2023 Predicted Line-Ups

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I would do that too but I would also swap Jensen/Taupau out for Piakura just for a point of difference...or even Mariner.

Who are you replacing for Mariner........you're not suggesting a winger/centre as a part of the bench rotation are you?
 
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Who are you replacing for Mariner........you're not suggesting a winger/centre as a part of the bench rotation are you?

Pondering it, not suggesting it. I don't know who to replace for Mariner but the trials are really showing that he has levelled up and will need to fit somewhere in the first grade side at some point soon. I don't know what the answer is unless we let Herbie go or move Kotoeni to the second-row.
 
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Pondering it, not suggesting it. I don't know who to replace for Mariner but the trials are really showing that he has levelled up and will need to fit somewhere in the first grade side at some point soon. I don't know what the answer is unless we let Herbie go or move Kotoeni to the second-row.
you've always got... x player has a slight niggle so he'll sit out this week.

It could be an opportunity for us to keep the backline guys fresh rather than having them out there getting bashed every round week on week.

Over the course of the year Mariner could pick up 10 or so games... Walsh has a week off Herbie/Cobbo into fullback Mariner gets a game
 
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Pondering it, not suggesting it. I don't know who to replace for Mariner but the trials are really showing that he has levelled up and will need to fit somewhere in the first grade side at some point soon. I don't know what the answer is unless we let Herbie go or move Kotoeni to the second-row.
If our 9 could get through 80 min you could carry staggs on the bench cobbo to center mariner to wing
 
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If our 9 could get through 80 min you could carry staggs on the bench cobbo to center mariner to wing

Yeah you could and that is all a good idea except we don't have a 9 who can play 80, so it is a moot point unfortunately. But in this era destroyed by V'landysball, it isn't the worst idea to just have two forwards on a bench, a utility and a back because the pace of the game has gone so ridiculous.
 
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NRL.com's Predicted Round 1 Team-Lists

Parramatta Eels
1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Will Penisini 4. Waqa Blake 5. Sean Russell 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitch Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Junior Paulo 11. Matt Doorey 12. Jack Murchie 13. J'maine Hopgood

14 Jakob Arthur 15. Nathan Brown 16. Bryce Cartwright 17. Makahesi Makatoa

Melbourne Storm
1. Nick Meaney 2. Will Warbrick 3. Reimis Smith 4. Grant Anderson 5. Xavier Coates6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 9. Harry Grant 10. Christian Welch 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Trent Loiero 13. Josh King

14. Tyran Wishart 15. Tom Eisenhuth 16. Alec MacDonald 17. Aaron Pene

Warriors
1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Dallin Watene Zelezniak 3. Viliami Vailea 4. Adam Pompey 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Shaun Johnston 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Mitch Barnett 11. Josh Curran 12. Marata Niukore 13. Tohu Harris

14. Dylan Walker 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Jackson Ford 17. Bayley Sironen

Newcastle Knights
1. Lachlan Miller
2. Dominic Young 3. Dane Gagai 4. Bradman Best 5. Greg Marzhew 6. Kalyn Ponga 7. Jackson Hastings 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 13. Adam Elliott

14. Kurt Mann 15. Jack Hetherington 16. Leo Thompson 17. Jack Johns

Penrith Panthers
1. Dylan Edwards 2. Brian To'o 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Iszac Tago 5. Sunia Turuva 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher Harris 11. Luke Garner 12. Liam Martin 13. Issah Yeo

14. Soni Luke 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon

Brisbane Broncos
1. Reece Walsh
2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Ezra Mam 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Billy Walters 10. Payne Haas 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Jordan Riki 13. Pat Carrigan

14. Cory Paix 15. Martin Taupau 16. Keenan Palasia 17. Corey Jensen

Manly Sea Eagles
1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Reuben Garrick 3. Tolu Koula 4. Brad Parker 5. Christian Tuipolotu 6. Cooper Johns 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Taniela Paseka 11. Haumole Ola'kauatu 12. Kelma Tuilagi 13. Jake Trbojevic

14. Kaeo Weekes 15. Sean Keppie 16. Tofofoa Sipley 17. Ethan Bullemor

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
1.
Hayze Perham 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Jake Averillo 4. Paul Alamoti 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Max King 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Ryan Sutton 11. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 12. Viliame Kikau 13. Luke Thompson

14. Josh Reynolds 15. Corey Waddell 16. Franklin Pele 17. Jackson Topine

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

14. Jake Granville 15. Griffin Neame 16. Jack Gosiewski 17. James Tamou

Canberra Raiders

1. Jordan Rapana 2. Nic Cotric 3. Matt Timoko 4. Seb Kris 5. Harley Smith-Shields 6. Jack Wighton 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Josh Papalii 9. Danny Levi 10. Emre Guler 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine

14. Tom Starling 15. Trey Mooney 16. Corey Harawira-Naera 17. Corey Horsburgh

Cronulla Sharks
1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Royce Hunt 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Dale Finucane

14. Cameron McInness 15. Wade Graham 16. Braden Hamlin-Uele 17. Oregon Kaufusi

South Sydney Rabbitohs

1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Campbell Graham 4. Isaiah Tass 5. Izaac Thompson 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Tom Burgess 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cam Murray

14. Blake Taafe 15. Shaq Mitchell 16. Jacob Host 17. Davy Moale

The Dolphins
1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Jamayne Isaako 3. Tesi Niu 4. Euan Aitken 5. Robert Jennings 6. Anthony Milford 7. Sean O'Sullivan 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Tom Gilbert 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Ray Stone

14. Kodi Nikorima 15. Herman Ese'ese 16. Mark Nicholls 17. Jarrod Wallace

Sydney Roosters
1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Joey Manu 4. Joseph Suaalii 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Luke Keary 7. Sam Walker 8. Matt Lodge 9. Brandon Smith 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Angus Crichton 12. Nat Butcher 13. Victor Radley

14. Jake Turpin 15. Egan Butcher 16. Fletcher Baker 17. Jared Warea-Hargreaves

Gold Coast Titans
1. AJ Brimson 2. Jojo Fifita 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Phil Sami 5. Alofiana Khan-Pereira 6. Kieran Foran 7. Tanah Boyd 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Sam Verrills 10. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 11. David Fifita 12. Beau Fermor 13. Erin Clark

14. Jayden Campbell 15. Jaimin Jolliffe 16. Isaac Liu 17. Joe Stimson

Wests Tigers

1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Tommy Talau 4. Brent Naden 5. Charlie Staines 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. Stefano Utoikamanu 9. Api Koroisau 10. David Klemmer 11. Isaiah Papali'i 12. Shawn Blore 13. Joe Ofahengaue

14. Jake Simpkin 15. Alex Twal 16. Fonua Pole 17. John Bateman

BONUS ROUND 2

St George Illawarra Dragons
1. Tyrell Sloan 2. Mat Feagai 3. Zac Lomax 4. Moses Suli 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Jayden Sullivan 7. Ben Hunt 8. Francis Molo 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Jack Bird 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Jack de Belin

14. Moses Mbye 15. Zane Musgrove 16. Ben Murdoch-Masila 17. Aaron Woods
 
LittleDavey

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The Tigers looks pretty strong on paper.
Can we call them the paper tigers?

I jest, they've fucking smoked us the past few years and probably will again this year unfortunately. We haven't beaten them since 2018...5 long years and that was a 9-7 scoreline:


Plus we get them on April 1st...jokes on us again...
 
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Can we call them the paper tigers?

I jest, they've fucking smoked us the past few years and probably will again this year unfortunately. We haven't beaten them since 2018...5 long years and that was a 9-7 scoreline:


Plus we get them on April 1st...jokes on us again...

That's crazy!

On a related tangent, I suspect the top 8 might get a bit of a shake up this season, at least I think that log jam between like 3rd and 14th should be fun.

It looks to me like the Storm, Panthers, Eels and Raiders have gotten weaker, not drop out of the 8 weak though of course for the Storm and Panthers.

The Broncos, Dogs, Titans and Tigers look stronger, the Tigers to me are the smokeys as they look really good on paper but can they perform consistently?

The Cows, Sharks and Warriors all look about the same.

It is probably going to be a long year for the Dragons, Dolphins happily and Knights though sadly.
 
Foordy

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That's crazy!

On a related tangent, I suspect the top 8 might get a bit of a shake up this season, at least I think that log jam between like 3rd and 14th should be fun.

It looks to me like the Storm, Panthers, Eels and Raiders have gotten weaker, not drop out of the 8 weak though of course for the Storm and Panthers.

The Broncos, Dogs, Titans and Tigers look stronger, the Tigers to me are the smokeys as they look really good on paper but can they perform consistently?

The Cows, Sharks and Warriors all look about the same.

It is probably going to be a long year for the Dragons, Dolphins happily and Knights though sadly.

although both have recruited well, I'm not sure either the Bulldogs or Tigers have the halves to make the 8. both will be big improvers though

I think the Tigers will go the closest with the addition of Koroisau. maybe they'll return to their traditional 9th place.
 
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That's crazy!

On a related tangent, I suspect the top 8 might get a bit of a shake up this season, at least I think that log jam between like 3rd and 14th should be fun.

It looks to me like the Storm, Panthers, Eels and Raiders have gotten weaker, not drop out of the 8 weak though of course for the Storm and Panthers.

The Broncos, Dogs, Titans and Tigers look stronger, the Tigers to me are the smokeys as they look really good on paper but can they perform consistently?

The Cows, Sharks and Warriors all look about the same.

It is probably going to be a long year for the Dragons, Dolphins happily and Knights though sadly.
The warriors couldn't look any more different? They have added so much starch and toughness. I think they are a Smokey
 
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The warriors couldn't look any more different? They have added so much starch and toughness. I think they are a Smokey

That's fair, I just feel personally they've shifted deckchairs to end up same samey. Plus they lost Walsh. They may well surprise and a lot will depend on their new coach as well and what he can get out of them.
 
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The warriors couldn't look any more different? They have added so much starch and toughness. I think they are a Smokey

Taine might be the fullback, he's a big chance- I am excited about him.
 

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