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NRLCEO Round 24 Scoring

Round 2 of the NRLCEO finals are here! Keep up with the scores as they happen throughout Round 24 of the NRL.

 

Thursday August 17, 2017

Eels vs Titans

Eels (30)

Tries: T Moeroa, D Alvaro, W Smith (2), S Radradra
Goals: M Moses (5)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: N Brown, C King, D Alvaro, M Mau
Metre Eaters: S Radradra (2), K Auva’a
Try Assists: M Moses (3), C King
Line Breaks: T Moeroa, K Auva’a (2), D Alvaro, W Smith (2)
Line Break Assists: M Moses (5), C King
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

Titans (8)

Tries: B Nakubuwai, W Zillman
Goals: Nil
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: M Boyle, R James, N Peats, J Greenwood
Metre Eaters: Nil
Try Assists: N Peats, T Roberts
Line Breaks: B Nakubuwai, W Zillman
Line Break Assists: N Peats, T Roberts
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

 

Friday August 18, 2017

Rabbitohs vs Warriors

Rabbitohs

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

Warriors

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

 

Broncos vs Dragons

Broncos

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

Dragons

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

 

Saturday August 19, 2017

Knights vs Storm

Knights

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

Storm

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

 

Roosters vs Tigers

Roosters

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

Tigers

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

 

Cowboys vs Sharks

Cowboys

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

Sharks

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

 

Sunday August 20, 2017

Raiders vs Panthers

Raiders

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

Panthers

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

 

Bulldogs vs Sea Eagles

Bulldogs

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

Sea Eagles

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

Round 23 Injury Wrap-up

Our resident rugby league injury expert, the NRL Physio is back with a wrap-up of the injuries and recoveries after Round 23.

 

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Tohu Harris

Tohu will face a fitness test on his injured shoulder this week. He’s listed as #18 this week so keep an eye on the late mail on Saturday.

 

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Ben Hunt

After an incident during wrestling drill at training this week, scans cleared Ben Hunt of fracture to arm. He should be fit to play this week

 

Joey Leilua

Leilua’s knee injury is believed to be minor and he has been cleared to play this week for the Raiders.

 

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Jarryd Hayne

Hayne has been confirmed to miss this week’s game against his former club with minor lateral ankle sprain. It shouldn’t cause him to miss multiple weeks. Expect him to be back next week.

 

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Michael Gordon

After narrowly avoiding surgery on his pec injury, Michael Gordon will return this wk. It will be a six week return to play whereas surgery would’ve been 10 plus weeks.

 

Nathan Ross

As expected Nathan Ross is aiming to return before end of the season for the Knights. Great news in recovery from transverse process fracture.

 

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Peter Wallace

Wallace has had a plate inserted in his broken hand and is hopeful of only missing one week. It’s more likely a two week absence, but surgery does shorten recovery.

 

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Josh Reynolds

Reynolds is sidelined this week with a minor calf strain – likely grade 1. It is usually a one to three week recovery, which means he should play for Bulldogs again this season.

 

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Josh McCrone

McCrone has been dealing with bilateral (both sides) groin issues for the past six weeks. Hopefully it’s not the dreaded osteitis pubis.

 

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Gavin Cooper and Antonio Winterstein

Cooper and Winterstein are not expected back for at least another two weeks for the Cowboys.

 

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Kaysa Pritchard

In other surprising news, Kaysa Pritchard is back training for the Eels despite his initial prognosis of PCL/LCL surgery/season over. Pritchard has avoided surgery thus far which would assume damage to his LCL not as bad as first feared. It’s a relief as PCL/LCL surgery is a long recovery.

 

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Moses Suli

Suli will be unavailable this week for the Tigers as he is managing stress fractures in his ankle. This explains his prolonged absence from the top grade.

 

Others:

  • Beau Scott has returned to training. He will see surgeon at the end of this month and the earliest he could return likely mid September.
  • Sam Kasiano will miss this week with sternum injury. It is usually a pain management issue in guiding return to play.
  • Tim Glasby will not make the trip to Newcastle due to a minor shoulder complaint.
  • Brad Parker suffered a lateral meniscus tear and not ACL as reported. It is usually four to six weeks recovery. Injury video didn’t suggest ACL and this is great news for Parker.

 

 

As always if you have any questions, throw a comment down below or hit me up on Twitter @nrlphysio or Facebook.

The opinions given by the author of this article are given by a qualified physiotherapist, HOWEVER they are based on the information available to the author at the time of publication; are general; and are not based on any formal physical assessment and/or diagnosis by the author. If you believe you may be suffering from an injury similar to one commented on by the author, do not rely on the author’s advice as it may not apply to you – see a qualified physiotherapist for a full assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan.

Workhorse Watch Rd 23

Well, there’s no shame in being beaten by the best…

NRLCEOs were in crisis mode as coaches began screwing around with their line ups just as NRLCEO Finals were getting underway. Angus Crichton who has scored 15 workhorse tries this season was benched by Michael Maguire causing him to miss a workhorse for the first time in 5 weeks. Crichton came on after 23 minutes and played the remainder of the game but it was not enough to register any points. Cam Murray, fresh from his debut workhorse try last week was the big winner, starting in Crichton’s place, playing 69 minutes and scoring his second workhorse try with 46 involvements.

Right across the board it was a terrible weekend for many of the league’s top workhorses. Also in the Rabbitohs vs Bulldogs game, Sam Burgess succumbed to rib injury and left the field after 56 minutes with 32 involvements. Burgess has 18 workhorse tries for the season and the possibility that he’ll be out for the season is a blow. In the same game, Josh Jackson, who has 13 workhorse tries for the season also failed  to get a workhorse despite playing the full 80 minutes.

Of the top 40 workhorse try scorers this season, 10 of them missed workhorse tries this week and that doesn’t include those who were out this week through injury, suspension or form. Andrew Fifita (43 involvements) and Josh McGuire (42) were the only players to score workhorse tries in the Brisbane vs Cronulla game with fancied workhorses such as Matt Gillett (37) and Paul Gallen (32) missing out. Manu Ma’u (39), Jack De Belin (38), Jarrod Wallace(30), Ethan Lowe (26) and the benched Issac Luke (18) all sit in the top 40 and all missed out as well.

News that Jai Arrow has signed with the Titans will create a headache for NRLCEOs in keeper leagues. After a disappointing 2017 season where he’s had no opportunity 2018 could finally be his breakout year. While it depends on how many keepers you allow in your league, most will think Arrow is too much of a risk to hold down a keeper spot but make no mistake, the Burleigh junior will be worth an early punt in next season’s drafts. Arrow has played just 8 games this season and averaged 28.4 minutes per game but you need only look at Jarrod Wallace’s output since moving back to the Gold Coast to get a gauge of what’s in store for Arrow.

 

Workhorse of the Week:

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Daniel Alvaro. Coming out of left field is Daniel Alvaro who posted a career high 65 involvements including 51 tackles against the Knights. The Eels certainly were put to work on Friday night with three players from the blue and gold making the Workhorse Pack of the Week.

 

WORKHORSE PACK OF THE WEEK

  1. Daniel Alvaro: 51 tackles + 14 hitups = 65
  2. Cameron King: 57 tackles + 4 hitups = 61
  3. Reagan Campbell-Gillard: 39 tackles + 19 hitups = 58
  4. Elijah Taylor: 51 tackles + 4 hitups = 55
  5. Jake Trbojevic: 43 tackles + 12 hitups = 55
  6. Nathan Brown: 52 tackles + 11 hitups = 63

14. Aiden Tolman: 41 tackles + 14 hitups = 55
15. Simon Mannering: 40 tackles + 14 hitup = 54

 

CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR

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Manu Ma’u: 29 tackles + 10 hitups = 39

Michael Chee-Kam: 24 tackles + 15 hitups = 39

 

STATS PER MINUTE

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Hard to imagine but 23 rounds into the season and we’re still seeing players scoring their inaugural workhorses. Melbourne’s Nelson Asofa-Solomona scored his first workhorse try ever with 40 involvements against the Roosters. Asofa-Solomona started the game and played 48 minutes (0.83 SPM), well up on the 32 minutes per game he’s been averaging off the bench. The front rower has played all but one game this season but this is his first workhorse after coming close on two previous occasions when he ended up in the No Cigar Club in Rounds 4 and 18.

Shout out to Tim Mannah who played his 200th game on Friday night and while the Eels were flogged, Mannah had 41 involvements in just 37 minutes (1.11 SPM). Mannah regularly gets through a lot of work in his opening stint raising everyone’s hopes on a weekly basis but can sometimes be lucky to see 10 minutes in the second half. I say, raising everyone’s hopes, not me. I gave up on him a while back as I refuse to pick him and although he still sits in my squad it’s only because of the dearth of front rowers in my competition.

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I didn’t see the game but I’m intrigued to go back and watch now that I see that NRL.com had Coen Hess down for 12 missed tackles. TWELVE! Champion Data had him down for six missed tackles and just enough involvements to sneak in for a workhorse try with exactly 40 involvements (0.50 SPM). Then again, with Champion Data having the Cowboys down for 47 missed tackles and NRL.com marking them down for 56, maybe I should give it a miss.

Last week I noted the impressive season of Cameron McInnes and I would’ve kept my mouth shut had I realised I was up against him on the weekend. The Dragons’ hooker had his best game of the year notching up 18 points with a workhorse try (0.60 SPM) along with 2 tries, 2 line breaks and a line break assist. That’s now 20 workhorse tries for the season with the only blemish on his record, a 38 involvement performance back in Round 9 (and he scored an actual try in that game to make up for it).

 

JUST QUICKLY:

I’m not a Tigers fan but I’m glad to see Benji Marshall returning to where it all began. Some will argue it’s a bad move for the Tigers but if nothing else it will mean the club will always remember their greatest player fondly once he’s long retired and maybe give these kind of highlights from back in the day more of a run.

Position Updates

The flexibility of TheBench platform and the removal of position restrictions means that we are able to change player positions mid-season.

The rules that we have set aside are that if a player starts three games in a row in a position they are not named as eligible for on NRLCEO then we will change them AFTER their third game.  This allows us to be responsive fairly quickly to changes, but also removes the need to change players if they are only filling in for a position temporarily due to injuries in their squad. Please note that players starting from the bench do not qualify for position updates as it’s hard to determine their position for sure.

We will also update their positions if they play five games non-concurrently throughout the season in another position. This is to reward those flexible utility players that fill in other positions throughout the year.

With all that in your melon, we now list all of the players who have had positional changes throughout the year so far:

 

Round 23 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Josh Dugan Fullback Centre
Kirisome Auva’a Centre Winger
Kurt Capewell Back Row Center
Mitch Aubusson Back Row Centre

 

The following players still require more time in their new positions:

  • Benji Marshall has started two games in a row at five-eighth (Round 16 and 17).
  • Blake Leary has started two games at hooker (Round 7 and 8).
  • Clay Priest has started two games in the back row (Round 4 and 5).
  • Coen Hess has started one game in the front row (Round 5).
  • Dale Copley has started two games on the wing (Round 12 and 13).
  • Daniel Alvaro has started one game in the back row (Round 12).
  • Elliott Whitehead has started two games at centre (Round 1 and 2).
  • John Asiata has started one game at half back (Round 7).
  • Kurt Capewell has started two games on the wing (Round 7 and 8).
  • Kyle Turner has started four games in the front row (Round 6, 7, 9 and 10).
  • Malakai Watene-Zelezniak has started two games in the centres (Round 11 and 12).
  • Matt Frawley has played one game at hooker (Round 18).
  • Matt Wright has started two games at fullback (Round 12 and 13).
  • Mitch Cornish has started one game at five-eighth (Round 18).
  • Nathan Davis has started one game on the wing (Round 14).
  • Paul Carter has started one game in hooker (Round 7).
  • Shaun Fensom has started three games in the front row (Round 20, 22 and 23).
  • Sione Mata’utia has started one game at halfback (Round 8).
  • Slade Griffin has started two games at hooker (Round 16 and 18).
  • Trent Hodkinson has started two games at five-eighth (Round 17 and 18).
  • Waqa Blake has started two games on the wing (Round 7 and 8).

 

Round 22 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Connor Watson Five-eighth Fullback
Matt Eisenhuth Front Row Back Row
Moses Mbye Halfback Hooker

 

 

Round 21 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Jamie Buhrer Back Row Hooker

 

 

Round 20 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Danny Fualalo Back Row Front Row
Fa’amanu Brown Five-eighth Hooker

 

Round 19 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Max King Front Row Back Row
Nathan Ross Wing Fullback

 

Round 18 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Bevan French Fullback Winger
Corey Norman Halfback Five-eighth
Young Tonumaipea Centre Winger

 

Round 17 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Esan Marsters Back Row Centre
Kevin Naiqama Centre Fullback
Ryan Matterson Five-eighth Back Row
Will Zillman Centre, Fullback Winger

 

Round 16 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Dylan Edwards Centre Fullback
Matt Moylan Fullback Five-eighth

 

Round 15 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Kurt Mann Five-eighth, Winger Centre

 

Round 14 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
John Asiata Back Row, Five-eighth Front Row
Morgan Boyle Front Row Back Row

 

Round 13 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Dane Gagai Centre Fullback
Mitch Moses Five-eighth Halfback

 

Round 12 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Aaron Gray Centre Winger
Cody Walker Five-eighth Fullback
John Sutton Back Row Five-eighth
Matt Frawley Halfback Five-eighth

 

Round 11 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad Five-eighth Winger
Jaelen Feeney Fullback Half back
Jarryd Hayne Fullback Centre
Kurt Mann Winger Five-eighth

 

Round 10 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Dan Sarginson Centre Winger
Josh Asiata Back row Five-eighth
Kevin Naiqama Centre Winger
Michael Morgan Five-eighth Halfback

 

Round 9 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Blake Ferguson Centre, Fullback Winger
Joseph Manu Winger Centre
Kerrod Holland Centre Winger
Kodi Nikorima Fullback, Hooker Half back

 

Round 8 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Brad Takaraingi Centre Five-eighth
Clint Gutherson Five-eighth Fullback
Joe Tapine Front Row Back Row

 

Round 7 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Blake Ayshford Centre Winger
Braiden Burns Centre Winger
Brendan Elliot Winger Fullback
Jack Littlejohn Five-eighth Halfback
Joe Wardle Centre Back Rower
Nathan Brown Front Rower Back Rower

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Round 6 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Tyrone Roberts Five-eighth Fullback

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Round 5 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Ryan Simpkins Back Rower Hooker

 

Round 4 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Alex Johnston
Winger Fullback
Jack Bird
Centre Fullback

 

Round 3 Changes

Player Current Position(s) New Position
Brenko Lee Winger Centre
Bryson Goodwin Centre Winger
Dean Whare Centre Winger
Felise Kaufusi Front Row Back Row
Josh McGuire Front Row Back Row
Latrell Mitchell Fullback, Winger Centre
Michael Chee Kam Back Row Centre
Moses Suli Centre Winger

 

NRLCEO Round 23 Scoring

NRLCEO finals are here! Keep up with the scores as they happen throughout Round 23 of the NRL.

 

Thursday August 10, 2017

Rabbitohs vs Bulldogs

Rabbitohs (28)

Tries: B Goodwin, A Johnson (2), A Gray
Goals: A Reynolds (6)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: C Murray
Metre Eaters: T Burgess, A Crichton, A Gray
Try Assists: A Johnson, D Cook, C Walker, A Reynolds
Line Breaks: A Johnson (2), A Crichton, D Cook, A Gray
Line Break Assists: C Walker (2), A Reynolds (2)
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

Bulldogs (14)

Tries: C Stanley, J Graham
Goals: C Stanley (3)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: A Tolman, J Graham
Metre Eaters: W Hopoate, D Klemmer, B Lee
Try Assists: Nil
Line Breaks: J Graham, M Montoya
Line Break Assists: M Mbye, B Lee
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

 

Friday August 11, 2017

Eels vs Knights

Eels

Tries: M Jennings, W Smith
Goals: M Moses (1/2)
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: D Alvaro, N Brown, C King
Metre Eaters: M Jennings
Try Assists: M Moses, B Takarangi
Line Breaks: M Jennings, K Auva’a
Line Break Assists: M Moses
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: W Smith
Send Offs: TBA

Knights

Tries: K Sio (2), M Barnett, L Fitzgibbon, B Lamb
Goals: T Hodkinson (4/5)
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: P Matautia, D Gagai
Try Assists: D Gagai (3), B Lamb
Line Breaks: K Sio (2), B Lamb (2), L Fitzgibbon
Line Break Assists: D Gagai (2), B Lamb
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

 

Broncos 32 vs Sharks 10

Broncos (32)

Tries: M.Gillett, D.Boyd, T.Moga 2, C.Oates
Goals: A.Milford (6/9)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: J.McGuire
Metre Eaters: J.Roberts, T.Moga, J.McGuire
Try Assists:K.Nikorima 2, D.Boyd, B.Hunt, A.Milford
Line Breaks: M.Gillett, J.Roberts, D.Boyd, T.Moga 2, C.Oates, K.Sims
Line Break Assists: K.Nikorima 2, J.Kahu, D.Boyd, B.Hunt, A.Milford 2
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: J.Kahu
Send Offs: Nil

Sharks (10)

Tries: L.Lewis, G.Beale
Goals: J.Maloney (1/2)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: A.Fifita
Metre Eaters: V.Holmes 2, R.Leutele, G.Beale
Try Assists: J.Maloney
Line Breaks: L.Lewis
Line Break Assists: J.Maloney
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

 

Saturday August 12, 2017

Dragons vs Titans

Dragons

Tries: J. Nightingale (2), C. McInnes (2), K. Mann (2), J. Thompson
Goals: G. Widdop (7/8)
Field Goals:
Workhorses: C. McInnes, P. Vaughan
Metre Eaters: J. Dugan, T. Lafai, N. McDonald
Try Assists: G. Widdop (2), J. Dugan, M. Dufty, T. Lafai, J. Thompson
Line Breaks: K. Mann (3), C. McInnes (2), J. Nightingale (2), J. Thompson, J. Dugan,
Line Break Assists: G. Widdop (2), J. Dugan, M. Dufty, T. Lafai, C. McInnes, J. Thompson
40/20s:
Sin Bins:
Send Offs:

Titans

Tries: D. Copley, A. Don, P. Vaivai
Goals: T. Roberts (2/3)
Field Goals:
Workhorses: N. Peats, K. Proctor, R. James, J. Greenwood, M. King
Metre Eaters: D. Copley
Try Assists: A. Don, A. Taylor, N. Peats
Line Breaks: A. Don (2), D. Copley, P. Vaivai
Line Break Assists: D. Copley, A. Don, J. Hayne, N. Peats
40/20s:
Sin Bins:
Send Offs:

 

Storm vsRoosters

Storm

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

Roosters

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

 

Panthers vs Cowboys

Panthers

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

Cowboys

Tries: TBA
Goals: TBA
Field Goals: TBA
Workhorses: TBA
Metre Eaters: TBA
Try Assists: TBA
Line Breaks: TBA
Line Break Assists: TBA
40/20s: TBA
Sin Bins: TBA
Send Offs: TBA

 

Sunday August 13, 2017

Warriors vs Raiders

Warriors (16)

Tries: D.Fusitua, RTS, I.Papali’l
Goals: M.Lino (2)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: S.Mannering, J.Lillyman, B.Matulino
Metre Eaters: K.Maumalo, RTS
Try Assists: R.Hoffman, S.Mannering, M.Lino
Line Breaks: A.Hingano (2), I.Papali’l, M.Lino, D.Fusitua, RTS
Line Break Assists: R.Hoffman, S.Mannering, D.Fusitua, I.Luke, N.Roache, M.Lino,
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

Raiders (36)

Tries: N.Cotric (2), J.Rapana, J.Leilua, B.Austin, J.Croker
Goals: J.Croker (6)                                                                                                                                                                                    Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: E.Whitehead, J.Hodgson
Metre Eaters: N.Cotric, J.Rapana                                                                                                                                                        Try Assists: E.Whitehead, B.Austin, J.Croker, N.Cotric
Line Breaks: J.Rapana, N.Cotric (2), J.Leilua, B.Austin, J.Croker (2),
Line Break Assists: B.Austin (2), E.Whitehead, J.Wighton,
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

 

Tigers vs Sea Eagles

Tigers (30)

Tries: E.Taylor, K.Naiqama, T.Lolohea, S.Sue
Goals: T.Lolohea (5)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: E.Taylor, A.Woods, M.Eisenhith
Metre Eaters: D.Nofoluma, J.Tedesco
Try Assists: L.Brooks, M.Chee-Kam, E.Taylor
Line Breaks: D.Nofoluma, L.Brooks, K.Naiqama, J.Tedesco, T.Lolohea, S.Sue
Line Break Assists: E.Marsters, J.Tedesco, M.Chee-Kam, E.Taylor
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

Sea Eagles (26)

Tries: D.Cherry-Evans (2), A.Uate (2), L.Perret
Goals: M.Wright (3)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: A.Koroisau, J.Trbojevic, S.Lane
Metre Eaters: Nil
Try Assists: A.Koroisau (2), T.Trbojevic, D.Cherry-Evans, D.Walker
Line Breaks: A.Koroisau, A.Uate (2), L.Perret
Line Break Assists: D.Cherry-Evans, D.Walker, A.Koroisau
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

Workhorse Watch Rd 22

Few players have had breakout seasons, either this year or in previous years, that match the likes of Felise Kaufusi. The Storm forward scored his 17th workhorse try of the season, well up from the sole workhorse he scored last year. So good is Kaufusi’s season, when you take out metre eaters (and not all league play metre eaters), he is in fact the highest scoring player in the comp. Not bad for a player who was on average, the 160th pick in each league.

The same can’t be said for teammate Jesse Bromwich who sits on just six workhorse tries in 2017, well down on the double figure numbers he’s been posting for the last four seasons. Bromwich missed out again on the weekend with 28 involvements in 38 minutes of action. The Kiwi was the fifth most popular prop behind Graham, Tolman, Fifita and James at the beginning of the year but is the only one of the five not to be in double figures for workhorse tries with the other four all on 15 or more for the season.

Speaking of Ryan James, the prop lead the way with 60 involvements on the weekend for the Titans pack as they got pasted by the Broncos. All but one player in their starting forwards posted a workhorse try with James having a massive first half, registering 40 involvements in the opening 40 minutes. MASSIVE! But in a game where too many points is never enough, That, his 102 run metres meant NRLCEOs were already taking a double workhorse for granted at the break. Unfortunately the onslaught by the Broncos resulted in a second half that resulted in just three carries for 13 metres to fall short of his third double workhorse try of the season.

Anyone who picked up Cameron McInnes this season would be feeling pretty happy with themselves. The Dragons rake was picked 74th on average but out ranks all seven hookers who on average were picked before him. McInnes cracked the NRLCEO century against the Rabbitohs on Friday night and now has 19 workhorse tries for the season. That places him ahead of more fancied dummy halves Smith (97 – not including goals), McCullough (94), Hodgson (87), Friend (77), Farah (67), Lichaa (57) and Peats (49).

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Workhorse of the Week:

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Damien Cook. 18 NRLCEO points and a win for the Bunnies. Seems to me Robbie Farah’s days are numbered. Cook was the only player this week to score a double workhorse try and the former Bulldog threw a bunch of other stats including a 24th minute try to be this week’s Workhorse of the Week.

 

WORKHORSE PACK OF THE WEEK

  1. Ryan James: 45 tackles + 15 hitups = 60
  2. Damien Cook: 43 tackles + 14 hitups = 57
  3. Dylan Napa: 45 tackles + 12 hitups = 57
  4. Ethan Lowe: 45 tackles + 14 hitups = 59
  5. Jack De Belin: 43 tackles + 14 hitups = 58
  6. David Klemmer: 41 tackles + 18 hitups = 59

14. Nathan Peats: 55 tackles + 4 hitups = 59
15. Matt McIlwrick: 52 tackles + 3 hitup = 55

 

CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR

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Andrew Fifita: 26 tackles + 13 hitups = 39

Corey Harawira-Naera: 25 tackles + 14 hitups = 39

 

STATS PER MINUTE


Regular reader Adrian pointed out an interesting stat on Friday night concerning Leeson Ah Mau. The Dragons forward registered exactly 40 involvements for the third straight week. Since 2015, five players have registered 40 involvement games back to back but no player had done it three consecutive weeks. Bunty Afoa and Joe Greenwood have gone back to back this season while Cameron Smith (Rounds 2 & 3) and Manu Ma’u (Rounds 14 & 15) did it last year and Mike Cooper (Rounds 3 & 4) in 2015.

Like Ah Mau, Joe Greenwood is on a run of 40 involvement games having gone back to back in the last two weeks (0.50 SPM). He’s scored workhorse tries in each of his last four games to take his tally to eight for the season. That represents great value for NRLCEOs when you consider where he was picked up on average at the beginning of the season. Greenwood was picked 180th on average, making him a steal having produced 60 points this season.

Alex Twal scored his third workhorse try as the Panther downed the Tigers. The Parramatta City junior had a sensational stats per minute score of 1.05 with 44 involvements in 42 minutes. Fellow Tiger, Matt McIlwrick also scored his third workhorse of the season with career high 55 involvements in 80 minutes (0.69 SPM) as coach Ivan Cleary chose not to play Jack Littlejohn who only saw three minutes last week.

Congratulations to Cameron Murray who scored his first ever workhorse try with 47 involvements in 50 minutes (0.94 SPM). Prior to Friday’s game against the Dragons, Murray had been averaging 27.5 minutes per game with the most he’d played being 37 minutes against the Cowboys in Round 19.

NRLCEO Round 22 Scoring

Keeping you up to date with the NRLCEO scores as they happen throughout Round 22 of the NRL.

 

Thursday August 3, 2017

Bulldogs vs Eels

Bulldogs (4)

Tries: M. Montoya
Goals: C. Stanley (0/1)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: D. Klemmer, J. Graham, A. Tolman, J. Jackson
Metre Eaters: B. Lee, D. Klemmer
Try Assists: B. Lee
Line Breaks: B. Morris, B. Lee
Line Break Assists: W. Hopoate, J. Reynolds
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

Eels (20)

Tries: D. Alvaro, B. French, S. Radradra
Goals: M. Moses (4/4)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: N. Brown, K. Edwards, C. King, D. Alvaro
Metre Eaters: Nil
Try Assists: M. Moses, B. Takairangi
Line Breaks: D. Alvaro, S. Radradra, M. Moses
Line Break Assists: C. King, B. Takairangi
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

 

Friday August 4, 2017

Dragons vs Rabbitohs

Dragons (24)

Tries: J. Nightingale, J. Thompson, K. Mann, N. Macdonald
Goals: G. Widdop (4/5)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: J. De Belin, C. McInnes
Metre Eaters: J. Nightingale, K. Mann
Try Assists: G. Widdop, J. McCrone, N. Macdonald, K. Mann
Line Breaks: J. Nightingale, M. Dufty, N. Macdonald
Line Break Assists: G. Widdop, T. Frizell, K. Mann
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

Rabbitohs (26)

Tries: A Johnston, D Cook
Goals: A Reynolds (3/3)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: D. Cook, A. Crichton, S. Burgess
Metre Eaters: T. Fuimaono, S. Burgess, D. Cook
Try Assists: C. Walker (2)
Line Breaks: A. Johnston, D. Cook, B. Goodwin, C. Walker
Line Break Assists: C. Walker (2), T. Fuimaono, S. Burgess
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: S Burgess
Send Offs: Nil

 

Cowboys vs Storm

Cowboys (8)

Tries: J. Granville
Goals: E. Lowe (2/2)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: E. Lowe
Metre Eaters: K. Linnett, J. Taumalolo, M. Morgan
Try Assists: Nil
Line Breaks: J. Granville
Line Break Assists: Nil
40/20s: M. Morgan
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

Storm (26)

Tries: S. Vunivalu (2), J. Add0-Carr (2), W. Chambers
Goals: C. Smith (3/4), W. Chambers (0/1)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: C. Smith, F. Kaufusi, D. Finucane, T. Glasby
Metre Eaters: W. Chambers, C. Scott
Try Assists: B. Slater (4)
Line Breaks: J. Addo-Carr (2), W. Chambers, B. Slater, K. Bromwich
Line Break Assists: B. Slater (2), C. Cronk (2)
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

 

Saturday August 5, 2017

Knights vs Warriors

Knights (26)

Tries: M.Barnett (2), B.Lamb, L.Fitzgibbon
Goals: T.Hodkinson (5)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: L.Fitzgibbon, M.Barnett, J.Buhrer
Metre Eaters: K.Sio
Try Assists: B.Lamb, J.King
Line Breaks: N.Ross, D.Gagai, S.Matatutia, M.Barnett (2), L.Fitzgibbon
Line Break Assists: B.Lamb (4), S.Stone
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

Warriors (10)

Tries: D.Fusitua, N.Roache
Goals: I.Luke
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: J.Lillyman, S.Mannering, B.Matulino
Metre Eaters: B.Matulino, RTS
Try Assists: B.Ayshford (2)
Line Breaks: D.Fusitua, N.Roache (2)
Line Break Assists: B.Ayshford (3)
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

 

Titans vs Broncos

Titans (0)

Tries: Nil
Goals: Nil
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: R.James, N.Peats, J.Wallace
Metre Eaters: J.Wallace
Try Assists: Nil
Line Breaks: J.Hayne, L.Pulu
Line Break Assists: N.Peats, J.Greenwood
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

Broncos (54)

Tries: K.Nikorima (2), C.Oates (2), B.Hunt (3), J.Roberts, A.Milford, J.McGuire
Goals: J.Kahu (6)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: M.Gillett, J.McGuire, A.Glenn
Metre Eaters: C.Oates, J.Roberts, K.Nikorima
Try Assists: T.Moga, T. Pangai-Junior, B.Hunt (2), K.Nikorima, K.Sims
Line Breaks: C.Oates, K.Nikorima (2), B.Hunt (2), T.Pangai-Junior, J.McGuire
Line Break Assists: T.Moga, B.Hunt, K.Sims
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

 

Sharks vs Raiders

Sharks (12)

Tries: S,Feki, G.Beale
Goals: V.Holmes (2)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: P.Gallen, A.Fifita
MetreEaters:P.Gallen ,J.Bird,R.Leutele
Try Assists: F.Brown, J.Bird
Line Breaks: S.Feki, J.Bird
Line Break Assists: F.Brown, V.Holmes
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

Raiders (30)

Tries: J.Papalli, J.Rapana (2), J.Hodgson
Goals: J.Croker (7)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: E.Whitehead
Metre Eaters: J.Paulo, E.Whitehead
Try Assists: J.Hodgson, B.Austin, J.Leilua, E.Whitehead
Line Breaks: J.Papalli, J.Rapana, J.Hodgson, B.Austin
Line Break Assists: J.Hodgson (2), J.Leilua, E.Whitehead
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: J.Papalli
Send Offs: Nil

 

Sunday August 6, 2017

Sea Eagles vs Roosters

Sea Eagles (36)

Tries: M Wright, T Trbojevic (2), L Brown, B Parker, D Cherry-Evans
Goals: M Wright (4/5), D Cherry-Evans (2/2)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: A Koroisau, S Lane, J Trbojevic
Metre Eaters: T Trbojevic (2), D Cherry-Evans, M Taupau, J Trbojevic, D Walker
Try Assists: B Parker, F Winterstein, B Green, T Trbojevic, A Uate
Line Breaks: M Wright, F Winterstein, D Cherry-Evans, T Trbojevic, L Brown, B Parker, A Uate
Line Break Assists: B Parker, T Trbojevic (2), S Lane, B Green, D Walker
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

Roosters (18)

Tries: D Tupou, L Mitchell, L Keary
Goals: L Mitchell (3/3)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: V Radley, R Matterson, D Napa, J Waerea-Hargreaves
Metre Eaters: D Tupou, L Keary
Try Assists: V Radley
Line Breaks: D Tupou (4), I Liu, L Mitchell
Line Break Assists: V Radley, L Mitchell (2), D Tupou, L Keary (2)
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

 

Panthers vs Tigers

Panthers (28)

Tries: T Peachey, D Watene-Zelezniak (2), D Edwards, T May
Goals: N Cleary (4/5)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: P Wallace, I Yeo
Metre Eaters: T Peachey (2), D Edwards, J Mansour, D Watene-Zelezniak
Try Assists: W Blake (2), T May
Line Breaks: N Cleary, D Watene-Zelezniak, D Edwards, C Harawira-Naera
Line Break Assists: T May (2), W Blake, N Cleary
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil

Tigers (14)

Tries: D Nofoaluma (2), L Brooks
Goals: T Lolohea (1/3)
Field Goals: Nil
Workhorses: M Eisenhuth, A Twal, M McIllwrick, A Woods, E Taylor
Metre Eaters: J Tedesco
Try Assists: T Lolohea, E Marsters
Line Breaks: D Nofoaluma (2), L Brooks
Line Break Assists: T Lolohea, E Marsters, J Tedesco
40/20s: Nil
Sin Bins: Nil
Send Offs: Nil