After captaining Teddy and bringing in Crichton (Angus) and RTS, I’m currently sitting on 1484, so the first to comment on this post gets my potato and gravy from the KFC winnings as the highest score for the weekend.
The overlords at SC Playbook will get the rest of the cash.
What an enormous week for SuperCoaches! And an even better week if you
are a winger that gets called into the side at the last minute!
It started with Matt Ikuvalu coming in for Brett Morris and scoring five
tries on Thursday night, then Charlie Stains backed it up on Saturday afternoon
for Penrith bagging four against the Sharks.
Being a former winger myself I feel I could have scored at least 7 of
the 9 tries between them, but that’s why I’m writing weekly wrap-ups and they
are out there training and playing first grade. Well done to the two boys.
I doubt anyone had them in their line-ups, but if you tell me you did I would say you would be lying to me..
Someone at Souths has finally flicked the Dane Gagai switch to Origin
mode as he went over for three tries out wide, but it was another huge showing
from two premier hookers that had the interests of most SuperCoaches.
We keep talking about him, but my god Harry Grant is a special player.
He set up Aloiai to spark the Tigers back into the contest, but his
minutes were down due to Benji being back in the side.
Thankfully Josh Reynolds did his best John Aloisi impression, mistaking
Campbell Graham’s head for a soccer ball and will spend some time on the
sidelines meaning Grant should be back to 80 minutes.
I’d let everyone know how well D Cook is going, but being an owner he is a POD at this stage and has a three round average of 78 not including his 108 against the Warriors.
If you had seen the final score you would be forgiven for thinking
Nathan Cleary tore the Sharks apart, but it wasn’t the case.
He played second fiddle to Dylan Edwards who must have borrowed James
Tedesco’s boots to put in a performance like that.
Unfortunately for most SuperCoaches the wrong players were on the end of
the high scores with the likes of Staines, Edwards and Crichton all going
Poor Josh Mansour might miss next week with a cold as he was rarely
given any ball from Crichton and finished with a measly 29 points, whilst Yeo,
Luai and Johnson were relatively quiet, the latter setting up Nikora for his
only attacking stat for the afternoon.
Koroisau is still a hold, averaging over 70 with no signs of slowing down.
Watching Pearce hit Fitzgibbon short every time made myself and the rest
of the Best brigade shake our heads.
Best may have peaked, but it leaves a massive hole in the CTW for the
year if he can’t produce the scores that made him a must have.
Paulo picked up an injury and played only 29 minutes for his 38 – still good going PPM wise, whilst Matterson was back to his edge running best, scoring a try and finishing with 94.
In the battle of the fullbacks, Gutherson was again superb and rewarded
any who traded him in.
Anyone who went Ponga to Gutho would have been dancing in their lounge
room as Ponga had another stinker, failing to find any attacking flair.
Gutherson finished with 76 whilst Ponga finished the afternoon with 38 and looks a sell.
Dragons v Sea Eagles
It’s hard to find positives in a game that just was awful to watch as a
Watching them get thumped knowing the weekend is over is as bad as it
Keeping Lomax over the last few weeks made up for it somehow as he
intercepted his way to 85 pre updates.
He could be a keeper in the CTW area as the Dragons are just starting to
play some nice footy leading to more tries meaning a higher floor than
McInnes’ output was down due to him playing lock for the match which
looks to be the way forward for him as Ben Hunt played his best game in a long
time at hooker. I wouldn’t be rushing to trade him in this week, he also didn’t
play the full 80.
Manly are seemingly turning into a bit of a SuperCoach irrelevant side
with AFB and Turbo out.
Their attack is stifled without Turbo and they miss the go forward of AFB. I’d avoid any players until the two of them are back, which can’t come soon enough.