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Wests Tigers Season Preview

Key Player: Elijah Taylor

Top scorer: Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (11)

Rising star: Matt Eisenhuth

Goal-kicker: Tui Lolohea

Biggest fixtures: Round 1 vs Roosters (H), Round 10 vs Cowboys (H), Round 23 vs Dragons (H)

Predicted line up:
Fullback - Tui Lolohea
Wing - Corey Thompson
Centre - Esan Marsters
Centre - Kevin Naiqama
Wing - Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
Five-eighth - Josh Reynolds
Halfback - Luke Brooks 

Prop - Russell Packer
Hooker - Pita Godinet
Prop - Ben Matulino
Second-row - Chris Lawrence
Second-row - Robbie Rochow
Lock - Elijah Taylor

Interchange - Alex Twal
Interchange - Michael Chee-Kam
Interchange - Matt Eisenhuth
Interchange - Benji Marshall

New Zealand Warriors Season Preview

Key Player: Tohu Harris

Rising star: Isaiah Papali'i

Predicted top try scorer: Peta Hiku (15)

Goal-kicker: Shaun Johnson

Biggest fixtures:Round 5 vs Cowboys (H), Round 7 vs Dragons (H), Round 24 vs Panthers (H)

Line up:
Fullback - Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Wing - David Fusitu'a
Centre - Peta Hiku
Centre - Solomone Kata
Wing - Ken Maumalo
Five-eighth - Blake Green
Halfback - Shaun Johnson
Prop - Adam Blair
Hooker - Isaac Luke
Prop - Albert Vete*
Second-row - Tohu Harris
Second-row - Isaiah Papali'i
Lock - Simon Mannering* 

Interchange - Nathaniel Roache
Interchange - James Gavet
Interchange - Sam Lisone
Interchange - Leivaha Pulu

NRL SuperCoach Captains Picks - Round 1 2018

The Best Bet Captains,
1.Ben Hunt A new club always gives a player an added boost in the opening fixture in the new jersey. Averaging 57.8 in 2017 for the Broncos we expect Hunt to exceed this average by a good amount in round 1 for the Dragons, where a visit from his former team is on the agenda. He will be looking to impress, while at the same time getting one over on his former teammates.

2.Cameron Munster Averaging 66.8 in 2017 made Munster one of the best, ranked 2st overall for average scoring. With the loss of Cooper Cronk in the off-season, Munster will need to step up and fill in his former teammates shoes. Brodie Croft will become Cronk’s positional replacement, however Munster should become his creative replacement, leading to Munster scoring even higher in 2018.

3.Jordan Rapana The Raiders winger has only been getting better and better every season, with 2017 seeing him ranked as the undoubted number 1 SC winger, with an average of 71.1. With a trip to the Gold Coast in roun…

Sydney Roosters Season Preview

Key Player: Cooper Cronk

Rising star: Nat Butcher

Predicted top try scorer: Latrell Mitchell (17)

Goal-kicker: Sio Siua Taukeiaho (Latrell Mitchell will kick when Taukeiaho is off)

Biggest fixtures:Round 16 vs Storm (H), Round 21 vs Cowboys (H), Round 24 vs Broncos (H)

Predicted line up:
Fullback - James Tedesco
Wing - Daniel Tupou

Centre - Latrell Mitchell
Centre - Joseph Manu
Wing - Blake Ferguson
Five-eighth - Luke Keary
Halfback - Cooper Cronk
Prop - Sio Siua Taukeiaho
Hooker - Jake Friend
Prop - Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Second-row - Boyd Cordner 
Second-row - Mitchell Aubusson
Lock - Isaac Liu

Interchange - Ryan Matterson
Interchange - Dylan Napa
Interchange - Zane Tetevano
Interchange - Vic

St. George Illawarra Dragons Season Preview

Key Player: Ben Hunt

Rising star: Matt Dufty

Predicted top try scorer: Euan Aitken (12)

Goal-kicker: Gareth Widdop

Biggest fixtures:Round 1 vs Broncos (H), Round 8 vs Roosters (H), Round 24 vs Bulldogs(H)

Predicted line up:
Fullback - Matt Dufty
Wing - Jason Nightingale
Centre - Euan Aitken
Centre - Tim Lafai
Wing - Nene Macdonald
Five-eighth - Gareth Widdop
Halfback - Ben Hunt
Prop - James Graham
Hooker - Cameron McInnes

Prop - Paul Vaughan
Second-row - Tariq Sims
Second-row - Tyson Frizell

Lock - Jack De Belin

Interchange - Leeson Ah Mau

Interchange - Jacob Host
Interchange - Luciano Leilua

Penrith Panthers Season Preview

Key Player:  James Maloney

Rising star: Viliame Kikau

Predicted top try scorer: Josh Mansour (13)

Goal-kicker: Nathan Cleary

Biggest fixtures: Round 9 vs Cowboys (H), Round 15 vs Roosters (A), Round 20 vs Panthers (A)

Predicted line up:
Fullback - Dylan Edwards
Wing - Josh Mansour
Centre - Waqa Blake
Centre - Dean Whare
Wing - Dallin Watene-Zelezniak*
Five-eighth - James Maloney
Halfback - Nathan Cleary
Prop - James Tamou
Hooker - Peter Wallace
Prop - Reagan Campbell-Gillard
Second-row - Isaah Yeo
Second-row - Corey Harawira-Naera*
Lock - Trent Merrin

Interchange - Viliame Kikau
Interchange - James Fisher-Harris
Interchange - Tim Browne
Interchange - Tyrone Peachey

South Sydney Rabbitohs Season Preview

Key Player: Angus Crichton 

Rising star: Cameron Murray

Predicted top try scorer: Alex Johnston (15)

Goal-kicker: Adam Reynolds

Biggest fixtures: Round 4 vs Bulldogs (H), Round 10 vs Dragons (H), Round 22 vs Roosters (H)

Predicted line up:

Fullback - Alex Johnston
Wing - Robert Jennings
Centre - Greg Inglis
Centre - Dane Gagai
Wing - Richie Keenar
Five-eighth - Cody Walker
Halfback - Adam Reynolds
Prop - Mark Nicholls
Hooker - Damien Cook
Prop - George Burgess
Second-row - Sam Burgess
Second-row - Angus Crichton
Lock - Cameron Murray

Interchange - John Sutton
Interchange - Tyrell Fuimaono
Interchange - Zane Musgrove
Interchange - George Burgess