KFC SuperCoach NRL 2022: Key player positions revealed

Player positions are in for KFC SuperCoach NRL 2022 and one of the mainstays of the game is the biggest loser. See full positions HERE

The KFC SuperCoach NRL crew have trawled through the stats and vision to deliver our annual early Christmas present — player positions for 2022.

And as always there are some gift-wrapped surprises and some big lumps of coal.

The stocks of a number of key players have fallen after losing dual position status — including Kurt Capewell, James Fisher-Harris, Zac Lomax and Ben Hunt.

But there are also some huge winners to have gained DPP status — including Euan Aitken and Josh Schuster.

Check out the key positional changes below. 

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Joey Manu (left) and Euan Aitken (right) have gained dual status, while Kurt Capewell has lost his.
Joey Manu (left) and Euan Aitken (right) have gained dual status, while Kurt Capewell has lost his.

BIGGEST WINNER

Euan Aitken (CTW/2RF)

After playing almost every one of his 135 games at centre, Aitken has scored dual status after being switched to the back row for his final six games of 2021. Aitken starred in the position, averaging 80.8 (leaving out an injury-affected final round where he played just 13 minutes). However, his KFC SuperCoach price will be based on a 55.4 season average, which is down due to eight games at centre earlier in the year.

Aitken therefore has potential to be a Simon Mannering-style keeper in the KFC SuperCoach centres if he retains a spot in the forwards for round one. But it’s a considerable “if” given the forwards the Warriors have on offer when fully fit.

BIGGEST LOSER

James Fisher-Harris (FRF only)

JFH was very dependable last year. He averaged 62 for the season, the fifth best of any FRF, and was at one point owned by a massive 53,000 KFC SuperCoaches. One of the main reasons for his appeal was dual FRF/2RF flexibility, meaning he could be switched with Isaiah Papali’i and later nuffs like Kayleb Milne and Ryan James. However, JFH has lost dual status this season after playing all 20 games last season as a starting prop.

James Fisher-Harris has been stripped of dual status. Picture: John Gass
James Fisher-Harris has been stripped of dual status. Picture: John Gass

KEY NEW DUAL POSITION PLAYERS

Joseph Manu (CTW/FLB) from CTW only  

Euan Aitken (CTW/2RF) from CTW only  

Alexander Brimson (FLB/5-8) from FLB only

Stephen Crichton (CTW/FLB) from CTW only  

Josh Schuster (2RF/5-8) from 5-8 only  

Coen Hess (2RF/FRF) from 2RF only

Marata Niukore (CTW/2RF) from 2RF only

Jordan Rapana (CTW/FLB) from CTW only  

Bailey Simonsson (CTW/FLB) from CTW only  

Blake Taaffe (HFB/FLB) from 5-8 only

Tyrell Sloan (CTW/FLB) from CTW only  

Jake Granville (FLB/HOK) from HOK only

Talatau Amone (CTW/5-8) from HFB only

Josh Kerr (2RF/FRF) from FRF only

Jayden Sullivan (5-8/HOK) from HFB only

Michael Chee-Kam (2RF/CTW) from 2RF only

LOST DUAL POSITION

Ben Hunt (HFB) loses HOK

Zac Lomax (CTW) loses FLB

James Fisher-Harris (FRF) loses 2RF

Kurt Capewell (2RF) loses CTW

David Mead (CTW) loses FLB

Corey Oates (CTW) loses 2RF

Matt Burton (5/8) loses HFB

Dean Ieremia (CTW) loses FLB

Taane Milne (CTW) loses 2RF

Victor Radley (2RF) loses HOK

Daine Laurie (FLB) loses CTW

KEY POSITIONAL CHANGES

Nicholas Hynes (HFB/FLB) from FLB/CTW

Kurt Mann (5-8/CTW) from 5-8/HOK

Xavier Savage (FLB) from CTW

Kodi Nikorima (HOK/HFB) from HFB/5-8

Connor Tracey (CTW/5-8) from HFB/5-8

Connor Watson (2RF/HOK) from 5-8/HOK

Adam Doueihi (5-8/CTW) from FLB/5-8

KEY ADDITIONS

Jayden Nikorima HFB/HOK

Jackson Hastings HFB/5-8

Originally published as KFC SuperCoach NRL 2022: Key player positions revealed