Fresh from a triumphant 2019 season, SuperCoach overall champion Dez Creek picks his initial side as he aims to become the first player to defend his title.
TOM TRBOJEVIC || $714,800 || FLB
He’s priced exactly where he should be. You
could tell he played last year with niggling injuries yet still managed to
average exceptionally. He’s a serious captaincy choice for any Brookvale
RYAN PAPENHUYZEN || $508,200 || FLB
At $500k he’s basically basement price
for the fullback elites. He constantly harasses the ruck from quick play-the-balls
with his pace, which should translate to some big SuperCoach output again in
2020, similar to last season.
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I had this spot reserved for Anthony Milford, but his injury at the Perth Nines has me concerned. While Shaun Johnson didn’t exactly star in the tournament, I’m happy to recruit him for my side to begin the year.
JAROME LUAI || $257,400 || HFB-5/8
He’s cheap and has a decent running
game, and should make money, simple.
NATHAN CLEARY || $631,500 || HFB
I’m opting for Cleary over Moses despite
the Eels’ golden draw. Without Maloney, Cleary should increase his SuperCoach
output around 10-15PPG across the season, which would lead to an outstanding
GEORGE WILLIAMS || $333,800 || HFB-5/8
The UK import should be everyone’s first picked halfback. Williams is cheap and looks the goods based on his Super League stats.
JT is expensive, so I can see why some
people would start without him. I love watching him play and cheering him on
every hit-up, so I’d rather pay the premium and hold him through the season.
JAI ARROW || $575,700 || 2RF
With the injury to Ryan James, Arrow is
well priced at $575k and should average well. I started with him last season
and he didn’t let me down with a big ton early, so I’ll be showing faith again.
DAVID FIFITA || $501,900 || 2RF
Fifita is severely under-priced with a
massive ceiling, I’m expecting big things from him this year. It would be brave
not to have him.
JOE TAPINE || $362,400 || 2RF
With the injury to John Bateman, I’m expecting big minutes for Tapine. Whilst he may not be a keeper, he should make decent money and average fairly well given his game style is very SuperCoach conducive.