Wenin’s Teams Analysis – Round 10

It’s Magic Round!

And boy, haven’t we been hit right between the eyes with some bad news today.

Here are the list of outs:

  • David Fifita (2 weeks)
  • Cameron Munster (2 weeks)
  • Harry Grant (2 weeks)
  • Kurt Capewell (1 week)
  • Jordan Rapana (2 weeks)
  • Jake Simpkin (dropped)

Thankfully, LIL Pappy is back and BIG Pappy is still causing havoc.

Anyway, let’s check out the teams.

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Friday, 6pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Adam Doueihi 4. Joey Leilua 5. Tommy Talau 6. Moses Mbye 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Alex Twal 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue

Bench: 14. Jock Madden 15. Shawn Blore 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Thomas Mikaele

Reserves: 18. Michael Chee-Kam 19. Jake Simpkin 20. Stefano Utoikamanu 21. Tom Amone


  • Russell Packer (knee, round 11)
  • James Roberts (shoulder, round 12)
  • Asu Kepaoa (knee, season)

Ins: Jock Madden, Shawn Blore, Tom Amone and Tommy Talau

Outs: Zac Cini

Teams Analysis

It’s a funny old side that Madge has selected in the opening game for this years Magic Round.

After a brilliant performance in the halves last weekend and for much of the season, Adam Doueihi has been shifted to the centres with Moses Mbye replacing him at 5/8. Really? I jumped on Doueihi last weekend for Josh Schuster in what seemed like a great POD move but this switch has me very nervous. Hopefully Doueihi still plays a key role in attack and continues to score well. He is an absolute gun and will hopefully be fun to own.

Early season cash cow sensation, Stefano Utoikamanu has been dropped, which isn’t the worst thing as long as he can return in time for Round 13! He has been replaced on the bench by Shawn Blore, who is a $211k priced 2RF bye coverage option (should he hold his spot that long).  

Zachary Cini has been dropped following what must be said was a very average performance last weeks. Poor guy. That rules him out as a downgrade option this weekend. He has been replaced on the wing by Tommy Talau.

Jake Simpkin has been dropped to the reserves for Jacob Liddle, who may play big minutes, but Jock Madden is a fresh face to the bench and will cover the utility role.

Finally, David Nofoaluma has a BE of 41, so there is no rush to bring him in this weekend against the Knights unless you need numbers in your CTW.

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Starford To’a 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Brayden Musgrove 6. Kurt Mann 7. Phoenix Crossland 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 13. Mitchell Barnett

Bench: 14. Connor Watson 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Sauaso Sue 17. Brodie Jones

Reserves: 18. Hymel Hunt 19. Josh King 20. Tex Hoy 21. Simi Sasagi


  • Edrick Lee (foot, round 11)
  • Blake Green (ribs, round 12)
  • Bailey Hodgson (knee, round 13)
  • Dom Young (knee, round 13)
  • Mitchell Pearce (pectoral, round 14-16)
  • Jirah Momoisea (Achilles, indefinite)
  • Chris Randall (wrist, indefinite)
  • Pasami Saulo (leg, season)

Ins: Hymel Hunt, Josh King, Simi Sasagi, Tex Hoy

Outs: Gehamat Shibasaki

Teams Analysis

No changes here.

The big news to come out of last weekends game was the significant reduction in minutes to Mitchell Barnett (44) with Lachlan Fitzgibbon the preferred option on the left edge, playing 66 minutes. Barnett still managed to get through plenty of work with a role now through the middle, but it’s not great for his attacking output. With that being said, I thought that his return to the field was one of the key reasons why the Knights got back into it. Oh, and Kalyn Ponga. so hopefully we see an increase in his minutes. Round 13 also coverage looms and he will likely play bigger minutes there and kick goals.

Connor Watson’s time is done and he should be moved on despite covering the Round 13 bye. However, with some serious fires to put out he may last one more week and the bleeding won’t be too bad given he has a BE of 60.

David Klemmer remains a value buy buy lacks any real upside. He’s available at under $480k.


Friday, 8.05pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Marty Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic

Bench: 14. Cade Cust 15. Moses Suli 16. Sean Keppie 17. Toafofoa Sipley

Reserves: 18. Zac Saddler 19. Tevita Funa 20. Christian Tuipulotu 21. Ben Trbojevic


  • Taniela Paseka (head knock, round 10)
  • Martin Taupau (head knock, round 10)
  • Curtis Sironen (knee, round 11)
  • Dylan Walker (hamstring, round 11-12)
  • Karl Lawton (Achilles, round 11-12)
  • Jack Gosiewski (foot, round 17)
  • Josh Aloiai (wrist, round 20)
  • Andrew Davey (knee, season)
  • Morgan Boyle (shoulder, season)
  • Manase Fainu (stood down, indefinite)

Ins: Christian Tuipulotu, Martin Taupau, Tevita Funa

Outs: None

Teams Analysis

No changes of SuperCoach note.

Tommy T! As a non-owner, it hurts. I know it probably means absolutely nothing but Turbo’s last two scores against the Broncos were 72 and 78.

Jason Saab is a potential play this weekend, and the Kurt Capewell injury may leave you with no other choice.

I sold Josh Schuster last weekend and while he may have peaked in price, he still holds value at the 5/8 position and is a handy replacement for Cameron Munster this weekend.

Broncos: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Jesse Arthurs 5. Corey Oates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Tyson Gamble 8. Matt Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Jordan Riki 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Thomas Flegler

Bench: 14. Danny Levi 15. John Asiata 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. Rhys Kennedy

Reserves: 18. Keenan Palasia 19. David Mead 20. Tesi Niu 21. Brendan Piakura


  • Kotoni Staggs (knee, round 11-12)
  • Alex Glenn (calf, round 11)
  • Ben Te’o (biceps, round 18)
  • Patrick Carrigan (knee, season)

Ins: David Mead, John Asiata, Keenan Palasia, Tesi Nui

Outs: Patrick Carrigan

Teams Analysis

With Patrick Carrigan out for the remainder of the season with an ACL, Thomas Flegler has been asked to step into the lock role and he could be an interesting watch at under $300k.

With Tyson Gamble retaining his spot in the halves, he is an option to trade in this weekend with a BE of -48 and is available at both HB and 5/8. However, he is an AE issue going forward and the Broncos face the Roosters and the Storm before round 13.


Saturday, 3pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Nick Meaney 5. Tuipulotu Katoa 6. Brandon Wakeham 7. Jake Averillo 8. Dylan Napa 9. Sione Katoa 10. Luke Thompson 11. Adam Elliott 12. Chris Smith 13. Renouf Atoni

Bench: 14. Brad Deitz 15. Corey Waddell 16. Ava Seumanufagai 17. Matt Doorey

Reserves: 19. Kyle Flanagan 20. Joe Stimson 21. Aaron Schoupp 23. Ofahiki Ogden


  • Ava Seumanufagai (head knock, round 10)
  • Dylan Napa (shoulder, round 10)
  • Jeremy Marshall-King (foot, round 12)
  • Josh Jackson (calf, round 12)
  • Jack Hetherington (suspension, round 12)
  • Lachlan Lewis (ribs, round 12-13)
  • Corey Allan (shoulder, round 12-13)
  • Raymond Faitala-Mariner (foot, round 18-22)
  • Jayden Okunbor (knee, round 16)
  • Christian Crichton (knee, season)

Ins: Aaron Schoupp, Brandon Wakeham, Dylan Napa, Joe Stimson, Tuipulotu Katoa

Outs: Corey Allan, Lachlan Lewis

Teams Analysis

I may just stay at the Newstead Brewery and sit this one out on Saturday. With that said, if you’re in town for the big weekend, pop in and say g’day. The NRLSCTalk boys will be there on Sat for some pre-game beverages.

While the Kyle Flanagan news has made the front page of Fox Sports, it’s unlikely to make much of a difference in SuperCoach.

Raiders: 1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Curtis Scott 5. Semi Valemei 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papalii 9. Tom Starling 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Hudson Young

Bench: 14. Josh Hodgson 15. Dunamis Lui 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Ryan James

Reserves: 18. Sam Williams 19. Matt Timoko 20. Siliva Havili 21. Harry Rushton


  • Josh Hodgson (calf, round 10)
  • Jarrod Croker (shoulder, round 11)
  • Jordan Rapana (hamstring, round 11-12)
  • Albert Hopoate (shoulder, round 11-13)
  • Joseph Tapine (knee, round 12-13)
  • Ryan Sutton (elbow, round 12-13)
  • Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (neck, round 15-16)
  • Harley Smith-Shields (biceps, round 20)

Ins: Duanamis Lui, Harry Rushton, Josh Hodgson, Ryan James, Sam Williams, Semi Valemei

Outs: Jordan Rapana, Joseph Tapine, Ryan Sutton

Teams Analysis

Jordan Rapana is a bit out with the veteran winger set to miss the next couple of weeks with a hamstring injury. He has been replaced on the wing by Semi Valemei.

Josh Hodgson joins the bench, while Joseph Tapine will miss the next few rounds with an MCL injury.

Nothing else really excites me here.


Saturday, 5.30pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Mawene Hiroti 3. Josh Dugan 4. Will Chambers 5. Connor Tracey 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf

Bench: 14. Matt Moylan 15. Teig Wilton 16. Jack Williams 17. Andrew Fifita

Reserves: 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Billy Magoulias 20. Franklin Pele 21. Jenson Taumoepeau


  • Andrew Fifita (suspension, round 10)
  • Jackson Ferris (foot, round 10)
  • Ronaldo Mulitalo (knee, round 12)
  • Sione Katoa (knee, round 12)
  • Siosifa Talakai (suspension, round 12)
  • Jesse Ramien (eye socket, round 14-16)
  • Braden Hamlin-Uele (ankle, round 15-16)
  • Royce Hunt (knee, indefinite)

Ins: Andrew Fifita, Braydon Trindall, Franklin, Jenson Taumoepeau

Outs: Jesse Ramien

Teams Analysis

Jesse Ramien will miss the next month or so with a fractured eye socket. He has been replaced in the centres by Josh Dugan.

Nothing else of note.

Rabbitohs: 1. Cody Walker 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Braidon Burns 5. Taane Milne 6. Benji Marshall 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Liam Knight

Bench: 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Hame Sele 16. Jed Cartwright 17. Jai Arrow

Reserves: 18. Troy Dargan 19. Patrick Mago 20. Dean Hawkins 21. Steven Marsters


  • Blake Taaffe (ankle, round 11)
  • Latrell Mitchell (suspension, round 11)
  • Josh Mansour (hamstring, round 11)
  • Tautau Moga (suspension, round 12)
  • Jacob Host (quad, round 12-13)
  • Cameron Murray (ankle, round 13)
  • Campbell Graham (hand, round 13)
  • Jaxson Paulo (wrist, round 15)
  • Brock Gardner (Achilles, indefinite)

Ins: Adam Reynolds, Taane Milne, Troy Dugan

Outs: None

Teams Analysis

Adam Reynolds returns which should be a positive.

Dane Gagai gets to move back the centres with Taane Milne starting on the wing. I wouldn’t read too much into his 20 from last weekend in what was a 50-0 belting. However, he will miss rounds 13 and 17, so owners will need to decide whether they want to move him on or hold with a few prices drops to come.

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Saturday, 7.45pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Ben Marschke 10. Issac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley

Bench: 14. Adam Keighran 15. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 16. Nat Butcher 17. Siosiua Taukeiaho

Reserves: 18. Naufahu Whyte 19. Tuku Hau Tapuha 20. Egan Butcher 21. Joseph Suaalii


  • Freddy Lussick (arm, round 11-13)
  • Boyd Cordner (concussion, round 14)
  • Sam Verrills (eye, round 14-16)
  • Drew Hutchison (ribs/punctured lung, round 16-17)
  • Billy Smith (shoulder, mid-season)
  • Luke Keary (knee, season)
  • Brett Morris (knee, season)
  • Lindsay Collins (knee, season)

Ins: Egan Butcher, Lachlan Lam, Naufahu Whyte, Sitili Tupouinua

Outs: Drew Hutchinson

Teams Analysis

In great news, Sam Walker has been named and hopefully will play. If that’s the case then I’d be starting him against the Cowboys.

It’s a sad story what has happened to James Tedesco over the past month but he faces the Cowboys and Broncos over the new two weeks. Believe folks, believe.

Sitili Tupouniua comes straight back into the starting side and remains a value buy at under $420k. With a BE of -5, he won’t be this cheap for long.

Matt Ikuvalu and Daniel Tupou are both solid buys for the CTW.

Cowboys: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Javid Bowen 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Coen Hess 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Mitch Dunn 13. Jason Taumalolo

Bench: 14. Jake Granville 15. Lachlan Burr 16. Francis Molo 17. Ben Condon

Reserves: 18. Corey Jensen 19. Daejarn Asi 20. Tom Gilbert 21. Kane Bradley


  • Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (leg, round 11)
  • Peter Hola (suspension, round 11)
  • Reuben Cotter (foot, round 19-20)
  • Justin O’Neill (knee, round 11-13)
  • Ben Hampton (pec, round 19-21)

Ins: Daejarn Asi, Kane, Bradley, Tom Gilbert

Outs: None

Teams Analysis

No changes.

Ben Condon is a definite sell now that he has been demoted from the starting side. He played just 33 minutes last weekend and with a BE of 80, his price is set to fall harder than JT for his Brazilian finance (congrats, JT). I am selling as a top priority.

Jason Taumalolo was the match winner against the Broncos and may have nearly bottomed out in price. He played a whopping 71 minutes and if that continues, he will be a must come round 14.


Sunday, 1.50pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Edward Kosi 3. Adam Pompey 4. Rocco Berry 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Kane Evans 11. Josh Curran 12. Ben Murdoch-Masila 13. Tohu Harris

Bench: 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Reece Walsh

Reserves: 18. Bayley Sironen 20. Jack Murchie 21. Eliesa Katoa 22. Euan Aitken=


  • Euan Aitken (ankle, round 10)
  • Marcelo Montoya (knee, round 11)
  • Peta Hiku (dislocated shoulder, round 11-12)
  • Addin Fonua-Blake (knee, round 19-20)
  • David Fusitu’a (hamstring, indefinite)

Ins: Ben Murdoch-Masila

Outs: Bailey Sironen

Teams Analysis

Edward Kosi retains his spot in the team and is therefore on the bubble with an initial price rise to come. However, it may only be a modest one with a two game average of just 23 and a BE of 17. Not for me.

Joshua Curran also holds his spot and he is set for another decent price rise with a BE of 2. You can comfortably play him in your 17.

Tohu Harris won’t cover round 13 but may score enough points over the coming three weeks to make that irrelevant. He’s a great trade in for David Fifita should he miss couple of weeks through suspension.

Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Jakob Arthur 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali’i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown

Bench: 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Shaun Lane 16. Ray Stone 17. Bryce Cartwright

Reserves: 18. Joey Lussick 19. Keegan Hipgrave 20. Haze Dunster 21. Jordan Rankin


  • Nathan Brown (hip, round 10)
  • Waqa Blake (calf, round 10)
  • Reed Mahoney (head knock, round 10-11)
  • Marata Niukore (suspension, round 12)
  • Dylan Brown (suspension, round 13)
  • Will Smith (thumb, indefinite)

Ins: Waqa Blake, Jakob Arthur, Raymond Stone, Joey Lussick, Jordan Rankin

Outs: Dylan Brown, Haze Dunster.

Teams Analysis

There are a few changes at the Eels, with the only one of note being the loss of Dylan Brown through suspension. With him out, that could mean great things for both Mika Sivo and even Clint Gutherson, who could terrorise the Warriors on the left edge.

Nathan Brown has been named despite being a late omission this weekend. I own him and won’t be starting him given the recent trend in minutes.

Reed Mahoney has also been named but will have to pass concussion protocols to play. Given how safe the Eels played it with Ryan Matterson, Mahoney may miss but at least we should know by Thursday. If he is passed fit, then I am seriously considering moving Cameron Munster to him via Connor Watson.

Matterson will be joining the Wenin’s this week as he is a super buy at under $580k. He won’t be playing Origin so will play round 13 and you can hold him comfortably for the run home.

Finally, I have a big watch on Junior Paulo, who has dropped to $420k and returned to form with 77 points in 68 minutes on the weekend. His minutes may have been inflated due to the injury suffered by Mahoney. Given how poorly he was going prior to this, it would be wise to wait a week.

Note: Arthur, Stone, Lussick and Rankin all participated in the NSW Cup last weekend and therefore did not observe NRL bubble protocols and require NRL permission to play.

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Sunday, 4.05pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Storm: 1. Nicho Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Ryley Jacks 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Kenneath Bromwich 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Tui Kamikamica 13. Dale Finucane

Bench: 14. Tyson Smoothy 15. Chris Lewis 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Reserves: 18. Aaron Pene 19. Ryan Papenhuyzen 20. Trent Loiero 21. Dean Ieremia


  • Brandon Smith (suspension, round 11)
  • Harry Grant (hamstring, round 12)
  • Cameron Munster (foot, round 12)
  • Brenko Lee (calf, round 12-13)
  • Darryn Schonig (knee, round 15-17)
  • Max King (Achilles, indefinite)

Ins: Aaron Pene, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Ryley Jacks, Tom Eisenhuth, Trent Loiero, Tyson Smoothy

Outs: Brandon Smith, Cameron Munster, Harry Grant

Teams Analysis

We did not see this one coming! Cameron Munster and Harry Grant are both out and will miss the next two weeks. As they will miss three of the next four weeks (including round 13), both are sells.

Ryan Papenhuyzen has been named on an extended bench but will surely play. This will see Nicho Hynes either shift to the halves or to the bench.

Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Max Feagai 3. Jack Bird 4. Tyrell Fuimaono 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 13. Josh McGuire

Bench: 14. Poasa Faamausili 15. Billy Burns 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Kaide Ellis

Reserves: 18. Jackson Ford 19. Junior Amone 20. Cody Ramsey 21. Adam Clune


  • Mikaele Ravalawa (suspension, round 10)
  • Cody Ramsey (ribs, round 10-11)
  • Brayden Wiliame (calf, round 11)
  • Jordan Pereira (suspension, round 11)
  • Zac Lomax (thumb, round 14-15)
  • Cameron McInnes (knee, season)
  • Jack de Belin (stood down)

Ins: Adam Clune, Cody Ramsey, Mikaele Ravalawa, Poasa Faamausili

Outs: Matthew Feagai

Teams Analysis

Mikaele Ravalawa returns, seeing Matthew Feagai dropped.

Max Feagai will play his third game and with a BE of -8 will earn some cash but job security may be questionable with Cody Ramsay named on the extended bench.


Sunday, 6.25pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Titans: 1. AJ Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Beau Fermor 5. Phillip Sami 6. Tanah Boyd 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tyrone Peachey

Bench: 14. Moeaki Fotuaika 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Esan Marsters

Reserves: 18. Sam McIntyre 19. Erin Clark 20. Sam Stone 21. Jayden Campbell


  • Ash Taylor (hip, round 11)
  • Patrick Herbert (calf, round 12)
  • Sam Lisone (pectoral, round 15)
  • Jonus Pearson (knee, round 15)
  • Corey Thompson (ankle, round 15-16)

Ins: Erin Clark, Jayden Campbell, Sam Stone

Outs: David Fifita

Teams Analysis

David Fifita has been ruled out for two weeks after failing to beat his suspension charge tonight. This will see him also miss three of the next four weeks. To hold him or not is a massive conundrum as you will absolutely need him back in your side but you will also need to be very careful with how you spend that cash. I will likely trade him but may wait a week as cash is not an issue this week for me.

Tino Fa’asuamaleaui has been named but missed training today and may be in some doubt. With Fifita now missing, I am hoping that Fa’asuamaleaui takes on a bigger role in the pack over the coming couple of weeks to get his price back up a bit before being a sell in round 13.

Brian Kelly is a buy before round 13 but it may be wise to wait until the round 11 encounter against the Bulldogs.

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Api Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo

Bench: 14. Tyrone May 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Matthew Eisenhuth 17. J’Maine Hopgood

Reserves: 18. Paul Momirovski 19. Spencer Leniu 20. Robert Jennings 21. Mitch Kenny


  • Paul Momirovski (suspension, round 10)
  • Kurt Capewell (head knock, round 11)

Ins: Mitch Kenny, Paul Momirovski, Robert Jennings, Spencer Leniu

Outs: Kurt Capewell

Teams Analysis

Capewell will miss due to concussion and is a sell as he will likely miss rounds 10, 13 and 17. Liam Martin is an interesting option as he will now start in the second row for Capewell and will likely also fill that roll in round 13. He produced 72 points just 49 minutes on the weekend with 40 coming from pure base and then an LB and an LBA to make it a great night for him. With a BE of -8 and priced under $400K, he is a trade in candidate for Magic Round.

Jarome Luai is an obviously replacement for Munster, but there’s a risk he will miss round 13 through Origin duties.

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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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tc (@tc)
1 month ago

thanks wenin, love your work. just wondering why you say gamble is an AE issue moving forward?

langers legends
langers legends (@langers-legends)
Reply to  tc
1 month ago

I’m wondering the same thing?

Backi (@backi)
Reply to  tc
1 month ago

He’s talking about Rd 11 and 12 against roosters and Melbourne.

WCP (@wcp)
Reply to  Backi
1 month ago

He’s averaged 32 in base, which is not horrible considering some of the scores being punched out by bench ctws.
Offers an extra number in R13 and dual position which may come in handy.
For Schuster owners, he’s a great downgrade.
Schuster is young and starting to show the effects of playing out of position.
He doesn’t cover R13 either.
Schuster to Gamble is a great trade.

The Duke
The Duke (@the-duke)
1 month ago

Thanks as always, Wenin. This is will be the fourth week out of ten I’ll have to run reserves in the starting side thanks to injury and suspension. But that’s life.

Massive attack
Massive attack (@massive-attack)
1 month ago

Essential reading every week
Thanks Wenin and Good luck

Trade-a-holic (@trade-a-holic)
1 month ago

Great read as always Wenin. I would have thought that if you wanted to bring Nofo into your side that, with a BE of 41, this would be the week to do so. Not sure why you would suggest “there is no rush”. Do you think he will struggle to reach his BE against the Knights and be cheaper next week or not beat it by much and therefore not go up much in price next week? Not intending to get Nofo anyway just interested in your reasoning.

MyYfH8sSC (@tigers-for-15th)
1 month ago

Did I say no trades this week and next? Well what a disaster I have now. We’ve had some bad TLT’s but surely this is the worst! I have Munster, DFaf, Condon, Uto, and Capewell. What do I do? I’m going to run out of trades by Rd 17! Even after 2 trades I have 6 red dots (cini and Sualli in my CTW). I was considering Nahoney this week over Gamble, but I can’t see him playing after that head knock!

Mighty tigs
Mighty tigs (@mighty-tigs)
Reply to  MyYfH8sSC
1 month ago

Of all those players you have named only 3 should be neasr your starting side (Munster, Dfaf and Capes) All of which are highly owned. Dfaf to IPap and Munster to Luai if you don’t own them seems fine and Capes could be back next week

Massive attack
Massive attack (@massive-attack)
Reply to  MyYfH8sSC
1 month ago

Mahoney has a nine day turn around
may benefit his recovery from HIA

AJW (@ajw)
1 month ago

À great read Wenin. You’ve helped me in my decision making process here. Had to reinforce my FRF so went Uto + my savings of 200k to JFH then Fifi to Isaiah! Probably toolate but I’ve got that nice warm feeling that finally my side is pretty well balanced. I’ve been going down hill since round 3 and hopefully will pull the plane out of a spin! Always optimistic until the round actually gets going! 🙂
Have a great time this weekend mate. Don’t overdo it (too much, hahaha!). See you round! Carn the Sea Eagles! Cheers!

Coxy94 (@coxy94)
Reply to  WeninRome
1 month ago

Love your work @wenin. What did you end up doing for your 2nd trade?

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