Match 2022 NRL Round 10 (Magic Round) - Cronulla Sutherland Sharks Vs Canberra Raiders @ Suncorp Stadium, Sunday 15th of May 1.50pm

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Game 6 for magic round, so the field is likely to be torn up a bit for us. Made worse with some wet weather predicted for SE QLD. If we can get through this with a win and no injuries we can be happy. Turn up like last week and we should dust them by 20.

No Wighton for them. No Ramien and Kennedy for us. I hope Ricky resists playing savage at fullback for another week as that kid can play.
 

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Will be interesting to see what happens with replacements for Will and Jessie.

Barring injuries me guess would be either:

1. Miller or Metcalf (If Miller is injured as some suggests)
3. CT
17. Hunt

Or

1. CT
3 Teig
12 Graham (prob not ready to start though)
17. Hunt

Need to leave rest of spine as is
 

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With Melb playing Penrith this week and Cows playing both Melb and Penrith following this round we can really entrench ourselves in the top 4 in the next month.

Real important block coming up - starting this week.
 
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Tracey will be centre IMO.
Ronnie in on the wing
Metcalf to fullback (think Miller has a torn pec or something)
 
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Here's how I'd go:

Metcalf
Katoa
Tracey
Talakai
Ronnie
Moylan
Hynes
Rudolf
Brailey
Finucane
Nikora
Wilton
McInnes

Graham
Williams
Tolman
Fifita
 
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Tracey will be centre IMO.
Ronnie in on the wing
Metcalf to fullback (think Miller has a torn pec or something)
I think this also.
Not really that keen on giving Metcalf game time but I don’t think we have much choice.
 

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Here's how I'd go:

Metcalf
Katoa
Tracey
Ronnie
Ikuvalu
Moylan
Hynes
Rudolf
Brailey
Finucane
Nikora
Wilton
McInnes

Graham
Williams
Tolman
Fifita
Is Talakai injured or do you think he is out of form,
 

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I think this also.
Not really that keen on giving Metcalf game time but I don’t think we have much choice.
To be honest - unless you are out of the finals race I don't mind if players that are leaving get a run. If they are the best fit than so be it.
 

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Tracey will be centre IMO.
Ronnie in on the wing
Metcalf to fullback (think Miller has a torn pec or something)
That's a fair injury to a top 30 player to not get reported, where did you hear that?
Annoying when this info seems to be on the downlow for some reason, like Berrell missing multiple weeks

Is Talakai injured or do you think he is out of form,
Out of form, hasn't been the hottest centre in town two weeks running now
 
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Gees I hope Fitz doesn't make the same mistake.

Game day pre-game interview:
Reporter: "So Craig I noticed Talakai is out this week. Any prognosis on when he will return from injury?"

Fitz:".....wait...um.. what?"
:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
 

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Is Ikavalu available ?

If so - him on wing - Ron centre - Tracey FB might be how it pans out ..
 
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I could be wrong about Miller but pretty sure I read that he was injured and it was his pec.
Very limited info though you’re right.
 

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Think we’ll see Nicho in the 1. Will play there in defence and will play 7 in attack.
 

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Is Ikavalu available ?

If so - him on wing - Ron centre - Tracey FB might be how it pans out ..
Not sure re Ikuvalu, think he was a healthy scratch this week but didn't play Jets.
Issue with Ron to centre is you are breaking the Ron/Talakai combo, I'd rather find different solution.

I could be wrong about Miller but pretty sure I read that he was injured and it was his pec.
Very limited info though you’re right.
That'd be a shame if it is that. Hope not. Was hoping he was just a one week out maybe even precautionary...

Think we’ll see Nicho in the 1. Will play there in defence and will play 7 in attack.
Why not just play him at 7 as normal in that case? More D in front line but keeps consistency and no risk of being blown up by kick chasers.
 

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Not sure re Ikuvalu, think he was a healthy scratch this week but didn't play Jets.
Issue with Ron to centre is you are breaking the Ron/Talakai combo, I'd rather find different solution.


That'd be a shame if it is that. Hope not. Was hoping he was just a one week out maybe even precautionary...


Why not just play him at 7 as normal in that case? More D in front line but keeps consistency and no risk of being blown up by kick chasers.
Purely for his experience of setting the defensive line from fullback.

An integral part of the position that’s often overlooked.
 
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