NRL Supercoach Recap by Tim Sauer

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So, without further adieu, here’s the Rd 13 recap by the NRL Supercoach Junkies, written by Tim Sauer.

Tim Sauer is the lead writer at www.nrlsupercoachjunkies.com here is his run down of all things NRL SuperCoach from round 13! Be sure to check out all the other tools and articles at NRL SuperCoach Junkies!

Parramatta Eels

Jake Mullaney played his first game for 2013 in the Eels’ round 13 loss to the Roosters and was easily their best SuperCoach performer. He scored an impressive 86 which included a try, try assist, 9 tackle breaks, a line break, a line break assist and 23 points from hit ups. He played the game at fullback and should see a few more games with Jarryd Hayne out due to a hamstring injury. The Eels have great byes from here on but Mullaney is ridiculously expensive. Peni Terepo played 47 minutes and scored a try with a line break for a score of 73. Chris Sandow had his highest score since round 9 with 55 points, 16 of which came from goal kicking. Ken Sio scored a try with a line break for a total of 53 points. That makes it two solid scores in a row for the winger and he’ll still be cheap heading in to round 14. Matt Ryan made 36 tackles in 80 minutes and finished on a score of 51.

Luke Kelly played only 26 minutes and scored woefully with 4 points. Centre Ryan Morgan was quiet and scored an equal season low 27. Debutant Brayden Williame scored only 22, 10 of which came from a line break. Mitchell Allgood (39 minutes) and Darcy Lussick (38 minutes) both came off the bench and were unimpressive with scores of 30 and 31 respectively. Tim Mannah played a healthy 50 minutes but didn’t produce with a season low score of just 37. Joseph Paulo had his lowest score since round 6 with 35 in the full 80 minutes. Jarryd Hayne played 47 minutes off the bench and scored 40 (which included a try) but suffered a hamstring injury that looks set to keep him out until after Origin II.

Sydney Roosters

The highest scorer for the Roosters in round 13 was, surprisingly, Martin Kennedy. He played 44 minutes in the front row and finished with 75 points thanks to a try, 28 tackles, a line break and 23 points from hit ups. Wingers Daniel Tupou and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck both scored tries and finished with scores of 71 and 70 respectively. James Maloney picked up 2 try assists and scored 28 points from goal kicking for a good score of 70. That’s his highest score since round 8. Michael Jennings notched a try assist and a line break assist to go with 27 points from hit ups for a total score of 59. Fullback Anthony Minichello scored a try and finished with a score of 57. Jake Friend played 61 minutes and made 35 tackles for a score of 54.

Sonny Bill Williams was disappointing with a score of 52 in 80 minutes. The only attacking stats he produced were 2 offloads. Mitchell Pearce was ordinary for the second game in a row and scored 17. Back rowers Mitch Aubusson (80 minutes), Boyd Cordner (61 minutes) and Aidan Guerra (19 minutes) were all quiet with scores of 37, 30 and 20 respectively. Shaun Kenny-Dowall’s poor season continued with him scoring just 38. 17 of his points came from a try.

Newcastle Knights

There’s not a whole lot of positive SuperCoach news to come from the Knights round 13 effort against the Dragons. Joseph Leilua was their best with a season high score of 66 which included a try, line break and 7 tackle breaks. Jarrod Mullen had his best game since round 7 with a score of 54. He made 26 tackles and broke the line once. Kade Snowden played 54 minutes and scored 52 almost entirely from tackles and hit ups.

Beau Scott played his first game since round 3 and saw 28 minutes off the bench for a score of 19. Winger James McManus scored a season low 20. Cheap option Adam Clydesdale played his second game for the year and saw 38 minutes on the field for a score of just 25. Kevin Naiqama played on the wing but did little to excite with a score of 34. Travis Waddell started at hooker and played 42 minutes but only managed a score of 27. Korbin Sims continued to see limited time on the field; he played only 26 minutes and scored 33. Dane Gagai’s poor form continued with him scoring 37.

St George Illawarra Dragons

Josh Dugan went massive in the Dragons’ round 13 match, piling up an incredible score of 115. He scored 2 tries, made 8 tackle breaks, had 2 line breaks and scored an impressive 36 points from hit ups. He has been in exceptional form since he joined the Red V and is looking more and more like a must own player with each passing week. Trent Merrin was their next best SuperCoach performer with 55 points in 59 minutes. Almost all of his score came from tackles and hit ups. Bronson Harrison played 67 minutes and was solid with a score of 50, 12 of which came from offloads.

Jason Nightingale and Matt Prior were down on form. They both scored only 24. Michael Weyman started at prop but played just 28 minutes and scored 30. Nathan Fien was poor again with a score of 34. Brett Morris didn’t do much and finished with 36 points. Dan Hunt played 35 minutes in the front row for a score of 37. Nathan Green played his second game of the season but scored all of 38. Jack De Belin once again saw a good amount of time on the field (50 minutes) but couldn’t keep his great scoring up with 44 points.

North Queensland Cowboys

The absence of Jonathan Thurston in round 13 gave Robert Lui a chance to stand up for the Cowboys and he obliged, finishing on a whopping score of 115. He scored a try, had a try assist, scored 20 from goal kicking, had 3 offloads, a line break and 2 line break assists. Glen Hall played 69 minutes and scored a season high 88 thanks to a try assist, 29 tackles and 2 line breaks. Dallas Johnson was nearly as good with a score of 82 in 74 minutes. He scored a try, made 43 tackles and had a line break. Matt Scott had an OK outing with a score of 52 in 51 minutes. Tariq Sims played the whole 80 minutes for the first time since round 9 and was OK with a score of 45.

Blake Leary played his first game for 2013 but saw only 24 minutes on the field for a score of 19. Ashton Sims scored just 20 in 23 minutes off the bench. Wingers Antonio Winterstein and Kalifa Faifai Loa were underwhelming with scores of 23 and 24 respectively. Jason Taumalolo played a mere 27 minutes off the bench and scored 26. Clint Greenshields scored a try but could only manage a score of 38.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Ben Barba bounced back from a poor round 12 and finished with a season high 86 in the Bulldogs’ round 13 win over the Cowboys. He scored 2 tries, picked up a try assist, broke the line and had a line break assist. Trent Hodkinson scored a season high 74 thanks largely to a try, 24 points from goal kicking and a line break. Greg Eastwood also had a season high score, racking up 73 points in 42 minutes. He scored a try, had a try assist and broke the line once. Josh Reynolds scored 69 which included 2 try assists. Tony Williams scored a season high 69 in 53 minutes and picked up a try, line break and 3 offloads in the process. Aiden Tolman continued to impress. He played 64 minutes (up from his season average of 55) and made 32 tackles to go with 32 points from hit ups for a total of 63. Michael Ennis continued to score respectably with 51 in 80 minutes.

Josh Morris was abysmal and finished with a score of 7. He will be dirt cheap in a few weeks time but his SuperCoach form has been nothing short of terrible lately. Sam Perrett only scored 15. Krisnan Inu returned from suspension but didn’t do much for a score of 29. At least he didn’t get put on report again. Frank Pritchard played 48 minutes and scored all of 28. Josh Jackson (60 minutes) and Dale Finucane (38 minutes) were poor with scores of 38 and 34 respectively. James Graham played his usual amount of game time (60 minutes) but was a little off with a season low score of 50.

New Zealand Warriors

It’s official; Feleti Mateo is back. He scored a massive 94 in the Warriors’ round 13 win over Manly giving him three successive scores over 90. He played 68 minutes and picked up a try assist, made 22 tackles, had 7 offloads (wow!), a line break assist and scored 18 from hit ups. Elijah Taylor had his third big score in a row with 75 points in 80 minutes. He scored a try, made 33 tackles and made a line break. Konrad Hurrell had his second good game in a row, scoring 70 on the back of a try and a line break. Fullback Glen Fissiiahi also scored a try with a line break for a season high 68. Ben Matulino scored 68 as well, making 22 tackles and scoring 31 from hit ups in 50 minutes off the bench. Nathan Friend made 46 tackles in 80 minutes and scored well with 57 points.

Cheap options Sebastine Ikahihifo (13 minutes) and Suaia Matagi (14 minutes) didn’t see enough time on the field to score well. They finished on 14 and 9 points respectively. It was a similar story for Dominique Peyroux who played only 17 minutes for a score of 14. Dane Nielsen was quiet in the centres and finished on 18 points. Shaun Johnson had a down week with a score of 23, 12 of which came from goal kicking. Thomas Leuluai couldn’t keep his great form going. He scored 26. Wingers Manu Vatuvei and Ngani Laumape were disappointing with scores of 28 and 32 respectively.

Manly Buy Viagra Sea Eagles

The stand out performer for the Sea Eagles in round 13 was fullback Peta Hiku. He scored a season high 104 thanks to a try, try assist, 4 offloads, a line break, like break assist and 31 points from hit ups. Keiran Foran also scored a season high, notching 2 try assists, 2 forced drop outs, 2 offloads and 3 line break assists for a total of 87 points. Justin Horo was impressive in 67 minutes, scoring a try with a line break for a total of 79. Steve Matai scored a try and had a line break for a score of 59. That’s his best outing since round 4. Jorge Taufua also scored 59 on the back of 2 line breaks and 23 points from hit ups. Matt Ballin made a huge 53 tackles in 80 minutes for a score of 54.

Winger David Williams scored a total of 5 in the full 80 minutes. Tom Symonds played only 24 minutes off the bench and scored a season low 15. Cheap option James Hasson played 19 minutes for a score of just 27. Jamie Lyon had a quiet week with a score of 34. He’ll be a great buy after round 15. Glen Stewart played the full 80 minutes but didn’t score well with just 38 points. Brenton Lawrence played his typical 45 minutes but was a little quiet with a score of 46.

Penrith Panthers

Dean Whare was on fire for the Panthers in round 13 amassing a SuperCoach score of 103. He scored a try, had a try assist, made 25 tackles, 3 offloads and had 2 line break assists for his highest output of the season. David Simmons continued his unbelievable 2013 with a score of 95. He picked up a try, try assist and 2 line breaks. Mose Masoe started and played 32 minutes for a season high score of 75. He scored a try, broke 5 tackles, broke the line and scored 22 from hit ups. James Segeyaro played his typical 53 minutes off the bench and scored well again with 70 points. He made 29 tackles and had a line break. Nigel Plum was solid in 54 minutes at prop with a score of 57, 37 of which came from hit ups. Kevin Kingston made 45 tackles in 80 minutes for a score of 55.

Winger Travis Robinson had a quiet game and scored just 17. Luke Walsh had his lowest score for the season with 26. Josh Mansour returned from injury and played only 35 minutes off the bench for a score of 30. Wes Naiqama played fullback but could only manage a score of 31.

Wests Tigers

Cheap option David Nofoaluma lit it up in his third game of the season. He scored an impressive 88 thanks to 2 tries, 10 tackle breaks and 2 line breaks. If he can hold his spot on the wing he’s set to earn some nice cash. Aaron Woods was excellent once again in 69 minutes. He made 41 tackles and scored 35 from hit ups for a total score of 86. Tim Simona had easily his best game for the season with a score of 74. He scored a try, picked up a try assist, broke the line and scored 24 from hit ups. Jack Buchanan was solid in 41 minutes off the bench for a score of 47. Suaso Sue also scored 47. He played 40 minutes off the bench. Masado Iosefa filled in at hooker in Robbie Farah’s absence and played 73 minutes for a score of 47. He’s too expensive to be considered as a potential trade target while Farah recovers from his facial injury. Benji Marshall had his second respectable game in a row with a score of 46. He’s unbelievably cheap still this week.

Marike Koroibete suffered an elbow injury after playing 33 minutes and finished with a score of 8. Jared Farlow played his first game for the year and saw 34 minutes off the bench for a score of 22. Braith Anasta scored all of 27 in 69 minutes. Cheap option Sean Meaney played the game at fullback but didn’t impress with a score of 28.

Melbourne Storm

Gareth Widdop set a new season high in round 13 with a score of 100. He scored a try, had 2 try assists, a line break and 2 line break assists in a great performance. Ryan Hoffman also notched a season high with 99 in 71 minutes. He scored a try, broke the line twice and scored 31 from hit ups. Billy Slater had his best outing since round 8 with a score of 83 which included a try, 3 offloads, a line break, a line break assist and 29 from hit ups. Maurice Blair scored a try for the third consecutive game and finished with 81 points. He’s still pretty cheap this week and the Storm have an excellent bye schedule from now on. Cameron Smith played the full 80 minutes backing up from Origin and scored pretty well with 80 points. He had a try assist, scored 16 from goal kicking and made 37 tackles. Tohu Harris was OK with a score of 57 which included a try. He played 59 minutes.

Cheap option Jordan McLean played 23 minutes in his second game for the year. He only scored 21 and isn’t an option at this point. Junior Moors had his second lowest score for 2013 with 23 in 32 minutes off the bench. Sisa Waqa had a quiet game on the wing and finished with 29 points. Jason Ryles also scored only 29. He played 36 minutes off the bench.

Cronulla Sharks

Andrew Fifita was a one man wrecking machine for the Sharks in round 13 and finished with a huge score of 93 in 57 minutes off the bench. He made 35 tackles, 10 tackle breaks, 3 offloads and scored 29 from hit ups. He is one of the best SuperCoach performers this season and once his Origin duties are over and done with (if not sooner) he should be universally owned. Luke Lewis had his fourth great score in a row with 79 in 67 minutes. He picked up a try assist, made 32 tackles and had a line break assist. He’s one hell of a player but could be considered a little injury prone. Chris Heighington kept his great season going with a score of 68 in 50 minutes. Anthony Tupou also scored 68 in 41 minutes off the bench. Not to be outdone by his back row counterparts, Wade Graham had a score of 63 in 80 minutes. That’s his highest score since round 9 and he and Heighington loom as great buys after the Sharks’ round 15 bye. Cheap option Sosaia Feki was OK and scored 41.

Jeff Robson had a shocker and scored only 10. John Morris played only 32 minutes for a score of 24. Isaac De Gois wasn’t much better; he scored 26 in 48 minutes. Neither of the Sharks’ hookers are worth owning at this point. Sam Tagataese played 23 minutes for a score of 26. Todd Carney had a poor outing and finished with 27 points. Michael Gordon had his second ordinary score in a row with a disappointing 35. After two huge scores in his last two game Jayson Bukuya came back to earth with a score of 39 in 68 minutes.

Canberra Raiders

Edrick Lee was huge for the Raiders in round 13. He scored a season high 90 on the back of a try, try assist, 8 tackle breaks and 2 line breaks. Shaun Fensom returned to form with a score of 80 in the full 80 minutes. He made 59 tackles. 59! Terry Campese had his highest score for the season with 76. He had 3 try assists, a line break and a line break assist in a great attacking performance. Jarrod Croker had his best game since round 5 with a score of 71. He scored a try and picked up 20 points from goal kicking. Reece Robinson scored 70 at fullback which included a try assist, 5 tackle breaks and 2 line break assists. Joel Edwards played 51 minutes off the bench and scored a try with a line break for a score of 70. Josh Papalii had his fifth consecutive score of 60 or better with another 67 points. He played 80 minutes and made 30 tackles and had a line break. Joel Thompson also scored 67 which marks a season high for him. He played 66 minutes.

David Shillington didn’t achieve much in 27 minutes off the bench. He scored only 21. Paul Vaughan played a mere 23 minutes for a score of 23. Jack Wighton had his second dud score in a row with 24 points. Anthony Milford played 47 minutes off the bench for a score of 26.

Brisbane Broncos

Corey Parker played the full 80 minutes backing up from Origin and scored a terrific 110 for the Broncos in round 13. He picked up a try assist, made 45 tackles, had 3 offloads, a line break assist and scored 36 from hit ups for his third consecutive score over 100. The man is an absolute SuperCoach weapon and, like Fifita, should make his way in to everyone’s team at some point this season. Justin Hodges scored well with 77 points which came from 5 tackle breaks, 6 offloads and 34 points from hit ups. The fact that a centre can score this well without a try, try assist or line break speaks volumes about how good Hodges is for SuperCoach. It’s a shame he’s made of glass. Scott Prince had his highest score for the season with 76. He scored a try, picked up 12 points from goal kicking, made 19 tackles, forced 2 drop outs and broke the line once. Matt Gillett rewarded those who stuck with him over the Origin period with a score of 71 in 69 minutes. He scored a try and had 24 points from hit ups. Mitchell Dodds played 27 minutes off the bench and scored a try with a line break for a season high score of 63. Alex Glenn was good in 72 minutes with a score of 60 which included 36 tackles. Corey Norman made 2 line breaks and finished with 59, his highest score since round 7. Josh McGuire was solid in 50 minutes with a score of 52 which included 35 tackles.

David Hala couldn’t make it two huge scores in a row. He played 24 minutes off the bench for 16 points. Josh Hoffman had his lowest score since round 7 with 23. Popular pick Jordan Kahu was disappointing with just 27 points.

By Tim Sauer
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