NRL Supercoach Recap Rd 14 by Tim Sauer

Here we are again, another week of the supercoach recap courtesy of the good folk at NRL Supercoach Junkies. Enjoy and hopefully it helps your Supercoach side.

Tim Sauer is the lead writer at www.nrlsupercoachjunkies.com here is his run down of all things NRL SuperCoach from round 14! Be sure to check out his work at nrlsupercoachjunkies.com!

St George Illawarra Dragons

Josh Dugan had another monster game for the Dragons in round 14 finishing with 89 SuperCoach points. He picked up a try assist, 6 tackle breaks, 3 offloads, a line break and 38 points from hit ups. He is well on his way to becoming a must have player once Origin is over and done with. Trent Merrin played his usual 63 minutes and scored well with 77 points. He made 27 tackles, had 4 offloads and scored 32 from hit ups in another great performance. Brett Morris also scored 77 thanks to a try, 8 tackle breaks, 2 offloads, a line break and 26 points from hit ups. That marks a season high for Morris and is his first decent outing since round 6. Michael Weyman played only 21 minutes off the bench but scored a try for a decent output of 66 points. Ben Creagh also scored a try and finished with 65 points in 80 minutes. Tyson Frizell had his best game since round 5 with 59 points in 80 minutes. He made 30 tackles and had 4 tackle breaks. Nathan Fien picked up a try assist and forced 4 drop outs for a score of 55. Jack de Belin’s solid form continued with him scoring 53 (almost all from base stats) in 40 minutes off the bench.

Nathan Green played his third game for the season but was poor with a score of 19. Dan Hunt (46 minutes) and Cameron King (30 minutes) both scored only 27 which is far from exciting. Matt Prior played in the centres again and was quiet with a score of 32. Chase Stanley only managed 34 points at 5/8. Jack Stockwell started at prop but played just 33 minutes for a mediocre score of 36. It’s time to trade Stockwell out.

North Queensland Cowboys

Jonathan Thurston returned from a groin injury and went beast mode for a score of 97. He notched 2 try assist, scored 10 from goal kicking, broke 7 tackles, broke the line twice and had a line break assist for his highest score since round 5. Kane Linnett scored a try with a line break for a score of 71. Matt Scott played a big 57 minutes and scored 63 which included 31 tackles and 29 points from hit ups. Antonio Winterstein picked up a try, a try assist and a line break for a score of 62. That’s his highest score since round 7. Ray Thompson played a massive 75 minutes at hooker and made 47 tackles for a season high score of 57. Robert Lui had his second good game in a row with a score of 54. He had a try assist, made 24 tackles and had 2 line break assists. Clint Greenshields scored a try with a line break and finished on an OK score of 53.

Ashley Graham was poor and finished on a score of 19. Jason Taumalolo only played 25 minutes for a score of 19. Rory Kostjasyn played a mere 27 minutes off the bench and finished with 24 points. Tariq Sims played 55 minutes and scored a very average 46. Similar to Stockwell, if you own Sims this is the week to trade him out.

Manly Sea Eagles

Manly’s best performer in their golden point loss to the Bulldogs was halfback Daly Cherry-Evans. He scored 2 tries and finished with his highest points total since round 1 with 86. Kieran Foran had his second great game in a row with 84 points which included 2 try assists, 3 offloads and 20 points from hit ups. Jorge Taufua had his best game since round 5. He picked up a try, try assist and made 2 line breaks for a total of 71 points. Jamie Buhrer scored a season high 67 in just 36 minutes off the bench. Anthony Watmough played only 57 minutes due to injury but managed to score an OK 63. He made 24 tackles and scored 32 from hit ups. Justin Horo scored a try and broke the line for a total score of 62 in 62 minutes. Jamie Lyon picked up 20 points from goal kicking en route to a score of 58. He’ll be a great buy in round 16.

David Williams had his second dud outing in succession for 18 points. Tom Symonds played only 27 minutes off the bench for a score of 18. George Rose saw 37 minutes on the field but scored poorly with 28 points. Fullback Peta Hiku was a little disappointing with a score of 38. Matt Ballin played the full game (84 minutes) and made 41 tackles for a bland score of 41. Glenn Stewart is yet to find his attacking form. He scored 45 in 84 minutes. Brenton Lawrence played 47 minutes but was under whelming (by his own standards) with a score of 50.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Josh Reynolds’ round 14 performance marked his second good game in a row. He scored a terrific 80 points which included a try, try assist, 5 tackle breaks and 2 line breaks. James Graham started and played an amazing 75 minutes and scored well with 78 points. He made 40 tackles and picked up 32 points from hit ups. Aiden Tolman was great in 66 minutes, making 45 tackles for a score of 63. Trent Hodkinson had his second big outing in two weeks with a score of 62. He had 2 try assists and scored 24 from his amazingly accurate goal kicking. Frank Pritchard played 50 minutes and jagged a try with a line break for a score of 59. Dale Finucane was impressive in 44 minutes off the bench. He made 25 tackles and had 3 offloads for a score of 55.

Wingers Mitch Brown and Sam Perrett had quiet games with them both scoring 15. Greg Eastwood played 40 minutes but could only manage a score of 28. Josh Jackson started and played 55 minutes but scored just 32. Michael Ennis had his lowest output since round 4 with 33. Josh Morris scored a try but was poor (again) with a total of 34 points. Krisnan Inu’s poor season continued with him scoring 39. Tony Williams played 57 minutes but didn’t produce with a poor score of 42. Ben Barba scored 2 tries but only managed a total of 45 points. He scored 6 from hit ups. Awful.

Canberra Raiders

Shaun Fenson had another huge defensive performance, making 50 tackles in 77 minutes for a total of 74 points. Reece Robinson scored a try and made a line break for 71 points. That’s his second good score in a row. Josh Papalii scored over 60 again (that makes it 6 games in a row) with 64 points in 80 minutes. Paul Vaughan played only 19 minutes off the bench but scored a season high 63 thanks largely to a try and a line break. Forwards Joel Edwards (50 minutes) and Joel Thompson (80 minutes) were solid with scores of 51 and 49 respectively.

Super sub Anthony Milford scored just 35 in 31 minutes. Jarrod Croker scored only 36. Wingers Jack Wighton and Sandor Earl were OK with scores of 46. Blake Ferguson scored a try but had a bit of a down week with a total of 49 points.

Penrith Panthers

David Simmons, how does he keep doing it? Round 14 saw him score over 100 for the third time this season with a total of 113 points. He picked up 2 tries and 3 line breaks in another monster performance. Nigel Plum scored well for the third week in a row with 62 in 54 minutes which included 32 tackles and 28 from hit ups. Matt Robinson played 58 minutes off the bench and scored a handsome 59. Dean Whare’s mid season surge continued with him picking up 51 points thanks largely to a try assist and 25 tackles.

Josh Mansour played only 40 minutes due to injury and scored a grand total of 11. Isaac John had his worst game of the season with 21 points. Winger Travis Robinson was poor for the second game in a row with 27 points. Lewis Brown started in the second row and played 80 minutes but only scored 27. Adam Docker started and played 47 minutes in the back row but was under whelming with a score of 34. Popular pick Matt Moylan played in place of Wes Naiqama but could only manage a score of 34.

Cronulla Sharks

In his first game since round 8 Paul Gallen was an absolute weapon, amassing 122 SuperCoach points in a 74 minute performance. He scored a try, broke 8 tackles, made 2 offloads, broke the line, had a line break assist and scored 40 from hit ups. Wade Graham had his second great score in a row with a huge 89 in 80 minutes. He had a try assist, broke 5 tackles, had 2 offloads, a line break and scored 30 from hit ups. He will be an awesome buy before the round 18 bye. Jeff Robson scored 2 tries on his way to a season high 80 points. John Morris played 46 minutes and scored a try with a line break for a score of 69. Anthony Tupou played 50 minutes off the bench and had his fourth good score in a row with 66 which included a try assist. Todd Carney had his best game since round 8 with a score of 62. He picked up 24 points from goal kicking in Michael Gordon’s absence. Beau Ryan played fullback and scored 51, 34 of which came from hit ups.

Winger Sosaia Feki was poor with a score of only 21. Isacc De Gois played 34 minutes off the bench and only managed 22 points. Centre Ben Pomeroy was quiet with a score of 30. Back rowers Chris Heighington (34 minutes) and Luke Lewis (70 minutes) didn’t do much and they both scored 41. Andrew Fifita played only 45 minutes (down from his season average 53) and scored an equal season low 42. His price should drop nicely over the next few weeks for those who don’t own him.

Parramatta Eels

The best of a very ordinary Eels team in round 14 was centre Ryan Morgan. He scored 59 on the back of a try assist, 5 tackle breaks and a line break. Matt Ryan played 80 minutes in the back row and scored 54 which included a line break. Darcy Lussick scored a season high 53 in 42 minutes off the bench. He made 20 tackles and scored 27 from hit ups. Cheyse Blair played his first game since round 7 and picked up a try assist and line break assist for a score of 46. Peni Terepo played 58 minutes and made 39 tackles for a total of 44 points. Cheap option Brayden Williame scored a try with a line break and finished on a respectable 42 points. He’ll be a hugely popular buy this week if he’s named on the wing again.

Ben Roberts played 22 minutes for a huge score of 14… Chris Sandow had his lowest score since round 4 with a total of 22 points. Jake Mullaney played fullback again but only managed a score of 23. Matt Keating (58 minutes) and Reni Maitua (71 minutes) were both ordinary with scores of 30. Ken Sio scored a try but finished on a pedestrian 37 points.

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Starring for the Rabbitohs in their round 14 win over the Titans was Adam Reynolds Buy Viagra. He scored a huge 117 on the back of 4 try assists, 20 points from goal kicking and 2 line break assists. His BE is tiny this week and anyone looking for a solid player over the bye week who’s price is going to rise should look no further. Isaac Luke played 73 minutes and scored excellently for the second week in a row with a score of 91. He scored a try, had a try assist, broke 6 tackles and had 2 line break assists. Ben Te’o scored a season high 80 in 79 minutes thanks largely to a try and 2 line breaks. Greg Inglis had another great game. He scored a try, set a try up, broke 7 tackles and had a line break for a score of 77. John Sutton was solid again with a score of 60. The beauty of Sutton this season is his ability to still score well without picking up attacking stats. Cheap option Dylan Walker played in the centres again and finished with 46 points, 17 of which came from a try. Sam Burgess (62 minutes) and George Burgess (52 minutes) were OK with scores of 55 and 51 respectively.

Luke Keary played his second game for the season but only saw 26 minutes off the bench for a score of 9. Josh Starling’s situation was similar; 18 minutes off the bench for all of 20 points. Andrew Everingham’s horror run continued with him scoring just 22. He’s close to dropping below $100K in price. Chris McQueen played 68 minutes but was poor with a score of 36.

Gold Coast Titans

Albert Kelly. That’s all that really needs to be said. He put on a clinic against the Rabbitohs and scored a season high 117 thanks to 2 tries, 19 tackles, 9 tackle breaks, 3 line breaks and 21 points from hit ups. The kid can play. Jamal Idris was great once again with a score of 76. He had 5 offloads and 3 line break assists. Ashley Harrison played 80 minutes and had his highest score since round 6 with 59 points which included 40 tackles. Aidan Sezer notched 2 try assists and scored 16 from goal kicking for a score of 58. Dave Taylor started and played 66 minutes for a respectable 57 points. Front rowers Luke Douglas (46 minutes) and Luke Bailey (39 minutes) were OK with scores of 46 and 40 respectively. Both are great bye round purchases this week. Popular pick Anthony Don scored well with 43 points which included a try assist and line break.

Sam Irwin only saw 24 minutes off the bench for a score of 15. Ryan James, what is doing? He only saw 21 minutes on the field and scored all of 17. I can’t wait until next week to trade him out of my team. Centre Brad Takarangi had a quiet game for a score of 24. Kevin Gordon scored a try but could only manage a score of 35. Matt Srama played 56 minutes and finished on a poor score of 39.

Melbourne Storm

Round 14 saw Cameron Smith remind us all what he’s capable of. He scored an impressive 94 (his highest score since round 4) which included 52 tackles, 5 tackle breaks and 3 offloads. Ryan Hoffman played 80 minutes and had his second big score in a row with 94. He had a try assist, made 30 tackles, 4 offloads, a line break assist and scored 29 from hit ups. Billy Slater also had his second strong game in a row. He scored 90 thanks to a try, try assist, 2 line breaks and a line break assist. Sisa Waqa scored a season high 88 on the back of a try, 5 tackle breaks, 3 offloads, a line break, a line break assist and 33 points from hit ups. Maurice Blair kept his try scoring frenzy going and finished on a score of 73. Gareth Widdop was solid with a score of 56 which included a try assist and line break assist.

Cheap options Mitch Garbutt (13 minutes) and Jordan McLean (23 minutes) didn’t see enough time on the field to score well. They finished on 15 and 19 points respectively. Brett Finch played his second game for 2013 and scored all of 23. Justin O’Neill was quiet with a score of 26. Jason Ryles played 30 minutes for a score of 30. Tohu Harris played only 39 minutes for a poor score of 35. If you still own him he’s well worth holding through this bye week, though.

Newcastle Knights

For the second straight week Joseph Leilua was the Knights’ highest SuperCoach scorer with a season high 80 points. He scored 2 tries and made a line break. Kade Snowden’s impressive run continued with him scoring 70 (almost all from base stats) in 61 minutes. Jarrod Mullen made it two decent games in a row with a score of 62 which included a try assist and a line break. Tyrone Roberts had his highest score since round 10 with 56. Robbie Rochow made 40 tackles in 80 minutes for a score of 55. Dane Gagai produced his best score since round 10 with 54, 33 of which came from hit ups.

Korbin Sims’ limited game time continued with him seeing a mere 18 minutes for a score of 16. James McManus had his second consecutive score of 20. Darius Boyd scored dreadfully with just 21 points. Craig Gower played his first game for the Knights and saw 32 minutes off the bench for a score of 25. Adam Cuthbertson played only 22 minutes and scored a season low 31. His time in the sun is over. Akuila Uate played his first game since round 11 and was ordinary with a score of 33. He should be dirt cheap in a few weeks for anyone looking to take a flier on a player who can put up huge numbers.

Sydney Roosters

Welcome back, SBW! Sonny Bill Willams had his highest score since round 8 with a massive 108 in 70 minutes. He scored a try, broke 6 tackles, made 3 offloads and broke the line twice in a real return to form. Mitchell Pearce had a good game with a score of 75. He had a try assist, made 20 tackles, forced 2 drop outs and had 2 line break assists for his highest score since round 8. Shaun Kenny-Dowall finally had a good game with 66 points which included a line break and 28 from hit ups. Luke O’Donnell played 50 minutes and scored well with 62 thanks largely to 34 tackles and 21 points from hit ups. Sam Moa played his first game since round 8 and saw 25 minutes for a score of 59. His score was inflated by his first try assist and line break for the season. Anthony Minichello scored a try and picked up 29 points from hit ups for a score of 58. Frank-Paul Nuuausala played 46 minutes off the bench and scored well with 58. James Maloney was OK with a score of 52.

Daniel Mortimer played all of 7 minutes for a score of 6. Daniel Tupou scored only 21 on the wing. Aidan Guerra played 32 minutes off the bench and was poor with a score of 22. Martin Kennedy saw 39 minutes (his lowest amount of game time since round 7) and scored just 38. Michael Jennings had a down week with a score of 38.

New Zealand Warriors

Elijah Taylor made it four huge scores in a row with another 94 points in round 14. He played 80 minutes and scored a try, made 32 tackles, broke the line and scored 28 from hit ups in another great game for the Kiwi. Winger Ngani Laumape scored a season high 90 on the back of a try, 2 line breaks and 34 points from hit ups. Glen Fisiiahi played fullback and scored a try, picked up a try assist, broke the line and had a line break assist for a score of 61. Shaun Johnson was solid with a score of 58. Nathan Friend made 53 tackles in 80 minutes for a score of 56. Konrad Hurrell was OK with a score of 47 which came almost entirely from base stats.

Dominique Peyroux played only 10 minutes for a score of 10. Russell Packer started at prop but played just 13 minutes and scored 12. Centre Dane Nielsen had his second stinker in a row with 21 points. Feleti Mateo played only 50 minutes (his lowest since round 9) and was very disappointing with a score of 21. Jacob Lillyman saw 31 minutes off the bench for 28 points. Manu Vatuvei scored a try but finished on a poor score of 36.

Brisbane Broncos

Josh Hoffman cashed in against the Tigers in round 14 and scored an incredible 110 points. He scored 2 tries, had a try assist, broke 8 tackles, broke the line twice and scored 23 from hit ups for a new season high. Matt Gillett played 80 minutes and scored a season high 107 on the back of a try, 31 tackles, 2 line breaks and 28 from hit ups. Corey Parker was awesome again with a score of 94 in 72 minutes. Amazingly that’s his lowest score since round 9. He made 26 tackles, had a huge 8 offloads and scored 32 points from hit ups. Ben Hannant returned from injury and played 59 minutes for a great score of 86. How he didn’t get picked for QLD is beyond me. Justin Hodges scored well again with 74 points. He scored a try, broke 6 tackles, had a line break assist and scored 24 from hit ups. Jack Reed also scored 74 (a new season high) thanks to a try, try assist and 23 tackles. Scott Prince was great with 68 points. That marks his third good game in a row and he racked up a try, 10 points from goal kicking, 17 tackles and a line break. Andrew McCullough played 52 minutes and scored well with 67 points which included a try assist, 27 tackles, a line break and a line break assist. Josh McGuire played 40 minutes off the bench and was OK with a score of 52.

Winger Lachlan Maranta couldn’t get in on the try scoring action and finished on 17 points. Ben Hunt played 28 minutes for a score of 17. Alex Glenn played a season low 48 and his output suffered with him scoring just 29. Sam Thaiday played 50 minutes and didn’t do much, finishing on 37 points.

Wests Tigers

The highest scorer for the Tigers in round 14 was Suaso Sue. Seriously, it was. He played a season high 52 minutes off the bench and scored a try, made 27 tackles and broke the line for a total of 74 points. Liam Fulton played his first game since round 11 and saw out the entire 80 minutes for a great score of 68 which included a try assist and 44 tackles. Aaron Woods played 51 minutes (down from his season average of 61) and scored OK with 64. He made 33 tackles and scored 25 from hit ups. James Tedesco scored a try and earned 28 points from hit ups for a score of 58. Masada Iosefa also scored 58 which included 53 tackles in 80 minutes.

Ben Murdoch-Masila (28 minutes) and Eddy Pettybourne (36 minutes) were awful with scores of 13. Joel Reddy played on the wing and scored only 19. Popular pick David Nofoaluma scored a season low 22 in his fourth game for the season. Benji Marshall’s terrible form returned with him scoring just 22. He missed 9 tackles. Jack Buchanan played a healthy 37 minutes off the bench but under whelmed with a score of 25.

By Tim Sauer
@NRLSCJunkies, www.facebook.com/NrlSupercoachJunkies

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