE WEEK – Between rounds 15 and 16 (two-week representative break), there will be a KFC SuperCoach Super Trade Week, where you’ll be able to make up to FIVE player trades to refresh your team for the remainder of the season and the looming KFC SuperCoach league Finals Series.

The Duke
The Duke (@the-duke)
Reply to  Mobile Chicane
15 days ago

Thanks, M.C. I’ve only been to round-15 once in the last five years.

chooks
chooks (@chooks)
15 days ago

more updates to come?

Eric Cartman
Eric Cartman (@eric-cartman)
Reply to  chooks
15 days ago

Scores should be final I updated late lastnight

chooks
chooks (@chooks)
Reply to  Eric Cartman
15 days ago

non owner but where is burtons lb for his try

ch00nz
ch00nz (@ch00nz)
Reply to  chooks
15 days ago

it was from a cleary strip. defensive line not set

chooks
chooks (@chooks)
Reply to  ch00nz
15 days ago

pk and what about nofos intercept? non owner

ch00nz
ch00nz (@ch00nz)
Reply to  chooks
15 days ago

yeh im not sure about that one.

Last edited 15 days ago by ch00nz
Dravid
Dravid (@dravid)
Reply to  chooks
15 days ago

Nofo already has points for an intercept. Or did he take two?

treloarski
treloarski (@treloarski)
Reply to  Dravid
15 days ago

they just gave him his points my score went up 5 points

Kenny Blankenship
Kenny Blankenship (@dfez03)
15 days ago

After this week what are the chances AOB realizes to win games you need Watson and Barnett on the field?

My Barnett – CHN trade is stilled locked and loaded for round 14 however. If Watson manages to play big minutes we could stash him as a depth cover?

Dravid
Dravid (@dravid)
Reply to  Kenny Blankenship
15 days ago

With Clifford arriving in town and Pearce not to far away, not sure I can see Watson playing in the halves. Hopefully a couple of big weeks means he’ll make a bit more cash before he needs to be sold.

Mighty tigs
Mighty tigs (@mighty-tigs)
Reply to  Kenny Blankenship
15 days ago

Friz injury could mean barnett to edge Watson back to lock

The Duke
The Duke (@the-duke)
15 days ago

I’ve decided to discontinue asking questions that involve up and down choices, so up and down votes will no longer have any bearing on my posting.

chooks
chooks (@chooks)
15 days ago

Is it me or are the scorers just guessing the panthers ts tries? could be cleary may be luai next day its burtons?? its like they just guess lol

cdawg
cdawg (@cdawg)
15 days ago

Who is the best option at hooker, I currently have Watson and Simpkin. There seriously doesn’t look like any other good options.

Bozzin8r
Bozzin8r (@bozzin8r)
Reply to  cdawg
15 days ago

brailey

cdawg
cdawg (@cdawg)
Reply to  Bozzin8r
15 days ago

Not convinced tbh, he got sub 60 with a try assist last night.

Bozzin8r
Bozzin8r (@bozzin8r)
Reply to  cdawg
15 days ago

He’s averaged 71 so far this season. Seems like a keeper to me.

cdawg
cdawg (@cdawg)
Reply to  cdawg
15 days ago

Calker and Schuster, so thinking maybe Watson is a keeper at HOK?

cdawg
cdawg (@cdawg)
Reply to  cdawg
15 days ago

Thought it was only a minor strain? He looked very good the other week so I think he may be Manly’s 5/8 going forward. If I was going to get rid of Schuster it would be for Nikorima after round 14.

nuffman
nuffman (@nuffman)
Reply to  cdawg
15 days ago

The best guy is injured. Currently:
BSmith over Origin and with no Grant. Played well last two weeks with Hynes and hopefully form continues. You’d be looking at trading out later in the year so he isn’t just sitting on your bench. So beware he may cost you two trades if you want to get rid of him.
BHunt is a decent POD at HOK pending Origin.

cdawg
cdawg (@cdawg)
Reply to  nuffman
15 days ago

Yeah thinking Grant is a must have for the run home. May just hold Watson until after SOO.

Dravid
Dravid (@dravid)
Reply to  nuffman
15 days ago

Yeah the problem is while useful at the moment, BSmith and Bunt aren’t keepers. Cook and Api haven’t set the world on fire, Grant has had injury and minute concerns and Brailey and Mahoney have slowed down.

Becoming a problem slot.

cdawg
cdawg (@cdawg)
Reply to  Dravid
15 days ago

That’s another good point. Realistically should only be looking at bringing in keepers at this point

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