Another round is finished and another Supercoach wrap by the good guys at NRL Supercoach Junkies. A lot of top performers this week and some poor performers. Who would you buy or sell?
Leading the way for the Bulldogs in round 15 was Krisnan Inu. He finished on 81 points (his highest since round 3) thanks to a try, 5 tackle breaks, 2 offloads, a line break and 28 points from hit ups. Aiden Tolman played an impressive 63 minutes and produced with a score of 77. He made 41 tackles and scored 32 from hit ups. Ben Barba bounced back from a sub par round 14 with a score of 69. He scored a try, made 3 offloads, broke 8 tackles and had a line break. Greg Eastwood scored well for the second time in three weeks with a score of 68 which included 32 tackles, a line break and 22 points from hit ups. He played a season high 61 minutes. Sam Kasiano played 36 minutes and scored a healthy 57 which included a try assist and line break assist. Tony Williams started and played 75 minutes and finished on a respectable score of 50 points. Trent Hodkinson was good with a score of 48, 24 of which came from goal kicking and a try assist. Dale Finucane played 41 minutes off the bench and scored well with 46 points. Dene Halatauâ€™s game time remained low with him playing only 12 minutes. However he managed to score a try with a line break for a season high score of 44.
James Graham was injured in the first half and only played 39 minutes for a score of 37. His price will have dropped nicely after a couple of games for those looking to buy him. Winger Mitch Brown did his best invisible man impression. He scored 10. Sam Perrett had his third shocking score in a row with 18 points. Josh Jackson played only 19 minutes off the bench for a score of 21. Centre Tim Lafai didnâ€™t take advantage of Josh Morrisâ€™ absence. He scored only 23 from tackles and hit ups. Joel Romelo was quiet with a score of 28.
Boyd Cordner had a field day in round 15, playing the full 80 minutes and finishing on a huge score of 116. He scored 2 tries, broke the line twice, made 36 tackles and scored 21 from hit ups in a great performance. Shaun Kenny-Dowall had his second good game in a row with 83 points. He also scored 2 tries and picked up a line break as well. Daniel Mortimer played the game at five-eighth and scored a season high 69 thanks to 2 try assists, 18 tackles and 2 line break assists. Winger Roger Tuivasa-Sheck scored well with 68 points on the back of a try assist, 6 tackle breaks, 2 offloads, a line break and 32 from hit ups. Anthony Minichello notched his third consecutive good score with 55. He had a try assist, a line break assist and 27 points from hit ups. Sonny Bill Williams played halfback and scored OK with 55.
Winger Daniel Tupou scored a total of 3 points in a very disappointing performance. Mitchell Aubusson played in the centres and was awful for a total of 13 points. Dylan Napa made his debut and saw limited game time (23 minutes) for a score of 23. Cheap option Isaac Liu made 26 tackles in 29 minutes for a score of 30. Jake Friend played 67 minutes (up from his season average of 59.3) but was a little poor with a score of 43.
Scoring well for the Tigers in round 15 were Liam Fulton and David Nofoaluma with scores of 73. Fulton played 80 minutes and made 46 tackles, picked up a try assist and a line break assist for his second good score in a row. His price will have bottomed out this week. Nofoaluma scored a try, broke 6 tackles, made 2 line breaks and scored 21 from hit ups in another good performance. It looks like heâ€™ll be ripe to trade out just before the round 18 bye. Joel Reddy played in the centres and scored a season high 72 on the back of a try, try assist, 24 tackles and a line break. Jack Buchanan played his typical 40 minutes off the bench and made 33 tackles to go with 27 points from hit ups for a score of 56. Adam Blair started at prop and played 70 minutes for a handy score of 53. Curtis Sironen had a good game and finished with 51 points. He had a try assist, made 16 tackles and picked up a line break assist. Suaso Sue started at lock and scored 47 in 54 minutes. He made an impressive 38 tackles. Benji Marshall was serviceable with a score of 47 which included a field goal, a forced drop out, a line break and a line break assist.
Masada Iosefa played only 33 minutes due to injury and scored 16. Chris Lawrence played his first game since round 7 and saw 49 minutes off the bench for a score of 20. Blake Ayshford and Bodene Thompson were quiet with scores of 21. Thompson played 40 minutes in the back row. Sean Meaney played fullback again but was poor with a score of 24. Ben Murdoch-Masila (38 minutes) and Shaun Spence (32 minutes) were ordinary with scores of 34.
Shaun Fensom was an absolute beast in round 15 making a huge 57 tackles in 77 minutes for a score of 82. Thatâ€™s his third big score in a row and his price will be well and truly on the way back up this week. Sandor Earl scored a try with a line break and finished with 58 points. Reece Robinson was solid with a score of 57 which included a try assist, 6 tackle breaks, a line break assist and 20 points from hit ups. Anthony Milford played 31 minutes off the bench and scored 54 on the back of a try and a line break. David Shillington scored 50 (a season high) in 35 minutes off the bench. Dane Tilse (37 minutes) and Jack Wighton both scored OK with 48. Paul Vaughan was busy in 28 minutes making 21 tackles and scoring 22 from hit ups for 42 points.
Jarrad Kennedy played only 21 minutes for a score of 19. Terry Campese scored a season low 21 which included 21 tackles. Cheap option Sami Sauiluma made his Generic Levitra debut on the wing but didnâ€™t impress with 29 points. Jarrod Croker made it two duds in a row with a score of 32. Joel Edwards played a healthy 63 minutes but was poor with just 33 points.
Ken Sio scored impressively in round 15, picking up 2 tries and 2 line breaks for a total score of 74. Thatâ€™s Sioâ€™s best outing since round 1 and his price is set to rise nicely over the next few weeks. Tim Mannah played 55 minutes and made 34 tackles to go with 32 points from hit ups for a great score of 66. Jacob Loko was good with a score of 55 which included an impressive 8 tackle breaks and 25 points from hit ups. He is a terrific young player. Darcy Lussick started at lock and played 65 minutes for a score of 51. He scored 24 from hit ups and made 33 tackles for his second consecutive score over 50. Reni Maitua played 74 minutes and had his highest score since round 6 with 50. Daniel Harrison played his first game for 2013 and saw 65 minutes in the back row for a respectable score of 42 which included 45 tackles.
Fullback Jake Mullaney was terrible with a score of just 2. Peni Terepo played just 25 minutes off the bench for a score of 13. Cheap option Brayden Williame let down his owners with a season low 19 points. Chris Sandow had another shocker with a score of 22. Joseph Paulo played the full game at five-eighth but was poor with 28 points. Centre Ryan Morgan also scored a disappointing 28.
South Sydney Rabbitohs
The Rabbitohs once again proved to be a SuperCoach gold mine in round 15 and Adam Reynolds was easily their best. He scored a massive 117 on the back of a try, 2 try assists, 20 points from goal kicking, 19 tackles, 7 tackle breaks and a line break. Thatâ€™s his third score over 100 in his last 5 games and has moved firmly into the elite halfback conversation. John Sutton was excellent once again with a score of 90. He scored a try, made 17 tackles, broke 7 tackles, broke the line and scored 22 from hit ups. He is the man to own at five-eighth this season. Isaac Luke played 80 minutes and produced his third great score in a row with 76 points. He picked up a try assist, made 28 tackles, broke 5 tackles, had 2 offloads and a line break assist. Sam Burgess was good with a score of 64 (including 31 points from hit ups) in 67 minutes. Justin Hunt played fullback in his first game for 2013 and scored a try with a line break for a score of 61. Dylan Walkerâ€™s good form continued with him scoring 54 thanks largely to a try. Cheap option Nathan Peats played 80 minutes in the back row and scored 48 almost entirely from base stats. Tom Burgess played 46 minutes in his debut game and scored OK with 40 points.
Cheap options Luke Keary (24 minutes) and Josh Starling (29 minutes) didnâ€™t see enough game time to produce with scores of 9 and 27 respectively. Andrew Everinghamâ€™s terrible season continued with him scoring 16. Jeff Lima played only 22 minutes off the bench and scored 29. David Tyrrell started at prop and played 36 minutes but didnâ€™t do much for a score of 30. Roy Asotasi played 35 minutes but could manage only 32 points. Centres Bryson Goodwin and Dylan Farrell did little to excite with scores of 34 and 37 respectively.
Gold Coast Titans
Ashley Harrison had a point to prove after his omission from the QLD side and came through with his highest SuperCoach score since round 6. He played 80 minutes and scored 77 on the back of 34 tackles, 2 offloads, a line break and 26 points from hit ups. Aidan Sezer had his best game since round 8 with 74 points. He picked up a try assist, 10 points from goal kicking and had 2 line break assists. Jamal Idris had another strong game. He finished with a score of 71 thanks to a try assist, 27 tackles, 5 tackle breaks, a line break assist and 20 from hit ups. Matt Srama played 80 minutes for the first time this season and made 37 tackles on his way to a score of 61. Albert Kellyâ€™s amazing 2013 continued with him scoring 60. He had a try assist, made 28 tackles, broke 5 tackles and scored 17 from hit ups. Luke Bailey was solid in 56 minutes with a score of 55. Winger Anthony Don scored a try with a line break for a handy 49 points. Ryan James (32 minutes) and Mark Ioane (33 minutes) were OK bye round fill ins with scores of 42 and 37 respectively.
Brad Takarangi played only 50 minutes and was quiet with a score of just 11. Mark Minichello played 52 minutes but was poor with a score of 26. Dave Taylor saw 69 minutes on the field but disappointed his owners with a score of 41.
Will Chambers found some form in round 15 and finished with a score of 81. His highest score since round 7 included a try assist, 16 tackles, 9 tackle breaks, a line break and a line break assist. Kevin Proctor played the full 80 minutes and produced a season high score of 72. He made 30 tackles, a line break and scored 23 from hit ups. Sisa Waqa had his second big score in a row with 71 points. He notched a try assist, 2 offloads, 2 line breaks and scored a big 33 points from hit ups. Ben Hampton played his first NRL game and jagged 2 tries for a score of 70. Tohu Harris played 80 minutes for the first time since round 2 and came through with a great score of 63 (almost entirely from base stats). Ryan Hinchcliffe made 49 tackles in 80 minutes for a score of 51. Mitchell Garbutt played his second game for 2013 and scored a respectable 41 in 28 minutes off the bench.
Junior Moors only played 29 minutes and was ordinary with a score of 13. Maurice Blairâ€™s try scoring streak ended and he finished on a score of just 32. Brett Finch scored 33 which included 2 line break assists. Gareth Widdop played only 51 minutes due to a hip injury and scored all of 33.
By Tim Sauer