Your side to take on the Eagles

1. Tedesco
2. Nofoaluma
3. Marsters
4. Naiqama
5. MWZ
6. Lolohea
7. Brooks
8. Woods
9. McIlwrick
10. Grant
11. Lawrence
12. Chee-Kam
13. Eisenhuth

14. Twal
15. Sue
16. Aloiai
17. Taylor (interchange with McIlwrick)

1. James Tedesco
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Esan Martsers
4. Kevin Naiqama
5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
6. Tuimoala Lolohea
7. Luke Brooks
8. Aaron Woods ©
9. Matt McIllwrick
10. Tim Grant
11. Chris Lawrence
12. Elijah Taylor
13. Matthew Eisenhuth

14. Alex Twal
15. Sauaso Sue
16. Josh Aloiai
17. Ava Seumanufagai

SIZE…

Wouldn’t be surprised if Ivan the terrible picks JLJ at 9 and MM to the bench. Probably start Sue at 12. Might take Manly 13+

1. Tedesco
2. Nofaluma
3. Marsters
4. Suli/ Naiqama
5. MWZ
6. Lolahea
7. Brooks
8. Woods
9. MM
10. Grant
11. Lawrence
12. Taylor
13. Eisenhuth
14. Twal
15. Sue
16. Aloiai
17. Ava

In my view Cleary is not a coach that doesn’t think things through. For his own reasons he is prepared to carry JLJ on the bench and not play him. Why would that be??
Possibly it’s doubt in MM to play 80, or perhaps Brooks is not 100% fit, I am sure ET is carrying a rib injury so maybe Cleary isn’t confident that he has a backup DH. He seems more confident that he’ll get big minutes out of Woods, Eisenhuth, Twal and even Lawrence that he is prepared to only run 3 forwards on the bench. Maybe Aloiai can’t play those sort of minutes at the moment and that is why he is not getting a run?
I reckon if we are going to win any of our last 4 games he has to run with 4 forwards on the bench and if he must have a utility of sorts then include MCK.

1. Tedesco
2. Nofoaluma
3. Marsters
4. Suli
5. MWZ
6. Lolohea
7. Brooks
8. Woods
9. Mcilwrick
10. Grant
11. Lawrence
12. Taylor
13. Eisenhuth

14. Twal
15. Sue
16. Chee-Kam©
17. Aloiai

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1. Tedesco
2. Nofoaluma
3. Marsters
4. Suli
5. MWZ
6. Lolohea
7. Brooks
8. Woods
9. Mcilwrick
10. Grant
11. Lawrence
12. Taylor
13. Eisenhuth

14. Twal
15. Sue
16. Chee-Kam©
17. Aloiai

Captain Chee-Kam 😆

1. Teddy
2. Nofzilla
3. Martsers
4. Suli (or Kev if injured)
5. MWZ
6. Lolohea
7. Brooks
8. Woods ©
9. McIllwrick
10. Grant
11. Lawrence
12. ET
13. Eisenhuth

14. Twal
15. Sue
16. Aloiai
17. Ava

Leave Kev and Sue out and we are heading in the right direction

Sue has been having a go of late. Not sure if Ivan has told him to lift his game or the Hooth and Twal coming in and running rings around him has anything to do with but he’s had a dig in limited minutes.

1. Teddy
2. Nofzilla
3. Martsers
4. Naquima
5. MWZ
6. Lolohea
7. Brooks
8. Woods ©
9. McIllwrick
10. Grant
11. Lawrence
12. Chee-Kam
13. Eisenhuth

14. Twal
15. Sue
16. Aloiai
17. J J Felise

Taylor looks like he is carrying an injury so I would give him a week’s rest and let Chee-Kam start in second row.

Ava is moving to the TigerSharks next year so happy for him to play State Cup.

Give JJ Felise another go if Salary cap allows it.

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Sue has been having a go of late. Not sure if Ivan has told him to lift his game or the Hooth and Twal coming in and running rings around him has anything to do with but he’s had a dig in limited minutes.

I think he’s always brought more to the side when he comes off the bench. Doesn’t have the motor to play 80, but let him rip in off the bench for 30 minutes and he tends to have good impact.

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Sue has been having a go of late. Not sure if Ivan has told him to lift his game or the Hooth and Twal coming in and running rings around him has anything to do with but he’s had a dig in limited minutes.

I think he’s always brought more to the side when he comes off the bench. Doesn’t have the motor to play 80, but let him rip in off the bench for 30 minutes and he tends to have good impact.

… and have better mobility in defence - I reckon that lets him down when playing bigger minutes.

Think Ivan is going to pick the same 17

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