This should be a really free-flowing game of footy and
should provide great viewing for punters.
Needing to knuckle down with a win securing a home final, I
expect a strong Newcastle outfit to prove too strong in this one.
However, the Titans are playing some exceptional footy of
late, while the Knights have been up and down at times, so an upset wouldn’t
I just think the Titans are relying a little too much on
points scoring. Can their defence stand up to the threat of Kalyn Ponga?
With points expected, I’ll be loading up on attacking
players from both sides.
KP is in sublime touch and I can’t not own him in a likely
high scoring contest.
The K.Mann returns from a one week suspension and has been a
superb Draftstars asset all season.
He’s available at hooker and in the halves, I’ll throw him
in at hooker as it’s a weaker position in this contest and there’s potential in
the halves if the points flow.
He’s been encouraged to play to his strengths since the
shift to hooker which is running the ball, so attacking stats could easily be
added to his workload at No.9.
STARS TO AVOID
I say this very lightly as I don’t think there are many
stars to avoid in this contest, but I’ve tried to find one.
My only knock on Klemmer is that if the Knights get a
comfortable lead he’s a huge chance at an early shower having played big
minutes all season.
You’d think Adam O’Brien would also want to get some
additional game time into NSW prop Daniel Saifiti having recently returned from
Klem will be a very popular pick for good reason, so it
could be a crafty play to leave him out.
Brimson has been at the heart of the majority of the Titans
attack since they’ve hit form (coinciding with his return from injury), so he’s
another exciting inclusion.
Based on his form and how integral he is to their attack
he’s extremely cheap at under $10k.
Ponga and the left centre
I wanted KP and left winger Edrick Lee, but I can’t own that pair and Brimson. I’m unsure at this stage if Bradman Best returns at left centre or right, so I’ll be tuning into the pre-game to add either Best or Enari Tuala.