NRL Round 10: Team talk and KFC SuperCoach NRL trade tips

There are a host of team changes for Round 10 and the most popular cheapie of the week has been named to start, but another has missed out. See full team news.

Good afternoon and welcome to our regular Team List Tuesday KFC SuperCoach NRL trade chat.

Some big calls to be made this week and in an attempt to pre-empt duplicate questions on hot topics I’ll try to dot point some major issues below:

Do I trade Ryan Papenhuyzen? I’m leaning to yes. The unofficial timeline is 2-4 weeks. After the game Paps said he had torn the hamstring, that he had jarred the knee and was dealing with long-term ankle problems. All that combined suggests we’re more at the four weekend of the spectrum and that’s a sell for me.

If I trade Papenhuyzen who do I get? If you don’t have Nicho Hynes then he’s the top pick. If you do then I’m leaning to Tommy Turbo over Teddy and Drinkwater. Tommy had a lazy 20 runs on his comeback game looking dangerous in most of them. The Tigers did well to limit him to 78 points. The price is still a little high and the draw is not ideal (Broncos, Eels, Storm then Origin) but if you are selling an upside gun like paps I think you need to replace with an upside gun and Turbo is that.

Any left field options? It’s not a complete POD pick (he’s currently the sixth most bought player) but Reuben Garrick goes well when Tommy plays well and at $650K he’s a cut price way into Turbo.

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Do I sell Siosifa Talakai? I’d prefer not to, but in my case I am very tempted. My decision point is whether I sell Cook or Talakai to get in Grant (who I rate as a must). At this stage I feel Talakai is peak price and Cook is more reliable and will likely score more points over the course of the season so am leaning to selling Sifa.

How about Tago? I still want to hold Tago even with a tough draw of Storm, Roosters, Cowboys (I can’t believe I added Cowboys in the tough draw either but you can’t deny form) but appreciate that a 5RA of 43PPG is losing him fans fast.

Ben Trbojevic has been named to start at centre for Manly in Round 10, and is set for a significant price rise. Picture: Getty Images.
Ben Trbojevic has been named to start at centre for Manly in Round 10, and is set for a significant price rise. Picture: Getty Images.

And lastly, what about Burbo? This one I’m not 100% on – but I’m close. Trbo Jr Jr, or Burbo as he is known, was good and Ok last week scoring two tries (good) but just 35 in base (Ok) when playing second row. Another positive (for Burbo) was the Early Mail news that Josh Schuster’s calf injury is not healing as fast as expected opening the door for Burbo to get at least one and maybe two more starts at second row. And of course, Burbo was selected ahead of Morgan harper last week anyway so there’s the prospect that when Schuster does return Burbo moves to centre. Lots of positives, to which you can add a BE of -51 and a projected $100K increase over the next two weeks with scores of just 30 points. AND he covers the Rd 13 bye. Lots of positives, the only negative is that to get him I need to use a boost, but if I need more Tommy Sangster has a special code you can enter for five extra boosts so I’ll just hit him up for that.



Friday, 6pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane


1. Matt Dufty, 2. Brent Naden, 3. Jake Averillo, 4. Aaron Schoupp, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. Matt Burton, 7. Kyle Flanagan, 8. Luke Thompson, 9. Jeremy Marshall-King, 10. Paul Vaughan, 11. Corey Waddell, 12. Tevita Pangai Jr, 13. Josh Jackson

Bench: 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo, 15. Joe Stimson, 16. Max King, 17. Chris Patolo

Reserves: 25. Ava Seumanufagai, 19. Josh Cook, 20. Jackson Topine, 21. Brandon Wakeham, 22. Jayden Okunbor, 23. Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 24. Paul Alamoti

TEAM NEWS: Not much in the way of changes from the Dogs with an unchanged 13 and the only move being Chris Patolo coming on to the bench in place of Ava Seumanufagai.


1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Enari Tuala, 4. Bradman Best, 5. Dominic Young, 6. Tex Hoy, 7. Adam Clune, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Chris Randall, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Mitchell Barnett, 12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 13. Leo Thompson

Bench: 14. Phoenix Crossland, 15. Jacob Saifiti, 16. Pasami Saulo, 17. Mat Croker

Reserves: 18. Simi Sasagi, 19. Sauaso Sue, 20. Brayden Musgrove, 21. Jaron Purcell, 22. Krystian Mapapalangi, 23. Kobe Rugless, 24. Ben Talty

TEAM NEWS: Mitch Barnett is back after serving his lengthy suspension and slots straight on to an edge for the Knights, with Tyson Frizell still out. Adam Clune also returns after missing last week (knee) and his return sees Phoenix Crossland revert to the bench as the utility. Sauaso Sue is in the reserves but would not surprise to see him join the bench.


Friday, 8.05pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Sea Eagles

1. Tom Trbojevic, 2. Christian Tuipulotu, 3. Ben Trbojevic, 4. Tolutau Koula, 5. Reuben Garrick, 6. Kieran Foran, 7. Daly Cherry-Evans, 8. Josh Aloiai, 9. Lachlan Croker, 10. Sean Keppie, 11. Haumole Olakau’atu, 12. Ethan Bullemor, 13. Jake Trbojevic

Bench: 14. Dylan Walker, 15. Andrew Davey, 16. Martin Taupau, 17. Toafofoa Sipley

Reserves: 18. Kurt De Luis, 19. Morgan Harper, 20. Kaeo Weekes, 21. James Roumanos, 22. Josh Schuster, 23. Jamie Humphries, 24. Jacob Sykes

TEAM NEWS: Haumole Olakau’atu (illness) returns but Josh Schuster (calf) is still out which sees Ethan Bullemor retain his edge role. Olakau-atu’s return pushed Ben Trbojevic to the centres where he holds out Morgan Harper. Andrew Davey comes on to the bench replacing Kurt de Luis.


1. Te Maire Martin, 2. Corey Oates, 3. Kotoni Staggs, 4. Herbie Farnworth, 5. Selwyn Cobbo, 6. Tyson Gamble, 7. Adam Reynolds, 8. Corey Jensen, 9. Billy Walters, 10. Payne Haas, 11. Kurt Capewell, 12. Jordan Riki, 13. Pat Carrigan

Bench: 14. Cory Paix, 15. Kobe Hetherington, 16. Thomas Flegler, 17. Keenan Palasia

Reserves: 18. Brenko Lee, 19. TC Robati, 20. Rhys Kennedy, 21. Ezra Mam, 22. Jordan Pereira 23. Ryan James, 24. Jake Turpin

TEAM NEWS: A couple of Origin stars in Payne Haas (shoulder) and Kurt Capewell (neck) return to beef-up the pack which sees Pat Carrigan move to lock, TC Robati to the reserves and Kobe Hetherington to the bench.


Saturday, 3pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane


1. Reece Walsh, 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 3. Viliami Vailea, 4. Adam Pompey, 5. Marcelo Montoya, 6. Daejarn Asi, 7. Shaun Johnson, 8. Addin Fonua-Blake, 9. Wayde Egan, 10. Matt Lodge, 11. Euan Aitken, 12. Tohu Harris, 13. Jazz Tevaga

Bench: 14. Aaron Pene, 15. Ben Murdoch-Masila, 16. Bunty Afoa, 17. Jack Murchie

Reserves: 18. Eliesa Katoa, 20. Rocco Berry, 21. Pride Petterson-Robati, 22. Edward Kosi, 23. Junior Ratuva, 24. Ronald Volkman, 25. Freddy Lussick

TEAM NEWS: Tohu Harris (ACL) is set to play his first game of the season and has been named to start on an edge. Marcelo Montoya (suspension) slots in on the wing with Rocco Berry punted to the reserves and Adam Pompey moving in one to the centres.


1. Blake Taaffe, 2. Alex Johnston, 3. Jaxson Paulo, 4. Campbell Graham, 5. Taane Milne, 6. Cody Walker, 7. Lachlan Ilias, 8. Tevita Tatola, 9. Damien Cook, 10. Thomas Burgess, 11. Keaon Koloamatangi, 12. Jacob Host, 13. Jai Arrow

Bench: 14. Kodi Nikorima, 15. Davvy Moale, 16. Siliva Havili, 17. Liam Knight

Reserves: 18. Petre Mamouzelos, 19. Isaiah Tass, 20. Josh Mansour, 21. Shaquai Mitchell, 22. Dean Hawkins, 23. Trent Peoples, 24. Josiah Karapani

TEAM NEWS: New recruit Kodi Nikorima has been named to play #14 against his old club. Cam Murray (neck/shoulder) is out which sees Jai Arrow move to lock and Jacob Host start on an edge. SuperCoach cheapie Isaiah Tass has been dropped after an average game last week replaced by Jaxson Paulo. Tom Burgess is a big return and as a result Davvy Moale slides to the bench.


Saturday, 5.30pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane


1. Jayden Campbell, 2. Phillip Sami, 3. Brian Kelly, 4. Esan Marsters, 5. Jamayne Isaako, 6. AJ Brimson, 7. Toby Sexton, 8. Moeaki Fotuaika, 9. Erin Clark, 10. Jarrod Wallace, 11. Isaac Liu, 12. Beau Fermor, 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui

Bench: 14. Tanah Boyd, 15. Sam Lisone, 16. Herman Ese’ese, 17. Sam McIntyre

Reserves: 18. Greg Marzhew, 19. Corey Thompson, 20. Paul Turner, 21. Jaimin Jolliffe, 22. Aaron Booth, 23. Sosefo Fifita, 24. Kevin Proctor

TEAM NEWS: It’s time to rearrange the deckchairs at the Titans. Jayden Campbell returns at fullback, so AJ Brimson slots in to five-eighth and Will Smith is dropped all together. Both wingers, Corey Thompson and Greg Marzhew, are out replaced by Phillip Sami and Jamayne Isaako while centre Pat Herbert is dropped with Esan Marsters getting a run. Kevin Proctor is punted to the reserves with Isaac Liu moving from the middle to an edge and Jarrod Wallace coming in at prop.


1. Moses Mbye, 2. Mathew Feagai, 3. Moses Suli, 4. Zac Lomax, 5. Mikaele Ravalawa, 6. Talatau Amone, 7. Ben Hunt, 8. Francis Molo, 9. Andrew McCullough, 10. Jack de Belin, 11. Jack Bird, 12. Josh McGuire, 13. Tariq Sims

Bench: 14. Jayden Sullivan, 15. Blake Lawrie, 16. Aaron Woods, 17. Tyrell Fuimaono

Reserves: 18. George Burgess, 19. Cody Ramsey, 20. Jack Gosiewski, 21. Tyrell Sloan, 22. Josh Kerr, 23. Jackson Ford, 24. Tautau Moga

TEAM NEWS: No changes at the Dragons!


Saturday, 7.45pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane


1. Nick Meaney, 2. Dean Ieremia, 3. Marion Seve, 4. Justin Olam, 5. Xavier Coates, 6. Cameron Munster, 7. Jahrome Hughes, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Harry Grant, 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 11. Felise Kaufusi, 12. Kenny Bromwich, 13. Josh King

Bench: 14. Brandon Smith, 15. Tyran Wishart, 16. Trent Loiero, 17. Chris Lewis

Reserves: 18. Cooper Johns, 19. Jordan Grant, 20. Tom Eisenhuth, 21. Jayden Nikorima, 22. Alec MacDonald, 23. Tui Kamikamica, 24. Will Warbrick

TEAM NEWS: Ryan Papenhuyzen (hamstring/Knee/ankle) is out for up to six weeks with Nick Meaney having first crack at replacing him. Reimis Smith (pec) is another who will miss an extended period, Marion Seve has been called up to replace him in the centres.


1. Dylan Edwards, 2. Taylan May, 3. Izack Tago, 4. Stephen Crichton, 5. Brian To’o, 6. Jarome Luai, 7. Nathan Cleary, 8. Moses Leota, 9. Api Koroisau, 10. James Fisher-Harris, 11. Viliame Kikau, 12. Liam Martin, 13. Isaah Yeo

Bench: 14. Mitch Kenny, 15. Scott Sorensen, 16. Spencer Leniu, 17. Jaeman Salmon

Reserves: 18. Robert Jennings, 19. Chris Smith, 20. J’Maine Hopgood, 21. Sean O’Sullivan, 22. Matthew Eisenhuth, 23. Soni Luke, 24. Charlie Staines

TEAM NEWS: Scott Sorensen returns after missing last week, Matt Eisenhuth is the player who has been sent to the reserves though it would not surprise to see him replace Jaeman Salmon in the final line-up.


Sunday, 1.50pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane


1. Nicho Hynes, 2. Sione Katoa, 3. Connor Tracey, 4. Siosifa Talakai, 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo, 6. Matt Moylan, 7. Braydon Trindall, 8. Toby Rudolf, 9. Blayke Brailey, 10. Aiden Tolman, 11. Briton Nikora, 12. Teig Wilton, 13. Dale Finucane

Bench: 14. Cameron McInnes, 15. Jack Williams, 16. Wade Graham 17. Royce Hunt

Reserves: 18. Mawene Hiroti, 19. Andrew Fifita, 20. Luke Metcalf, 21. Lachlan Miller, 22. Jayden Berrell, 23. Jesse Colquhoun, 24. Thomas Hazelton

TEAM NEWS: Will Kennedy (suspended) is out so Nicho Hynes moves from halfback to fullback with Braydon Trindall coming in to the halves. Jesse Ramien (suspended) is replaced at centre by Connor Tracey. Royce Hunt comes on to the bench in place of Andrew Fifita.


1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2. Nick Cotric, 3. Matt Timokoi, 4. Sebastian Kis, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Matt Frawley, 7. Brad Schneider, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Adam Elliot, 10. Joseph Tapine, 11. Hudson Young, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Corey Harawira-Naera

Bench: 14. Tom Starling, 15. Ryan Sutton, 16. Xavier Savage, 17. Corey Horsburgh

Reserves: 18. Harry Rushton, 19. Trey Mooney, 20. Sam Williams, 21. Peter Hola, 22. James Schiller, 23. Emre Guler, 24. Albert Hopoate

TEAM NEWS: Jarrod Croker’s comeback ended abruptly (shoulder) which sees Seb Kris come into the centres and Xavier Savage earn a reprieve on the bench.


Sunday, 4.05pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane


1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Paul Momirovski, 4. Joey Manu, 5. Joseph Suaalii, 6. Sam Walker, 7. Luke Keary, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Connor Watson, 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho, 11. Angus Crichton, 12. Sitili Tupouniua, 13. Victor Radley

Bench: 14. Drew Hutchison, 15. Fletcher Baker, 16. Nat Butcher, 17. Daniel Suluka-Fifita

Reserves: 18. Lachlan Lam, 19. Naufahu Whyte, 20. Ben Marschke, 21. Ben Thomas, 22. Kevin Naiqama, 23. Adam Keighran, 24. Tukupa-Ke Hau Tapuha

TEAM NEWS: Lindsay Collins (suspended) will miss this week so veteran Siosiua Taukeiaho starts and Daniel Suluka-Fifita comes on to the bench. Hooker Sam Verrills (collarbone) will miss an extended period which is offset by the return of Connor Watson.


1. Clint Gutherson, 2. Hayze Perham, 3. Will Penisini, 4. Tom Opacic, 5. Bailey Simonsson, 6. Dylan Brown, 7. Mitchell Moses, 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 9. Reed Mahoney, 10. Junior Paulo, 11. Shaun Lane, 12. Isaiah Papali’i, 13. Nathan Brown

Bench: 14. Makahesi Makatoa, 15. Ryan Matterson, 16. Oregon Kaufusi, 17. Bryce Cartwright

Reserves: 18. Wiremu Greig, 19. Jake Arthur, 20. Mitch Rein, 21. Sean Russell, 22. Samuel Loizou, 23. Elie El-Zakhem, 24. Brendan Hands

TEAM NEWS: No changes to the team that won last week. Sean Russell still lurks on the reserves.


Sunday, 6.25pm, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane


1. Starford To’a, 2. Asu Kepoa, 3. Oliver Gildart, 4. Luke Garner, 5. Ken Maumalo, 6. Luke Brooks, 7. Jackson Hastings, 8. James Tamou, 9. Jake Simpkin, 10. Zane Musgrove, 11. Kelma Tuilagi, 12. Luciano Leilua, 13. Joe Ofahengaue

Bench: 14. Tyrone Peachey, 15. Alex Twal, 16. Alex Seyfarth, 17. Stefano Utoikamanu

Reserves: 18. Jacob Liddle, 19. Jock Madden, 20. Thomas Mikaele, 21. Fa’amanu Brown. 22. Junior Pauga, 23. Junior Tupou, 24. Tuki Simpkins

TEAM NEWS: Just one change for the Tigers but it’s a big one with Luciano Leilua set to play against the club he is joining in 2023. Leilua’s return pushes Seyfarth to the bench and Thomas Mikaele to the reserves.


1. Scott Drinkwater, 2. Kyle Feldt, 3. Valentine Holmes, 4. Peta Hiku, 5. Murray Taulagi, 6. Tom Dearden, 7. Chad Townsend, 8. Jordan McLean, 9. Reece Robson, 10. Reuben Cotter, 11. Tom Gilbert, 12. Jeremiah Nanai, 13. Jason Taumalolo

Bench: 14. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, 15. Heilum Luki, 16. Coen Hess, 17. Griffin Neame

Reserves: 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 19. Jake Granville, 20. Connelly Lemuelu, 21. Ben Condon, 22. Emry Pere, 23. Ben Hmpton, 24. Brendan Elliot

TEAM NEWS: No changes to last week’s team. Let’s see if coach Todd Payten can go 2 for 2 and play the team as named like he did last week.

Originally published as NRL Round 10: Team talk and KFC SuperCoach NRL trade tips

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