Weekly Wrap: Round 7 highs, lows and shocks

Check out our Round 7 SuperCoach wrap, with more injury carnage plaguing us for a second consecutive week.

Weekly Wrap

Carnage. The Oxford Dictionary describes carnage as a great and usually bloody slaughter or injury (as in battle).

It has now been updated and actually includes the phrase ‘also see Rounds 6 and 7 of NRL Supercoach’.

There isn’t any other way to put it. These past two weeks have been horrific. Injuries, suspensions and just poor scoring has seen some teams not even able to field a full 17, and if you are lucky enough to have the full quota, well scores haven’t been great. 

But alas there is always next week and as soon as lockout is over you can start to plan for the coming weeks.

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Panthers v Rabbits

I’m hoping the NRL don’t look too hard into this game as it appeared the Panthers fielded 14 for the whole game – 13 players and a zit on Nathan Cleary’s forehead so big it earnt 56 points in the VB Hard Earned index.

Thankfully the pair were able to slide through a tired Rabbitohs defence and score a late try to boost him to 99 to again show he’s clearly the premier half in SuperCoach.

For the Rabbitohs, Cook and Walker again matched their average scoring 61 and 55 respectively, whilst a late sin-bin was probably the only highlight for a struggling Latrell as he finished the night with 9.

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Melbourne v Warriors

There were two huge moments to come out of this game on Friday night.

The injury to Munster is significant to a host of SuperCoaches with Moses also going down.

A lot would have traded him in specifically for this match so there’s another trade down the drain.

The other big play was of course Ryan Papenhuyzen who finally exploded after six fruitless rounds, much to the dismay of all who traded him out.

In hindsight it was an easy trade to make bringing him in against a Warriors side decimated by injury and homesickness.

Tohu Harris could be worth a thought banging out 86 with around 65 in base stats.

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Roosters v Dragons

Keeping Lomax in my side is one of the reasons I’m placed much higher than the SC Spy.

He has now scored tries in two consecutive weeks amassing 71 and 86 in the process, and if he keeps that up he is a genuine keeper in the CTW department.

McInnes managed 64 but has plateaued out in the last couple weeks and is set to lose some cash.

For the Chooks, Brett Morris just continues to score tries but you may need a helping hand from Uncle Nick if you are to get him into your side as he is set to become one of the most expensive CTW in the competition.

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Cowboys v Knights 

Captain Ponga had seemingly all of SuperCoach on his back heading into this game and the weight of expectation was a little too much.

He failed to inject himself into the game like he has in the past with a late no try call proving the difference between glory and mediocrity. 

Taumalolo was back to his best hitting 85 whilst we finally got to see Tabuai-Fidow in open space, scoring a try much to the relief of all owners that had to play him this weekend.

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Broncos v Titans

As bad as some of us may have gone this weekend, at least you’re not Anthony Seibold and you will still be coach of your side by season’s end.

The Broncos have run out of excuses now and will need something special to turn it around.

Haas and Pangai Jnr were quiet scoring 65 and 69, as was Arrow who looks a sell after scoring only 43.

The marketing team at Uncle Tobys are now placing stickers on their sachets of oats saying they have no affiliation with either Corey or Xavier after the pair tarnished their good name scoring 12 points between them.

Eels v Raiders

There were six scores off 96 or more out of this game with the match being one of the best since the return of the NRL.

Mitch Moses was a major casualty out of this though and is set to spend some significant time on the sidelines.

Unfortunately he has lost so much cash he likely can’t be moved onto a Cleary without a downgrade elsewhere.

We learnt that Ryan Matterson is fixture proof and will score well week in week out and is a captaincy option moving forward.

Keep an eye on him next week though as the loss of Moses could dampen his scoring.

Big Corey Horsburgh also left the match on crutches after it appeared he was cutting an onion just after being tackled. He is also a sell.

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Sea Eagles v Sharks

Where has this been from Cronulla all year? They were clinical against Manly and seem to score tries at will.

SJ has been outstanding for owners this year and will now become a straight swap for Moses, meaning he may lose his status as a POD.

For my Eagles it wasn’t great watching. From the outset they looked flat and the next few weeks without Turbo could prove costly as the top 8 starts to take shape.

AFB scored two tries amassing a huge 142 and is, in my maroon and white eyes, the best prop in the game. Don’t @ me on Twitter.

Bulldogs v Tigers

David Nofoaluma and Harry Grant saved mine and a small majority of sides with the last game of the round as both were superb against a tiring Bulldogs side.

Nofoaluma went onto score two tries and finish with 110 point, but could have had 150 if Joey Leilua passed the ball a bit more.

Unfortunately for the Bulldogs their only real SuperCoach relevant player is Hopoate who went down with an ankle injury.

Maybe the team at SC Playbook can start to sell some crutches to the NRL as they are quickly becoming the must have item of 2020.

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