2020 Rd 10 Sea Eagles vs Eels, Brookvale
As predicted, last week Brendan Elliott came in at Fullback, shifting Garrick back to Wing and Funa out of the 17. The only other change is Morgan Boyle (Groin) out with Corey Waddell coming on to the bench. Fonua-Blake returns from suspension next week. Cade Cust, $487K (37.9 Pts), scored 44 including a Try Save in Rd 9. On the back oh his 55 Pt Haul coming off the bench in Rd 8, he has a BE of 35. With Dylan Walker back between Rd 12 and Rd 14, Cust may have 2-5 weeks in the 6 Jersey. His past scoring points to a 40ish average though and Manly are not travelling well at present. So probably best to leave this one alone.
No sign of Mitchell Moses this week, Field gets another week to try to get to $150K profit. He's made $104K so far and we have his BE at -7. A modest 35 or so should get the job done. Moses is likely to be back next week.
Junior Paulo only lasted 29 minutes last week after suffering back spasms. He has been named to start at Prop this week. Jai Arrow had this issue in 2018 and it impacted him for several weeks. It's one of those unpredictable conditions and we'll just have to see how it plays out. One player that stands to benefit is Nathan Brown, who played the full 80 minutes, in the absence of Paulo. Brown lived up to our thoughts that the new 6 Again Rule suited his game perfectly. He pumped out 83 Points including 55 Tackles and 266 Meters. We're thinking a 65 minute average for 60-65 Pts from here forward - provided he doesn't do anything careless or stupid. He should have a 60 minute floor with extra minutes in weeks where there are injuries.