Bringing in Latrell hurt my bank big time, but he should see
plenty more ball at fullback. He’s arguably the most damaging runner in the
game, so he could be anything with more touches to his name. He looks a standout
as a buy in the centres.
Josh Mansour || $416,700 || CTW
Josh is one of the strongest ball-carriers in the NRL and
can hopefully stay fit and healthy in 2020.
Tristan Sailor || $247,200 || CTW-FLB
Sailor looks a really good prospect at the Dragons and should be a chance at winning a wing spot for Round 1.
You can’t switch off when you’re defending Cody at any
stage, he’ll make you pay. While he costs plenty, I’m happy to have a player
with his strike power in my side.
Michael Morgan || $471,600 || HFB-5/8
Morgan is another guy I was surprised to see so cheap. The Cowboys have a stacked pack that he can thrive behind after a disappointing 2019 for the club. A few key recruits out wide should do wonders for his attacking stats.
Shaun Johnson || $585,500 || HFB-5/8
Johnson was straight into my team for the new season. He’s
an electric ball-player and has really developed his organisational game in
recent years, so hopefully that translates to some decent SuperCoach scores.
Jarome Luai || $257,400 || HFB-5/8
Luai looks a gifted playmaking prospect and should relish
playing next to Nathan Cleary at Penrith.
Damien Cook || $705,500 || HOK
Cook has asserted himself as an absolute star in recent
years and was an easy pick for Croker’s Stockmen. You know his running game is
lethal, but if the play-the-ball is quick enough there’s little you can do to
stop him through the ruck.
Blayke Brailey || $201,000 || HOK
With brother Jayden moving to Newcastle it looks as though Blayke will be the No.9 for Cronulla. At that price he looks a bargain.
I really wanted big Papa here, but my ban on Raiders players
stopped me. I thought about starting without Haas due to his huge price tag,
but the more experienced SuperCoach minds have advised me against doing so. I’ve
taken that on board for now, unless I need to free up cash before Round 1.
Jesse Bromwich || $454,200 || FRF
I was surprised to see Jesse Bromwich so cheap in comparison
to the other props. He’s one of the best middle men in the game and his offload
opens up some attacking opportunities around the ruck.
Tom Gilbert || $171,900 || FRF
I don’t know much about Gilbert, but after being named lock
and rookie of the year in QLD Cup he must be pressing for a bench spot at the
Cowboys, here’s hoping.
Stefano Utoikamanu || $171,900 || FRF
There’s huge wraps on young Utoikamanu at the Eels, with a bit of luck he’ll score a debut early in 2020.
Mitch Barnett || $578,000 || 2RF
Mitch is an old teammate of mine at the Raiders and has flourished since moving to the Knights. The Taree boy is as tough as they come with a big motor, making him a welcome addition to my side.
David Fifita || $501,900 || 2RF
Young Fifita looks to have a huge future in front of him in the NRL. Based on what we saw last season he looks to be a fairly cheap buy.
Jack came through the Raiders junior system and has excelled since joining the Sharks a few years back. All reports suggest he’s held in strong regard at the club and could be the guy to replace Paul Gallen at lock.
Billy Magoulias || $221,700 || 2RF
Magoulias is the other guy who could nab Gallen’s vacant
spot, it just depends what John Morris wants with his lock. Williams will play
effectively as another prop, while Magoulias would operate as another ball-playing
option in the back-row.
Ben Trbojevic || $171,900 || 2RF-CTW
Ben is another young bloke with big wraps on him. He has
some fairly decent genetics and a cheap price tag so he’s in my team for now.
Teig Wilton || $171,900 || 2RF
Hopefully Wilton can benefit from the changeover in forwards
at Cronulla and jag a bench spot.