Wenin’s Teams Analysis – Round 9

After a relatively quiet week in Round 8, today’s team lists have certainly provided us with a bit more to think about.

We can’t produce the TLT podcast tonight, so we will cover all the in’s and out’s as part of our Wednesday podcast and unfortunately due to time constraints this week, I can’t go too deep into the match-up ratings, but it’s all pretty straight well known by now.

Embed from Getty Images


Thursday, 9 July, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville, 7:50pm

Cowboys: 1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, 2. Kyle Feldt, 3. Connelly Lemuelu, 4. Esan Marsters, 5.Valentine Holmes, 6. Scott Drinkwater, 7. Jake Clifford, 8. Josh McGuire, 9. Reece Robson, 10. Francis Molo, 11. Shane Wright, 12. Coen Hess, 13. Jason Taumalolo

Interchange: 14. Ben Hampton, 15. Tom Gilbert, 16. Peter Hola, 17. Gavin Cooper

Reserves: 18. Murray Taulagi, 19. Reuben Cotter, 20. Corey Jensen, 21. Jake Granville


  • John Asiata (knee, round 9-11)
  • Michael Morgan (shoulder, indefinite)

Wenins’ Analysis

Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow has been recalled, replacing Val Holmes at fullback with Holmes shifting to the wing. Connelly Lemuelu comes into the side at centre, Justin O’Neill is injured, and Tom Opacic drops out. Tom Gilbert replaces Reuben Cotter on the bench.

The return of Tauai-Fidow should see some nice price rises with Paul Green opting for the rookie over Holmes at fullback. However, it’s still a risk to play him against the Roosters on Thursday.

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco, 2. Ryan Hall, 3. Josh Morris, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Brett Morris, 6. Luke Keary, 7. Kyle Flanagan, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Jake Friend, 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho, 11. Angus Crichton, 12. Mitchell Aubusson, 13. Nat Butcher

Interchange: 14. Lachlan Lam, 15. Sitili Tupouniua, 16. Poasa Faamausili, 17. Lindsay Collins

Reserves: 18. Daniel Fifita, 19. Drew Hutchinson, 20. Freddy Lussick, 21. Matt Ikuvalu


  • Boyd Cordner (head knock, TBC)
  • Daniel Tupou (ankle, round 15)
  • Isaac Liu (broken rib, round 9-10)
  • Victor Radley (knee, season)
  • Sam Verrills (knee, season)
  • Billy Smith (knee, season)

Wenins’ Analysis

Daniel Tupou and Boyd Cordner are both out injured. Ryan Hall starts on the wing, and Mitch Aubusson comes into the second row with Lachlan Lam joining the bench.

With Tupou due to miss the next six to eight weeks, Hall becomes a serious option for those looking for a cut-price option for your CTW. At $335k, he’s not basement priced; however, the Roosters backs have been scoring for fun this year and Hall should get plenty of attacking statistics, which in addition to his great base (34 PPG) could make him a starter in your 17 while Tupou is out.

James Tedesco is priced at $928k and has a BE of 164; however, I am sick of sitting on the sidelines and may just bite the bullet and bring him into my side this week. He’s a captain option every round and effectively matchup proof.

Angus Crichton should see another price drop this week with a BE of 92. I’ll be looking at trading him before his Round 11 match-up against the Warriors.


Friday 10 July, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, 6:00pm

Titans: 1. Corey Thompson, 2. Anthony Don, 3. Beau Fermor, 4. Bryce Cartwright, 5. Treymain Spry, 6. Ashley Taylor, 7. Jamal Fogarty, 8. Moeaki Fotuaika, 9. Erin Clark, 10. Jaimin Jolliffe, 11. Sam Stone, 12. Keegan Hipgrave, 13. Jai Arrow

Interchange: 14. Tanah Boyd, 15. Sam Lisone, 16. Tyrone Peachey, 17. Jarrod Wallace

Reserves: 18. Jai Whitbread, 19. Nathan Peats, 20. Greg Leleisiuao, 21. Tyrone Roberts


  • Mitch Rein (ankle, TBC)
  • Kevin Proctor (biceps, round 10-11)
  • Phillip Sami (dislocated shoulder, round 13)
  • AJ Brimson (back, indefinite)
  • Young Tonumaipea (knee, indefinite)
  • Ryan James (knee, season)
  • Jonus Pearson (pectoral, season)

Wenins’ Analysis

Corey Thompson shifts to fullback with Treymain Spry to debut on the wing and Tyrone Roberts dropping out of the side. Sam Stone joins the starting side in the back row with Beau Fermor switching to centre and Tyrone Peachey dropping to the bench. Erin Clark starts for hooker Mitch Rein, who is out injured.

Fermor scored 76 points last week from the back row, with 46 points coming from base. His output is likely to be impacted this weekend given his shift to the centres but is a cash cow to watch for next weekend. He does risk becoming an AE nightmare down the stretch, however. Stone, who replaces Fermor in the back row is irrelevant given his price tag of $440k.

Jai Arrow needs to be sold.

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 2. David Fusitu’a, 3.Patrick Herbert, 4. Peta Hiku, 5. Ken Maumalo, 6. Chanel Harri-Tavita, 7. Blake Green, 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 9. Wayde Egan, 10. Adam Blair, 11. Jack Murchie, 12. Tohu Harris, 13. Karl Lawton

Interchange: 14. Agnatius Paasi, 15. Jack Hetherington, 16. Isaiah Papali’i, 17. Jazz Tevaga

Reserves: 18. Lachlan Burr, 20. Gerard Beale, 21. King Vuniyayawa, 22. Adam Pompey


  • Kodi Nikorima (HIA, round 9-10)
  • Lachlan Burr (head knock, round 9)
  • Eliesa Katoa (ankle, round 10)
  • Adam Keighran (knee, 11-13)
  • Nathaniel Roache (knee, round 12-14)
  • Leeson Ah Mau (pectoral, indefinite)
  • Rocco Berry (back, indefinite)
  • Taane Milne (knee, season)
  • Jackson Frei (knee, season)
  • Bunty Afoa (knee, season)
  • Selestino Ravutaumada (season)

Wenins’ Analysis

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returns from a one-game suspension with Peta Hiku shifting to centre and Gerard Beale dropping out. Chanel Harris-Tavita replaces Kodi Nikorima (concussion) in the halves. Jazz Tevaga makes his long-awaited return from injury and will start from the bench.

The return of Tevaga could spell trouble for Tohu Harris owners, but there is no need to panic just yet.

Eliesa Katoa remains out with an ankle injury and can be sold if needed. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown has peaked in price and can also be sold.


Friday, 10 July, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, 7:55pm

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell, 2. Dane Gagai, 3. Campbell Graham, 4. James Roberts, 5. Alex Johnston, 6. Cody Walker, 7. Adam Reynolds, 8. Tevita Tatola, 9. Damien Cook, 10. Thomas Burgess, 11. Jaydn Su’A, 12. Ethan Lowe, 13. Cameron Murray

Interchange: 14. Liam Knight, 15. Bayley Sironen, 16. Patrick Mago, 17. Hame Sele

Reserves: 18. Mark Nicholls, 19. Steven Marsters, 20. Troy Dargan, 21. Corey Allan


  • Tom Amone (knee, round 19)
  • Braidon Burns (knee, season)

Wenins’ Analysis

Braidon Burns is out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury. Bayley Sironen returns to take his place on the bench.

The season-ending injury to Burns should see James Roberts lock down a centre spot and at $320k, he has some appeal; appeal that will only be amplified as his price likely tumbles below $300k with a BE of 88 this week.

Tigers: 1. Adam Doueihi, 2. David Nofoaluma, 3. Michael Chee Kam, 4. Moses Mbye (C), 5. Tommy Talau, 6. Josh Reynolds, 7. Luke Brooks, 8. Josh Aloiai, 9. Harry Grant, 10. Oliver Clark, 11. Luke Garner, 12. Luciano Leilua, 13. Matthew Eisenhuth

Interchange: 14 Elijah Taylor, 15. Thomas Mikaele, 16. Sam McIntyre, 17. Chris Lawrence

Reserves: 18. Benji Marshall, 19. Reece Hoffman, 20. Billy Walters, 21. Russell Packer


  • Joey Leilua (suspended, round 13)
  • Alex Twal (knee, round 10-11)
  • Jacob Liddle (knee, round 14-15)
  • Zane Musgrove (foot, round 16-18)
  • Robert Jennings (hamstring, indefinite)

Michael Chee-Kam moves to centre for the suspended Joey Leilua with Chris Lawrence called up on the bench in the only change for now, but Moses Mbye, Luciana Leilua and Sam McIntyre are all under an injury cloud.

Luciano Leilua has failed to score over 50 since Round 4 and is a sell, if not already done so already.

Matthew Eisenhuth has almost taken over from Alex Twal from a SuperCoach perspective with scores of 56, 58 and 94 and average base output of 58, but is not a serious option with Twal due back either next week or the week after.

Embed from Getty Images


Saturday 11 July, Netsrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney, 3:00pm

Sharks: 1. Josh Dugan, 2. Sione Katoa 3. Bryson Goodwin 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Jack Williams

Interchange: 14. Toby Rudolf 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele 16. Siosifa Talakai 17. Royce Hunt

Reserves: 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Connor Tracey 20. William Kennedy 21. Nene Macdonald


  • Matt Moylan (hamstring, round 12-14)
  • Bronson Xerri (stood down)
  • Cameron King (ACL, season)

Wenins’ Analysis

It’s the dreaded soft-tissue injury again for Matt Moylan. Josh Dugan moves to fullback, Bryson Goodwin to centre and Ronaldo Mulitalo is back from injury to take his place on the wing.

The return of Mulitalo will be interesting for Sione Katoa owners as Mulitalo played right when both were in the side if memory serves me correct (but let me know in the comments). However, with Dugan shifting to fullback and away from left centre, the left winger should at least see some ball 😊.

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards, 2. Josh Mansour, 3. Dean Whare, 4. Stephen Crichton, 5. Brent Naden, 6. Jarome Luai, 7. Nathan Cleary, 8. James Tamou (C), 9. Apisai Koroisau, 10. James Fisher-Harris, 11. Viliame Kikau, 12. Liam Martin, 13. Isaah Yeo

Interchange: 14. Tyrone May, 15. Zane Tetevano, 16. Moses Leota, 17. Billy Burns

Reserves: 18. Mitch Kenny, 19. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, 20. Spencer Leniu, 21. Charlie Staines


  • Brian To’o (ankle, round 17)
  • Kurt Capewell (knee, round 17)
  • Pat Hollis (abdominal strain, indefinite)

Wenins’ Analysis

Brian To’o is set to miss the next two months with an ankle injury. He has been replaced on the wing by Brent Naden, while Dean Whare starts in the centres.

This marks the first of a run of good matchups for the Panthers, so non-Nathan Cleary owners beware. The same could be said for Josh Mansour who is at a more affordable price now and could be set for a run of big scores against the Sharks, Cowboys and Titans.  

James Fisher-Harris has a five-round average of 68 and has now bottomed out in price.


Saturday 11 July, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, 5:30pm

Broncos: 1. Tesi Niu, 2. Jamayne Isaako, 3. Herbie Farnworth, 4. Darius Boyd, 5. Xavier Coates, 6. Anthony Milford, 7. Brodie Croft, 8. Tevita Pangai Junior, 9. Issac Luke, 10. Payne Haas, 11. Alex Glenn (c), 12. Corey Oates, 13. Patrick Carrigan.

Interchange: 14. Tom Dearden, 15. Thomas Flegler, 16. Rhys Kennedy, 17. Ben Te’ o

Reserves: 18. Corey Paix, 19. Jamil Hopoate, 20. Kotoni Staggs, 21. Matthew Lodge


  • Matt Lodge (knee, round 9)
  • Cory Paix (pectoral, round 9)
  • Kotoni Staggs (hamstring, round 9)
  • Jake Turpin (leg, round 9)
  • Jesse Arthars (knee, round 9-11)
  • David Fifita (knee, round 9-11)
  • Joe Ofahengaue (suspended, round 10)
  • Jordan Kahu (shoulder, indefinite)
  • Sean O’Sullivan (knee, indefinite)
  • Keenan Palasia (knee, indefinite)
  • Jack Bird (ACL, season)

Wenins’ Analysis

Somehow, Anthony Seibold has named the same 17 as the side that lost to the Warriors last weekend. However, there has been some reshuffles with Tevita Pangai moving to prop, Thomas Flegler to the bench and Corey Oates to start in the second row. Kotoni Staggs and Matt Lodge have both been named in the reserves so don’t be surprised to see some late changes to this side.

Xavier Coates should see a couple of nice price rises now following his 90, as should Test Niu and he is still very affordable at $192k. Payne Haas played close to 70 minutes last weekend and got back to his premium FRF ways.

Corey Oates is under $250k available in the CTW and named to start on the edge. However, he’s unlikely to stay there for too long as Pangai will shift there once Lodge comes back into the side.  

Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 2. Nick Meaney, 3. Reimis Smith, 4. Marcello Montoya, 5. Christian Crichton , 6. Kieran Foran, 7. Brandon Wakeham, 8. Aiden Tolman, 9. Jeremy Marshall-King, 10. Dylan Napa, 11. Josh Jackson, 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 13. Luke Thompson

Interchange: 14. Kerrod Holland, 15. Dean Britt, 16. Renouf To’omaga, 17. Sauaso Sue

Reserves: 19. Ofahiki Ogden, 20. Jack Cogger, 21. Sione Katoa, 22. Lachlan Lewis


  • Jake Averillo (head knock, round 10)
  • Chris Smith (knee, round 10)
  • Will Hopoate (ankle, round 13-15)
  • Joe Stimson (shoulder, season)
  • Adam Elliott (shoulder, season)

Wenins’ Analysis

Adam Elliott is out for the season with a dislocated shoulder, with the new British boom forward, Luke Thompson named to make his debut in the No.13 jersey. Jake Averillo remains out of the squad, which suggests he must be struggling to recover from a concussion.

Thompson is an unknown entity at this stage and at $454k, it is definitely a case of wait and see.

Aiden Tolman deserves some respect. He’s scored under 65 just twice this year (6 games) and is genuine FRF keeper at close to $560k. Raymond Faitala-Mariner is another Bulldog who has impressed since starting in the back row from Round 4. He has scores of 56, 56, 65, 66 and 89 (try) over the past five weeks and is still priced under $500k.


Saturday 11 July, GIO Stadium, Canberra, 7:35pm

Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2. Nick Cotric, 3. Jarrod Croker, 4. Michael Oldfield, 5. Bailey Simonsson, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. George Williams, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Josh Hodgson, 10. Dunamis Lui, 11.Hudson Young, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Joe Tapine

Interchange: 14. Saliva Havili, 15. Kai O’Donnell, 16. Ryan Sutton, 17. Jordan Rapana

Reserves: 18. Tom Starling, 19. Matt Frawley, 20. Darby Medlyn, 21. Curtis Scott


  • Sia Soliola (facial fracture, finals)
  • Emre Guler (ankle, round 17-19)
  • Corey Horsburgh (foot, round 20)
  • John Bateman (shoulder, indefinite)
  • Sebastian Kris (extended sick leave)
  • Andre Niko (knee, season)

Wenins’ Analysis

The Raiders forward stocks have taken a hit with Sia Soliola and Emra Guler both out with serious injuries. Dunamis Lui starts at prop alongside Josh Papalii, while Kai O’Donnell will debut off the bench. Joe Tapine starts at lock.

Ryan Sutton dropping back to the bench. Jordan Rapan takes Curtis Scott’s place on the interchange.

With the injury issues at the Raiders, my attention is turning to Josh Papalii as a potential partner to Payne Haas for the run home. Up until last weekend, Papalii was effectively playing over 60 MPG, but played just the 48 minutes last weekend. I can see him stepping up in the absence of a couple of those big forwards. At $586k, he’s affordable and has historically performed well over the second half of the season. My only hesitation is that he is at the bottom of my priority list right now with Pat Carrigan doing a fine job at the moment.

Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen, 2. Marion Seve, 3. Justin Olam, 4. Paul Momirovski, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. Ryley Jacks, 7. Jahrome Hughes, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Cameron Smith, 10. Christian Welch, 11. Felise Kaufusi, 12. Kenny Bromwich, 13. Dale Finucane

Interchange: 14. Brandon Smith, 15. Tino Faasuamaleaui, 16. Tom Eisenhuth, 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Reserves: 18. Darryn Schonig, 19. Cameron Munster, 20. Branko Lee, 21. Nicho Hynes


  • Tui Kamikamica (back, round 9)
  • Brenko Lee (hamstring, round 9)
  • Cameron Munster (knee, round 11-12)

Wenins’ Analysis

Marion Seve replaces Suliasi Vunivalu, who is out with a hamstring injury, on the wing. Ryley Jacks has been named to start in the halves, but Cameron Munster has also been named among the reserves and could be a late inclusion.

The inclusion of Munster in the reserves is a week or two earlier than planned. Smith has been named at hooker, but hopefully, for us non-owners, he shifts back the halves (if Munster misses). With a BE of 97, his price will probably continue to fall before a tasty two-week fixture against the Titans and Broncos. Jahrome Hughes has a three-round average of 73 and could also be a POD option for that run of fixtures.

Embed from Getty Images


Sunday 12 July, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, 4:05pm

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga, 2.Tex Hoy, 3. Enari Tuala, 4. Bradman Best, 5. Hymel Hunt, 6. Kurt Mann, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Andrew McCullough, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Aiden Guerra, 13. Herman Ese’ese

Interchange: 14. Starford To’a, 15. Jacob Saifiti, 16. Aiden Guerra, 17. Brodie Jones

Reserves: 18. Tautau Moga, 19. Connor Watson, 20. Phoenix Crossland, 21. Josh King


  • Tim Glasby (head knock, round 9)
  • Connor Watson (ankle, round 9-11)
  • Edrick Lee (arm, TBC)
  • Sione Mata’utia (head knock, TBC)
  • Kalyn Ponga (head knock, TBC)
  • Mitch Barnett (neck, indefinite)
  • Jayden Brailey (knee, season)

Wenins’ Analysis

Edrick Lee and Sione Mata’utia are both relatively big outs for the Knights, with Lee’s injury likely to see him miss more time. Tex Hoy starts in Lee’s place on the wing, while Aidan Guerra starts for Mata’utia in the back row. Starford To’a and Brodie Jones join the interchange.

Hoy becomes an interesting option at 5/8 now for those looking to cash in on a back. He is still priced under $200k and could hold the wing spot for a while now with Lee out. He’s looked pretty dangerous when on the field and will now get extended minutes to hopefully improve his SuperCoach output.

I will be trading Kalyn Ponga to Tedesco this week. As pointed out by Wilfred in his Daily Telegraph article this week….

The last two weeks however his run numbers have dropped significantly, and he also appeared to be almost solely spending time on the right edge rather than his favourite left side of the field. Whether this is injury-related, and/or coaching-related, it’s hard to know – but it’s very frustrating for sure! Owners will have to consider their options with his price tag and his likely break-even for the next two weeks…

I’m with Wilfred here, and the Knights run of games ahead also doesn’t help with the Eels and Souths over the next two weeks. His price could drop to as low as $580k by Round 11 and his class against the Bulldogs. However, should you be trading out a gun?

Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson, 2. Maika Sivo, 3. Michael Jennings, 4. Waqa Blake, 5. Blake Ferguson, 6. Dylan Brown, 7. Jai Field, 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 9. Reed Mahoney, 10. Junior Paulo, 11. Shaun Lane, 12. Ryan Matterson, 13. Nathan Brown

Interchange: 14. Marata Niukore, 15. David Gower, 16. Stefano Utoikamanu, 17. Brad Takairangi

Reserves: 18. Andrew Davey, 19. Daniel Alvaro, 20. George Jennings, 21. Will Smith


  • Mitchell Moses (calf, round 12-13)
  • Kane Evans (calf, indefinite)

Wenins’ Analysis

Nathan Brown returns from suspension at lock, pushing Marata Niukore to the bench. Stefano Utoikamanu will make his debut off the bench with Ray Stone and Oregon Kaufusi dropping out of the team.

Is the King back? Well if last week was anything to go by then yes is the answer. Without Mitchell Moses guiding the side around, Clint Gutherson has found another gear and entered back into SuperCoach relevance. His huge scores over the past two weeks have not gone unnoticed as he is currently the second most traded in player of the round. It’s a legitimate option to use him as a stepping stone to Tedesco before Teddy’s Round 11 matchup against the Warriors given Gutherson’s current BE of -33. However, he does face the Knights and Sea Eagles over the next two weeks, and both could prove to be more difficult to score against. If you already own Tedesco and it’s Ponga you’re considering moving on then I’d probably do it.

Our mate, @nrlphysio tweeted today Moses could be out for longer than originally planned.

It was very evident to the onlooker that the Eels favoured their left edge more without Moses and that is good news for Dylan Brown and Mika Sivo owners. Ryan Matterson, on the other hand, may see his attacking statistics dry up over this time but he made the same amount of runs as the week before, which is a positive.

Stefano Utoikamanu is a basement priced player to monitor over the coming weeks.

Embed from Getty Images


Sunday 12 July, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney, 6:30pm

Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty, 2. Jordan Pereira, 3. Euan Aitken, 4. Zac Lomax, 5. Mikaele Ravalawa, 6. Corey Norman, 7. Adam Clune , 8. Blake Lawrie, 9. Ben Hunt, 10. Paul Vaughan, 11. Tyson Frizell, 12. Tariq Sims 13. Cameron McInnes

Interchange: 14. Trent Merrin, 15. Josh Kerr, 16. Tyrell Fuimaono, 17. Jackson Ford

Reserves: 18. Jason Saab 19. Tristan Sailor, 20. Korbin Sims, 21. Tim Lafai


  • Jacob Host (hamstring, round 9)
  • Tariq Sims (wrist, round 9-11)
  • Brayden Wiliame (calf, round 10-11)
  • Jack de Belin (stood down)

Wenins’ Analysis

Tariq Sims is back from injury in the second row, pushing Tyrell Fuimaono to the bench and Korbin Sims to the reserves. Ben Hunt starts at hooker with Cameron McInnes shifting to lock and Trent Merrin back to the bench. Jordan Pereira replaces Jason Saab on the wing.

McInnes gets his opportunity for a full 80-minute game at lock, but it will be interesting to see how they use Merrin off the bench.

Since returning to the starting side, Euan Aitken has been averaging 37 in base, so it was of little surprise to see him going big with the addition of some attacking statistics against the Raiders.

Sea Eagles: 1. Reuben Garrick 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brad Parker 4. Moses Suli 5. Tevita Funa 6. Lachlan Croker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Danny Levi 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic

Interchange: 14. Cade Cust 15. Jack Gosiewski, 16. Sean Keppie, 17. Morgan Boyle

Reserves: 18. Corey Waddell 19. Brendan Elliot, 20. Abbas Miski, 21. Haumole Olakau’atu


  • Dylan Walker (ankle, round 13)
  • Tom Trbojevic (hamstring, round 14-16)
  • Albert Hopoate (knee, indefinite)
  • Manase Fainu (stood down/shoulder)
  • Addin Fonua-Blake (suspended, round 11)

Wenins’ Analysis

Taniela Paseka starts at prop for the suspended Addin Fonua-Blake with Morgan Boyle coming onto the bench.

The suspension to Fonua-Blake could see Martin Taupau’s minutes increase and therefore his SuperCoach output over the next couple of weeks with Fonua-Blake out of the side. He’s seen a massive $161k drop from his starting price and is now priced amazingly just above $410k. At that price, he is close to the buy of the week.

And Fonua-Blake could now be set to miss more time, which would make Taupau even more of a play!

Daly Cherry-Evans has scores of 59 and 99 without Turbo. We did tell you!

Share this...
Share on Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter


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!

5 2 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
The Duke
The Duke (@the-duke)
3 months ago

Thanks for the albeit abbreviated analysis Wenin. On your advice Jai Arrow is going for RFM who will hopefully produce big PPM.

Grave_Digger (@grave_digger)
3 months ago

What do people think the Raiders front row minutes will look like?

Hitro Okesene
Hitro Okesene (@antonposa)
3 months ago

Totally missed Taupau’s price being that low. Could be a handy 18/19th man to play in case of injuries. Relying on JTB, Rudolph or a back line cheapie isn’t ideal.

Radioman (@radioman)
3 months ago

Great write up again which gave me too many options!! Finally settled on Katoa to Fermer & Ponga to Gutho. Frees up some cash to grab Crichton next week provding he doesn’t pull down a 150+ score on Thursday night.

perrin_07 (@perrin_07)
3 months ago

Great write up as usual

hoof hearted
hoof hearted (@hoof-hearted)
3 months ago

Nice work Wenin

re the Katoa Konundrum .
Ronaldo played the first 4 rounds So I checked the highlights video from rd 1 & Katoa played on the RHS & scored 97 . But in round 3 they swapped sides Katoa scored 24 . He switched back to the right when Ronaldo got injured in rd 4 .

Katoa is also in doubt this week with an ankle injury so I’m cashing him in for Hall

AFB to Kapow will be my other trade .

which will give me 500k itb for a splurge next week .

TurkeySnow (@turkeysnow)
Reply to  hoof hearted
3 months ago

Hoof Hearted, SKatoa started left then shifted to the right rd1 after Ronaldo went with a HIA, Ramien shifted to Left wing. With Dugan back at FLB either winger could score well now. But Hopefully Skatoa has proved enough to keep the right wing.

Blottoland (@seagles)
3 months ago

Great write up as usual !,
I’m with you on Ponga (he must be injured ,was just Mia last week against a very average Eagles outfit)
Just can’t make decision on trading him or Drinks this week ????

Euman (@euman)
3 months ago

TU – Niu at fullback v Bulldogs
TD – Talau at Left Wing v Rabbits

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x