KFC SuperCoach 2023: The players in line for dual position updates in Round 6
Anyone know who's getting new dual positions? Every article I find is behind a paywall.
A host of KFC SuperCoach players have earned dual position status for the rest of the season. But perhaps more significantly, a number of stars have missed out.
Greetings KFC SuperCoaches
and welcome to our second positional additions of the year.
On the back of our pre-season positional updates
, these fresh changes will go live in the game for Round 6.
In other words, when KFC SuperCoach opens next Monday (after the Round 5 lockout), the below players will be dual position.
We’ve also included watchlist players who are close and could yet earn dual status depending on where they play this weekend.
Below we explain our rationale for adding positions to those who surprised us and, perhaps more controversially, not adding a position to players who some KFC SuperCoaches may feel deserve it.
* Positions can only be added;
* Positions cannot be taken away;
* Existing positions cannot be changed;
* Players have a maximum of two positions so any player getting a second position added now will not change for the remainder of 2022 no matter where they play;
* After Round 6, there are two more weeks of positional changes in Rounds 12 and 18.
LOCKED IN CHANGES
* Connelly Lemuelu:
2RF added to CTW. While technically named in a variety of positions including bench, 2RF and FRF, Lemuelu has played solely as an edge backrower at the Dolphins and therefore earns dual status.
* Sebastian Kris:
FLB added to CTW. Kris has started all four games at fullback.
* Fa’amanu Brown:
2RF added to HOK. Brown started at lock in Round 1 and played mostly as a ball-playing lock off the bench in the following three rounds. He is set to miss the upcoming round due to an elbow injury but earns dual status nonetheless.
These players are on the verge of earning dual status but haven’t quite qualified. Our general rule is that a player must start in a position three times to earn that position in KFC SuperCoach.
* Tom Starling:
Currently HOK only. While he started at hooker last week with Danny Levi injured, Starling came off the bench in Rounds 1-3 and played a mixture of hooker and lock. At this point he hasn’t done enough to earn dual status.
* Adam Doueihi:
Currently 5/8 only. After playing in the halves for the first three rounds, Doueihi started his first game at fullback for the year last weekend. He also played 28 minutes at fullback towards the end of the Round 3 clash against the Bulldogs. But with the general rule being that a player must start three games in a new position, he won’t earn dual status for Round 6 given he will likely have played only two games at fullback by decision time. But he’s a genuine contender for dual status in our next position additions in Round 12.
* Jayden Campbell:
Currently FLB only. Campbell has played plenty of halves off the bench but also filled in at fullback last week when AJ Brimson went off injured. He’ll earn added dual status if he plays significant time at five-eighth in the coming weekend, although that appears unlikely given the injury to Brimson.
* Brandon Smith:
Currently HOK only. Smith has played minor minutes as a ball-playing lock this season but not enough to earn dual status for now.
* Selwyn Cobbo:
Currently CTW only. Cobbo played one game at fullback in Round 1 but then moved back to wing. He needs another two games starting at FLB to earn dual status.
* Kenny Bromwich:
Currently 2RF only. While he played edge on the weekend with Felise Kaufusi out, KBrom has played plenty of middle this year and was named at prop for one game. While there is often little distinction between lock and prop in the modern game (both are considered middles), we see see the Dolphins veteran as mainly a lock and have therefore overlooked him for dual status.
* Jonah Pezet:
Currently HFB only. Pezet started one game at five-eighth when Cameron Munster was out and then switched to halfback last week with Jahrome Hughes out. The Melbourne tyro needs to start two more games at five-eighth to earn dual status.
PLAYERS WHO CAN’T CHANGE BECAUSE ALREADY DUAL (aka the ‘we got it wrong list’)
* Phoenix Crossland:
Playing plenty of bench hooker. But he’s already dual 5/8 and HFB so can’t be changed.
* Drew Hutchison:
Utilities like Hutchison are always tough to gauge. He played centre in Round 1 with Joey Manu out injured. And he may play there again this week with Manu suspended. But he’s already dual 5/8 and 2RF so can’t be changed.