The rep round is now over and the NRL returns with the Tigers facing South Sydney. South Sydney have named their origin players to back up from Sunday’s game meaning there are a lot of high priced players on this slate with very few cheapies. Fitting in all the players you like will be tough today.
Damien Cook ($11,800) looks set to play the full game tonight as Souths have not named a utility on the bench. The fact that he plays 80 minutes makes him my favourite option at hooker today however the price is extremely high for a player coming off a short turn around. Jacob Liddle ($3,800) is in play tonight given the fact he is so cheap and there is not a great deal of value elsewhere.
Although Cam Murray ($9,500) played origin, he should be relatively fresh given he didn’t play as many minutes as he usually does in club land. The last time Murray faced the Tigers he scored 2 tries and made over 40 tackles. Ryan Matterson ($8,700) has scored over 40 points in his last 2 performances and has just spent the week in camp with the Blues. I expect Matterson to get through a lot of work in defence tonight as well as rack up some attacking stats. Liam Knight ($6,400) has been exceptional for the Rabbitohs this year. His impressive form has seen him earn a spot in the starting 13 and since he has