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Mightybroncs2k17

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I think of all the premieres in recent years the sharks have the least chance of going back to back, the cowboys and a massive chance last year especially given they fielded the exact same side much of the year.

I also think since siginig sims adding some deapth to our team the broncos 2017 chances would have gone up.
 
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I think of all the premieres in recent years the sharks have the least chance of going back to back, the cowboys and a massive chance last year especially given they fielded the exact same side much of the year.

I also think since siginig sims adding some deapth to our team the broncos 2017 chances would have gone up.
Still think we took all the gas out of the Cowboys in the finals last year.
 
Mightybroncs2k17

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Still think we took all the gas out of the Cowboys in the finals last year.
Yeah the result probably would have been the same had we of won and played the sharks, highlights the importance of making the top four and having a chance of a week off!
 
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I don't want to make a big production so my guesses at Round 1 17s off the top of my head...

ready go...

Brisbane Broncos
1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. Jordan Kahu 4. James Roberts 5. David Mead 6. Anthony Milford 7. Ben Hunt 8. Korbin Sims 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Adam Blair 11. Alex Glenn 12. Matt Gillett 13. Josh McGuire
14. Herman Ese'ese 15. Tevita Pangai Jr 16. Sam Thaiday 17. Joe Ofahengaue

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
1. William Hopoate 2. Brett Morris 3. Josh Morris 4. Brenko Lee 5. Richard Kennar 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Moses Mbye 8. James Graham 9. Michael Lichaa 10. Aiden Tolman 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Greg Eastwood
14. Sam Kasiano 15. David Klemmer 16. Danny Fualalo 17. Adam Elliott

Canberra Raiders
1. Jack Wighton 2. Edrick Lee 3. Nick Cotric 4. Joey Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Blake Austin 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Junior Paulo 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Shannon Boyd 11. Elliott Whitehead 12. Josh Papalii (unless he was suspended?) 13. Sia Siolola
14. Adam Clydesdale 15. Luke Bateman 16. Clay Priest 17. Joseph Tapine
*Tapine replaces Paulo
**18. Dave Taylor comes onto bench

Cronulla Sharks
1. Valentine Holmes 2. Gerard Beale 3. Jack Bird 4. Ricky Leutele 5. Sosaia Feki 6. James Maloney 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Daniel Mortimer 10. Matt Prior 11. Luke Lewis 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen
14. Manaia Cherrington 15. Chris Heighington 16. Jayson Bukuya 17. Sam Tagataese

Gold Coast Titans
1. Jarryd Hayne 2. Anthony Don 3. Dan Sarginson 4. Konrad Hurrell 5. Daniel Vidot 6. Ash Taylor 7. Kane Elgey 8. Ryan James 9. Nathan Peats 10. Jarrod Wallace 11. Chris McQueen 12. Kevin Proctor 13. Agnatius Paasi
14. Tyrone Roberts 15. Leivaha Pulu 16. Nathaniel Peteru 17. Ryan Simpkins

Manly Sea Eagles
1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Dylan Walker 4. Matthew Wright 5. Akuila Uate 6. Blake Green 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Nate Myles 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Martin Taupau 11. Curtis Sironen 12. Lewis Brown 13. Jake Trbojevic
14. Addin Fonua-Blake 15. Brenton Lawrence 16. Shaun Lane 17. Jackson Hastings

Melbourne Storm
1. Young Tonumaipea 2. Suiliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Cheyse Blair 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cam Smith 10. Jordan McLean 11. Kenny Bromwich 12. Tohu Harris 13. Dale Finucane
14. Slade Griffin 15. Tim Glasby 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Felise Kaufusi

Newcastle Knights
1. Dylan Phythian 2. Ken Sio 3. Dane Gagai 4. Peter Mata'utia 5. Nathan Ross 6. Brock Lamb 7. Trent Hodkinson 8. Josh Starling 9. Danny Levi 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Sione Mata'utia 12. Mitch Barnett 13. Jamie Buhrer
14. Tyler Randell 15. Josh King (or whatever his name is) 16. Anthony Tupou 17. Sam Mataora

North Queensland Cowboys
1. Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O'Neil 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Michael Morgan 7. Johnathan Thurston 8. Mat Scott 9. Jake Granville 10. Scott Bolton 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Jason Taumalolo
14. Ray Thompson 15. John Asiata 16. Coen Hess 17. Sam Hoare

Parramatta Eels
1. Bevan French 2. Semi Radradra 3. Michael Jennings 4. Brad Takairangi 5. Josh Hoffman 6. Clinton Gutherson 7. Corey Norman 8. Nathan Brown 9. Isaac De Gois 10. Tim Mannah 11. Manu Ma'u 12. Tepai Moeroa 13. Beau Scott
14. Kaysa Pritchard 15. Kenny Edwards 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Frank Pritchard

Penrith Panthers
1. Matt Moylan 2. Peta Hiku 3. Tyrone Peachey 4. Waqa Blake 5. Dylan Edwards 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Leilani Latu 9. Peter Wallace 10. James Tamou 11. Bryce Cartwright 12. Isaah Yeo 13. Trent Merrin
14. Mitch Rein 15. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 16. James Fisher-Harris 17. Sam McKendry

South Sydney Rabbitohs
1. Greg Inglis 2. Alex Johnston 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Bryson Goodwin 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. George Burgess 9. Robbie Farah 10. Dave Tyrell 11. Kyle Turner 12. John Sutton 13. Sam Burgess
14. Jason Clark 15. Tom Burgess 16. Angus Crichton 17. Zane Musgrove

St George Illawarra Dragons
1. Josh Dugan 2. Jason Nightingale 3. Euan Aitken 4. Kurt Mann 5. Nene MacDonald 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Jai Field 8. Leeson Ah Mau 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Russell Packer 11.Tyson Frizell 12. Joel Thompson 13. Jack de Belin
14. Tariq Sims 15. Will Matthews 16. Jacob Host 17. Luciano Leilua
10. Paul Vaughan
15. Russell Packer

Sydney Roosters
1. Michael Gordon 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Blake Ferguson 4. Latrell Mitchell 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Luke Keary 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Warea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Dylan Napa 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitch Aubusson 13. Aidan Guerra
14. Connor Watson 15. Issac Liu 16. Kane Evans 17. Sam Moa

Warriors
1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Tuimoala Lolohea 3. Solomone Kata 4. David Fusitua 5. Manu Vatuvei 6. Ata Hingano 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Albert Vete 9. Issac Luke 10. Jacob Lillyman 11. Bodene Thompson 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Simon Mannering
14. Erin Clark 15. Sam Lisone 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Blake Ayshford

Wests Tigers
1. James Tedesco 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Kevin Naiqama 4. Tim Simona 5. Jordan Rankin 6. Mitchell Moses 7. Luke Brooks 8. Aaron Woods 9. Matt Ballin 10. Sauaso Sue 11. Josh Aloiai 12. Chris Lawrence 13. Elijah Taylor
14. Jacob Liddle 15. Ava Seumanufagai 16. Esan Marsters 17. JJ Felise

At least that's what I expect, it isn't necessary the Top 17 I'd pick for those teams.
 
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Super Freak

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What do you think are the chances of Marcelo Montoya being a regular this year?

Apparently he is really impressing Hasler and is pushing hard for a spot on the wing.
 
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Canberra Raiders
1. Jack Wighton 2. Edrick Lee 3. Nick Cotric 4. Joey Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Blake Austin 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Junior Paulo 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Shannon Boyd 11. Elliott Whitehead 12. Josh Papalii (unless he was suspended?) 13. Sia Siolola
14. Adam Clydesdale 15. Luke Bateman 16. Clay Priest 17. Joseph Tapine

Junior Paulo won't be playing Round 1. He was suspended for that game after an off-field incident that happened last year.
 
Big Pete

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Pretty decent, especially if Morris fails to get over his recent run with injury.

That wing spot is wide open and it's just a matter of when for Montoya.
 
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No Whare / Watene-Zelezniak for the Panthers @Big Pete? It's going to get even more complicated once Mansour is back, they'll have 7 or 8 good first grade outside backs.

Edit: Oh, this is just for Round 1.. In that case you should switch out Valentine Holmes, he won't be there Round 1.

Edit 2: You don't think Slater is going to be playing this year?
 
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Full strength Panthers -

1. Moylan (c)
2. Mansour
3. Hiku
4. Blake
5. Watene-Zelezniak
6. Martin
7. Cleary
8. Tamou
9. Wallace
10. Campbell-Gillard
11. Cartwright
12. Yeo
13. Merrin

14. Peachey
15. Fisher-Harris
16. Latu
17. McKendry

That's a ridiculously talented team, couldn't even find room for Whare or Rein, they just haven't been able to stay healthy in recent years. If they have a full roster heading in to September they're going to be extremely tough to beat.
 
mitch222

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@Big Pete - you forgot Paul Vaughan in the dragons side
 
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That's the fun of naming a side off the top of your head while trying to anticipate bad selections.

Obviously Vaughan will be there, I could be giving McGregor too much credit by having him develop both Host and Leilua at the same time though. Wouldn't be surprised if Matthews, Marketo or Havili take up a spot just cause.
 
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That's the fun of naming a side off the top of your head while trying to anticipate bad selections.

Obviously Vaughan will be there, I could be giving McGregor too much credit by having him develop both Host and Leilua at the same time though. Wouldn't be surprised if Matthews, Marketo or Havili take up a spot just cause.

With our team, do you think Wayne will go with 4 forwards. Kodi is back this week in the trials and benji will be fit by rnd 1 aswell. I think he will slot a utility onto the team somewhere.
 
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That's the fun of naming a side off the top of your head while trying to anticipate bad selections.

Obviously Vaughan will be there, I could be giving McGregor too much credit by having him develop both Host and Leilua at the same time though. Wouldn't be surprised if Matthews, Marketo or Havili take up a spot just cause.
That's pretty good off the top of your head Pete! It's hard to keep track of all of the smaller player movements and youngsters that come out of no where and take a spot in top 17s. I think you may have forgotten Zeb Taia at the tits and Matagi for the Eels. I think Arthur was pushing hard for an 80 minute 9 for them - Matagi is the go! Kurt Mann is an interesting choice for centre, there has been a lot of hype over this kid being versatile to play anywhere across the backline but I think Milne is the better option - Mary could go either way though.

Separately, I have an inkling that Curtis Scott might surpass Blair for that left centre spot, maybe not in the first few rounds but sometime this season. Perhaps during origin is his best shot. In saying that, Blair is a rock for the Storm.
 
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I think you may have forgotten Zeb Taia at the tits

Unlikely to be at the Titans for much longer.

Reports that a swap deal for Greenwood from the UK is done and it's just a matter of waiting for it to be announced.
 
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Why don't the Broncos sign Taia
 
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Sorry thought he was about 29
 
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