Hello all, I’m back from my island getaway, back to the freezing cold that is Canberra (the less we talk about the Raiders the better).
Thanks to Mig for doing round 13 of Captains Call and hitting a very good four out of five with the Aiden Tolman the only one missing out. It would be fair to say everyone thought that Tolman would have been the safest best seen as how he hasn’t missed a workhorse since round six last season. In missing out he did enter the No Cigar club.
Tohu Harris made his customary workhorse but didn’t have any attacking stats to go with it.
Ryan James had a massive 66 involvements, pity he only had 59 running meters. James wasn’t a fail but you’d expect to get more than 59 running meters out of him.
Suliasi Vunivalu was almost the pick of the lot with his two try haul. He now has 11 for the season and is on track to equal last season’s haul.
The pick of them though was Gareth Widdop. In his first game back from injury he picked up from where he left off crossing for two tries and also picking up a line break.
As round 14 was missed let’s move on to the second of the big bye rounds, round 15. If you have less players than your opponent and don’t think you can win then have a look at the Risk and Reward players as they might just get you that much needed victory.
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Scott Bolton (safe bet)
With Hess and Cooper on Origin duty expect Bolton to play bigger minutes than usual. Having only missed one workhorse this year I can’t see him missing this week.
Paul Gallen (safe bet)
With a host of players away on Origin duty Gallen will likely play bigger minutes than usual which could even help his cause for double workhorse. Playing the Tigers, he will be looking to add a couple of attacking stats as well.
Cody Walker (risk and reward)
Big risk with this one as Walker has been very disappointing recently with donuts in his last three outings. Against a Titans team who can leak some points and with a point to prove himself he may just regain that form he started the year with.
Bevan French (risk and reward)
Since his injury French hasn’t been his usual try scoring self yet to cross the line in his three games back. With the Eels slowly getting players back and the fact they aren’t affected by Origin, French might just hit that form that the Eels so desperately need.
Sosaia Feki (risk and reward)
Leading the try scoring column for the Sharks is Feki. His combination with Leutele is getting better and better every week and its showing. Against a weak Tigers side, I can see Feki and Leutele having a field day.