While Luke Keary, my star of the week prior, managed just 19
despite the Roosters putting a score on the Bulldogs.
Waqa Blake scored well for me with 88 points. It’s a shame
he wasn’t in my starting 17…
Tom Trbojevic was okay with 72 points as my captain, but I
want more after seeing his fullback competition going large.
Ah well, onto Round 6.
Unfortunately I don’t own Kalyn Ponga or James Tedesco which is a concern, and upgrading Ryan Papenhuyzen to either would cost me $270k+ and tear my side apart, so I’m sticking strong. I’ve got issues to deal with elsewhere.
I started the year with Drinkwater and he’s done a
reasonable job for me, but it’s time to part ways after making some cash.
Losing halves partner Michael Morgan has heaped additional
pressure on the young playmaker which has forced him to focus his attention on
getting his side around the park, rather than focusing on his strength which is
of course running the ball.
In comes promising Bulldogs rookie Jake Averillo who has added spark to their attack playing in the outside backs. At $203k he gives me a stack of coin to spend elsewhere.
Goodbye Kurt, it was a short stint and the Stockmen would
love to see you back in the future.
I need to strengthen my 17, and I’m pretty happy with my
backline, so in comes Ryan Matterson.
Matto looks to be one of the safest SuperCoach scorers this
season and narrowly edges Cam McInnes for me this week.
He has plenty of class about him and is an attacking threat
at all times. He’s awkward to tackle and has both a very good offload and
ball-playing game for a big man as we’ve seen in the time he’s spent in the
halves in the past.
Big scores should continue despite a difficult few weeks coming up for the Eels.
After an off week I’ll be playing it safe and running with
Payne Haas. Playing 80 minutes he eats through a truckload of work, and he’s
not far off adding a meat pie to his score. I’m hoping this is the week he does
so and goes 100+ for me.