Remember back when Anthony
Seibold made the big call on Robbie Farah at Souths. The year before Michael
McGuire had dabbled with a two-hooker rotation system with Farah and Cook
Could he do it again here with Andrew McCullough and Jake Turpin?
There is no doubt Turpin starts at hooker and don’t be surprised if there is a utility in the 14 jumper instead of McCullough. This would mean big minutes for Turpin!
5. LUCIANO LEILUA
I find myself coming back to
Luciano Leilua as I piece together my SC team. An 80-minute role on the edge
with a bit of freedom and some early ball from Benji Marshall and I really
could see Leilua scoring big SC points this season.
Similar to the way Munster fed the ball early to Kenny Bromwich last year, I think the Tigers can do the same with Leilua.
Add to that he will have his brother outside him and I’m really looking forward to watching the Tigers’ right edge attack. I’m very keen on L.Leilua if he gets 80.
6. NAT BUTCHER
Nat Butcher would be right up the top of the list if he wasn’t behind Radley. Butcher is a SuperCoach player of some pedigree. When he starts and/or gets decent minutes he is an elite SC back-rower.
Unfortunately, probably only an injury to Radley would see his game time improve.
Sure JFH averaged over 70-minutes last year, but if he is established as a week-in week-out 80-minute lock, ala Jake Trbojevic, he moves himself up into the very top echelon of FRF/2RF’s of SuperCoach 2020.
8. BRANDON SMITH
I would have had this guy a lot higher up the list if the rumours of Cam Smith moving to halfback were true.
They appear not to be meaning Brandon Smith will likely play his usual role off the bench.
Should Finucane or Cameron Smith get hurt though and he jags an 80 minute role he is a must.
9. CONNOR WATSON
Reports say it’s unlikely but watch his situation very, very, closely, because if Watson jags an 80-minute role at lock or hooker he is a must-have! I also wouldn’t mind him at 5/8, but at lock or hooker he would be SC gold.
10. RYAN MATTERSON
Matterson is my second player picked behind Papenhuyzen. I see him getting more minutes and more quality touches on the Eels’ right edge, rather than the role he was playing at the Tigers.
He is a must-have in my opinion and appears highly likely to play 80-minutes.
SUPERCOACH TERMINOLOGY KEY
MPG = Minutes per game
PPG = Points per game
PPM= Points per minute
BPG = Base per game (point accrued in tackles + runs + missed tackles)