Squad Breakdown: Team insights, Round 12

2020 NRL SuperCoach runner-up Tim Williams analyses all the key SuperCoach ins and outs following the release of Round 12 teams.

Squad Breakdown

It was yet another week of outrageous scoring, with the highest ever SuperCoach score recorded for the third consecutive week, incredible.

The Cooma Stallions have continued their charge with 1,521 points to move into 4,087th overall, getting there!

Unfortunately I skippered James Tedesco rather than Nathan Cleary or Tommy Trbojevic, not to worry, can’t get them all.

I made a late change to trade in Nicho Hynes over David Nofoaluma which paid off, and I managed to save another trade which is encouraging.

Having saved a decent three trades thus far, I’ll likely be utilising four trades in the next two weeks to fully prep my side for the upcoming Round 13 bye week.

Let’s take a look at the Round 12 teams.

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BRONCOS v STORM

Thursday, 7.50pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Broncos: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Jesse Arthurs 5. David Mead 6. Anthony Milford 7. Albert Kelly 8. Rhys Kennedy 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Keenan Palasia 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Thomas Flegler

Bench: 14. Kobe Hetherington 15. John Asiata 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. TC Robati

Reserves: 18. Dale Copley 19. Selwyn Cobbo 20. Richard Kennar 21. Cory Paix

Analysis: First off, congratulations to the Broncos who defied all odds to overcome the Roosters in Sydney.

Can they do it again against an understrength Melbourne in Brisbane? I think not, but I was wrong last week so who knows?

As we do know, Melbourne are SuperCoach killers, so I’m not too keen on Broncos players again, but they have shown at times recently they’re improving. 

Keenan Palasia is a very intriguing prospect, he could be an absolute gift for us SuperCoaches IF he holds onto his starting spot for Round 13.

Jordan Riki is due back, so it’s a tough one. Payne Haas will be unavailable due to Origin duty, so that’ll help a touch.

He scored 81 on debut and looked excellent, and he’s priced at just $186,600.

Basically, I’d be waiting until next week to ensure he’s named. Then again, if even benched next week there should be good money to be made regardless.

Do your best to be patient and hold off until next week, but I understand the temptation and need to free up cash this week to allow trades next week.

There’s been some talk of TPJ playing Origin, but I can’t see it happening, he has too many defensive deficiencies and other concerns to leapfrog more proven players.

He looks a great trade this week at an affordable $549k, but with a tough game against Melbourne, a breakeven of 70, and a minor Origin risk it can also wait a week and is probably advised.

Tom Flegler played just 37 minutes against the Roosters and looks less of an option now. He had a try-assist in his 53 points.

However, with Matt Lodge likely missing this week due to suspension, and Payne Haas out next week due to Origin, he should see greater game time so I don’t mind it at $333k.

However, you’re using two trades to get him in and out of your team, probably for $70-100k max cash generation and maybe 50 points in Round 13? Meh…

Tyson Gamble owners will be hoping Anthony Milford doesn’t play his way into a spot for next week when Gamble returns from suspension.

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Storm: 1. Nicho Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Chris Lewis 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Tom Eisenhuth 13. Dale Finucane

Bench: 14. Aaron Booth 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Trent Loiero 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Reserves: 18. Dean Ieremia 19. Isaac Lumelume 20. Aaron Pene 21. Cooper Johns

Analysis: Melbourne have a dream run coming up against the Broncos, Titans, Warriors and Tigers.

Nicho Hynes you little beauty! While it was hard seeing him make all that early cash with huge scores, I’m a very relieved owner from last week. 

He’s now made $365k, including a rise of $144k last week, and sits with a breakeven of -50 ahead of a tantalising match up against the Broncos on the points conducive turf of Suncorp Stadium.

Key spine members are again missing so his job security is solid for the time being. 

If any of Hughes/Munster/Papy were to suffer lengthy injuries it’d make Hynes a season-long keeper which adds enticement to the trade despite the huge price.

It’s a hard one to stomach, but with more money to be made and points to continue to flow for a rampant Storm outfit I’d suck it up and pay the money.

Despite recording his lowest score of the season by a considerable margin against Canberra of just 17 points, Justin Olam has my interest at $449k.

I don’t own any Storm players outside of Hynes, and I want in on more of the action, they’re unbelievable even without their stars on deck.

I was at the game in Canberra and was in awe of their second-string team’s incredible class and intensity.

Olam’s base of 25 isn’t great, and he has a high score of just 79 this season, but he looms as a great fifth CTW option to play against certain opposition, which in this case is the entire next month.

With bye coverage next week, Brandon Smith again looms as a good option as dual 2RF-HOK at an affordable $523k with a breakeven of 25.

Harry Grant’s injury setback should see Smith continue to play big minutes. He had his first ton of the year against the Raiders in 60 minutes.

Jahrome Hughes is a serious option this week after missing last week due to injury.

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COWBOYS v WARRIORS

Friday, 6pm, QCB Stadium, Townsville

Cowboys: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Javid Bowen 4. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Tom Gilbert 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Mitch Dunn 13. Coen Hess

Bench: 14. Jake Granville 15. Peta Hola 16. Corey Jensen 17. Heilum Luki

Reserves: 18. Justin O’Neill 19. Ben Condon 20. Daejarn Asi 21. Emry Pere

Analysis: With no coverage next weekend I’m not overly excited in any Cowboys.

Jason Taumalolo is likely missing through suspension and has scored just 42 and 53 in his past two games.

He’ll be sub $550k post Origin and we can consider then.

Val Holmes put 138 on the hapless Knights and now has an average of 71PPG at $595k with a breakeven of 19.

He’s a great option for head-to-head players, but with Origin coming up I’d avoid until at least after Round 13 for overall players.

Javid Bowen looked a trap with questionable job security. His position has been boosted enormously due to the lengthy injury of Connelly Lemuelu. 

However, he scored just 28 against the Knights, so while he may well amount to something with a decent run for the club, I’m still not keen.

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Warriors: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Marcelo Montoya 3. Adam Pompey 4. Euan Aitken 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Kane Evans 11. Jack Murchie 12. Eliesa Katoa 13. Tohu Harris

Bench: 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Ben Murdoch-Masila

Reserves: 18. Taniela Otukolo 20. Rocco Berry 21. Sean O’Sullivan 22. Jackson Frei

Analysis: Reece Walsh, damn son! What a little weapon, he’s mesmerising to watch and adds so much excitement to watching the Warriors alongside RTS and Kodi Nikorima.

He has back-to-back tons and is $417k with a breakeven of -71. While he looks an amazing buy, are you really going to trade the likes of Turbo/Teddy to him? Maybe Gutho owners could be tempted, but I’d prefer the proven guys playing in red-hot teams.

A shout out to SC Playbook contributor Walson Carlos who tipped Nikorima to have a career-year during the pre-season.

He’s averaging 71PPG and is in exceptional form of late. He’s a serious option after Round 13.

Lock in Tohu Harris from Round 14 onwards.

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TIGERS v DRAGONS

Friday, 7.55pm, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney

Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Adam Doueihi 4. Tommy Talau 5. James Roberts 6. Moses Mbye 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Alex Twal 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue

Bench: 14. Tom Amone 15. Shawn Blore 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Thomas Mikaele

Reserves: 18. Michael Chee-Kam 19. Jake Simpkin 20. Stefano Utoikamanu 21. Kiah Cooper

Analysis: The Doueihi train finally slowed down with 45 points against the Warriors including 18 points in goals.

My concern with him at the price wasn’t on his form or effort, more the Tigers consistency which was again on show against the Warriors.

To be fair, in SuperCoach we just want to see points scored rather than results, and the Tigers did put on 26 which is certainly reassuring.

At $702k with a breakeven of 101 I’d probably avoid this week due to the Tigers horrid run post Round 12 where I think he is probably a sell anyway.

How horrid: Panthers, Eels, Storm, Rabbitohs, bye.

While in the same boat regarding the draw, David Nofoaluma’s availability at CTW (rather than Doueihi’s 5/8), $565k price tag and proven ability to score well in tougher match ups makes him still a buy for me.

However, I wouldn’t expect to play him in your CTW too often from Round 14-16, he is a genuine season-long keeper though. I like him.

Luciano Leilua has shifted to the right edge alongside Doueihi and Nofa so expect that side to see plenty of good attacking ball.

Mass owners of Jake Simpkin, Stefano Utoikamanu and Shawn Blore will be praying the SuperCoach Gods deliver them places in the team next week with some increased minutes.

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Dragons: 1. Cody Ramsey 2. Brayden Wiliame 3. Jack Bird 4. Gerard Beale 5. Jordan Pereira 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Billy Burns 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jackson Ford

Bench: 14. Talatau Amone 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Jaiyden Hunt

Reserves: 18. Kaide Ellis 19. Adam Clune 20. Jayden Sullivan 21. Billy Brittain

Analysis: Max Feagai is highly regarded at the club. He’s $231k with a breakeven of 11 and plays Round 13.

He scored 67 last week, and just 7 points in 36 minutes the week prior. When the 7 drop out of his rolling average his breakeven will drop significantly so he should make great coin.

He’s an option next week if he recovers from his head knock having missed selection this week as a result.

I’m not interested in anyone else at the Dragons this week, Jackson Ford is a watch on minutes/output this week.

However at $360k and huge job security issues it’ll be hard to make a case.

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PANTHERS v BULLDOGS

Saturday, 3pm, BlueBet Stadium, Penrith

Panthers: 1. Stephen Crichton 2. Charlie Staines 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Api Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo

Bench: 14. Tyrone May 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Matthew Eisenhuth 17. Spencer Leniu

Reserves: 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Robert Jennings 20. Lindsay Smith 21. Izack Tago

Analysis: It’s hard not to find a good buy in this side… I’ll try keep it semi brief.

The time to buy Stephen Crichton was probably a month ago when he bottomed at $382k. He’s now $546k with a breakeven of 82 which he could smash against the Dogs.

He could still be an excellent purchase, but outside of those scores of 123 and 85 in recent weeks he hadn’t scored above 60 this season.

Ball hog Paul Momirovski at centre isn’t good for Charlie Staines, but I’ll still be playing Staines in my starting CTW this week.

Matt Burton is a decent buy this week coming off his 123 against South Sydney.

He’s $447k with a breakeven of 23. He does have low scores in him with an only okay base of 25BPG, but you just have to back he and the Panthers to rack up the attacking stats.

There is some chat that he’s an Origin bolter as Freddy Fittler loves him, but surely not?

Jarome Luai is dropping in price big time with back-to-back scores of just 41 and 23 for a breakeven of 123.

He could hit that mark easily against the Dogs though. If I knew he wasn’t playing Origin I’d get him in this week, but I’ll be waiting till next week to see if he’s called up as it is fairly likely.

Nothing to add about million-dollar man Nathan Cleary, boss…

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I sold Kurt Capewell last week, he scored 73 in 80 minutes, that included a huge play that included a try, linebreak and several tacklebusts, so the trade was justified big time.

He misses this week due to suspension and then Origin next week so he can be moved on.

Pending minutes for Queensland, I also expect him to play off the bench in Round 14 just two days after Origin 1.

The suspension means Liam Martin will start this week and next, possibly again in Round 14.

At $479k with a breakeven of 54 and attacking upside he’s a decent option, although it’s a short-term play.

James Fisher-Harris scored 52 in 47 minutes. He’ll again be popular this week, but he just doesn’t quite do it for me for some reason. 

Penrith’s depth in the pack just make minutes so hard to come by for him. Especially when he gets early rests when Penrith put cricket scores on opposition which is seemingly most weeks.

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Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Nick Meaney 6. Brandon Wakeham 7. Jake Averillo 8. Jack Hetherington 9. Jackson Topine 10. Luke Thompson 11. Adam Elliott 12. Matt Doorey 13. Josh Jackson

Bench: 14. Brad Deitz 15. Joe Stimson 16. Dylan Napa 17. Ava Seumanufagai

Reserves: 19. Kyle Flanagan 20. Corey Waddell 21. Tuipulotu Katoa 23. Renouf Atoni

Analysis: Luke Thompson jagged an extremely soft try/linebreak against the Titans for a season-high score of 92.

He’s ticking along very solidly, but with the Dogs not playing Round 13 I’m not interested and probably won’t be for the remainder of the season.

He is dual 2RF/FRF positioning though which is so useful this season, so he’s certainly worth a thought come Round 14.

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RABBITOHS v EELS

Saturday, 5.30pm, Stadium Australia, Sydney

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Taane Milne 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Jai Arrow 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jacob Host 13. Cam Murray

Bench: 14. Benji Marshall 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Hame Sele 17. Thomas Burgess

Reserves: 18. Liam Knight 19. Jaydn Su’A 20. Patrick Mago 21. Braidon Burns

Analysis: Yet another tough match up for the Rabbitohs, it’s been a savage run.

After this game, they have the bye, then it opens up big time with a dream run against the Knights, Broncos, Tigers, Cowboys, Dogs, Warriors and Dragons, wow!

From Round 14, the entire backline will become serious options, but not for now.

We’ll go in depth on all these guys after the Round 13 bye.

Cam Murray returns at lock, interestingly Jai Arrow starts at prop. Good to see that pair starting together.

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Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Jakob Arthur 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Oregon Kaufusi 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali’i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown

Bench: 14. Marata Niukore 15. Shaun Lane 16. Joey Lussick 17. Bryce Cartwright

Reserves: 18. Haze Dunster 19. Makahesi Makatoa 20. Will Penisini 21. Jordan Rankin

Analysis: While he was already a reasonable option, the injury to Ryan Papenhuyzen really opens up a spot for Clint Gutherson in Origin camp.

He may play as a bench utility, but if not he’s got to be a huge option as 18th man.

A blow for those who held, but let’s wait and see what Freddy comes up with next week.

Blake Ferguson is haemorrhaging cash. Owners will be hoping he repays the faith with a big score next week before being immediately sold. I’m sitting him outside my 17 this week.

Isaiah Papali’i bounced back this week with 98 points to stop a free fall in cash. He’s $744k with a breakeven of 126 which should drop significantly if he can score well this week.

He’s a prime trade in target at a cheaper price next week.

If Angus Crichton is suspended for Origin 1, Ryan Matterson will come into contention for the Blues.

As such, I’m on the fence whether to buy this week or not. At least we’ll know the outcome of Crichton tonight.

Matto only played just 59 minutes against Manly for 47 points. I’ll try to wait until next week to trade in if other moves allow it.

The news that Harry Grant will likely miss Origin one means Reed Mahoney likely plays for the Maroons, especially as he was a chance anyway.

I had him pegged as a must-have at a discount next week, but the Grant injury means it’s one we can save on.

With a 5RA of 65PPG, Mitch Moses is an option for anyone wanting to trade Sam Walker. But I think Jahrome Hughes is far better despite the higher price.

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ROOSTERS v RAIDERS

Saturday, 7.35pm, Central Coast Stadium, Gosford

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Ben Marschke 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Isaac Liu

Bench: 14. Adam Keighran 15. Nat Butcher 16. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 17. Fletcher Baker

Reserves: 18. Tuku Hau Tapuha 19. Naufahu Whyte 20. Egan Butcher 21. Joseph Suaalii

Analysis: James Tedesco couldn’t match the likes of Cleary/Turbo last week but looked great for his 97 points to now sit with a -11 breakeven.

Key injuries to the Roosters and a minor slide in form should reduce risk of him being rested over Origin pending bumps and bruises.

Sam Walker is being moved on by masses, but for who? I get he has a 125 breakeven, but the options are pretty slim, especially for Round 13.

Jahrome Hughes is the man if any, Matt Burton is an option too for far cheaper.

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I’m likely to just hold and play as a vital number in Round 17. 

If Angus Crichton fails at the judiciary and misses this week followed by Origin next week, he’s a sell candidate at $605k.

However, teams should be relatively well enough set up by this stage to cover him this week.

I think he’s a season-long keeper, and he was missing Round 13 anyway, so I’ll likely just hold.

For teams needing money or numbers though there is some sense in the move.

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Raiders: 1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Curtis Scott 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Sam Williams 8. Dunamis Lui 9. Tom Starling 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton

Bench: 14. Josh Hodgson 15. Sia Soliola 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Ryan James

Reserves: 18. Elijah Anderson 19. Harry Rushton 20. Brad Schneider 21. Hudson Young

Analysis: Not a lot doing at my poor old battling Raiders. Corey Harawira-Naera has been a nice trade in, making owners over $100k thus far and sitting with a breakeven of 11.

If the Raiders find some form he has some big scores in him. Their draws opens up after the bye.

Bailey Simonsson has peaked for now at $299k having made owners $95k. Not what we wanted, but at least it’s something. 

With no Round 13 coverage and a breakeven of 48 I’ll be selling either this week or next.

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SHARKS v TITANS

Sunday, 2pm, Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour

Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Connor Tracey 3. Will Chambers 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf

Bench: 14. Braydon Trindall 15. Siosifa Talakai 16. Jack Williams 17. Andrew Fifita

Reserves: 18. Chad Townsend 19. Billy Magoulias 20. Franklin Pele 21. Jenson Taumoepeau

Analysis: There’s absolutely no interest in the Sharks at the moment with no Round 13 coverage.

We’ll take a look at a few options that may emerge in a few week’s time.

Chad Townsend has been dropped in favour of the returning Shaun Johnson.

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Titans: 1. AJ Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Phillip Sami 6. Tanah Boyd 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui

Bench: 14. Erin Clark 15. Beau Fermor 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Sam McIntyre

Reserves: 18. Esan Marsters 19. Jai Whitbread 20. Jayden Campbell 21. Ash Taylor

Analysis: David Fifita returns from a two week suspension. He has a breakeven of 152 and should leak huge cash, although we’ve said that many a time before this season with the big unit.

Make serious plans to get him back into your team after Origin one.

Brian Kelly put on a show against the Dogs for 91 points to put himself back in the buy frame.

He’s affordable at $470k with a breakeven of 36 and a decent match up this week. Do note however the Titans play the Storm next week.

He’s a bit of a rollercoaster this season with four scores over 50 and four scores under 50 for an average of 57PPG.

I don’t mind him as a bye coverage purchase, but he’s hardly knocking down the door after promising so much.

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KNIGHTS v SEA EAGLES

Sunday, 4.05, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Starford To’a 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Brayden Musgrove 6. Kurt Mann 7. Phoenix Crossland 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 13. Mitchell Barnett

Bench: 14. Connor Watson 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Sauaso Sue 17. Brodie Jones

Reserves: 18. Tex Hoy 19. Josh King 20. Simi Sasagi 21. Jack Johns

Analysis: Mitchell Barnett and Connor Watson played 42 and 41 minutes respectively against the Cowboys, this has to change.

SuperCoach bias aside, they’re two outstanding footballers who need more time on the park.

We’ve held this long, continue to do so until Round 14 where we can sell if nothing changes.

Provided Tyson Frizell and Kalyn Ponga play Origin, Barnett should get 80 next week and kick goals.

Both are again strong sit candidates outside your 17s this week.

I’m slightly eyeing off a discount Bradman Best next week at a bargain price, but he’ll have to show plenty this week to be considered.

David Klemmer played just 41 minutes last week and is struggling to make a case as a buy.

Kalyn Ponga returns which is excellent news for the whole team.

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Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Josh Schuster 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Marty Taupau 11. Karl Lawton 12. Sean Keppie 13. Jake Trbojevic

Bench: 14. Curtis Sironen 15. Moses Suli 16. Zac Saddler 17. Toafofoa Sipley

Reserves: 18. Ben Trbojevic 19. Tevita Funa 20. Christian Tuipulotu 21. Jorge Taufua

Analysis: Little to be said about our saviour Tommy Trbojevic who averages 129PPG and almost has more tons this season than Ricky Ponting had in his career. 

I’m likely to cover myself this week with Cleary VC and Tommy T as C.

Jason Saab has been tremendous earning those who patiently held over $240k.

He has a breakeven of 47 and can likely be moved on this week or next to a player with Round 13 coverage.

Manly do have a great draw post Round 13 against the Cowboys, Titans, Dogs, Raiders, Dragons, Tigers and Sharks.

There is a case to hold for that run, but I’ll happily be cashing in on a bloke more than capable of punching out consecutive sub 25s.

Reuben Garrick owes Tommy T 50% of his next contract because he’s flourished since he returned from injury.

He had a season high 128 on the weekend, his third ton in six games.

His 26BPG is decent enough, so he’s worth a look despite the $619k price tag.

With a breakeven of 9 it’s almost now or never. Not for me, but worth considering.

Josh Schuster owners again find themselves with a tough decision to hold or sell in coming weeks following a strong 77 against Parra.

If Luai misses Origin selection it’s a no-brainer for me. I’ll probably cash in somewhere regardless but there’s no harm in holding till Round 17.

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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

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