LIVE Round 22 Discussion

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Manly Sea Eagles vs. Wests Tigers
Lottoland Stadium, Thursday 15 August 2019
Kick Off: 7:50pm



1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brendan Elliot 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Dylan Walker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Jack Gosiewski 13. Jake Trbojevic

Interchange: 14. Manase Fainu 15. Corey Waddell 16. Morgan Boyle 17. Taniela Paseka

Reserves: 18. Lachlan Croker 19. Tevita Funa 20. Sean Keppie 21. Lloyd Perrett


1. Corey Thompson 2. Paul Momirovski 3. Tommy Talau 4. Esan Marsters 5. David Nofoaluma 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Thomas Mikaele 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Oliver Clark 11. Luke Garner 12. Michael Chee-Kam 13. Ryan Matterson

Interchange: 14. Matthew Eisenhuth 15. Elijah Taylor 16. Alex Twal 17. Chris Lawrence

Reserves: 18. Josh Reynolds 19. Robert Jennings 20. Chris McQueen 21. Sam McIntyre

Gold Coast Titans vs. Parramatta Eels
Cbus Super Stadium, Friday 16 August 2019
Kick Off: 6:00pm



1. AJ Brimson 2. Jesse Arthars 3. Kallum Watkins 4. Brian Kelly 5. Phillip Sami 6. Tyrone Peachey 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Jai Whitbread 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Sam Stone 13. Jai Arrow

Interchange: 14. Michael Gordon 15. Moeaki Fotuaika 16. Bryce Cartwright 17. Brenko Lee

Reserves: 18. Anthony Don 19. Tanah Boyd 20. Leilani Latu 21. Nathan Peats


1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Brad Takairangi 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Kane Evans 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Manu Ma’u 13. Nathan Brown

Interchange: 14. Peni Terepo 15. David Gower 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Marata Niukore

Reserves: 18. Tepai Moeroa 19. George Jennings 20. Stefano Utoikamanu 21. Will Smith

Brisbane Broncos vs. Penrith Panthers
Suncorp Stadium, Friday 16 August 2019
Kick Off: 7:55pm



1. Anthony Milford 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Darius Boyd 7. Jake Turpin 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Payne Haas 11. David Fifita 12. Tevita Pangai Jr 13. Joe Ofahengaue

Interchange: 14. James Segeyaro 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Rhys Kennedy 17. Patrick Carrigan

Reserves: 18. Herbie Farnworth 19. Matt Gillett 20. Izaia Perese 21. Alex Glenn


1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To’o 6. James Maloney 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Mitchell Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin13. Isaah Yeo

Interchange: 14. Sione Katoa 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Moses Leota 17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard

Reserves: 18. Dean Whare 19. William Burns 20. Kaide Ellis 21. Hame Sele

Newcastle Knights vs. North Queensland Cowboys
McDonald Jones Stadium, Saturday 17 August 2019
Kick Off: 3:00pm



1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Kurt Mann 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Tautau Moga 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Mason Lino 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Connor Watson 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Josh King

Interchange:
14. Jacob Saifiti 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. Sione Mata’utia 17. Aidan Guerra

Reserves: 18. Jamie Buhrer 19. Chris Randall 20. Jirah Momoisea 21. Danny Levi


1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Coen Hess 4. Tom Opacic 5. Jordan Kahu 6. Michael Morgan 7. Jake Clifford 8. Matthew Scott 9. Jake Granville 10. Jordan McLean 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Shane Wright 13. Jason Taumalolo

Interchange: 14. Reuben Cotter 15. John Asiata 16. Scott Bolton 17. Francis Molo

Reserves: 18. Peter Hola 19. Tom Gilbert 20. Corey Jensen 21. Murray Taulagi


Melbourne Storm vs. Canberra Raiders
AAMI Park, Saturday 17 August 2019
Kick Off: 5:30pm



1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Brodie Croft 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane

Interchange: 14. Tui Kamikamica 15. Tino Faasuamaleaui 16. Joe Stimson 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen

Reserves:
18. Max King 19. Tom Eisenhuth 20. Sandor Earl 21. Billy Walters

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Iosia Soliola 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine

Interchange: 14. Bailey Simonsson 15. Dunamis Lui 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Ryan Sutton

Reserves: 18. Sam Williams 19. Hudson Young 20. Siliva Havili 21. Emre Guler

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
ANZ Stadium, Saturday 17 August 2019
Kick Off: 7:30pm



1. Adam Doueihi 2. Dane Gagai 3. James Roberts 4. Braidon Burns 5. Campbell Graham 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Sam Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Liam Knight 11. Ethan Lowe 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Cameron Murray

Interchange: 14 Thomas Burgess 15. John Sutton 16. Dean Britt 17. Tevita Tatola

Reserves: 18. Mark Nicholls 19. Corey Allan 20. Bayley Sironen 21. Connor Tracey

1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Kerrod Holland 4. Will Hopoate 5. Reimis Smith 6. Jack Cogger 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Chris Smith

Interchange: 14. Jeremy Marshall-King 15. Renouf Toomaga 16. Danny Fualalo 17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

Reserves: 18. Morgan Harper 19. Kieran Foran 21. Adam Elliott 22. Ofahiki Ogden

Sydney Roosters vs. Warriors
SCG, Sunday 18 August 2019
Kick Off: 2:00pm



1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Warea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Victor Radley

Interchange: 14. Nat Butcher 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Poasa Faamausili 17. Sitili Tupouniua

Reserves: 18. Lindsay Collins 19. Billy Smith 20. Lachlan Lam 21. Boyd Cordner


1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Adam Pompey 3. Peta Hiku 4. Gerard Beale 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Chanel Harris-Tavita 7. Blake Green 8. Agnatius Paasi 9. Jazz Tevaga 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Adam Blair 12. Isaiah Papali’I 13. Lachlan Burr

Interchange: 14. Adam Keighran 15. Sam Lisone 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Ligi Sao

Reserves: 18. Kodi Nikorima 20. Blake Ayshford 21. Leivaha Pulu 22. Hayze Perham

Cronulla Sharks vs. St George Illawarra Dragons
PointsBet Stadium, 18 August 2019
Kick Off: 4:00pm



1. Matt Moylan 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Bronson Xerri 4. Josh Dugan 5. Josh Morris 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Aaron Woods 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen

Interchange: 14. Kurt Capewell 15. Jack Williams 16. Billy Magoulias 17. Braden Uele

Reserves: 18. Jayson Bukuya 19. Blayke Brailey 20. Ronaldo Mulitalo 21. Kyle Flanagan


1. Corey Norman 2. Jason Saab 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Ben Hunt 8. James Graham 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Patrick Kaufusi 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Tyson Frizell

Interchange: 14. Jeremy Latimore 15. Korbin Sims 16. Blake Lawrie 17. Jackson Ford

Reserves: 18. Tristan Sailor 19. Josh Kerr 20. Reece Robson 21. Zac Lomax
 

Big Pete

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Melbourne vs. Canberra is the game I'm most looking forward to. Canberra have to shake off the pretenders tag, while Melbourne won't want to show any sign of weakness leading into the finals.

I'm curious to see how Melbourne handle this game. On Sunday they came up against an understrength South Sydney pack who put up very little resistance in the opening exchanges. Before anyone knew it, it was 12-0 and despite Souths levelling the scores, Melbourne were still making easy in-roads through out the afternoon. The Raiders pack is more formidable than Souths, so I'm curious to see if they can turn on the heat and how Melbourne handle it. From what I've seen, if you can out-bully the Storm forwards, they start to give into their frustration and stray from their gameplan.

I'm leaning towards Melbourne in Melbourne, but would love to see Canberra spring an upset and open up the finals. While I don't mind the prospect of Melbourne vs. Sydney II, I'm always happy to see more genuine contenders. There's nothing worse than a 2014 mishap where the grand final itself is a walk-over.
 

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I thought you'd be more looking forward to Us v Panthers as I think this is the waershed game of Boyd's career. It will determine how our season ends.

Or have you already given up on the Broncs?
 

Big Pete

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I thought you'd be more looking forward to Us v Panthers as I think this is the waershed game of Boyd's career. It will determine how our season ends.

Or have you already given up on the Broncs?
After the performances against the Storm and the Cowboys, I think I'm dreading the game more than anything.
 

Alec

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I think he'll probably accept it now. Even Hoffman accepted it. They tried to go somewhere else to prove their coach and critics wrong, and it didn't work out. Hoffman now seems OK to stay on the wing.
Kodi should have tried to go to the Knights, I think that would have suited his Broncos style the most.
 

Big Pete

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The error from Koroisau has invited Wests back into this. Manly were having the better of play before Api had a lapse in concentration.

Great play from Wests to put Nofoaluma over.
 

Big Pete

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The scary thing is Gosiewski could have had a hat-trick.

I don't know why Manly went away from Cherry-Evans after the first Gosiewski try. It seems like Walker was over-calling him and Cherry-Evans was only coming into the play to bail the Sea Eagles out. They finally give him decent ball and he puts Gosiewski through a hole, easy as you'd like.
 

Super Freak

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How was that Trbojevic play the ball all good?

There really wasn't anything in this game that made me think that Manly have another level in them for the finals. I can't see them troubling Storm.

They will probably put up a fight but they will just be making up the numbers.

I don't see a scenario where it's not a Storm vs Roosters replay. Rabbitohs are shot.
 

Alec

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How was that Trbojevic play the ball all good?

There really wasn't anything in this game that made me think that Manly have another level in them for the finals. I can't see them troubling Storm.

They will probably put up a fight but they will just be making up the numbers.

I don't see a scenario where it's not a Storm vs Roosters replay. Rabbitohs are shot.
Manly are definitely a smokey if DCE and TTurbo can fire. Their starting pack has the potential to beat Melbourne and possibly the Roosters too. Fonua-Blake is especially in absolutely sublime form this season, probably the front runner for front rower of the year.
 

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Manly are definitely a smokey if DCE and TTurbo can fire. Their starting pack has the potential to beat Melbourne and possibly the Roosters too. Fonua-Blake is especially in absolutely sublime form this season, probably the front runner for front rower of the year.
Behind Haas if we’re serious, which the Dally Ms never are.
 

Alec

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Behind Haas if we’re serious, which the Dally Ms never are.
Yeah, Haas has better numbers, but I feel they'll just settle for giving him Rookie of the Year. I don't think you often see someone win ROTY + a positional award at the same time.

Also Broncos forwards numbers are a bit inflated with our clueless attack, but I dunno how much difference it makes though.
 

Big Pete

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How was that Trbojevic play the ball all good?
You're not wrong, he didn't maintain his balance. It wasn't like it was a difficult decision, it was either an incorrect play the ball or there was interference. Based on replays, it was the former.
 
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