Well after spruiking my side last week I was brought back to earth with
somewhat of a thud, scoring just over 1000 and losing about 6,000 ranking spots
but nonetheless I’m still ranked higher than The Spy at the time of
It was a tough week of trades with both Bradman Best and Harry Grant absolute musts before their price rises, whilst those who chased the points hopefully made the right call. I didn’t. Which makes the weekend a lot less enjoyable.
Two very popular captaincy choices with Tom Trbojevic and Payne Haas up
against each other in the first game of the round.
Whilst both players didn’t disappoint, they didn’t reach the lofty
heights I think all SuperCoaches were hoping for.
Anthony Milford showed a flicker of what he is capable of, but it’s too
big a risk to have him in your side.
Meanwhile Xavier Coates would have scored you 156 points had he have been playing for the Brisbane Lions instead of the Broncos.
Warriors v Cowboys
To all those who brought Esan Masters in I feel your pain. He was a
Milwaukee Talkies stalwart for the better part of 2019, losing more money than
Australian Rugby so I knew his one inflated score to begin the year was too
good to be true.
With Michael Morgan out for a few more weeks, cut your losses and run on
Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow exploded in his first grade debut and may take the
fullback role with Val Holmes out injured and at a bargain basement price of
171K might be worth a look.
Reece Robson got a starting spot and played the entire 80 minutes, banging out 73 with one try-assist.
This was one of the most hotly anticipated matches of the round for
Kalyn Ponga was okay, but like Turbo, couldn’t match his previous week’s
effort whilst it was more Bradman Solid rather than Best, although he does
appear to be a keeper.
It was the wily old Cameron Smith who stole the show! He is still SuperCoach relevant at 36, setting three tries up to finish with 115 points, 39 points higher than the next best player.
Raiders v Tigers
Not much to wrap up here in SuperCoach land! I actually thought this
game was going to be a high scoring affair with both sides able to score points
at will, but it was a dour affair with Alex Twal the only player to score above
65, again playing 80 minutes.
David Nofoaluma was quiet, as was Harry Grant, however both appear to be keepers for the remainder of the season.
This was the best the Dragons looked for a long time! It was quite ironic that their two best players are two of the, well let’s just say we won’t be seeing them in a sexiest man of league calendar anytime soon with Matt Dufty and Cam McInnes scoring 120 and 111 respectively.
For the Sharks it was another case of not turning up. Shaun Johnson keeps chipping away but looks a shadow of his former self, whilst Andrew Fifita looks like his injury rehab was spent at TimeZone.
Bulldogs v Roosters
James Tedesco… What is it with fullbacks going large against the
Bulldogs?! It was like a game of rugby league live on the PlayStation where he
was just setting up and scoring tries for fun.
He surpasses Turbo (194) with the highest ever SuperCoach score, with 199 points!
He had three tries, two try-assists, two linebreaks, five linebreak assists and 12 tacklebreaks… wow.
We could talk all day about him but as a non-owner I don’t really want to. I
actually think it’s unfair on the rest of the comp and it shouldn’t be counted.
My thoughts anyway…