Wenin’s Teams Analysis – Round 23

Apologies all, due to current work commitments, this will be a shorter version of the analysis.

There is absolute carnage in this week’s teams with some very important SuperCoach players set to miss this week and the rest of the season through suspension. And some guy from the Sea Eagles has surprisingly been named.

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TITANS v STORM

Thursday, 7.50pm, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

Titans: 1. Jayden Campbell 2. Greg Marzhew 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Corey Thompson 6. Ash Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Erin Clark 10. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Sam McIntyre

Bench: 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Sam Lisone 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Beau Fermor

Reserves: 18. Phillip Sami 19. Mitch Rein 20. Esan Marsters 21. Herman Ese’ese

Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Marion Seve 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Chris Lewis

Bench: 14. Jordan Grant 15. Tom Eisenhuth 16. Tepai Moeroa 17. Cooper Johns

Reserves: 18. Aaron Booth 19. Trent Loiero 20. Aaron Pene 21. Isaac Lumelume

Wenins Analysis

AJ Brimson and Moeaki Fotuaika are both out for the Titans.

For the Storm, Ryan Papenhuyzen has finally been named at fullback with Nicho Hynes shifting to halfback due to Jahrome Hughes missing through injury. Harry Grant has also been named to start at hooker with Brandon Smith being rested.

RAIDERS v SEA EAGLES

Friday, 6pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Raiders: 1. Jordan Rapana 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Seb Kris 4. Matt Timoko 5. Harley Smith-Shields 6. Jack Wighton 7. Sam Williams 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Joe Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton

Bench: 14. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 15. Emre Guler 16. Sia Soliola 17. Matt Frawley

Reserves: 18. Dunamis Lui 19. Trey Mooney 20. Elijah Anderson 21. Cleb Aekins

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

Bench: 14. Dylan Walker 15. Karl Lawton 16. Curtis Sironen 17. Toa Sipley

Reserves: 18. Jack Gosiewski 19. Tevita Funa 20. Kurt De Luis 21. Cade Cust

Wenins Analysis

Corey Harawira-Naera will miss the rest of the season through suspension adding to the woes in the second row. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has been named to start from the bench.

For the Sea Eagles, amazingly Tommy Turbo has been named after being all but ruled out for the rest of the regular season due to a facial injury. Is this just Des playing tricks? His appearance this Friday has huge ramifications for not only his SuperCoach fortunes but also the likes of Jason Saab and Reuben Garrick.

PANTHERS v RABBITOHS

Friday, 8.05pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Stephen Crichton 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Matt Burton 5. Brent Naden 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Api Koroisau 10. Matt Eisenhuth 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo

Bench: 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. J’maine Hopgood 17. Kurt Capewell

Reserves: 18. Izack Tago 19. Tevita Pangai Jnr 20. Taylan May 21. James Fisher-Harris

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Josh Mansour 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Mark Nicholls 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cam Murray

Bench: 14. Benji Marshall 15. Jacob Host 16. Tevita Tatola 17. Hame Sele

Reserves: 18. Taane Milne19. Patrick Mago 20. Blake Taaffe 21. Jaydn Su’A

Wenins Analysis

Nathan Cleary has been named after escaping suspension following a suspect shoulder charge. He is now priced close to $900k and will be a great buy next week. Tevita Pangai and James Fisher-Harris have both been named in the reserves. Kurt Capewell has been named on the bench, while Api Koroisau returns and starts at hooker.

The Rabbitohs have been on fire of late but face a much tougher test this weekend. Alex Johnston returns from a hamstring injury, while Dane Gagai has also been named in the centres along with Campbell Graham.

TIGERS v SHARKS

Saturday, 3pm, Browne Park, Rockhampton

Tigers: 1. Moses Mbye 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Tommy Talau 4. Michael Chee-Kam 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. Stefano Utoikamanu 9. Jake Simpkin 10. James Tamou 11. Shawn Blore 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal

Bench: 14. Joe Ofahengaue 15. Kelma Tuilagi 16. Tui Simpkins 17. James Roberts

Reserves: 18. Billy Walters 19. Tom Amone 20. Jock Madden 21. Zac Cini

Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Mawene Hiroti 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Connor Tracey 7. Braydon Trindall 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Siosifa Talakai 13. Jack Williams

Bench: 14. Luke Metcalf 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele 16. Teig Wilton 17. Billy Magoulias

Reserves: 18. Matt Moylan 19. Will Chambers 20. Kai O’Donnell 21. Jonaiah Lualua

Wenins Analysis

Thomas Mikaele and Jacob Liddle both miss through suspension. They have been replaced by James Tamou and Jake Simpkin.

Nothing of note for the Sharks.

BULLDOGS v KNIGHTS

Saturday, 5.30pm, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

Bulldogs: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Corey Allan 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Jayden Okunbor 6. Jake Averillo 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Luke Thompson 9. Jackson Topine 10. Ryan James 11. Adam Elliott 12. Corey Waddell 13. Josh Jackson

Bench: 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Ava Seumanufagai 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Joe Stimson

Reserves: 19. Falakiko Manu 20. Chris Patolo 21. Lachlan Lewis 22. Matt Doorey

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Enari Tuala 3. Kurt Mann 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Jake Clifford 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Brodie Jones 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Connor Watson

Bench: 14. Sauaso Sue 15. Josh King 16. Jirah Momoisea 17. Chris Randall

Reserves: 18. Jack Johns 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Phoenix Crossland 21. Simi Sasagi

Wenins Analysis

Luke Thompson returns for the Bulldogs, while Jackson Topine gets the start at hooker, which is huge relief given we are running out of second-row options.

Daniel Saifiti and Tyson Frizell will both miss this week with Saifiti set for a few weeks on the sidelines due to injury. Connon Watson played close to 60 minutes last weekend, which would be extremely handy this week if repeated.

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EELS v COWBOYS

Saturday, 7.30pm, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Will Penisini 4. Waqa Blake 5. Haze Dunster 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitch Moses 8. Isaiah Papali’i 9. Joey Lussick 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Marata Niukore 13. Nathan Brown

Bench: 14. Will Smith 15. Bryce Cartwright 16. Oregan Kaufusi 17. Makahesi Makatoa

Reserves: 18. Ray Stone 19. Keegan Hipgrave 20. Sean Russell 21. Jakob Arthur

Cowboys: 1. Val Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Daejarn Asi 4. Jake Granville 5. Ben Hampton 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Tom Dearden 8. Francis Molo 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Ben Condon 12. Heilum Luki 13. Coen Hess

Bench: 14. Reuben Cotter 15. Jeremiah Nanai 16. Mitch Dunn 17. Tom Gilbert

Reserves: 18. Jason Taumalolo 19. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 20. Peter Hola 21. Laitia Moceidreke

Wenins Analysis

Ryan Matterson will miss the rest of the season through suspension, which is another massive blow.

For the Cowboys, Jason Taumalolo has been named in the reserves.

DRAGONS v ROOSTERS

Sunday, 2pm, Clive Berghofer Stadium, Toowoomba

Dragons: 1. Matt Dufty 2. Mat Feagai 3. Jack Bird 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Corey Norman 8. Kaide Ellis 9. Josh McGuire 10. Jack de Belin 11. Billy Burns 12. Tyrell Fuimaono 13. Tariq Sims

Bench: 14. Jayden Sullivan 15. Josh Kerr 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Jackson Ford

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Adam Keighran 4. Joseph Manu 5. Dale Copley 6. Drew Hutchinson 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Nat Butcher 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Isaac Liu

Bench: 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Egan Butcher 16. Fletcher Baker 17. Ben Thomas

Reserves: 18. Ben Marschke 19. Tuku Hau Tapuha 20. Brad Abbey 21. Naufahu Whyte

Wenins Analysis

No interest in the Dragons.

Victor Radley will miss the next three weeks through another suspension. Sitili Tupounia is in some doubt due to a head knock suffered in round 22. James Tedesco is a massive play this weekend if Turbo was to miss.

BRONCOS v WARRIORS

Sunday, 4.05pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Broncos: 1. Tesi Niu 2. Corey Oates 3. Selwyn Cobbo 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Xavier Coates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Albert Kelly 8. Tom Flegler 9. Danny Levi 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Jordan Riki 13. Kobe Hetherington

Bench: 14. David Mead 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. TC Robati

Reserves: 18. Cory Paix 19. Brendan Piakura 20. Brodie Croft 21. Jake Turpin

Warriors: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Peta Hiku 4. Adam Pompey 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Chanel Harris-Tavita 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 11. Josh Curran 12. Euan Aitken 13. Bayley Sironen

Bench: 14. Kodi Nikorima 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Eliesa Katoa 17. Jazz Tevaga

Reserves: 18. Edward Kosi 20. Jackson Frei 21. Jack Murchie 22. Chad Townsend

Wenins Analysis

No interest in the Broncos.

For the Warriors, Kodi Nikorima continues to be named in the #14 making him completely unplayable. DWZ returns and will start on the wing.

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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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Watson
Watson (@hastings)
2 days ago

Thanks Wenin.
As always, interesting read even if it’s totally irrelevant to me as I’m now tradeless…

juggler
juggler (@juggler)
Reply to  Watson
2 days ago

Ditto.

Sonnysideup
Sonnysideup (@sonnysideup)
Reply to  Watson
1 day ago

I’ve got 1 and if by some miracle Turbo plays, and JFH plays I’ll have 17 this week.

For anyone with a few trades left Papy looks to be a great trade in imo and may unbelievably be a bit of a POD for the last few weeks 🙂

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