Early example squad:
Curran May Brandon
Ponga Kiraz Weekes
Schuster Angus Piakura Lawton
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mattnz wrote:One of the hardest selections to start the season will be which of the premium WFBs to run with, under a limited cap. Ponga, Teddy, Turbo, Drinkwater. Any of them could start the season on fire, but can't have more than 1 or 2 at most.
The answer to that question is none of them.
Papenhuyzen at 495k (or Fa'alogo at 263k if he isn't ready in time) + 2 cheapies is the way to go, paying up for WFBs at the start of the season is almost never worth it.
Too much cricket on for that nonsense Stu!
If Ponga comes out scoring like he did the last half of last season to win the Dally M, he had 1 score under 53 in the last 11 rounds he played and an average in the mid 60s, you won't want to be one of the few that miss him.
The problem with cheap backs, is they are cheap for a reason. Talau, HSS, Cotric, Naden etc. If you go to the next level up in the $400-500k range, you might as well spend a bit more and get a genuine gun, that is likely at least as undervalued.
Every year there's an argument to not start with premium WFB and you want Ponga after a career Dally M year haha
multiple.scoregasms wrote:Aside from the usual suspects being thrown around on social media I quite like 2 "bargain" middles Adam Elliott and Matt Lodge. Elliott shouldn't have to share minutes too much with Mann moving on (maybe Crossland ends up in this role?) so hoping he can get back to 49 points 55 minute average he had at Canberra back end of 2022. Lodge is a wildcard but showed capable of 50 average in his limited stint at Manly. Maybe he times the meltdown well and skips a few byes as well with his midseason club change this year
A Roosters fan that doesn’t hate Souths you would be the first I’ve ever met and vice versa it’s very rare………Snatchpato wrote:
The feeling isn't mutual, I care very little about South Sydney.
Lodge is expected to be injured for the first few rounds of the season. Will be worth a look down the line, but cross him out of starting squad.
It's Leniu season anyway.
Ponga is undervalued, because he kept getting injured while playing at 6. His average at fullback is much higher than he is priced and is in career best form.
He has 1 season since being at Knights, where he hasn't hit $800k during the year.