Round 2 Supercoach Studs and Duds

Round two of the NRL Premiership has come and gone, and for over 100,000 Supercoach players, the game has quite possibly broken us. Thousands of Supercoaches have spent hours trying to sort their teams, picking the right balance of guns, cheapies and points of differences to get as many vital points as possible. We had a ton of guns live up to their status, a ton of cheapies prove their worth and a bunch of players fail. Here, we will look at 3 studs and 3 duds of the NRL Supercoach round and see who impressed, as well as who failed.


Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - 130 points (FLB, New Zealand, $533,700)

The Warriors fullback is back! He had a decent round 1, but he came out of the woodwork and caused the Titans a metric ton of hell during their clash in New Zealand. Along with the try and the try assist that he had, he managed 3 line breaks, 7 tackle busts, 4 combined offloads, 3 line breaks and 32 points in hit ups. The combination with Isaac Luke, Blake Green, Shaun Johnson and RTS makes for a scary prospect when they are firing, so he could be an automatic buy during the tough rounds coming up for the Warriors.

James Tedesco - 113 points (FLB, Sydney, $599,700)

Nearly 2000 supercoaches traded out the fullback, who is seen as a "set and forget" player. They will be kicking themselves as Teddy came back with a casual 113 against a disappointing Bulldogs attack. A try to go with his two try assists, 3 line breaks, 7 tackle busts and 21 points in pure hit ups just showed how lethal he can be on his day. Last year Tedesco was really unlucky in the sense that he would have try assists bombed by poor finishing, so with some better hands outside him, the points are going to flow and so will the centuries.

Lloyd Perrett - 90 points (FRF, Manly, $296,000)

90 points in 20 minutes got Perrett the nod over the likes of Daly Cherry-Evans and the Trbojevic brothers, which is astounding considering the scoreline. A try for the forward, as well as a try assist, 4 offloads and 16 points in hit ups in just 20 minutes of work shows that Perrett can get through the work when given the chance. While his score is inflated with how dreadful Parramatta was, the 178 coaches who have him will be jumping for joy with this.


Valentine Holmes - 6 points (FLB/CTW, Cronulla, $451,400)

6 points in 80 minutes from a back is inexcusable, and a third of his points came from a combination of tackles/missed tackles. Holmes scored 8 points in hit ups, lost 4 in errors and gained his other two in tackles. He is nowhere near his form that got him an Australian shirt, and this form should see him out of a good number of teams this week.

Mitchell Moses - 6 points (HLF/5/8, Parramatta, $454,800)

You really could put 75% of the Parramatta team into the duds column but Moses was by far the worst. His stats were not horrible considering the 54-0 scoreline, but he cost all coaches 14 points in errors, penalties and his second sin binning in a row. He can be forgiven for an iffy round 1, but this was dreadful and if it wasn't for more pressing issues this week, Moses would be traded out in a heartbeat.

Robbie Rochow - 27 points (2RF/FRF, Wests Tigers, $242,600)

Coming off a 61 point performance in round 1, so many coaches (including myself) brought in the Tigers player hoping that he was back in his from from 2014/15. Nope. 
27 points would be fine if he played 30 minutes, but instead he played 68. He could have had a poor, but iffy 35, but he missed 8 tackles. That's pretty bad for an NRL standard player.
Hopefully he can have a better performance against the Broncos, but we can only hope and pray with Supercoach.



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