Wacko’s Whispers – Round 25

Warriors vs Raiders

Warriors will have 1 change with James Gavet ruled out due to injury, I would expect to see Issiah Papali’i to start on edge with Blair moving to FRF with Leivaha Pulu set to come onto bench. Gerard Beale is in some doubt due to hamstring injury with Anthony Gelling on standby with Chris Satae the other play expected to drop out of squad. Raiders look set to be 1-17 with no late changes expected. Liam Knight and Jack Murchie the 2 players to drop out of squad.

Storm vs Panthers

Storm will have 1 confirmed change but potentially 2 or 3 changes with Billy Slater ruled out due to personal reasons this will see Jahrome Hughes who will play 1st game in a number of week after recovering from knee injury will start at fullback, other change could be Ryan Hoffman who Storm are reporting completed Captain’s run coming onto bench to replace Tui Kamikamica. Cameron Munster is in some doubt due to corked thigh expected to play but Ryley Jacks is on standby should he be ruled out. Cameron Smith is a confirmed starter after taking part in Captain’s run. Tui Kamikamica and Ryley Jacks the 2 players I expect to drop out of squad. Panthers will have a couple of changes with Corey Harawira-Narea being ruled out due to concussion with Jack Hetherington coming onto bench, also don’t be surprised if Wayde Egan is also ruled out with knee injury with Sione Katoa starting at hooker. James Maloney and Tyrone Peachey will both play after recovering from knee injuries after taking part in Captain’s run. Wayde Egan and Kaide Ellis the 2 players tipped to drop out of squad.

Knights vs Dragons

Knights have Aiden Guerra in doubt due to ankle injury, he was in moon boot earlier in week and he will have to take part in Captain’s run on Friday to be a confirmed starter, if ruled out Luke Yates would come into 17. Jacob Lillyman is expected to overcome groin injury to play his final NRL game. Rookie Development Player hooker Tom Starling has been cleared to make NRL debut from bench. Dragons main concern is Cameron McInnes who failed to finish game last week due to concussion, will have to pass required concussion protocols to play but with ISP Coach Matt Head confirming back up hooker Reece Robson will play ISP you would think McInnes has passed all tests and will play, only change to 17 would be same as previous weeks with Luciano Leilua starting in 2RF with Tyson Frizell moving to prop and Lesson Ah Mau dropping to bench. Jacob Host could also come into 17 for Blake Lawrie.

Titans vs Cowboys

Titans look set to be 1-17 with full squad training during week with no late changes expected. Cowboys only player of concern is Te Marie Martin who didn’t play last week due to ankle injury but with Paul Green confirming that Jake Clifford will play Q Cup it points to Te Marie Martin being fit to play despite sitting out training earlier in week. Kane Linnett will also play despite picking up left knee injury last week and Cowboys will be 1-17 with no late changes expected.

Eels vs Roosters

Eels I am expecting to have 1 change on bench with Cameron King set to come onto bench replacing Jaeman Salomon on bench. Tepai Moeroa (concussion) and Kane Eavns (calf) both trained will squad during week and will play. Roosters will be 1-17 with Jared Waerea-Hargreaves only having to get through Captain’s run to be a confirmed starter, no other late changes expected.

Bulldogs vs Sharks

Bulldogs and a lot of Supercoaches concerns revolve are Rhyse Martin who failed to finish game last week due to bone bruising to leg, he will have a fitness test on Saturday morning to prove fitness, and if ruled out Adam Elliott would move to 2RF with Danny Fualolo starting game at lock with Renouf To’omaga coming onto bench. Josh Jackson is a confirmed starter after passing required concussion protocols to return to game last week.  Sharks could welcome back Jesse Ramien from ankle injury, he will need to pass a fitness test on Saturday at Captain’s run to be a confirmed starter he would replace Kurt Capewell in centres with either Capewell or Scott Sorensen dropping out of 17, no other late changes expected.

Broncos vs Sea Eagles

Broncos are expected to be 1-17 with no late changes expected. Sea Eagles also expected to be 1-17 but don’t be surprised if Martin Taupau is benched like previous weeks with Jack Gosiewski starting in 2RF and Shaun Lane shifting int FRF, no other late changes expected.

 

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Thanks again WJ and for all the good oil this season

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great work this season, thanks!

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Another huge season WJ. Can’t thank you enough.

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Thanks Wacko. you are the bloke that sorts fact and fiction out for me during the season.

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Much appreciated as always Wacko, couldn’t survive a season without you

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nice going this week Wacko! ANd another great year with amazing accuracy. Makes our lives alot easier.

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Thanks for your efforts this year Wacko! #legend

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What those above have said. Thanks.