Cleary’s consistency for a halfback is quite remarkable, scoring under 50 just once this season.
He has a 3RA of 106PPG and a 5RA of 96PPG. He has three tons
this season along with a 99.
Cronulla may be playing some decent footy, but their defence isn’t anything to praise.
They’ve conceded 306 points this season which is the most of the top 11 sides, and a whole 50 points more than the next worst team in the top eight which is South Sydney.
In a show of his incredible confidence at the moment, Cleary is getting copious touches each game and is a very reliable scorer with huge upside as we know.
While I’m an enormous KP fan boy, I’d normally have him in
captain risky as we know he can go low at times as we’ve seen recently.
However I just can’t see it happening in an afternoon game
against the Cowboys in Newcastle.
I’ve spoken in depth about it on the podcast, but the
decision to keep him on his less preferred right edge bamboozles me.
I thought Blake Green’s arrival would have seen KP play more
on the left with Green being an organiser.
His first game for the club it did happen, but Ponga was back on the right for the majority of the game against Manly.
Regardless, I still think he’ll see more left edge ball as the run to the finals heats up.
The Cowboys pack is pretty decent, but their edges are trash. I can see Ponga turning one on and I believe records may be at risk.
The Cowboys concede the most SuperCoach points to fullbacks in the competition.
Teddy put 178 on them back in Round 9.
I’m so excited that Teddy has become somewhat of a POD
captaincy option, oh how quickly things can change.
The Tigers have leaked the second most points of the top 11
ranked teams and that included 28 against the Dogs who prior to last week had
scored the least in the NRL (they’ve since overtaken Brisbane.)
If it weren’t for Ponga’s match up, and Luke Keary being out which I think will kill Teddy (see my squad breakdown), I’d have been going with the Rooster.
He was captained by just 7% last week, although this was obviously influenced by the Thursday night game and against the resilient Storm outfit.
It’s Ponga for me. I’m big on going attacking players in day games rather than night as I feel the dry conditions are just so beneficial to scoring well. I think Ponga could easily eclipse 100 points and the sky is the limit for him here.
My VC will likely be on Cleary, but I also feel that most
SuperCoaches will either have the C or VC on him.
Throwing it on Teddy as a bit of a POD play is an option for anyone not captaining Ponga.
Yep, things are that weird at the moment that even giving Teddy
the VC could be a POD play…