Wenin’s Teams Analysis – R14

It was seemingly a very difficult weekend for punters in Round 13 with two players scoring zero and plenty of red arrows. SuperCoaches everywhere will be looking to make amends for this with some big upgrades this weekend as we look forward to the international break and then Round 16 being just around the corner.

There are a heap of team changes to get stuck into but before we do…….

If you haven’t checked out JT’s Weekend Roundup for all the Rockers, Floppers and Shockers then make sure you do so now! It’s got all the information you need from the weekend that was.

All the ins and outs are from NRL.com and statistics from both SuperCoach Gold and NRL SuperCoach Stats.

This week’s song is dedicated to Nick, who has seemingly fallen off the face of the earth over the past couple of weeks.

RAIDERS V SHARKS

Thursday, 13 June, GIO Stadium, 7:50pm

Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker (c) 4. Nick Cotric 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Siliva Havili 10. Dunamis Lui 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine

Interchange: 14. Tom Starling 15. Emre Guler 16. Sia Soliola 17. Ryan Sutton

Reserves: 18. Sam Williams 19. Royce Hunt 20. Michael Oldfield 21. Sebastian Kris

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Michael Oldfield
  • Royce Hunt
  • Sam Williams
  • Sebastian Kris

Outs:

Nil

Current Injury List:

  • Luke Bateman (knee, round 14)
  • Corey Horsburgh (elbow, round 15-17)
  • Josh Hodgson (thumb, round 18-20)
  • Hudson Young (suspension, round 19)
  • Brad Abbey (knee, season)
  • Joey Leilua (neck, season)

Wenins’ Analysis

Josh Papali’i and Dunamis Lui have moved back into the starting side, pushing Ryan Sutton and Sia Soliola to the bench.

John Bateman has been simply brilliant since returning from injury and not owning him right now is proving to be very, very painful. With a BE of 34, he has likely reached his lowest price-point but with a bye upcoming in Round 16 you could be forgiven to continue overlooking him for now. But, can you?

Shaun Johnson has once again been named in the reserves. (Photo by Getty Images)

Sharks: 1. Matt Moylan 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Bronson Xerri 4. Josh Morris 5. Josh Dugan 6. Kyle Flanagan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Briton Nikora 12. Kurt Capewell 13. (c) Paul Gallen

Interchange: 14. Wade Graham 15. Jayson Bukuya 16. Jack Williams 17. Braden Hamlin-Uele

Reserves: 18. Aaron Gray 19. Scott Sorensen 20. Billy Magoulias 21. Shaun Johnson

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Billy Magoulias
  • Blayke Brailey
  • Josh Morris
  • Scott Sorensen
  • Shaun Johnson

Outs:

  • Jayden Brailey

Current Injury List:

  • Shaun Johnson (hamstring, round 14)
  • Aaron Woods (foot, round 15)
  • Jayden Brailey (knee, round 15)

Wenins’ Analysis

Josh Morris returns seeing Josh Dugan shift from centre to wing and Aaron Gray dropping to the reserves. Jayden Brailey is out with a knee injury and this sees his brother Blayke Brailey to start at hooker. Before we get too excited, it seems that Jayden will only miss one game.

Shaun Johnson is listed among the reserves but is tipped to make his return from a hamstring injury. However, with a BE of 94 and a 5 in his rolling average, his price is set to plummet over the coming weeks and he could be as low as $450k come Round 16. I’d recommend holding fire, for now.

Briton Nikora played the full 80 minutes despite the return of Wade Graham (32) minutes with Kurt Capewell playing just the 48 minutes.

Following another massive score, Bronson Xerri’s price has shot up to over $500k and won’t be stopping any time soon with a current BE of -62. Amazingly, you could be making money out of trading him to Bateman in Round 17.

TITANS V WARRIORS

Friday, 14 June, CBUS Stadium, 6:00pm

Titans: 1. AJ Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Jesse Arthars 4. Brian Kelly 5. Dale Copley 6. Tyrone Roberts 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Nathan Peats 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Bryce Cartwright 12. Tyrone Peachey 13. Jai Arrow

Interchange: 14. Mitch Rein 15. Shannon Boyd 16. Jai Whitbread 17. Jack Stockwell

Reserves: 18. Will Matthews 19. Max King 20. Phillip Sami 21. Brenko Lee

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Brenko Lee
  • Bryce Cartwright
  • Max King
  • Phillip Sami
  • Shannon Boyd
  • Will Matthews

Outs:

  • Keegan Hipgrave
  • Kevin Proctor

Current Injury List:

  • Shannon Boyd (concussion, round 14)
  • Bryce Cartwright (illness, round 14)
  • Phillip Sami (ankle, round 14)
  • Kevin Proctor (eye socket, round 16)
  • Michael Gordon (leg, round 17)
  • Ash Taylor (personal leave, indefinite) 
  • Ryan James (knee, season)

Wenins’ Analysis

Bryce Cartwright and Tyrone Peachey are the new starting backrowers. They replace Kevin Proctor (injured) and Keegan Hipgrave (suspended) in the starting side. Shannon Boyd has been elevated to the bench.

The Titans had a fantastic win against the Broncos last weekend but still had just the one player to score over 70 points in Brian Kelly. Jarrod Wallace now has a 5RA of 66 points and is proving to be a shrewd pickup. Jai Arrow played just 42 minutes backing up from Origin and now faces a BE of 79. Dale Copley has now peaked in price at $516k and needs to be sold this week with a bye ahead.

Warriors: 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c) 2 David Fusitu’a 3 Peta Hiku 4 Patrick Herbert 5 Ken Maumalo 6 Kodi Nikorima 7 Blake Green 8 Agnatius Paasi 9 Issac Luke 10 Leeson Ah Mau 11 Isaiah Papali’i 12 Tohu Harris 13 Adam Blair

Interchange: 14 Jazz Tevaga 15 Bunty Afoa 16 Lachlan Burr 17 Karl Lawton

Reserves: 18 Gerard Beale 20 Chanel Harris-Tavita 21 Ligi Sao 23 Leivaha Pulu

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Chanel Harris-Tavita
  • Jazz Tevaga
  • Leivaha Pulu
  • Ligi Sao
  • Patrick Herbert

Outs:

  • Chris Satae

Current Injury List:

  • Patrick Herbert (quad, round 14)
  • Nathaniel Roache (back, round 15)
  • Jazz Tevaga (ankle, round 16)

Wenins’ Analysis

Gerard Beale has been dropped to the reserves with Patrick Herbert returning straight to the starting side after being a late withdrawal last weekend. Jazz Tevaga has replaced Chris Satae on the bench in the only other change.

Despite a massive BE of over 130 this week, now may be the time to pounce on Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. There are some rumours floating around that James Tedesco could be a late out this weekend (despite being named) and that would leave a significant number of owners short at fullback (it’s obviously going to be critical to pay close attention to the late mail come Thursday/Friday). There’s also the fact that he is up against the Titans but surprisingly they have conceded the 9th fewest points to fullbacks this season. BUT…… how many games have Cartwright and Peachey started on the edge for the Titans together this year? Cash or points?

Ken Maumalo is another player that I had planned to trade in this round due to the match-up and he did himself no disservice on the weekend with 74 points that included a try and two line-breaks. He could easily hit his BE (71) this week against a side that has conceded the 4th most amount of points to CTW’s this year.

Agnatius Paasi has been on absolute fire of late with a 5RA of 65. However, this has included two tries and plenty of other attacking statistics. With pure base at just 42.8 and MPG of 46 over this time, I’d probably recommend avoiding him as a bye coverage option unless you think that the attacking statistics are going to continue.

Jordan McLean will be a big loss for the Cowboys. (Photo by Alix Sweeney)

COWBOYS V WESTS TIGERS

Friday, 14 June, 1300SMILES Stadium, 7:55pm

Cowboys: 1. Michael Morgan 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Enari Tuala 4. Tom Opacic 5. Javid Bowen 6. John Asiata 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh McGuire 9. Jake Granville, 10. Scott Bolton 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo

Interchange: 14. Kurt Baptiste 15. Shane Wright 16. Corey Jensen 17. Francis Molo

Reserves: 18. Peter Hola 19. Jordan Kahu 20. Dan Russell 21. Emry Pere

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Corey Jensen
  • Dan Russell
  • Emry Pere
  • Javid Bowen
  • Jordan Kahu
  • Kurt Baptiste
  • Peter Hola

Outs:

  • Jordan McLean
  • Mitchell Dunn
  • Reuben Cotter

Current Injury List:

  • Matt Scott (shoulder, round 15-16)
  • Gideon Gela-Mosby (collarbone, round 18-22)
  • Jordan Kahu (shoulder, round 18)
  • Ben Hampton (biceps, round 22-25)
  • Justin O’Neill (spleen, indefinite)
  • Te Maire Martin (brain bleed, indefinite)
  • Nene Macdonald (ankle, season)
  • Mitch Dunn (shoulder, TBC)
  • Jordan McLean (hamstring, TBC)

Wenins’ Analysis

Unfortunately for the Cowboys the injuries just keep piling up. This week Mitch Dunn and Jordan McLean join the casualty ward. Enari Tuala moves from wing to centre for Dunn, while Scott Bolton has been promoted to start at prop for McLean.

There’s not too much to say about the Cowboys from a SuperCoach perspective apart from Jason Taumalolo just being a lock captain selection every week.

Wests Tigers: 1. Corey Thompson 2. Robert Jennings 3. Moses Mbye 4. Esan Marsters 5. David Nofoaluma 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Ben Matulino 9. Robbie Farah 10. Alex Twal 11. Ryan Matterson 12. Michael Chee-Kam 13. Matthew Eisenhuth

Interchange: 14. Jacob Liddle 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Josh Aloiai 17. Chris Lawrence

Reserves: 18. Paul Momirovski 19. Chris McQueen 20. Elijah Taylor 21. Luke Garner

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Chris McQueen
  • Elijah Taylor
  • Luke Garner
  • Paul Momirovski
  • Robert Jennings

Outs:

  • Mahe Fonua

Current Injury List:

  • Benji Marshall (eye, round 14)
  • Mahe Fonua (foot, round 14)
  • Josh Reynolds (knee, round 15)

Wenins’ Analysis

Moses Mbye returns to the starting side but in the centres for Mahe Fonua (injured) with Corey Thompson named at fullback. Robert Jennings replaces Thompson on the wing, while Benji Marshall has been named despite suffering an eye injury.

Ryan Matterson got through a ton of work once again with 78 points in 80 minutes on the edge all in base. He is an absolute lock for Round 16 but he could be promoted to the NSW side in any of the remaining two games, so buyer beware. A current BE in the 70 gives us a chance to see if he will be selected for Game 2. As an existing owner, I am petrified that he will miss.

STORM V KNIGHTS

Saturday, 15 June, AAMI Park, 3:00pm

Storm: 1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Marion Seve 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Brodie Croft 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane

Interchange: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Christian Wilch 16. Joe Stimson 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen

Reserves: 18. Justin Olam 19. Tui Kamikamica 20. Tino Faasuamaleaui 21. Sandor Earl

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Justin Olam
  • Sandor Earl
  • Tino Faasuamaleaui
  • Tui Kamikamica

Outs:

Nil

Current Injury List:

  • Curtis Scott (foot, round 20)
  • Tom Eisenhuth (throat, indefinite)

Wenins’ Analysis

No changes for the Storm this weekend.

Cameron Smith was fantastic against the Warriors with 81 points that included two try assists, six goals and a line break assist. At $590k and with a BE of 60, he is ripe for the picking this week or next.

If he doesn’t make the NSW side then Dale Finucane is definitely a forward option for Round 16. Since Round 7 he has had scores of 67, 86, 64, 7 and 64. The 7 point in Round 11 due to an injury in the 7th minute. With a BE of 96, due to that low score remaining in his rolling average, there is no need to rush but keep him on your watch list for the next bye round.

Kalyn Ponga is a massive in for SuperCoaches this round. (Photo by AAP Image/Darren Pateman)

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. James Gavet 9. Connor Watson 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Tim Glasby

Interchange: 14. Jamie Buhrer 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. Josh King 17. Sione Mata’utia

Reserves: 18. Mason Lino 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Jacob Saifiti 21. Aiden Guerra

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Aidan Guerra
  • Jacob Saifiti
  • Josh King
  • Kalyn Ponga

Outs:

Nil

Current Injury List:

  • Aidan Guerra (ankle, round 15-16)
  • David Klemmer (wrist, round 17)
  • Danny Levi (ankle, round 18-20)
  • Slade Griffin (knee, round 16-18)
  • Nathan Ross (pelvis, retirement)

Wenins’ Analysis

Kalyn Ponga is back! This sees Kurt Mann moves back to five-eighth and Mason Lino dropping to the reserves. Josh King comes onto the bench in place of Pasami Saulo, while Aidan Guerra makes a surprising return to the reserves given he wasn’t expected back for another month or so.

The return of Guerra could spell the end to Mitch Barnett’s great run of form and 80-minute games given that this has coincided Guerra being off injured. Buyer beware therefore until you see the two in the same side.

Connor Watson retains his spot at hooker and he played 74 minutes last weekend despite Jamie Buhrer coming off the bench for 24 minutes. However, this could have been due to Sione Mata’utia coming off the field in the 55th minute with a HIA and then was replaced by Watson (Watson was subbed off initially 50th minute). Along with the try, he made 38 tackles, produced a line break and five tackle breaks. At just $422k and a BE of -10, he is one to watch.

RABBITOHS V PANTHERS

Saturday, 15 June, ANZ Stadium, 5:30pm

Rabbitohs: 1. Corey Allen 2. Dane Gagai 3. James Roberts 4. Kyle Turner 5. Campbell Graham 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Doueihi 8. George Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Liam Knight 11. John Sutton 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Cameron Murray

Interchange: 14. Tevita Tatola 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Dean Britt 17. Tom Amone

Reserves: 18. Rhys Kennedy 19. Connor Tracey 20. Alex Johnston 20. Mawene Hiroti

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Alex Johnston
  • Cody Walker
  • Dean Britt
  • Kyle Turner
  • Mark Nicholls
  • Rhys Kennedy
  • Tom Amone

Outs:

  • Billy Brittain
  • Sam Burgess
  • Thomas Burgess

Current Injury List:

  • Alex Johnston (knee, round 14)
  • Kyle Turner (broken toe, round 14-15)
  • Braidon Burns (hamstring/foot, round 15)
  • Tom Burgess (ankle, round 16)
  • Sam Burgess (shoulder, round 18)
  • Cory Denniss (shoulder, round 20)
  • Kurt Dillon (ankle, indefinite)
  • Adam Reynolds (back, indefinite)

Wenins’ Analysis

Cody Walker returns at five-eighth and it is Adam Doueihi being retained in the halves with Connor Tracey dropping to the reserves (dagger, Rob). Kyle Turner is back from a toe injury in the centres which sees Dane Gagai move to the wing and Mawene Hiroti drop to the reserves. Tom Burgess has been suspended resulting in Liam Knight starting at prop. Ethan Lowe moves from the bench to the starting side to replace Sam Burgess, who is out with a scheduled shoulder operation. Alex Johnston has been named among the reserves, while Billy Brittain is the other man to be dropped.

It’s been a horror few weeks for Sam Burgess and he is now priced a massive $100k down from his starting price. Sell him this week as he will miss the next three rounds.

Alex Johnston’s imminent return should see Corey Allan lose his spot at fullback and with just a meagre $90k price rise from his basement rookie price, he can be sold this week or next as a massive disappointment.

Damien Cook had an unusually quiet game last weekend. He scored just 26 points despite playing 68 minutes. The Panthers have conceded the 4th most amount of points to hookers this year so expect him to bounce right back with Brittain dropped.

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour, 3. Isaah Yeo 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To’o 6. James Maloney 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Mitchell Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Frank Winterstein 13. Liam Martin

Interchange: 14. Wayde Egan, 15. Jarome Luai 16. Moses Leota 17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard

Reserves: 18. Caleb Atkins 19. Kaide Ellis 20. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 21. Jed Cartwright

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Caleb Aekins
  • Jed Cartwright
  • Kaide Ellis
  • Malakai Watene-Zelezniak

Outs:

Nil

Current Injury List:

  • Dean Whare (hamstring, round 17)
  • Waqa Blake (knee, round 21-22)
  • Tim Grant (pectoral, season)
  • Tyrone May (stood down)

Wenins’ Analysis

No changes for the Panthers following their shock win against the Roosters last weekend.

Villiame Kikau finally put a smile on the face of long-suffering owners with a 111 point performance that included two tries and a line-break. Josh Mansour just keeps on getting better and whilst that elusive try still hasn’t quite happened, he was able to produce 76 points thanks to a line-break, a line-break assist and 37 points in pure base. He’s a definite POD play for your CTW but misses Round 16.

Thomas Dearden will be a big loss for the Broncos over the coming month. (Photo by AAP)

EELS V BRONCOS

Saturday 15 June, Bankwest Stadium, 7:35pm

Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson (c) 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Josh Hoffman 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Jaeman Salmon 7. Mitch Moses 8. Kane Evans 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Manu Ma’u 13. Nathan Brown

Interchange: 14. Ray Stone 15. Peni Terepo 16. David Gower 17. Marata Niukore

Reserves: 18. Daniel Alvaro 19. Tepai Moeroa 20. Brad Takairangi 21 Will Smith

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Brad Takairangi
  • Daniel Alvaro
  • Jaeman Salmon
  • Ray Stone

Outs:

Nil

Current Injury List:

  • Clint Gutherson (concussion, round 14)
  • Dylan Brown (back, indefinite)
  • Kaysa Pritchard (personal leave, indefinite)

Wenins’ Analysis

Will Smith has been dropped with Jaeman Salmon coming back into the starting side. Nathan Brown gets the start at lock after playing 44 minutes off the bench last weekend, while Tepai Moeroa has been dropped for Ray Stone, who will play his fourth game of the year.

The return of Brown seems to have hurt Manu Ma’u the most with Mau’s minutes dropping from 80 the week before to 68 in Round 13. Shaun Lane’s minutes effectively stayed at 80 with the edge forward playing 75 minutes. However, for me, both Ma’u and Lane are sells.

Clint Gutherson has been named despite suffering a concussion that saw him play just two minutes for zero points. Ouch. Maika Sivo looks every bit a keeper for your CTW.

Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Anthony Milford 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. David Fifita 12. Matt Gillett 13. Tevita Pangai Junior

Interchange: 14. Andrew McCullough 15. Jayden Su’A 16. Thomas Flegler 17. Patrick Carrigan

Reserves: 18. Richard Kennar 19. Shaun Fenson 20. Patrick Mago 21. James Segeyaro

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Corey Oates
  • James Segeyaro
  • Matt Gillett
  • Patrick Mago
  • Sean O’Sullivan
  • Shaun Fensom

Outs:

  • Alex Glenn
  • Tom Dearden

Current Injury List:

  • Alex Glenn (knee, round 16)
  • Joe Ofahengaue (knee, round 16-17)
  • Tom Dearden (ankle, round 20)
  • Jack Bird (knee, season)

Wenins’ Analysis

There are two big losses for the Broncos with Alex Glenn and Thomas Dearden out injured. The injury to Glenn sees David Fifita hold onto his starting edge position with Matt Gillett a welcomed inclusion after being rested last week. Dearden has been replaced at halfback by former Rooster Sean O’Sullivan. Corey Oates also returns and this sees Richard Kennar drop to the bench.

Thomas Dearden owners will no doubt be feeling frustrated with his injury. He will now miss Round 16 and hasn’t played enough/ games/produced enough to see the price rise that we were hoping for. He can now be sold to Shaun Johnson in Round 16 with a bank of $200-240k required. Dearden’s replacement, Sean O’Sullivan is unfortunately not bottom priced ($228k) and is unlikely to be an option unless he absolutely kills it over the coming two rounds.

Jake Turpin produced another fantastic performance from hooker and halfback in a losing side. He held Andrew McCullough out from the starting role but isn’t really an option despite a BE of -19 given the presence of McCullough on the bench.

SEA EAGLES V DRAGONS

Sunday, 16 June, Lottoland, 2:00pm

Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Dylan Walker 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Cade Cust 7. Daly Cheery-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic

Interchange: 14. Manase Fainu 15. Jack Gosiewski 16. Morgan Boyle 17. Taniela Paseka

Reserves: 18. Brendan Elliot 19. Kane Elgey 20 Haumole Olakau’atu 21. Lloyd Perrett

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Brendan Elliot
  • Haumole Olakau’atu
  • Kane Elgey
  • Lloyd Perrett

Outs:

Nil

Current Injury List:

  • Lachlan Croker (hamstring, round 15)
  • Trent Hodkinson (knee, round 15)
  • Brad Parker (broken jaw, round 18)
  • Toafofoa Sipley (knee, season)
  • Albert Hopoate (knee, season)

Wenins’ Analysis

No changes for Manly.

Tom Trbojevic got through his first game fine with a 62 point performance. However, he now has a BE of 130 and will miss Round 16. His brother, Jake Trbojevic was very impressive given he was backing up from Origin. In the full 80 minutes, he produced 70 points all in base.

Martin Taupau finally got the wood over Addin Fonua-Blake despite playing two fewer minutes, while Dylan Walker and Reuben Garrick can both be traded in this week.

Corey Norman impressed again on the weekend and is a POD option for Round 16. (Photo by Getty Images)

Dragons: 1. Matt Dufty 2. Jonus Pearson 3. Euan Aitken 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Jacob Host 12. Tariq Sims 13. Tyson Frizell

Interchange: 14. Jeremy Latimore 15. Reece Robson 16. Korbin Sims 17. Jai Field

Reserves: 18. Luciano Leilua 19. Jordan Pereira 20. Josh Kerr 21. Lachlan Timm

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Jordan Pereira
  • Josh Kerr
  • Lachlan Timm
  • Luciano Leilua

Outs:

Nil

Current Injury List:

  • Tim Lafai (ankle, round 18)
  • James Graham (fibula, round 20)
  • Gareth Widdop (shoulder, round 20)
  • Jack de Belin (stood down)

Wenins’ Analysis

No changes for the Dragons.

Zac Lomax finally produced the goods for owners with 86 points against the Bulldogs. He’s not going to be playing the Bulldogs every weekend but he has regained the goal-kicking with Jai Field coming off the bench (this might change in Round 16) and finally has a negative BE. His centre partner, Euan Aitken also impressed and with his SuperCoach pedigree he is a steal at under $300k, but can he hold down that position?

With no Origin on the horizon, Corey Norman is a potential POD option for your FE and FLB positions. Whilst acknowledging the back-to-back shockers in rounds 6 and 7, he has averaged 68 PPG in the seven other games this year. Available at $446k, he’s not a bad alternative to Anthony Milford.

ROOSTERS V BULLDOGS

Sunday, 16 June, SCG, 4:05pm

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Latrell Mitchell, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Ryan Hall, 6. Drew Hutchison, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Zane Tetevano , 9. Victor Radley, 10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho, 11. Boyd Cordner , 12. Angus Crichton, 13. Isaac Liu

Interchange: 14. Nat Butcher, 15. Lindsay Collins , 16. Sitili Tupouniua 17. Mitchell Aubusson

Reserves: 18. Poasa Faamausili, 19. Matt Ikuvalu 20. Brock Lamb 21. Sam Verrills

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Angus Crichton
  • Brock Lamb
  • Latrell Mitchell
  • Poasa Faamausili

Outs:

Nil

Current Injury List:

  • Brett Morris (knee, round 15)
  • Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (suspension, round 15)
  • Lachlan Lam (broken wrist, round 14-16)
  • Jake Friend (biceps muscle, round 20-25)
  • Luke Keary (concussion, indefinite)

Wenins’ Analysis

Latrell Mitchell and Angus Crichton return and this sees Mitch Aubusson and Sitili Tupouniua drop back to the bench. Victor Radley takes over the starting hooker role from Sam Verrills, who has been relegated to the reserves.

James Tedesco has been named despite a rumour that he will be rested. The Roosters could not be playing in a worse position and worse team this week for this to be unknown at this stage. As such, we will either be forced to go early on Tuivasa-Sheck or shift Tedesco to the reserve FB position. Should he play then boy, he could be set for a big one against this hatchet job of a club.

Sio Siua Taukeiaho is absolutely on my radar this week or next depending on what happens with the likes of Tedesco. Excluding the Round 10 injury inflicted score of 14, he has a season average of 68. There’s one more week left with the Round 10 score of 14 in his rolling average but in any case, his BE should be close to 50 next week.

Bulldogs: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Marcelo Montoya 3. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 4. Will Hopoate 5. Reimis Smith 6. Kieran Foran 7. Jack Cogger 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Adam Elliot

Interchange: 14. Rhyse Martin 15. Danny Fualalo 16. Corey Harawira-Naera 17. Sauaso Sue

Reserves: 19. Fa’amanu Brown 20. Michael Lichaa 21. Chris Smith 22. Ofahiki Ogden

The Ins & Outs

Ins:

  • Chris Smith
  • Corey Harawira-Naera
  • Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  • Fa’amanu Brown
  • Michael Lichaa

Outs:

  • Christian Crichton

Current Injury List:

  • Jack Cogger (concussion, round 14)
  • Jayden Okunbor (foot, round 17)
  • Kerrod Holland (knee, round 17)
  • Lachlan Lewis (ankle, round 17-18)

Wenins’ Analysis

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has been named in the centres to make his Bulldogs debut, with Marcelo Montoya moving to the wing and Christian Crichton dropped. Ofahiki Ogden has been relegated to the reserves and replaced on the bench by Corey Harawira-Naera.

Yeah, nothing really to see here, impossible to predict anything with this mob. Aiden Tolman will be getting the axe from my side this weekend given the upcoming bye and the fact that he hasn’t played over 60 minutes since Round 10.

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    Cardy
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    Thanks Wenin

    The Myth
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    Thanks Wenin.

    Just thought I’d point out Mau had a HIA which is why his minutes were down.

    Bethany_B
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    What’s the mail on Burns? He always seems to be a week away, kind of like Nathan Brown was last year. As someone who’s held him it’s really annoying (though that said, if he isn’t back in round 15, I will certainly sell him to a R16 playing CTW, ideally a POD since I’ve got cash to spare

    TurkeySnow
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    great as always Wenin, didn’t see AJ in the reserves, could be the week to do away with Alan

    holmes12
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    Thanks, very helpful. Tedesco uncertainty is a pain.

    holmes12
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    The Help section of the official site isn’t clear – between rd 14 and 15 we get 5 super trades, but do we get another normal 2 for rd 15, so effectively 7 trades between rd 14 and 15, or not?

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    Or does the 5 replace the usual 2? Also, will we be able to wait to see if there are any Origin injuries before doing the super 5 trades?

    RussOKC
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    Once lockout has finished from round 14, you have 5 trades to use before round 15. There is a two week break with origin in the middle so you can wait to make trades after origin 2 is completed

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    Huge effort and essential reading as always, cheers

    pryose
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    Thanks for the excellent write up