mt.wellington

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Pick Your Team 2022 Rnd 19 - Raiders vs Warriors

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Promotions?
Demotions?
Any new injury concerns?
Any returning players?
Any tweaks to the bench?

Discuss...
 
1. Harris-T
2. Watene-Z
3. Arthars
4. Vailea
5. Montoya
6. Johnson (gk)
7. Volkman
8. Fonua-B
9. Egan (c)
10. Tevaga
11. Aitken
12. Katoa
13. Curran
14. Lussick
15. Afoa
16. Harris
17. Murchie

- Walsh and Pompey do not have a future on this team, no point in playing either of them considering their form.
- I considered Asi in the halves, or even at centre instead of Vailea, but it would probably be an overreaction based on his Q-Cup performances.
- Put Volkman at 7 because I would like to see what he can do with Jesse and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak outside of him.
- Moved Tevaga to prop so I could chuck Curran at 13, Katoa to 12 and Harris to the bench. Harris has not impressed me and he could go with less PT to preserve his health, Curran is clearly a better lock that a second row, and I want to see more of Kaota.
- I quite like Lussick, but wouldn't mind Tevaga at 14 and Pene at 10 for some more size in the starting front row.
- Wouldn't hate seeing Aitken come of the bench for impact either especially seeing as he is leaving, but our next best option is Murchie who is more than likely leaving after this year as well.
 
1. Harris-T
2. Watene-Z
3. Arthars
4. Vailea
5. Montoya
6. Johnson (gk)
7. Volkman
8. Fonua-B
9. Egan (c)
10. Tevaga
11. Aitken
12. Katoa
13. Curran
14. Lussick
15. Afoa
16. Harris
17. Murchie

- Walsh and Pompey do not have a future on this team, no point in playing either of them considering their form.
- I considered Asi in the halves, or even at centre instead of Vailea, but it would probably be an overreaction based on his Q-Cup performances.
- Put Volkman at 7 because I would like to see what he can do with Jesse and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak outside of him.
- Moved Tevaga to prop so I could chuck Curran at 13, Katoa to 12 and Harris to the bench. Harris has not impressed me and he could go with less PT to preserve his health, Curran is clearly a better lock that a second row, and I want to see more of Kaota.
- I quite like Lussick, but wouldn't mind Tevaga at 14 and Pene at 10 for some more size in the starting front row.
- Wouldn't hate seeing Aitken come of the bench for impact either especially seeing as he is leaving, but our next best option is Murchie who is more than likely leaving after this year as well.
Unsure about Pompey, I like his threat in the red zone and return carries, him and Kosi are our only backs with a bit of beast sizewise. That Kosi try on Friday warmed my heart. Adam has a good offload, flick pass, can set up his wing. Vailea probably surpasses him next year, be good to know which players Webby sees potential in when we're picking teams for what's left of this trainwreck season.
 
I have to say my friend, I love your work usually.

I stopped reading after Asi at full back.
The knights forum seem pretty keen on Asi and Milford officially leaving them, I think we need to get a hurry on if we’re going to extend him. With it not happening I’ve been wondering if there’s somebody else they’ve got lined up or they want to see more out of him?
 
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I have to say my friend, I love your work usually.

I stopped reading after Asi at full back.
Haha well he’s played more fullback than Chanel Harris-Tavita who’s not even gonna be here next year 🤷‍♂️
Most Modern 5/8s can cover fullback and vice versa.
I’m not too sure what his situation is but if the clubs looking at extending him- or even if they’re only thinking about it may as well give him a run- coming off a man of the match performance last week….
Walsh and Chanel Harris-Tavita are gone and this years a write off- seems pointless playing them.
 
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Just had a look, and we've got a pretty rough draw coming up with the Panthers, Cowboys and storm to come, but also have the Doggies, Raiders and Titans. 1 more win would surely see us miss the dreaded wooden spoon...so maybe we throw caution to the wind and mix it up a little?
Farked if I know! But yeah not much sense in playing both Walsh and Chanel Harris-Tavita, but doubt Stacey would be brave enough to chuck both out
 
Haha well he’s played more fullback than Chanel Harris-Tavita who’s not even gonna be here next year 🤷‍♂️
Most Modern 5/8s can cover fullback and vice versa

I wonder what his support play from FB would be like. Chanel Harris-Tavita really impressed me in that area against the Tigers while Walsh has been a bit disappointing.

Went down a rabbit hole reading about stats of the Payten era vs Kearney and it led me to this highlight https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/09/07/chanel-harris-tavitas-double-against-the-eels-in-all-its-glory/ which really highlighted Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's support play around the ruck on the second try.
 
I wonder what his support play from FB would be like. Chanel Harris-Tavita really impressed me in that area against the Tigers while Walsh has been a bit disappointing.

Went down a rabbit hole reading about stats of the Payten era vs Kearney and it led me to this highlight https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/09/07/chanel-harris-tavitas-double-against-the-eels-in-all-its-glory/ which really highlighted Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's support play around the ruck on the second try.
What a player.
I mean hes played for the all blacks- now hes realized his dream can we have him back please 🙏
 
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