Squad Breakdown: Round 10 team insights

We analyse all the key SuperCoach ins and outs following the release of Round 10 teams.

Squad Breakdown

The teams have dropped for Round 10, with a few less surprises than past weeks proving a nice change for desperate coaches.

However, there’s still a few surprises to make life difficult for all of us.

With a decent week of 1,353, the Cooma Stallions dropped a few spots into 91st place overall.

It’s ridiculous to think you can score that amount and only finish 7,749th for the week, that’s 2020 for you… #Teddyfactor

Here’s our breakdown of the Round 10 teams.

*Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a key on all SuperCoach relevant abbreviations.

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ROOSTERS v RAIDERS

Thursday, 7.50pm, SCG, Sydney

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Matt Ikuvala 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Angus Crichton 13. Nat Butcher

Bench: 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Sitili Tupouniua 16. Mitchell Aubusson 17. Lindsay Collins

Reserves: 18. Poasa Faamausili 19. Ryan Hall 20. Isaac Liu 21. Drew Hutchinson

Analysis: A solid 178 for James Tedesco without a try… seriously? He was dudded the opportunity to break his own SuperCoach record late in the game which would have sent him past 200 points. He beat his monster breakeven and saw a price rise. 

The Roosters face the Raiders, Warriors, Titans and Dragons in the next month. Do whatever it takes to get him in your side or just throw in the towel entirely. 

Ryan Hall disappointed on the left edge with Matt Ikuvalu getting all the ball on the right for five tries and 172 points. Unfortunately with Brett Morris back Hall loses his spot.

Ikuvalu is at a very awkward $435k price tag, however he could score well and there’s assured money to be made, so he looks a decent buy.

Nothing new to add on Luke Keary and Kyle Flanagan who are again prime trade in targets, but both can probably wait till next week when the easy run begins. 

SST played a huge 69 minutes and was sensational in scoring 92 points. He’s still nice value at $550k. Nat Butcher was busy again, but with only 44 minutes game time I’ll avoid. 

Angus Crichton is defending in the middle at times which is huge for his workrate. 

He scored 79 without an attacking stat and is a near must-have in the 2RF position. Let’s hope he’s not given early showers, or a rest, over the next month.

Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Michael Oldfield 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papalii 9. Siliva Havili 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine

Bench: 14. Tom Starling 15. Kai O’Donnell 16. Ryan Sutton 17. Curtis Scott

Reserves: 18. Matt Frawley 19. Darby Medlyn 20. Sam Williams 21. Semi Valemei

Analysis: Canberra’sseason is on life-support following Josh Hodgson’s season ending injury. 

As predicted, Josh Papalii upped his minutes to 62 with injuries to the pack. If you’re looking for a partner for Payne Haas I think he’s the man with more game time guaranteed and his ceiling which is bigger than every other FRF option. 

He’ll dearly miss that combination with Hodgson though. Siliva Havili will tempt some at $330k, and while he’ll score okay and make money, you’d think your HOK/2RF stocks should be pretty strong by this stage.

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STORM v TITANS

Friday, 6pm, Sunshine Coast Stadium

Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Paul Momirovski 3. Justin Olam 4. Brenko Lee 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Brandon Smith 9. Cameron Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 

Bench: 14. Chris Lewis 15. Tino Faasuamaleaui 16. Marion Seve 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Reserves: 18. Albert Vete 19. Nicho Hynes 20. Ryley Jacks 21. Darryn Schonig

Analysis: Little Papy has bounced back to form and gets the long-awaited match up with the Titans. 

He’s an extremely sneaky POD captaincy option for those trying to make ground in the hope the Raiders lift against Tedesco in the grand final rematch. 

Cam Munster has been named and is a must-have, he could score 150+ in this. 

Cam Smith should play his regular 80 at hooker and is ripe for picking at $641k for those interested. 

If your team is cruising along well and you don’t have pressing trades to make, Melbourne are a good team to target for short-term trade options with games against the Titans and Broncos coming up. 

Jahrome Hughes and Josh Addo-Carr are two week POD options, but Munster is still the priority.

Titans: 1. Corey Thompson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Phillip Sami 5. Treymain Spry 6. Ash Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Erin Clark 10. Jaimin Jolliffe 11. Beau Fermor 12. Keegan Hipgrave 13. Jai Arrow 

Bench: 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Tyrone Peachey 16. Sam Lisone 17. Jarrod Wallace

Reserves: 18. Sam Stone 19. Jai Whitbread 20. Nathan Peats 21. Greg Leleisiuao 

Analysis: Not much happening here, with injuries easing up in recent weeks those who have been forced to hold Jai Arrow can now upgrade to a keeper. 

Poor old Beau Fermor had a tough initiation to centre at NRL level. He’s set to make some decent coin and is a cash grab option, however there’s extreme job security and auto-emergency risk so be warned.

Named to start in the back-row this week though he looks a reasonable option.

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TIGERS v BRONCOS

Friday, 7.55pm, Leichhardt Oval, Sydney

Broncos: 1. Tesi Niu 2. Jamayne Isaako 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Darius Boyd 5. Xavier Coates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Brodie Croft 8. Tevita Pangai Jnr 9. Issac Luke 10. Payne Haas 11. Ben Te’o 12. Corey Oates 13. Pat Carrigan

Bench: 14. Cory Paix 15. Tom Flegler 16. Jamil Hopoate 17. Joe OFahengaue

Reserves: 18. Tom Dearden 19. Rhys Kennedy 20. Richard Kennar 21. Tyson Gamble

Analysis: Despite a win against a hapless Bulldogs outfit, there’s still too much insecurity at Brisbane to warrant investing. 

The exception may be TPJ at $583k, but he won’t face the Dogs every week. He scored a ridiculous 114 in only 50 minutes. 

With that game time and his disciplinary/injury record I can’t see myself buying despite the obvious upside to his game. 

Pat Carrigan played the entire 80 minutes and scored 81 in base, including 17 runs and 43 tackles. Congrats to those who held as he may become a keeper at FRF if he maintains 70+ minutes, although returning forwards are likely to impact this so don’t get too excited. No sign of Matt Lodge or David Fifita which is good news for the time being.

Tesi Niu is ticking along nicely and should make decent money after a concerning start, likewise Xavier Coates. Payne Haas played just 62 minutes and isn’t a great captaincy option at the moment.

Tigers: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Chris Lawrence 4. Moses Mbye 5. Tommy Talau 6. Billy Walters 7. Benji Marshall 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Harry Grant 10. Russell Packer 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Matt Eisenhuth

Bench: 14. Sam McIntyre 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Luke Brooks 17. Chris McQueen

Reserves: 18. Oliver Clark 19. Reece Hoffman 20. Shawn Blore 21. Michael Chee-Kam

Analysis: A new look halves combination could see a very different attacking unit at the Tigers. Still no sign of Alex Twal for anyone who still owns.

David Nofoaluma should be the cheapest we’ve seen all year in a week or two.

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DRAGONS v BULLDOGS

Saturday, 3pm, WIN Stadium, Wollongong

Dragons: 1. Matt Dufty 2. Jason Saab 3. Euan Aitken 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Ben Hunt 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Tariq Sims 13. Cameron McInnes

Bench: 14. Trent Merrin 15. Josh Kerr 16. Tyrell Fuimaono 17. Jackson Ford

Reserves: 18. Jacob Host 19. Tristan Sailor 20. Tim Lafai 21. Korbin Sims

Analysis: Cam McInnes owners would have been very concerned to see him play just 67 minutes. 

I still think he’s a keeper even with that game time, but I wouldn’t be rushing in to buy just yet. 

Zac Lomax is the beneficiary of a rejuvenated Dragons attacking unit, he scored 99 against Manly and now has a 3RA of 82PPG and is $555k. 

I’m not convinced he’s a keeper due to all the attacking stats of late, but he’s hardly putting a foot wrong at the moment. 

Walson Carlos called it last week, Ben Hunt is a major POD at HFB while playing 80 minutes at hooker. 

He scored 70 points in 80 minutes and is available for under $400k at 1% ownership. 

He made 44 tackles which is mind blowing base stats for a player available at hooker.

Bulldogs: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Kerrod Holland 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Christian Crichton 6. Kieran Foran 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Luke Thompson

Bench: 14. Sione Katoa 15. Sauaso Sue 16. Renouf To’omaga 17. Ofahiki Ogden

Reserves: 19. Dean Britt 20. Jack Averillo 21. Chris Smith 22. Brandon Wakeham

Analysis: Raymond Faitala-Mariner again played 80 minutes but managed just 49 points. 

The fear is that in these blow out score lines he won’t be able to get involved in the games. The time to buy him was last week. 

I was impressed to see Luke Thompson play 60 minutes on his NRL debut, hopefully he evolves into an 80 minute man with Adam Elliott out for the season.

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RABBITOHS v KNIGHTS

Saturday, 5.30pm, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney

Rabbitohs: 1. Alex Johnston 2. Jaxson Paulo 3. James Roberts 4. Dane Gagai 5. Corey Allan 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su’A 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Cam Murray

Bench: 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Hame Sele 16. Bayley Sironen 17. Patrick Mago

Reserves: 18. Jack Johns 19. Kurt Dillon 20. Steven Marsters 21. Cory Denniss

Analysis: In almost a carbon copy of last week, Latrell Mitchell scored just 47 points despite having a try-assist and two linebreak assists. He’s a sell now that he misses two weeks through suspension.

At $457k I think he’s lost his value as a trade option, so I’d be holding for sure. 

Damien Cook scored 97 and has a 5RA of 82PPG.He looks as though he’s trying to up his running game again and it’s paying dividends for owners. 

I think he’s a tremendous buy with just 13% ownership, many of which would be sleepers. Cam Murray managed just 59 points, but it was very promising to see him up his game time to 67 minutes.

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Enari Tuala 3. Tautau Moga 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Herman Ese’ese

Bench: 14. Connor Watson 15. Mitchell Barnett 16. Pasami Saulo 17. Sione Mata’utia

Reserves: 18. Tex Hoy 19. Josh King 20. Phoenix Crossland 21. Gehamat Shibaski

Analysis: This might be controversial, but I’m not at all deterred by Kalyn Ponga’s recent form. 

He looked sharp in the loss to the resilient Eels outfit. He scored just 38 points, but in the process he had nine tackle breaks and 17 runs. 

I still think he’s the second best fullback in SuperCoach with Turbo out. He has a monster breakeven of 146, so I think he’s an outstanding buy next week for the Bulldogs clash at around a crazy $500k. 

There’s not much more to say about the security of the K.Mann at CTW. He banged out another fairly effortless 70 to push his price to $520k. 

I was looking to sell to Nofoaluma this week, but I may just hold. Poor old Bradman Best isn’t seeing much clean ball and now has a 3RA of just 32PPG and is priced at $380k. I think the time to sell was last week. 

If I still owned I’d hold as he’ll surely find a few decent scores and find himself beyond $450k again soon. That match up with the Bulldogs next week is enticing.

Daniel Saifiti misses the match through injury.

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SEA EAGLES v EELS

Saturday, 7.35pm, Lottoland, Sydney

Sea Eagles: 1. Brendan Elliot 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brad Parker 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Cade Cust 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Danny Levi 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic 

Bench: 14. Lachlan Croker 15. Jack Gosiewski 16. Sean Keppie 17. Corey Waddell

Reserves: 18. Haumole Olakau’atu 19. Tevita Funa 20. Abbas Miski 21. Toafofoa Sipley

Analysis: Marty Taupau lived up to his hype as a bargain buy last week. He scored 69 points, but incredibly he played just 44 minutes despite Addin Fonua-Blake’s absence. 

He’s still great value at $433k, but his days as a keeper likely look numbered. 

Regardless, he should still make another $100k before being an easy upgrade to a gun. 

Tommy Trbojevic’s absence has absolutely killed the SuperCoach output of this entire side.

In a blow for owners, Tevita Funa has been dropped.

Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Jai Field 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown

Bench: 14. David Gower 15. Stefano Utoikamanu 16. Marata Niukore 17. Brad Takairangi

Reserves: 18. Daniel Alvaro 19. George Jennings 20. Will Smith 21. Andrew Davey

Analysis: Clint Gutherson(76) and Maika Sivo (39) had mixed fortunes for owners. 

Gutho is now too expensive to jump on at $731k. Sivo is still relatively affordable at $601k and is a decent buy. 

After a poor week by his standards, Ryan Matterson bounced back with 94 including a try and linebreak. At $700k it’s up to you if you want to jump on with Mitch Moses out of the side, but if you can it’s probably worth just doing to save sleepless nights. 

Back spasms were responsible for Junior Paulo playing just 29 minutes, fortunately he still banged out 38 points. Wait for further information on the injury before deciding what to do with him, but it’s a huge worry.

WARRIORS v SHARKS

Sunday, 2pm, Central Coast Stadium

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu’a 3. Peta Hiku 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Adam Blair 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Tohu Harris 13. Karl Lawton

Bench: 14. Agnatius Paasi 15. Jack Hethrington 16. Isaiah Papali’i 17. Jazz Tevaga

Reserves: 18. Chanel Harris-Tavita 20. Jack Murchie 21. Lachlan Burr 22. Adam Pompey 

Analysis: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is an affordable fullback option having bounced back to form, however there’s too much instability at the Warriors so it’s a no from me. 

A prime example of that instability is Ken Maumalo who would have been an option, but is expected to fly home after Round 10 alongside Fusitu’a, Vuniyayawa and Paasi, all for personal reasons. 

Copy-paste the same Tohu Harris monster POD spiel from the last month. He remains a great option even with Jazz Tevaga back in the mix.

Popular cheapie Eliesa Katoa starts on return from injury.

Sharks: 1. Josh Dugan 2. Sione Katoa 3. Bryson Goodwin 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf

Bench: 14. Connor Tracey 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Siosifa Talakai 17. Royce Hunt

Reserves: 18. Jack Williams 19. Billy Magoulias 20. Will Kennedy 21. Nene Macdonald

Analysis: Cronulla were given a reality check by Penrith, but they’re about to begin a very friendly run against the Warriors, Dragons, Broncos, Eels and Titans. 

As such, Shaun Johnson remains an astute purchase and is affordable at $582k. 

Sione Katoa hit the skids on the weekend and is expected to shift back to the left edge with Ronaldo Mulitalo returning. 

I would suggest selling, but I’d probably just hold for the draw. Matt Moylan’s absence saw Cronulla take a hit with Josh Dugan’s lack of ball playing stifling their attack. 

I’d love to see Will Kennedy given another shot, he’s much better for the cohesion of the attack. 

Jesse Ramien’s base took a hit due to Penrith’s domination. He scored just 49 with a try and linebreak. Owners can hold for the run then reassess his spot in a few weeks. 

Blayke Brailey should peak next week at around $470k and can become Smith/Cook. I’d be hesitant to play in 17s this week with Connor Tracey on the bench and likely to eat into his minutes.

Andrew Fifita is out and Jack Williams has been dropped.

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PANTHERS v COWBOYS

Sunday, 4.05pm, Panthers Stadium, Penrith

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brent Naden 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo

Bench: 14. Tyrone May 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Moses Leota 17. Billy Burns

Reserves: 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Matt Burton 20. Lindsay Smith 21. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak

Analysis: Penrith have a lovely draw in the back half of the year, and it starts over the next fortnight with games against the Cowboys and Titans. 

They’ve proven to be the real deal this year, so you have to be looking seriously at their entire side from here on out. 

Dylan Edwards has been immense with a four game average of 78PPG for the season, including 126 on the weekend. 

However, he’s only available at fullback, I think there’s better options than him now that he’s at $535k. 

Josh Mansour missed out on the action against Cronulla scoring just 29 points. 

However, he could go big in the next fortnight and at a bargain price of $499k he looks a great buy and is a season long keeper. 

Charlie Staines knocked out a quiet 158 on debut, not bad for a winger. Unfortunately he breached Covid protocol and won’t play for a week or two.

Nathan Cleary is a must this week, just get him in. He’s the best HFB in the game and could ton up often on the run home. 

Jarome Luai is in a stunning 47% of teams. He has a breakeven of 11 and can be sold for a near $200k profit next week. 

However he is capable of scoring well over the next few weeks. He’s a strong play in 17s this week. 

JFH played just 58 minutes, I’ll stand by my decision to steer clear unless he’s consistently playing 65+ which I don’t see happening barring injuries.

Cowboys: 1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Connelly Lemuelu 4. Esan Marsters 5. Justin O’Neill 6. Mitchell Dunn 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh McGuire 9. Reece Robson 10. Francis Molo 11. Shane Wright 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo

Bench: 14. Daejarn Asi 15. Tom Gilbert 16. Gavin Cooper 17. Ben Hampton

Reserves: 18. Murray Taulagi 19. Reuben Cotter 20. Jordan McLean 21. John Asiata

Analysis: It’s not Hammer Time, at all…He was a brutal auto-emergency for many with just 12 points. Fortunately for SuperCoach, Val Holmes is out long-term so the Hammer should keep his spot at fullback and hopefully jag a few decent scores. That’s about it for the Cows with Taumalolo ticking along nicely as usual.

Scott Drinkwater has been dropped due to defensive deficiencies, he should have been sold by now anyway.

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SUPERCOACH TERMINOLOGY KEY

MPG = Minutes per game

PPG = Points per game

PPM= Points per minute

BPG = Base per game (point accrued in tackles + runs + missed tackles)

POD = Point of difference

3RA = Three round average

5RA = Five round average

BREAKEVEN (B/E) = The score a player must record to earn a price rise.

*Please note all our stats are taken from the geniuses at nrlsupercoachstats.com

8 Responses to “Squad Breakdown: Round 10 team insights”

    • It’s hard because Jack Williams has been dropped for the first time this year who normally commands decent time. Connor Tracey is on the bench which is huge for the rotation, I’d say Rudolf 45-50 (max). He’s probably the safe play over George with that tough Roosters game in wettish conditions.

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