NRL Supercoach Analysis: Round 7 Team Lists

2020 NRL Supercoach runner-up Tim Williams analyses all the major team list news for Supercoach Round 7.


Round 6 of NRL Supercoach proved a lot calmer than most in 2024 so far, with not too much injury carnage and no major variance in scoring across the board.

After major concerns about cheapies and cash generation early in the season, they’ve been flowing in regularly allaying fears of struggles in growing our squad value.

This now begs a new question for Supercoaches, when do we begin to focus on targeting points with our trades rather than the pure cash generation focused utilised in the early rounds?

Of course it is different for every squad, those who have missed a few key cheapies and feel they need to play catch up in squad value a little can prioritise them, while others who are confident they’ve nailed the best money-makers may look to avoid others.

Kayal Iro is the example this week with a breakeven of -76 for the Sharks.

He looks on face value a must-have with a 45 point score set to net him $100k in cash.

However, his 97 from his opening game will drop out of his rolling average this week and with Cronulla getting forwards back in coming weeks, there’s risk that Siosifa Talakai shifts back to centre in place of Iro at some stage.

So do we just chase proven guns with job security and high scoring ceilings?

It’s a tough question no doubt, but I’m leaning towards the aggressive approach and taking the guns.

Embed from Getty Images

The Cooma Stallions had another solid round with 1,208 points for a nice jump up to 5,937th overall.

Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow’s early injured cruelled me, but he was at decent ownership and I’d had a decent run of luck in avoiding injuries the past fortnight so it was due!

I had a few less proven players with harder match-ups last week so I was very happy with the score, and Round 7 provides my squad with a tonne of very soft fixtures, so I’m excited at what lies ahead.

Let’s take a look at the NRL Supercoach Round 7 teams analysis, with squad lists courtesy of Fox Sports.

SUBSCRIBE TO SC PLAYBOOK IN 2024! Access extra premium articles every round of the season, access our subscriber-only Whatsapp group with contributor feedback, late mail and other threads, our major unlimited group prize and plenty more. SIGN UP HERE!

Embed from Getty Images


Thursday, 7:50pm, Allianz Stadium, Sydney

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Michael Jennings 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii 6. Connor Watson 7. Luke Keary 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Brandon Smith 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Nat Butcher 12. Angus Crichton 13. Victor Radley

Bench: 14. Zach Dockar-Clay 15. Naufahu Whyte 16. Egan Butcher 17. Terrell May

Reserves: 18. Fetalaiga Pauga 19. Dylan Napa 20. Max McCathie 21. Benaiah Ioelu 22. Sam Walker

Analysis: Joey Manu, my old foe, has been exceptional at fullback the last two weeks with back-to-back tonnes.

At $760k with a breakeven of 8 he is a decent buy, but buying Joey Manu at centre is entirely different to buying him at fullback.

The Roosters have upcoming games against the Storm, Dragons (ANZAC Day), Broncos and Warriors.

It’s an extremely tough draw, so while a decent buy yes, don’t expect the tonnes to continue rolling in.

Daniel Tupou went huge against the Knights with 131 points, taking his season average to 69 points with an excellent 34 in base.

At $646k with a -8 breakeven he will make good cash and is a borderline keeper, but I suspect there’s better buys.

Angus Crichton is in strong form and is one of the best Supercoach 2RFs of the best part of the last decade.

In 2022 he averaged 66 points in 75 minutes per games, 2021 he averaged 75 points and in 2020 he averaged 76 points per game.

The last two weeks he’s based 59 and 65!

At $459k with a breakeven of -21, playing 80 minutes again he looks an outstanding buy.

You could very well be getting a 2RF keeper at $459k.

Embed from Getty Images

Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. William Warbrick 3. Reimis Smith 4. Nick Meaney 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 9. Harry Grant 10. Josh King 11. Shawn Blore 12. Eliesa Katoa 13. Trent Loiero

Bench: 14. Tyran Wishart 15. Christian Welch 16. Joe Chan 17. Alec MacDonald

Reserves: 18. Grant Anderson 19. Jack Howarth 20. Kane Bradley 21. Jonah Pezet 22. Chris Lewis

Analysis: Cam Munster impressed against the Bulldogs with 96 points, with an ongoing groin niggle and Origin looming I’m not overly interested though.

Shawn Blore is another great mid-range 2RF buy at $489k with a breakeven of 0.

He played his first 80 minute game of the season for the Storm, scoring 87 points in 80 minutes with 52 in base.

Attacking stats have eluded the best hooker in Supercoach Harry Grant this season, leading to a poor 60 point average by his standards.

He’s not scored a try this season and has just one try-assist and only one try contribution.

He has one linebreak and two line-assists.

The closer we get to Origin the closer to avoiding he may be, however I’ve looked ahead and the draw for him is okay in regards to potential restings.

The Storm have the bye in two major bye rounds in round 13 and 19, and they already had one bye this season so he doesn’t actually miss any more Storm games unless rested.

In round 14 after Origin 1 they play Sunday so he has the maximum back up, after the other Origin games they play Saturday which isn’t too bad either.

I’ll be eyeing Danny Levi to a discounted Grant next week.

Eli Katoa managed just 42 points for new owners last week, while Jahrome Hughes finished with 47.

Joe Chan has been named on the bench for his first game since round 2, he has a breakeven of -10.

Embed from Getty Images


Friday, 6pm, WIN Stadium, Wollongong

Dragons: 1. Tyrell Sloan 2. Christian Tuipulotu 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Kyle Flanagan 7. Ben Hunt 8. Francis Molo 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Hame Sele 11. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Tom Eisenhuth

Bench: 14. Jesse Marschke 15. Blake Lawrie 16. Jack de Belin 17. Ben Murdoch-Masila

Reserves: 18. Michael Molo 19. Mathew Feagai 20. Toby Couchman 21. Viliami Fifita 22. Fa’amanu Brown

Analysis: Zac Lomax just keeps getting it done!

He’s had the most runs of any player in the competition this season.

He has four of six scores over 93 which is outstanding.

The Dragons have had a soft draw to begin the year, and with tougher games against the Warriors, Roosters and Sharks coming up it is less appealing, but with 35 base per game and goal-kicking duties he doesn’t need a lot of attack to score well.

He’s surprisingly still at just 8% ownership…

He’s been named at centre this week which is less than ideal for his scoring, however it’s likely only for one week while Jack Bird is out due to a head knock.

Not a lot of interest elsewhere, although Jaydn Su’A is ticking along nicely with a 64 point average.

Embed from Getty Images

Warriors: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Rocco Berry 4. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Mitchell Barnett 11. Jackson Ford 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Tohu Harris

Bench: 14. Chanel Harris-Tavita 15. Tom Ale 16. Jacob Laban 17. Adam Pompey

Reserves: 18. Zyon Maiu’u 20. Taine Tuaupiki 21. Ali Leiataua 22. Edward Kosi 23. Paul Roache

Analysis: After a tough start to the season the Warriors draw begins to open up with games against the Dragons, Titans and Knights in coming weeks.

Shaun Johnson is repping a three game average of 94 points.

While the time to get him was when bottoming out a few weeks back, with the games to come he remains a decent buy and could easily be flipped to Nicho or Cleary in a few weeks.

Or he could just be a keeper?

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak interests me with that draw, he’s $713k with a breakeven of 84 with four tries in five games.

The key though is the return of Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad who is vital to Dallin’s scoring.

With such high upside on that lethal right edge he’s very tempting.

Te Maire Martin has been terrific in two games this season, averaging 85 points to sit with a breakeven of -59.

He’s dual 5/8-FLB and looms as a great cash generator with the bonus of decent scoring upside.

The timing is a bit unfortunate as we were craving this at 5/8 in the opening stages of the season!

With a Dylan Brown/Lachlan Galvin 5/8 combo I can’t fit him into my team, but others may have room.

Charnze is averaging 92 in his first two games of the season and is just $682k with 2% ownership. Super POD anyone?

Embed from Getty Images


Friday, 8pm, TIO Stadium, Darwin

Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Morgan Harper 5. Sean Russell 6. Daejarn Asi 7. Dylan Brown 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Joey Lussick 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Bryce Cartwright 13. J’maine Hopgood

Bench: 14. Luca Moretti 15. Ryan Matterson 16. Joe Ofahengaue 17. Blaize Talagi

Reserves: 18. Brendan Hands 19. Kelma Tuilagi 20. Wiremu Greig 21. Makahesi Makatoa 22. Maika Sivo

Analysis: Dylan Brown bounced back to Supercoach form with 86 points against the Cowboys, hold.

Blaize Talagi returns to the side after being dropped last week, unfortunately it’s on the bench where he may play very few minutes and stunt any genuine cash growth.

He has a breakeven of 6 so there’s likely some coin incoming this week, but with a 30 in his last game if he scores poorly that cash generation could stop rapidly.

Everyone is talking about players like David Fifita, Haumole Olakau’atu and Eli Katoa as gun 2RFs, but J’maine Hopgood seems to be the forgotten man.

He’s averaging 73 points this season in just 60 minutes per game.

He has an enormous work rate, can play big minutes, offloads, bust tackles and has attacking potential making him the near perfect Supercoach package.

I would be interested, however the Eels have the bye in Round 9 then he’s every chance at Origin selection with Tino Fa’asuamaleaui and Corey Horsburgh injured.

Embed from Getty Images

Dolphins: 1. Trai Fuller 2. Jamayne Isaako 3. Jake Averillo 4. Tesi Niu 5. Jack Bostock 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Isaiya Katoa 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Mark Nicholls 11. Kenny Bromwich 12. Euan Aitken 13. Max Plath

Bench: 14. Josh Kerr 15. Sean O’Sullivan 16. Ray Stone 17. Jarrod Wallace

Reserves: 18. Oryn Keeley 19. Edrick Lee 20. Mason Teague 21. Valynce Te Whare 22. Jeremiah Simbiken

Analysis: Jack Bostock has likely peaked in price at $513k with a 54 breakeven having made owners $200k this season, well done lad!

He’s not an urgent sell at all, but he can likely be moved on over the next week or two barring a big score.

Ditto Josh Kerr who played just 21 minutes on the weekend. He made $95k but needs to be sold with a breakeven of 67 and uncertainty around his minutes each week.

When he gets even 35+ minutes he’s a beast, but they tend to fluctuate a lot.

Hammer played just 20 minutes before injuring his hamstring which will see him miss plenty of action, sell.

Trai Fuller starts at fullback in his place.

Embed from Getty Images


Saturday, 3pm, Carrington Park, Bathurst

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Sunia Turuva 3. Izack Tago 4. Taylan May 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Brad Schneider 8. Moses Leota 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Scott Sorensen 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo

Bench: 14. Daine Laurie 15. Lindsay Smith 16. Liam Henry 17. Luke Garner

Reserves: 18. Jack Cole 19. Mavrik Geyer 20. Matt Eisenhuth 21. Paul Alamoti 22. Tyrone Peachey

Analysis: Still no Nathan Cleary for the Panthers with a minor setback in his return from a hamstring injury.

Dylan Edwards scored 120 and 119 without Nathan Cleary.

With Cleary due back soon I’m not overly keen, but one to remember next time Cleary misses a stretch of games because Edwards grows another leg.

More so when the Panthers are full-strength and it’s not around the Origin period with major outs.

The Panthers do have a great run of games against the Tigers, Cowboys, Rabbitohs and Bulldogs over the next month, so there’s high upside across the board.

Taylan May has been named to play despite rumours he’d be left out this week due to an Instagram post incident.

Embed from Getty Images

Tigers: 1. Jahream Bula 2. Charlie Staines 3. Brent Naden 4. Justin Olam 5. Junior Tupou 6. Lachlan Galvin 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Stefano Utoikamanu 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. David Klemmer 11. Isaiah Papali’i 12. John Bateman 13. Fonua Pole

Bench: 14. Latu Fainu 15. Alex Twal 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Samuela Fainu

Reserves: 18. Justin Matamua 19. Asu Kepaoa 20. Solomon Alaimalo 21. Jake Simpkin 22. Sione Fainu

Analysis: Lachlan Galvin returns from suspension at $311k with a breakeven of -43, get him in at 5/8 if you don’t already own.

With upcoming games against last year’s grand finalists in Penrith and Brisbane I can’t get overly enthused about the Tigers players at the moment.

They also don’t play the first major bye week in round 13.

Stefano Utoikamanu was a talking point and threw up a mixed bag against the Dragons.

He started with a bang with an early try, but went on to score 73 points with just 40 in base.

A great score no doubt, but owners would have been hoping for more with that try and linebreak.

He remains a solid buy, but now up to $590k he becomes less appealing.

Early season cheapie Solomona Faataape drops out of the team.

Embed from Getty Images


Saturday, 5:30pm, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

Titans: 1. Phillip Sami 2. Alofiana Khan-Pereira 3. Brian Kelly 4. Harley Smith-Shields 5. Jojo Fifita 6. AJ Brimson 7. Kieran Foran 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Chris Randall 10. Jaimin Jolliffe 11. David Fifita 12. Beau Fermor 13. Klese Haas

Bench: 14. Sam Verrills 15. Erin Clark 16. Isaac Liu 17. Josiah Pahulu

Reserves: 18. Joe Stimson 19. Keano Kini 20. Tanah Boyd 21. Tony Francis 22. Jacob Alick-Wiencke

Analysis: AJ Brimson remains at five-eighth where he becomes Supercoach relevant once again.

Most importantly because he’s available as a dual FLB-CTW!

Shifting from centre to 5/8 last week he scored a solid 56 points in an improved Titans performance against the Raiders.

The Titans have a tough upcoming draw against the Sea Eagles, Warriors and Storm so I won’t buy now, but he’s one to monitor.

Phillip Sami moves to fullback in place of the injured Jayden Campbell.

David Fifita played his third game of the season for his first price change, dropping $38k to $793k.

He’s averaging 70 points in 67 minutes this season, and hopefully become an 80 minute back-rower again this week.

Pick him up whenever you’re ready, even with the tough draw he can score well and is the best 2RF in the position.

Spruiked a few weeks back as a buy with the Tino injury, Jaimin Jolliffe has since dished out a three round average of 71 points.

He does have two tries in that time which has been a massive boost, but congrats to anyone who jumped on at the time.

Embed from Getty Images

Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Tolutau Koula 4. Reuben Garrick 5. Tommy Talau 6. Luke Brooks 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Matthew Lodge 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Corey Waddell 13. Jake Trbojevic

Bench: 14. Karl Lawton 15. Ethan Bullemor 16. Aaron Woods 17. Nathan Brown

Reserves: 18. Jakob Arthur 19. Dean Matterson 20. Jaxson Paulo 21. Gordon Chan Kum Tong 22. Aitasi James

Analysis: After a very difficult draw to start the season, Manly’s fixtures finally start to soften up.

Yes, yes I’m aware they got dusted by the Dragons…

They have upcoming games against the Titans, Eels, Raiders and Dolphins which bodes well for them.

Tommy Turbo could go huge this week and looks a prime skipper candidate, although there’s a few appealing options across the competition.

Daly Cherry-Evans has belted out back-to-back tonnes and is arguably in the form of his career, although he relinquishes the goal-kicking duties back to Reuben Garrick this week who returns from a concussion.

Despite the enormous 141 breakeven due to his third minute failed HIA against Penrith, Garrick himself is a huge POD play after a blistering start to the season at centre.

Ben Trbojevic was on the verge of putting together two 80 minute games and was scoring well, before his hammy did him in again, poor fella.

He can be cashed in for a $78k profit which could have been so much more as he’s being sold with a breakeven of 4.

Luke Brooks is well sold this week, but he just scored 49 against the Warriors in NZ and 55 against Penrith at Brookie, that’s fairly solid.

With the softer match-ups incoming I’m happy to hold and see what he can produce.

Matt Lodge returns to the NRL side at starting prop.

Embed from Getty Images


Saturday, 7:35pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Broncos: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Selwyn Cobbo 5. Jesse Arthars 6. Ezra Mam 7. Jock Madden 8. Corey Jensen 9. Billy Walters 10. Fletcher Baker 11. Jaiyden Hunt 12. Jordan Riki 13. Patrick Carrigan

Bench: 14. Tyson Smoothy 15. Xavier Willison 16. Kobe Hetherington 17. Tristan Sailor

Reserves: 18. Martin Taupau 19. Benjamin Te Kura 20. Jordan Pereira 21. Blake Mozer 22. Josiah Karapani

Analysis: After their tough draw to start the season, Brisbane also now enjoy a friendlier run of games against the Raiders, Tigers, Roosters, Eels.

Selwyn Cobbo is owned by just 6% of teams and has big upside.

I’m not overly keen, but we know the ability of the strike centre and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him with a few big scores leading into the Origin period.

Xavier Willison was tremendous against the Dolphins, scoring 80 points in just 41 minutes with a try, 19 tackles, four tacklebreaks and 16 runs.

He jumped $71k last week to $336k, sitting with a breakeven of -12.

When Payne Haas returns it’ll hurt his minutes, but for the time being he looks well placed to score well again.

I’m not overly keen to waste another trade on front-row, but I can’t knock anyone that wants to buy Willison because he looks brilliant.

Embed from Getty Images

Raiders: 1. Chevy Stewart 2. James Schiller 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Xavier Savage 6. Ethan Strange 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Danny Levi 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Ata Mariota 13. Morgan Smithies

Bench: 14. Tom Starling 15. Simi Sasagi 16. Trey Mooney 17. Pasami Saulo

Reserves: 18. Kaeo Weekes 19. Emre Guler 20. Zac Woolford 21. Nick Cotric 22. Peter Hola

Analysis: Last week’s most purchased player James Schiller delivered for new owners with a pair of tries, scoring 69 points for a mammoth $155k price rise.

With a -60 breakeven he could rise around $250k in two weeks!

Job security isn’t great, but you can’t doubt the man’s ability to find the line.

I will not consider playing him in my 17 this week as I think a low score is coming once those tries dry up.

Ethan Strange is the gift that keeps on giving, he’s averaging 57 points, has risen $238k and has a breakeven of -33.

If he can keep up the strong scoring he’d be an ideal hold until the first major bye round in round 13 which the Raiders play before being sold, but that may be ambitious.

I’m not overly keen to play him in my 17 against Brisbane with strong defence, but he’s not a bad final CTW or bench player if you’re short on quality.

Danny Levi’s glorious try-scoring run has come to an end which revealed his true Supercoach colours.

He played 58 minutes against the Titans for just 18 points, not good.

With a breakeven of 58 he can be sold this week or next.

I suspect Morgan Smithies is a hold until round 13 before being sold for the bye the week after, unless minutes reduce prior to that.

If he does maintain big minutes the Raiders also play Round 16, so who knows how long we’ll own for?

Embed from Getty Images


Sunday, 2pm, Accor Stadium, Sydney

Bulldogs: 1. Connor Tracey 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Bronson Xerri 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Drew Hutchison 8. Samuel Hughes 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Chris Patolo 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Jaeman Salmon 13. Josh Curran

Bench: 14. Bailey Hayward 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. Kurtis Morrin 17. Blake Taaffe

Reserves: 19. Toby Sexton 20. Liam Knight 21. Jake Turpin 22. Max King 23. Kitione Kautoga

Analysis: Sammy Hughes is the definition of a slow burn, he’s gradually getting there for owners with a $62k profit and a -13 breakeven.

Let’s hope he can get decent minutes and scoring this week to keep it flowing, because if he doesn’t that might be all the cash generation done.

He’s been named to start, but with Max King on the extended bench and two small bodies on the bench this pack could look slightly different come game day.

Josh Addo-Carr went bonkers with 162 points against the Storm in Melbourne of all match-ups!

With a -40 breakeven, there’s a quick cash grab in there if that’s what you’re after, but he’s never been overly Supercoach relevant so no interest for me.

Josh Curran is plugging that FRF hole perfectly with 64 points on the weekend in 57 minutes.

I’ll likely hold until Round 16 where they play, then sell the week after, although I wouldn’t be surprised if I held him all season barring injury with his dual positioning.

Connor Tracey retains his starting fullback role despite the return of Blake Taaffe from a concussion who does so via the bench.

Jacob Kiraz had 29 runs on the weekend, that is all…

Embed from Getty Images

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Greg Marzhew 3. Dane Gagai 4. Bradman Best 5. Enari Tuala 6. Jack Cogger 7. Jackson Hastings 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Leo Thompson 11. Dylan Lucas 12. Kai Pearce-Paul 13. Adam Elliott

Bench: 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Daniel Saifiti 16. Jack Hetherington 17. Mathew Croker

Reserves: 18. Jed Cartwright 19. Brodie Jones 20. Tyson Gamble 21. David Armstrong 22. Thomas Jenkins

Analysis: The Knights draws now opens up enormously with games against the Bulldogs, Dolphins, Warriors, Tigers, Titans and Bulldogs.

Kalyn Ponga is someone you’ll want to own in this run.

Big, bad, bustling Greg Marzhew was on my radar this week, but then he was shifted from the Knights lethal left edge to the right on return from injury.

It takes a lot of the appeal away as Kalyn Ponga does lots of his best work on the left edge.

That being said, Dom Young ran riot outside Dane Gagai last year, so how detrimental to his scoring will it be?

With the Knights attack being very centred around Ponga, I’ve taken a look at the 12 game stretch between Round 13 and 26 that Ponga played.

This is because Ponga started the season at five-eighth, then missed a big chunk of games due to head knocks.

In this stretch of games with Ponga at fullback and firing, Dom Young averaged 65.5 points with 10 tries.

That’s a pretty good strike-rate, then you consider Young based 23 per game last season while Marzhew based 32.

The Knights have scored just three tries down the right edge this season compared to six on the left.

Last season they scored 43% down their left and 35% down their right.

So what does this all tell us?

Marzhew can definitely still score well on the right outside Gagai, but I’d personally still much prefer him playing on the left.

I wanted to buy this week, but with a breakeven of 131 I’m thinking of waiting to see how it unfolds.

Jayden Brailey’s minutes and output are increasing and is one to monitor in coming weeks at just $311k.

Embed from Getty Images


Sunday, 4:05pm, PointsBet Stadium, Sydney

Sharks: 1. William Kennedy 2. Samuel Stonestreet 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Kayal Iro 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Braydon Trindall 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Thomas Hazelton 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Oregon Kaufusi 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Cameron McInnes

Bench: 14. Jack Williams 15. Toby Rudolf 16. Siosifa Talakai 17. Braden Hamlin-Uele

Reserves: 18. Daniel Atkinson 19. Tuku Hau Tapuha 20. Kade Dykes 21. Billy Burns 22. Mawene Hiroti

Analysis: Ronaldo Mulitalo just continues to find the tryline with another two tries against the Rabbitohs taking his season tally to six.

He’s now $749k with an average of 89 points, and with upcoming games against the Cowboys, Raiders and Dragons there’s no reason why that can’t continue.

I’m not keen to pay up that much for him as he has very low scores in him, but you can’t knock what he’s doing.

I touched on Kayal Iro up top so I won’t double up, but on face value without overthinking it he looks a great buy with a tonne of cash incoming.

Nicho Hynes could be set for a big three week period with much improved scores of 82 and 94 in recent weeks.

Embed from Getty Images

Cowboys: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Tomas Chester 5. Semi Valemei 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Jason Taumalolo 11. Kulikefu Finefeuiaki 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Reuben Cotter

Bench: 14. Jake Granville 15. Griffin Neame 16. Sam McIntyre 17. Jack Gosiewski

Reserves: 18. Jake Clifford 19. Thomas Mikaele 20. Marly Bitungane 21. Jamal Shibasaki 22. Viliami Vailea

Analysis: With the Sharks away, into the Panthers in Townsville, it’s a fairly tough few weeks for the Cowboys incoming.

Some may be tempted to move Scott Drinkwater to Ponga or Turbo, I’ll leave that decision in your hands.

They do face the Dolphins, Titans, Rabbitohs and Tigers after that where he could average 100+, so perhaps the Spy’s famous fullback roulette could be on the cards at some stage?

With a breakeven of 89 and two tough games coming up, you can probably wait on Val Holmes, but make a plan to get him in for that softer stretch afterwards.

Murray Taulagi is out with a hamstring injury, with Semi Valemei coming onto the wing.

Leave a Reply