Well that’s all she wrote for 2020 NRL SuperCoach!
Firstly thank you to all the SC playbook readers, I hope you all enjoyed
the content we produced this year including my weekly wrap ups that started
with a one sentence comment about the game that led into an 1800 word recap
that took far too long to produce!
I had an absolute ball able to recap the games with a light hearted look
and hope you all can join up again next year, with the possibility of having
the Overlord Tim Williams as Supercoach 2020 champion on board!
We won’t know until lockout is over, but I’ve done some sums and
investigation and I can officially say that… I beat the Spy by about 500
points!! Thanks also to the Spy.
He was my punching bag for jokes this year and by hiding behind a
pseudonym you get all that you deserve! Don’t forget you still owe me a steak
Well done to all those head-to-head winners! I hope you were able to take home the bragging rights in your respective leagues. It was an effort just to field a team this week so hats off to you all.
I’m not sure where to start with this wrap up but what a performance
from the Rabbits!
They collectively scored 1199 points which I’m guessing is a Supercoach
record, but the night belonged to Cody Walker who knocked off James Tedesco as
the single highest scoring SuperCoach match of all-time! 203 points in a near
flawless performance, he played like an NRL auditor.
The Roosters didn’t want to go near him!! I haven’t seen the Roosters
edge get torn apart like that for a long while and Walker may have single
handedly ended the Roosters premiership hopes. It’s hard to come back after a thumping
Johnston, Reynolds, Allan and Murray all joined Walker in breaking the
triple figure mark, with Murray finally coming good for owners all be it about
10 rounds too late.
Friday was only his second 100+ performance of the year, with the other
coming against the Chooks in Round 3!
20 rounds. 160 odd games of footy and our SuperCoach season came down to either owning Walker or not.. I started the year with him.. just didn’t end it with him!
Thankfully Ivan Cleary didn’t follow suit and rest all 18 of these
Panthers players enabling most of us to have a somewhat respectable side.
Jarome Luai continued his blistering late season form and all but
wrapped up head-to-head matchups for those who played him.
Luai incredibly was the season’s highest scoring five-eighth and had
finished his last six matches with an average of a tick over 90!
He should also go home with the Dally M for Five-Eighth of the
year! Cleary was underwhelming but appeared to just want to get through
this match without a problem.
To’o and Mansour found the line again unsurprisingly catching the Bulldogs short and my favourite ever dual position player Daine Laurie – available at CTW and FRF, played fullback on the weekend – work that one out and scored 71!
With the Raiders resting all their SuperCoach stars and the Sharks
having no SuperCoach relevant players after Toby Rudolf was ruled out, it had
little to no bearing on any matches for the weekend which was great as I really
haven’t been able to enjoy a game without worrying about players for a long
If the Overlord had any heart he would have traded his brother in for
this game which would have paid off nicely as Sam Williams finished with 73 in
his captaincy debut.
It could be a hell of a weekend in the Williams household if the
Overlord gets the job done.. I wonder if their eldest brother – the Dean Waugh
of the siblings – had a weekend as good as his brothers?
One last word on Tommy Starling. What a star! The Raiders will probably have Hodgson back 100% for next year but if that’s not the case for any reason, he has to be in your side! He scored 157 on Saturday night and is getting better and better every week.
It was a tough year for this poor Sea Eagle! Much like my own SuperCoach
season, a couple of good rounds and just nothing for the last 10 weeks!
With both teams looking forward to breaking the bubble there was never
going to be much tackling done and the score line showed.
DCE or Jake Turbo didn’t have the game that owners would have needed
come the second last matchup of the year.
As for the Warriors, what a season! They showed that class isn’t all
that is needed at clubs. It’s effort and lots of it.
Tohu Harris and Jazz Tevaga had a somewhat disappointing end to the year. Unless Tevaga gets 60+ minutes next year and doesn’t get injured he is a must but if that’s not the case it will be a watch and see.
A few out there would have been watching Zac Lomax very carefully.
Owners would have been praying for a performance just like last week and non-owners
one like the week before!
He was great again and finishes the year as the second highest scoring
CTW as he notched up 88 points. He looks a lock for sides next year.
Cam McInnes rounded out the year with a massive 14 without a try! He did set a couple up but as a
dual position player averaging 75 he has all but cemented his spot in a number
of sides next year. A well deserved Origin call up too!