Wacko’s Whispers – Round 22

Warriors vs Knights

The Warriors expected to have one change with Joseph Vuna to replace Peta Hiku on bench with no other late changes expected. Peta Hiku and Karl Lawton the two players tipped to drop out of squad.  The Knights will be 1-17 with Mitchell Pearce (corked thigh) and Kalyn Ponga (ankle) both completing the captain’s run and cleared to play. Pasami Saulo will make NRL debut from bench.  Nick Meaney and Luke Yates the two players to drop out of squad.

Rabbitohs vs Roosters

Rabbitohs will have one change with Campbell Graham ruled out due to wrist injury, this will see Braidon Burns come onto wing with Tyrell Fuimaono tipped to come onto bench. Richie Kennar is expected to play his first game since round eight despite being in some doubt due to concussion. Damien Cook is a confirmed starter after recovering from ankle injury from game last weekend. Expect to see Braidon Burns and Hymel Hunt to play left wing and left centre respectively with Gagai and Kennar to play right side. Billy Brittain and Dean Britt the two players to drop out of squad. For the Roosters, all 19 players named in squad completed the captain’s run on Thursday with the only potential change being on bench with Nat Butcher who is a chance to replace Sean O’Sullivan on bench. Sean O’Sullivan and Lindsay Collins expected to be the two players to drop out of squad.

Titans vs Panthers

The Titans only player of concern leading into game is Keegan Hipgrave who was late withdrawal last week due to hamstring/back issues, he will have to pass fitness test at Captain’s run on Friday to play but with his passed issues with his chronic hamstring issues you would think Medical Staff would err on side of caution, if he is ruled out Will Matthews would start in 2RF with either Leilani Latu or Jai Whitbread coming onto bench. Jack Stockwell will play despite picking up broken nose last weekend. Panthers will have one change with James Tamou ruled out due to calf injury, this will see Moses Leota coming in at front row with Jack Hetherington set to come onto bench., no other late changes expected.

Sea Eagles vs Bulldogs

Sea Eagles set to be 1-17 with no players in doubt and no late changes expected. For the Bulldogs, the only concern is Jeremy Marshall-King who was late withdrawal last week due to tonsillitis, he is expected to play and Bulldogs tipped to be 1-17.

Eels vs Dragons

Eels look set to be 1-17 with full 21 man squad training during week with no late changes expected. Dragons look set to have one change with Nene Macdonald just having to pass final fitness test to be late inclusion. If fit he would replace Jordan Pereira on wing. James Graham will play after passing required concussion protocols.

Raiders vs Tigers

Raiders expected to be 1-17 with all players expected to play. Tigers are set to have one change with Mahe Fonua tipped to come into side to replace injured Benji Marshall who will be ruled out due to calf injury, not exactly too sure of what re-shuffle would be but I am thinking Mahe Fonua would come in at centre with Naiqama moving to fullback and Mbye into halves. Also don’t be surprised if same re-shuffle happens as last week with Luke Garner dropping to bench, Elijah Taylor moving to the second row with Matt Eisenhuth starting at lock.

Storm vs Sharks

Storm will be 1-17 with Cameron Smith cleared to play after recovering from a foot injury from last week but not too sure if he will goal kick due to the injury. Sharks main concern is Andrew Fifita due to concussion, he failed to train during week and will have to pass concussion protocols to play, if ruled out Aaron Woods would start with Ava Semanufagai to come onto bench in what would be only change to 17 named.

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BunnyAllStars
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BunnyAllStars

Thanks Wacko…Legend!!

Thurstonville
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Thurstonville

Read whispers everyweek thanks for your efforts

Boffa
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Boffa

whens the test for NEne!!? Need to know before the souths/ roosters game!

Stilesy
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Stilesy

Mullet sighting!!!

evilmacca
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thanks as always Wacko! So, if Roosters have any sense, they will attack on their right all night!! Great info on Tigers too mate!

BunnyAllStars
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BunnyAllStars

H Hunt and Burns on our left edge…what nightmares are made of!!
Fergo could have a field day

evilmacca
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I’m hoping Matto in there somewhere BAS!! wink

perrin_07
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perrin_07

nice work wacko!

boy the tigers have alot of versatility in their team.

would nene be 100% fit if he passes?

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rosscoz

Any news on Fafita ?