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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Turner

GameDay Squad Rugby League - Round 10 Team To Beat

Join us as JT puts on his general manager cap and selects his dream team going into round 10 of the NRL! He'll have the entire player pool to choose from, which should make selecting 3 winger/fullbacks, 2 centres, 2 halves, 2 edge forwards, 3 middle forwards and 1 hooker weekly easy right? Please note that the round rank is based on where the player ranks within their position. The same applies for the overall rank except the rank is calculated on the players average not total points. Well, let us know who you agree with and who else you might have selected down below on all of our social channels twitter, facebook, instagram, discord.


round 10 NRL Fantasy team to beat

Winger/Fullbacks (WFB)


Dylan Edwards' gold GameDay Squad player card

Dylan Edwards

Penrith Panthers (Average 60, Round 9 Rank – 5th, Overall Rank – 2nd)

Verses Warriors at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday at 3:00pm AEST

After a couple of poor weeks, Edwards bounced back last week in terrible conditions against the Wests Tigers. A performance in these sorts of conditions shows us the quality and upside that Edwards possesses. This week I think the Panthers are really going to turn it on against the Warriors. If the game follows this narrative, I’m expecting a solid showing from Edwards on attack. I have him scoring 55+ points this week.


Latrell Mitchell's legend GameDay Squad player card


Latrell Mitchell

South Sydney Rabbitohs (Average 65, Round 9 Rank – 2nd, Overall Rank – 1st)

Verses Storm at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday at 7:45pm AEST

Last week Latrell had me really nervous at halftime, but he really came home strong in the second forty and he went on to score 75 points. He has now had back-to-back great performances against two of the NRL’s frontrunners and there isn’t any reason why he can’t continue his excellent form against the Strom. I’m sure the Storm would have prepared extremely well for the Bunnies as they had a round 9 bye but I’m not sure if they have the personnel to completely shut Latrell down. If they can, I’d be surprised! Latrell remains set and forget for me. I have him scoring 55+ points.


Reece Walsh's silver GameDay Squad Player Card


Reece Walsh

Brisbane Broncos (Average 47, Round 9 Rank – 48th, Overall Rank – 9th)

Verses Sea Eagles at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Friday at 8:05pm AEST

Walsh hasn’t had the best couple of weeks and only managed six points against the Rabbitohs. Walsh has had some impressive performances this season and has managed four scores of 60+. It came down to either Walsh or Teddy for my third WFB spot and a lot of my reasoning around Walsh’s selection is my Broncos narrative. The Broncos have lost their last two games at Suncorp and in front of a full house on Friday, I’m expecting fireworks with Haas back in the side. I think this is a great spot to play an out of form Walsh as he may be overlooked by a lot of coaches this week. I have him scoring 50+ points.



Centres (CTR)


Joey Manu's bronze GameDay Squad player card

Joseph Manu

Sydney Roosters (Average 43, Round 9 Rank – 4th, Overall Rank – 11th)

Verses Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Sunday at 4:00pm AEST

Manu continues to smash it while playing in the halves. He is set a forget while he plays in the halves. I have him scoring 60+ points.


Herbie Farnworth's platinum GameDay Squad player card

Herbie Farnworth

Brisbane Broncos (Average 46, Round 9 Rank – 7th, Overall Rank – 7th)

Verses Sea Eagles at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Friday at 8:05pm AEST

Farnworth has been great this season and I’m going to back my Broncos narrative this week. He has been a quiet achiever over the last couple of weeks and has back-to-back 50+ scores, one of these even includes a sin-bin. We have seen the likes of Gagai, Tago and even Starford To’a all have scores of 60+ against the Sea Eagles and I don’t see any reason why Farnworth can’t either. I have him scoring 50+ points.



Halves (HLF)


Nathan Cleary's diamond GameDay Squad player card

Nathan Cleary

Penrith Panthers (Average 68, Round 9 – 5th, Overall Rank – 2nd)

Verses Warriors at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday at 3:00pm AEST

Even in tough conditions at Bathurst, Cleary was still able to knock out 65 points in an upset loss against the Wests Tigers. I’m expecting the Panthers to bounce back in a big way this week and I believe this provides Cleary with more upside than usual. However, he has lost the goal kicking due a niggling injury and this does limit his upside to a certain extent. He is still the second best halve in GDS fantasy and I’d be a fool not to start him. Cleary remains set and forget. I have him scoring 65+ points.


Nicho Hynes' legend GameDay Squad player card

Nicho Hynes

Cronulla Sharks (Average 85, Round 9 – 2nd, Overall Rank – 1st)

Verses Dolphins at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday at 5:30pm AEST

Same story as every week for Nico, he can’t be left out of my team to beat. Like Cleary, Hynes is set and forget. I have him scoring 65+ points.


Edge Forwards (EDG)


Isaiah Papali’i 's diamond GameDay Squad player card

Isaiah Papali’i

Wests Tigers (Average 48, Round 9 Rank – 24th, Overall Rank – 10th)

Verses Dragons at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Sunday at 1:50pm AEST

Papali’i hasn’t lived up to my expectations this season and he’s coming off a couple of scores in the thirties. I’m not reading too much into last week’s wet weather game as he only got 59 minutes instead of his usual 80. This week, Papali’i has a great match up against the Dragons as they allow an average of 49 points a game to his position. With the Wests Tigers getting their first win of the season, hopefully this will give them more confidence on attack against a struggling Dragons outfit and we see some good opportunities for Papali’i on attack. I have him scoring 55+ points.


David Fifita's platinum GameDay Squad player card


David Fifita

Gold Coast Titans (Average 64, Round 9 Rank – 3rd, Overall Rank – 1st)

Verses Eels at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Sunday at 6:25pm AEST


Fifita keeps on impressing me more and more each week, he even managed to score his first try of the season against the Sea Eagles. With the form he is in, he can’t be left out of my side. I have him scoring 55+ points this week.



Middle Forwards (MID)


Cameron Murray's bronze GameDay Squad player card

Cameron Murray

South Sydney Rabbitohs (Average 54, Round 9 Rank – 32nd, Overall – 6th)

Verses Storm at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday at 7:45pm AEST

Murray’s inconsistency has been frustrating this season but I still have to start him due to the upside he provides. I have him scoring 60+ points this week.


Payne Haas' silver GameDay Squad player card


Payne Haas

Brisbane Broncos (Average 67, Round 9 Rank – DNP, Overall Rank – 1st)

Verses Sea Eagles at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Friday at 8:05pm AEST

After missing last week, I reckon that Haas will be rearing to go. He may even get more minutes after a week off. Haas is set and forget in the MID position. I have him scoring 60+ points his week.


Isaah Yeo's gold GameDay Squad player card


Isaah Yeo

Penrith Panthers (Average 61, Round 9 Rank – 6th, Overall Rank – 2nd)

Verses Warriors at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday at 3:00pm AEST

Like Haas and Murray, Yeo is set and forget in the MID position. I have him scoring 55+ points his week.


Hooker (HOK)


Harry Grant's diamond GameDay Squad player card


Harry Grant

Melbourne Storm (Average 58, Round 9 Rank – Bye, Overall Rank – 1st)

Verses Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday at 7:45pm AEST

Grant bounced back with 70 points against the Warriors on ANZAC day after only scoring 30 points against the Sea Eagles in round 7. With Cook underperforming and Robson being even more inconsistent than Grant, there isn’t a better option than Grant at hooker for me this week. I am a bit nervous about his match up against the inform Bunnies but as he can bang out 65+ score more often than other hookers, he has to be my starter. I have him scoring 60+ points. Fringe players that just missed out on the starting 13:

James Tedesco WFB – Roosters

Jayden Campbell WFB – Titans

Campbell Graham CTR – Rabbitohs

Mitchell Moses HLF – Eels

J’maine Hopgood EDG – Eels

Jack De Belin MID – Dragons

Nelson Asofa-Solomona MID – Storm

Blayke Brailey HOK – Sharks


 



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