Expect to see a mountain of points being scored during this week’s Super Saturday. The three matches this week will be the Canberra Raiders Vs Gold Coast Titans, followed by the New Zealand Warriors Vs West Tigers, then finally the Cronulla Sharks Vs Parramatta Eels. I’m planning on taking a risk this week by fielding plenty of second-rowers and cheap outside backs. I think it could pay off!
Issac Luke ($7,300) has been named but is still under an injury cloud. The two hookers that are catching my eye are Mitch Rein ($5,900) and Pita Godinet (3,900). Godinet is appealing due to his price tag and being the only hooker named in the Tigers’ seventeen this week. Rein is very attractive as he comes with a mid-range price tag and his tackle numbers have been consistently high since taking over the starting hooker role. He’ll be my hooker for this week’s Saturday Special.
Agnatius Paasi ($4,700) and Peni Terepo ($4,700) are the two cheaper candidates that have the most appeal. Their price tags have been justified by their output and they come with minimal risk. Tepai Moeroa ($5,600) has returned from injury and I like his chances of producing an attacking stat or two against the injury struck Sharks. Kevin Proctor ($6,500) and Joseph Tapine ($6,500) are both appealing for the same reasons. They’ll both be up against a weak defensive side and just need an attacking stat to compliment their already respectable base output. I don’t find many of the expensive choices appealing although Tohu Harris ($9,000) has returned to the side and could produce a monster score at home to the Tigers.
I never thought I’d say this but Mitchell Moses ($6,000) looks to be the most appealing candidate to me. He’s finally hitting his straps again and could wreak havoc on the Cronulla Sharks this weekend. If you’re able to spend big in the halves then Shaun Johnson ($9,300) is always one to consider. He’s playing at home but his injury has been giving him grief in recent times. He comes with a small element of risk but he’s definitely capable of producing a huge score at Mt Smart Stadium this weekend.
Jesse Ramien ($4,600) will be my first picked outside back. He’s been producing good scores and will be at home to the struggling Eels. Mahe Fonua ($5,000) looked impressive in his season debut last weekend. I’m backing him to break the Warriors’ defence and produce a score well above his worth. Brad Takairangi ($5,000) seems to be a low risk choice against the Sharks while Ricky Leutele ($5,300) is the standout performer among the Sharks’ outside backs. There’s no need to spend the big bucks on an outside back although Esan Marsters ($7,900) has been performing well each week and could justify his price tag against the Warriors’ outfit.