NRL SuperCoach – BUY/HOLD/SELL
The SuperCoach Gods were brutal last week with a number of popular choices getting injured or performing poorly.
If that wasn’t enough to make us throw something at the TV, some underperformers also decided to pump out a good score when some of us had them as non-playing reserves. Oh and let’s not forget Gallen being a late withdrawal! Yep, I copped it with Carty as Captain and having JT and Teddy with no trades remaining. On a positive note my depth is strong and I can still field seventeen high averaging players this week, unless of course another injury happens. It’s the nature of the best unfortunately and we just need to move on and look at round 24.
We should be seeing a lot of differing scores this week with a large number of players being suitable for Vice-Captain and Captain selection. I’m sure there’ll be a number of coaches throwing the VC on Cleary when he faces the Tedesco-less Tigers; he cracked the 100 last time he played them and now the Panthers are at Pepper Stadium. Others may be looking at Hayne or even Hurrell against the Knights. JT at home is usually a good pick too.
Let’s take a look at some options:
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Round 24 Relevant SuperCoach Points
- Tuimoala Lolohea (FE/CTW $266k) has been dumped from the Warriors first-grade side after his six point performance against the Rabbitohs last week. He played just 54 minutes and is now averaging 37 PPG over the past five rounds. It’s probably not worth trading him out though as he may return for the final two rounds of the season.
- James Tedesco (FB $376k) copped one on the chin from Ryan James which resulted in a broken jaw. We’re not expecting to see Teddy play again this season so give him the flick and spend your money elsewhere.
- Paul Gallen (FRF/2RF $398k) missed last week’s game but is named at lock to face the Storm this Saturday. I’m usually paranoid when it comes to Gallen and injuries so I wouldn’t be risking the captaincy on Gallen this week. Keep in mind that Gallen remains ‘in doubt’ and we should know more about whether he’s playing sometime over the weekend.
- Tom Trbojevic (CTW/FB $392k) was expected to miss the rest of the season but has been named at fullback for the Manly side to take on the Storm this weekend. It wouldn’t be the worst idea to trade him out of your side with the Sea Eagles having a very difficult draw to end the season (Storm, Raiders and Panthers).
- Anthony Milford (FE $307k) left a training session early this week but is named at five-eighth to face the Bulldogs on Thursday. It’s believed that the Broncos just wanted to give him a break from his heavy workload and there’s no injury to worry about. Expect him to play this weekend unless the final team list tells us different.
- David Nofoaluma (CTW $433k) is the in-form centre/wing and should be considered as a good replacement for Tedesco who is out for the season. Nofo has scored just one game under 70 points since round 13 which puts him up with the best backs on offer.
- Connor Watson (FE/HOK $295k) has been scoring well lately and isn’t a bad choice if you’re looking for a back-up hooker. He has a five round average of 67 PPG which is up there with the better hooker options.
- Semi Radradra (CTW $351k) is back for the Eels which gives coaches another option in the CTW position. He’ll have a difficult task scoring well against the in-form Raiders but will face the Dragons and Warriors to round out the season. He comes with an attractive price tag too!
- Jarryd Hayne (CTW/FB $430k) has a great chance to score his first century this week against the Knights and will face the Panthers and Cowboys to round out the season. He hasn’t scored too well since his return but he could nudge you over the line in your head to head finals. He’s definitely a suitable replacement for Teddy or Turbo if you’re trading him out.
- Jesse Bromwich (FRF $343k) simply isn’t producing the stats of a run home keeper. He has one respectable score in the past five rounds and a number of coaches are leaving him as a NPR throughout the final rounds. By no means is he a ‘must sell’ but you could look at other options for your front row.
COACHKINGS Rd. 24 Fixture
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Round two of the Head to Head finals will take place this week and those of us involved will be choosing our trades carefully. Don’t stress too much if you had a shocker last week. There were many coaches in the same boat and we need to focus on fielding the best seventeen this week. SuperCoach can be a cruel beast at times but we need to put the negatives behind us, remain positive and move forward.