NRL SuperCoach Round 10 Captains Picks

Player Name

Jordan Rapana (v Knights – away)

Although dropping off in points recently - 8 tries and two Game week scores over 130 in the opening 9 rounds is still formidable. Next up is a leaky Newcastle defence, with Rapana averaging 7.3 tackle breaks per game. Last time the raiders faced a team weak in defence he grabbed a hat trick along with a season record 19 tackle breaks.

Billy Slater (v Titans – home)

Scoring 2 tries and grabbing 2 try assists in round 9, Slater has a total of 6 try assists this season. Averaging 4.4 tackle breaks in the last 5 games and 1.7 effective offloads. If these stats continue Slater will score big again after receiving a 104 and 99 score in the last 3 games.

Martin Taupau (v Broncos – home)

7 effective offloads in round 9 with 229 metres ranks Taupau in the very top tier of forwards. No tries or try assists yet this season, but he sets up others to get SC points while still scoring himself. 3.7 tackle breaks and an astronomical 4.8 effective offloads per game.

Suliasi Vunivalu (v Titans – home)

A try scoring machine on the wing with 8 tries this season. Vunivalu is relatively safe with the ball as well, only averaging 1 error per game. The minus points for errors is majorly cancelled out though by his line breaks (1.1) and tackles breaks (4) per game points.

Clinton Gutherson (v Roosters - away)

7 try involvements in his 9 games played this season. Gutherson has been a rock for the Eels side. He has increased his run metres to 150+ per game over the last 3 rounds. 80+ more metres than his opening 6 games. Along with his reliable goal kicking and a decrease in error rate over the same period, Gutherson is poised to continue his SuperCoach scoring from. 

By Luke Scali (Twitter - @WFC_LS_Potzi)