Wenin’s Teams Analysis – Round 11

With POD’s, Nicho Hynes and Adam Doueihi firing, plus James Tedesco returning to form, the Wenin’s had a solid weekend with a final score of 1,439. What could have been if I had have kept the C on Nathan Cleary rather than looping Doueihi’s 114….

Onto the round 11 teams.

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Thursday, 7.50pm, QCB Stadium, Townsville

Cowboys: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Javid Bowen 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Tom Gilbert 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. Heilum Luki

Reserves: 18. Corey Jensen 19. Daejarn Asi 20. Ben Condon 21. Kane Bradley


  • Peter Hola (suspension, round 11)
  • Coen Hess (head knock, round 12)
  • Justin O’Neill (knee, round 13)
  • Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (leg, round 13)
  • Reuben Cotter (foot, round 19-20)
  • Ben Hampton (pectoral, round 19-21)


  • Corey Jensen
  • Daejarn Asi
  • Heilum Luki
  • Kane Bradley


  • Coen Hess

Teams Analysis

Coen Hess failed a HIA last weekend and has been replaced in the starting side by Tom Gilbert. Importantly also, for those who still own Ben Condon, he is in the reserves and therefore will not lose any cash this week.

Javid Bowen has retained his spot in the centres and has a BE -37 thanks to a 2GA of 52. However, Justin O’Neill and/or Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow could be back next week.

Jason Taumalolo played over 60 minutes again but produced just 53 points. He is a wait and see until at least round 14.

Knights: 1. Tex Hoy 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. Simi Sasagi 19. Josh King 20. Gehamat Shibasaki 21. Blake Green


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


  • Blake Green
  • Brayden Musgrove
  • Gehamat Shibasaki
  • Simi Sasagi


  • Hymel Hunt

Teams Analysis

Kaylyn Ponga was a late out for round 10 and he remains on the sidelines this Thursday night. Tex Hoy will cover once again at fullback and likely also kick goals too.

Mitchell Barnett played less than 50 minutes once again but produced a reasonable 53, with 49 points in base and is a hold until at least round 14.

Connor Watson produced some of the greatest junk you will see with a TA and LB in the 79th minute. I will be holding also until 14 and then turning him into Cody Walker.

Bradman Best is surely due a try at some point. Averaging 36 in base as a CTW is elite and he is going to be a great buy in the coming week or two.


Friday, 6pm, Central Coast Stadium, Gosford

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Marcelo Montoya 3. Adam Pompey 4. Euan Aitken 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Kane Evans 11. Jack Murchie 12. Ben Murdoch-Masila 13. Tohu Harris

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

Reserves: 18. Eliesa Katoa 20. Taniela Otukolo 21. Edward Kosi 22. Sean O’Sullivan


  • Marcelo Montoya (knee, round 11)
  • Rocco Berry (head knock, round 12)
  • Josh Curran (elbow, round 13-15)
  • Tom Ale (ankle, round 13-15)
  • Addin Fonua-Blake (knee, round 19-20)
  • David Fusitu’a (hamstring, indefinite)
  • Bayley Sironen (knee, indefinite)
  • Peta Hiku (shoulder, season)


  • Edward Kosi
  • Eliesa Katoa
  • Kane Evans
  • Marcelo Montoya
  • Sean O’Sullivan
  • Taniela Otukolo


  • Bayley Sironen
  • Josh Curran
  • Rocco Berry

Teams Analysis

Unfortunately, Josh Curran is out for up to a month and could be a sell depending on how you are looking for round 13 and cash. If you can hold then he will be a solid number for you in round 17. I am on the fence at the moment.

It’s such a shame that Reece Walsh isn’t available CTW or in the halves. That 100 points in Magic Round will see him generate some solid cash over the coming few weeks and he would also have been a solid stash for late bye round.

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. James Roberts 20. Stefano Utoikamanu 21. Tom Amone


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


  • Jake Simpkin
  • Stefano Utoikamanu
  • Tom Amone



Teams Analysis

No changes. Jake Simpkin remains in the reserves.

My boy, Adam Doueihi, was sensational on Friday night with a double that saw him crack the tonne. He is going to be a handful regardless of where he plays on the park and he is also a fantastic goal kicker. Gun!

I, like many other teams, have slowly built a CTW lineup that will see Daine Laurie shifted outside of the top four for that position in our squads. I have no problems in benching him this weekend. He has five scores under 50 and just one over 80, so there is not a massive ceiling there. With that said, he remains a hold until at least round 14.


Friday, 7.55pm, Jubilee Stadium, Sydney

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

Bench: 14. Braydon Trindall 15. Teig Wilton 16. Jack Williams 17. Andrew Fifita

Reserves: 18. Shaun Johnson19. Billy Magoulias 20. Franklin Pele 21. Jenson Taumoepeau


  • Shaun Johnson (hamstring, round 11-12)
  • Jackson Ferris (foot, round 12)
  • 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)


  • Franklin Pele
  • Jenson Taumoepeau
  • Shaun Johnson



Teams Analysis

No changes but Shaun Johnson has been named in the reserves and could be a late inclusion.

I don’t mind William Kennedy as a POD from round 14/15. The Sharks face the Panthers in round 14 but then play the Cowboys, Broncos, Raiders and Bulldogs over the next month. That’s a great run of games and a trade from someone like Clint Gutherson to him could be an option. Something I will be considering.

Shaun Johnson is another obvious target for the byes but possibly even for the round 12 encounter against the Titans. Sam Walker has a BE of 133 (which he could hit vs. the Broncos) and a move from him to SJ is surely a play soon.

Dragons: 1. Cody Ramsey 2. Max Feagai 3. Jack Bird 4. Billy Burns 5. Jordan Pereira 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Jackson Ford 13. Poasa Faamausili

Bench: 14. Kaide Ellis 15. Jaiyden Hunt 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Junior Amone

Reserves: 18. Adam Clune 19. Billy Brittain 20. Hayden Lomax 21. Gerard Beale


  • Brayden Wiliame (calf, round 12)
  • Tariq Sims (suspension, round 12)
  • Mikaele Ravalawa (suspension, round 13)
  • Zac Lomax (thumb, round 14-15)
  • Josh McGuire (suspension, round 16)
  • Tyrell Fuimaono (suspension, round 16)
  • Mat Feagai (ankle, round 17)
  • Matt Dufty (shoulder, indefinite)
  • Cameron McInnes (knee, season)
  • Jack de Belin (stood down)


  • Adam Clune
  • Billy Brittain
  • Gerard Beale
  • Hayden Lomax
  • Jackson Ford
  • Jaiyden Hunt
  • Jordan Pereira
  • Junior Amone


  • Josh McGuire
  • Matthew Dufty
  • Mikaele Ravalawa
  • Tariq Sims
  • Tyrell Fuimaono

Teams Analysis

Plenty of changes here and the one I am interested in from a SuperCoach perspective is that of Cody Ramsey’s shift to fullback as a replacement for Matthew Dufty.

Pending the length of time that Dufty will spend on the sidelines, Ramsay could be a handy cheap CTW option to cover the round 13 bye. He is priced at just $252k and with a BE of 17, we can wait a week before trading him for say a David Fusitua at not much of an outlay. The Dragons have a nice draw ahead with fixtures against the Sharks, Tigers, Broncos, Bulldogs, Raiders and Warriors before the bye. He is definitely one to put on your watch list.

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Saturday, 3pm, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

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

Bench: 14. Erin Clark 15. Sam Stone 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Sam McIntyre

Reserves: 18. Jai Whitbread 19. Jayden Campbell 20. Toby Sexton 21. Ash Taylor


  • Ash Taylor (hip, round 11)
  • Patrick Herbert (calf, round 12)
  • David Fifita (suspension, round 13)
  • Tyrone Peachey (suspension, round 13)
  • Herman Ese’ese (suspension, round 14)
  • Sam Lisone (pectoral, round 15)
  • Jonus Pearson (knee, round 15)
  • Corey Thompson (ankle, round 15-16)


  • Ashley Taylor
  • Erin Clark
  • Jai Whitbread
  • Jayden Campbell
  • Toby Sexton


  • Herman Ese’ese
  • Tyrone Peachey

Teams Analysis

Herman Ese’ese and Tyrone Peachey are out suspended for three and two weeks respectively. Thankfully for Peachey owners, he will return in time to cover the round 13 bye. Their omissions see Tino Fa’asuamaleaui shift from prop to lock and Mo Fotuaikla moves from the bench to starting prop.

As a Fa’asuamaleaui owner, I am excited to see what he can do at lock with a very weak bench. Hopefully big minutes are here and the odd attacking stat against the Bulldogs. Regardless, I see Fa’asuamaleaui as the perfect FRF/SRF cover for the rest of the season as he also adds some DPP flexibility to our sides.

I will be bringing Brian Kelly into my side this round as has been the plan the whole way through. Not only do I love the fixture, but Kelly seems to produce the goods every second week. His scores so far this season have been 47, 73, 32, 64, 34, 69 and 47. What’s instore for rounds 11 and 13? He will be my VC this weekend.

The other Titan that I am interested in is Beau Fermor, with the utility likely to play the full 80 minutes again on the edge this weekend while David Fifita is out and therefore, probably in round 13 too. At just $435k and available in the CTW, he is not a bad short term option to cover the bye and provide you with some points over the next three weeks.

Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Nick Meaney 6. Brandon Wakeham 7. Jake Averillo 8. Ava Seumanufagai 9. Sione Katoa 10. Luke Thompson 11. Matt Doorey 12. Chris Smith 13. Renouf Atoni

Bench: 14. Brad Deitz 15. Corey Waddell 16. Adam Elliott 17. Dylan Napa

Reserves: 19. Tuipulotu Katoa 20. Joe Stimson 21. Kyle Flanagan 23. Ofahiki Ogden


  • Jeremy Marshall-King (foot, round 12)
  • Josh Jackson (calf, round 12)
  • Jack Hetherington (suspension, round 12)
  • Tui Katoa (head knock, 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)


  • Aaron Schoupp
  • Dylan Napa
  • Kyle Flanagan



Teams Analysis

Nothing of interest here.


Saturday, 5.30pm, SCG, Sydney

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. Fletcher Baker 20. Egan Butcher 21. Joseph Suaalii


  • Freddy Lussick (arm, round 12-13)
  • 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)


  • Egan Butcher
  • Fletcher Baker
  • Naufahu Whyte



Teams Analysis

No changes.

Oh boy, this could get ugly.

James Tedesco as captain is locked and loaded. Sam Walker and then any other Rooster you luckily own are must starts.

Two targets that I have this week are their edge forwards in Angus Crichton and Sitili Tupouniua with both being great replacements for the likes of Josh Curran/Ben Condon.

At this stage, I am leaning towards Crichton as I have only 20 trades left (before this week’s trades) and I see him as a season-long keeper, whereas Tupouniua will need to be traded out at some stage. Crichton has coped a bit of flack this year, but he has still been one of the better performing 2RFs with a season average of 73 and a position rank of 8th overall. His past two scores against the Broncos have been 125 and 85 – yes, please!

Tupouniua on the other hand comes at over $140k cheaper and will cover round 17. He has four scores over 70 this year, which is equal to that of Crichton and Tupouniua had two injury impacted games vs. Crichton playing 80 minutes in all games played. Even if you pass on Tupouniua this week then he is still an option for round 14 given he has a current round BE of 62.

Matt Ikuvalu is the other obvious one. He has a 3RA of 77.7 and looms as a great round 17 option. Oh and Daniel Tupou, the list goes on….

Broncos: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Jesse Arthurs 5. David Mead 6. Albert Kelly 7. Tyson Gamble 8. Matt Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Keenan Palasia 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Thomas Flegler

Bench: 14. Kobe Hetherington 15. John Asiata 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. Rhys Kennedy

Reserves: 18. TC Robati 19. Dale Copley 20. Brendan Piakura 21. Danny Levi


  • Kotoni Staggs (knee, round 12-13)
  • Alex Glenn (calf, round 13-14)
  • Brodie Croft (knee, round 15-17)
  • Ben Te’o (biceps, round 18)
  • Patrick Carrigan (knee, season)


  • Albert Kelly
  • Brendan Piakura
  • Dale Copley
  • David Mead
  • Kobe Hetherington
  • TC Robati


  • Anthony Milford
  • Corey Oates
  • Jordan Riki

Teams Analysis

Well, at least Tyson Gamble has held his spot.

With Jordan Riki set to miss the next fortnight, Keenan Palasia is worth a watch at just $187k. If he performs, whose to say that he won’t hold the position down. He played just the two games in 2019 for an average of 27 MPG and a poor 14 PPG.

Tevita Pangai faces the Roosters this week and then the Storm in round 12. You could legitimately leave him out of your 17 if you are looking to make a POD move. With that said, he produced 61 against the Panthers and scores of 79 and 100 against the Eels this year.

Payne Haas could be nice and cheap as we come out of the byes. SuperCoach Gold predicts that he will be priced at under $560k come round 18.


Saturday, 7.35pm, GIO Stadium, Canberra

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

Bench: 14. Brad Schneider 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Ryan James

Reserves: 18. Matt Timoko 19. Sia Soliola 20. Siliva Havili 21. Harry Rushton


  • Jack Wighton (suspension, round 12)
  • Josh Hodgson (suspension, round 12)
  • Joseph Tapine (knee, round 12-14)
  • Jordan Rapana (hamstring, round 12-14)
  • Albert Hopoate (shoulder, round 12-14)
  • Josh Papalii (suspension, round 14) 
  • Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (neck, round 15-16)
  • Harley Smith-Shields (biceps, round 20)
  • Jarrod Croker (knee, indefinite)


  • Brad Schneider
  • Harry Rushton
  • Iosia Soliola
  • Ryan Sutton
  • Sam Williams
  • Siliva Havili


  • Jack Wighton
  • Josh Papalii
  • Josh Hodgson

Teams Analysis

Massive outs for the Raiders and it is certainly not what they need given the tough match-up against the Storm. However, none are likely to make much of a SuperCoach impact (for the Raiders).

This is the week that I will be saying goodbye to Bailey Simonsson. With a challenging match-up against the Storm and a bye in round 13, he will become Brian Kelly for me.

Corey Harawira-Naera scored a try but also produced 50 base points on his way to a 71 point score. It’s tough to see him produce the same again against the Storm and with a BE of 22, he is a round 14 target for me.

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

Bench: 14. Aaron Pene 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Reserves: 18. Aaron Booth 19. Cooper Johns 20. Trent Loiero 21. Dean Ieremia


  • Harry Grant (hamstring, round 12)
  • Cameron Munster (foot, round 12)
  • Brenko Lee (calf, round 14)
  • Darryn Schonig (knee, round 15-17)
  • Ryan Papenhuyzen (concussion, indefinite)
  • Ryley Jacks (concussion, indefinite)
  • Tyson Smoothy (knee, indefinite)
  • Max King (Achilles, indefinite)


  • Aaron Booth
  • Aaron Pene
  • Brandon Smith
  • Chris Lewis
  • Cooper Johns
  • Trent Loiero


  • Ryan Papenhuyzen
  • Ryley Jacks
  • Tyson Smoothy

Teams Analysis

A failed HIA sees Ryan Papenhuyzen out once again and Nicho Hynes named at fullback. I don’t get many right, but thankfully my pick of Hynes when he was priced under $300k has worked wonders. Is he worth grabbing at $582k? He will play fullback this week and in round 13, so the points should followed, while a BE of -67 will see some sexy price rises in the short term. The clincher is probably the fact that is available in the CTW and that is so crucial this year. Oh, and the Storm play the Raiders, Broncos and Titans over the coming three weeks.

With a BE of 84, Jahrome Hughes is a buy next week just in time for the Broncos match-up and is a possible keeper for the run home.

For those that still hold onto Cameron Munster, like me, it is worth holding him for the Broncos match-up before making the trade to a very juicy priced Reed Mahoney in time for the bye.

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Sunday, 2pm, Apex Oval, Dubbo

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

Bench: 14. Benji Marshall 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Jacob Host 17. Jai Arrow

Reserves: 18. Dean Hawkins 19. Hame Sele 20. Patrick Mago 21. Campbell Graham


  • 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)
  • Blake Taaffe (ankle, indefinite)
  • Brock Gardner (Achilles, indefinite)


  • Campbell Graham
  • Dean Hawkins
  • Jacob Host
  • Josh Mansour
  • Latrell Mitchell


  • Jed Cartwright
  • Taane Milne

Teams Analysis

Huge ins for the Rabbitohs with Latrell Mitchell, Josh Mansour and Campbell Graham all returning.

Cody Walker has a BE of 106, so hopefully, we will see a couple of nice price drops before swooping in round 14. An upgrade from Connor Watson may not even cost $100k, which would be huge!

Damien Cook is another fallen gun to monitor. Unbelievably, he is priced at $471k and with a BE of 68 he could fall in price once again. Regardless of the two byes ahead of him, that is pure arbitrage and almost too good to be missed.

Josh Mansour is another one to monitor closely for the round 17 bye.

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. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo

Bench: 14. Tyrone May 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Matthew Eisenhuth 17. Liam Martin

Reserves: 18. Spencer Leniu 19. Mitch Kenny 20. J’Maine Hopgood 21. Paul Momirovski




  • Kurt Capewell
  • Mitch Kenny
  • Spencer Leniu



Teams Analysis

Kurt Capewell returns to the second row for Liam Martin in the only change.

There’s not really too much to add here apart from the fact that Jarome Luai’s price is falling to be perfectly in time for an acquisition prior to the round 13 bye round should he not make the NSW side.

Oh, and no injuries. Again.


Sunday, 4.05pm, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney

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. Joey Lussick 17. Bryce Cartwright

Reserves: 18. Ray Stone 19. Keegan Hipgrave 20. Haze Dunster 21. Jordan Rankin


  • Marata Niukore (suspension, round 12)
  • Dylan Brown (suspension, round 13)
  • Will Smith (thumb, round 13-14)


  • Haze Dunster
  • Joey Lussick
  • Jordan Rankin



Teams Analysis

No changes of note.

There is a huge amount of depth at the Eels in the 2RF position at present with Shaun Lane and Bryce Cartwright both on the bench and Marata Niukore out of the side. This possibly does not bode well for Isaiah Papali’i, whose minutes suffered on the weekend, playing just under 60 minutes. Ryan Matterson is the 80 minute edge forward in this side.

I am backing Clint Gutherson to bounce back at BankWest this Sunday afternoon. He has averaged 64 PPG in five games there this year but the only sub 70 point scores were against the Storm and Roosters.

Reed Mahoney will be cracking value next week at possibly under $500k. I will be shifting Cameron Munster to him in Round 13 all going well.

Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Cade Cust 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. Moses Suli 15. Zac Saddler 16. Sean Keppie 17. Toafofoa Sipley

Reserves: 18. Ben Trbojevic 19. Tevita Funa 20. Christian Tuipulotu 21. Jorge Taufua


  • Karl Lawton (Achilles, round 12)
  • Dylan Walker (hamstring, round 14)
  • Curtis Sironen (knee, round 14)
  • Kieran Foran (broken hand, round 14-15)
  • Jack Gosiewski (foot, round 17)
  • Josh Aloiai (wrist, round 20)
  • Andrew Davey (knee, season)
  • Morgan Boyle (shoulder, season)
  • Manase Fainu (stood down, indefinite)


  • Ben Trbojevic
  • Christian Tuipulotu
  • Jorge Taufua
  • Tevita Funa


  • Kieran Foran

Teams Analysis

Cade Cust replaces Keiran Foran at 5/8, which is important as it keeps Josh Schuster in the second row. However, Schuster is probably a sell with his price likely to have maxed out and some guns available at 5/8 for round 13 coverage.

There’s a bit of a watch on Martin Taupau for rounds 14 and onwards with the veteran prop forward producing a 3RA of 83 and an average base of 46 BPPG this year. His minutes are up by close to 5 from the prior year, whilst maintaining his high PPM of 1.33 and could be a very handy round 17 FRF option.

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

Many thanks for the free advice, Wenin. I am awfully tempted, as a h2h guy, to bring in Teddy Ruckmonster this week.

pulprawk (@pulprawk)
27 days ago

Great read as always ,do you think Tko is worth playing this week against the broncos or should I give him the flick?

CheeKam Schoupp
CheeKam Schoupp (@cheekam-schoupp)
27 days ago

Who to field?
TU Jack Bird
TD Daine Laurie

j.d. (@j-d)
27 days ago

Great summary as always

Massive attack
Massive attack (@massive-attack)
27 days ago

Thanks Wenin
Comprehensive and concise
A must read!!!
Good luck!

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