Friday 24 February 2017

The Postman's Predicted #NRL Round 1 Team: Canterbury Bulldogs | #SuperCoach #NRLFantasy

National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - February 24, 2017

NRL SuperCoach and NRL Fantasy pundits rejoice - your old mate The Postman is back with his take on the 17 Bulldogs he believes Des Hasler will pick for Round 1:

  1. Will HOPOATE
  2. Brett MORRIS
  3. Josh MORRIS
  4. Brenko LEE
  5. Kerrod HOLLAND
  6. Josh REYNOLDS
  7. Moses MBYE
  8. Aiden TOLMAN
  9. Michael LICHAA
  10. James GRAHAM
  11. Josh JACKSON
  12. Greg EASTWOOD
  13. David KLEMMER
  14. Sam KASIANO
  16. Danny FUALOLO
  17. Francis TUALAU
The Postman's Squad Analysis:
  • The Bulldogs look settled heading into Round 1 with the only question mark over whether or not to pick backup hooker Craig Garvey on the bench. Michael Lichaa is capable of playing the 80 minutes but Garvey was impressive last season and the Bulldogs might choose to go with an injection of something different around the ruck mid-game.
  • Marcelo Montoya will keep pressure on Kerrod Holland and Brenko Lee for a spot on the right wing but the latter pair will get first crack on that edge.
  • Moses Mbye copped a knock on his arm in the final trial but should be fine for Round 1 - Matt Frawley and Josh Cleeland have been groomed as the backup halves.
  • Danny Fualolo and Francis Tualau have a great opportunity as the season begins as the Dogs bench props - and though Hasler likes playing Graham and Tolman for 60mins a game, the pair are set to get their chance. Raymond Faitala-Mariner will be the bench backrower and could even start some games if Greg Eastwood is used off the bench.
Injured List:
Moses Mbye (Arm - Opening Rounds), Richie Kennar (Foot - Opening Rounds), Adam Elliott (TBA).
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