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Tried this for the first time this season, finished in 15,676th overall.

I missed a few lockouts early on and just forgot to trade at times so decided to focus on winning my public league title after a really bad start in terms of overall, and save full trades for the finals. It actually worked alright, I made the GF and scored 1,633 this round (793rd for the round), but in the end, I still lost the final to a team scoring 1,666 (465th). Not much else I could have done, so can't complain.

I'm happy with how I went for a first attempt, not knowing any players at all, but not sure that I'll be back next year. Too hard to keep up with for me - I fielded multiple players who had been dropped/suspended and copped the lowest bench score instead.
 
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Well done all - enjoyed every minute of it.
My first year with SOO's and byes - that was interesting to say the least.

Main lesson learnt - hold the trades from the beginning.
next lesson - Set and forget Captain Turbo! (if he's not injured)

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KFC SuperCoach NRL 2022: Key player positions revealed

KFC SuperCoach NRL delivers its annual early Christmas present — an exclusive sneak peek at player positions for 2022. SUBSCRIBER SPECIAL

The KFC SuperCoach NRL crew have trawled through the stats and vision to deliver our annual early Christmas present — player positions for 2022.
And as always there are some gift-wrapped surprises and some big lumps of coal.
The stocks of a number of key players have fallen after losing dual position status — including Kurt Capewell, James Fisher-Harris, Zac Lomax and Ben Hunt.
But there are also some huge winners to have gained DPP status — including Euan Aitken and Josh Schuster.
Check out the key positional changes below.
COMING SOON! KFC SUPERCOACH TEAM PICKER AVAILABLE FOR SUPERCOACH PLUS SUBCRIBERS

BIGGEST WINNER
Euan Aitken (CTW/2RF)
After playing almost every one of his 135 games at centre, Aitken has scored dual status after being switched to the back row for his final six games of 2021. Aitken starred in the position, averaging 80.8 (leaving out an injury-affected final round where he played just 13 minutes). However, his KFC SuperCoach price will be based on a 55.4 season average, which is down due to eight games at centre earlier in the year.
Aitken therefore has potential to be a Simon Mannering-style keeper in the KFC SuperCoach centres if he retains a spot in the forwards for round one. But it’s a considerable “if” given the forwards the Warriors have on offer when fully fit.

BIGGEST LOSER
James Fisher-Harris (FRF only)
JFH was very dependable last year. He averaged 62 for the season, the fifth best of any FRF, and was at one point owned by a massive 53,000 KFC SuperCoaches. One of the main reasons for his appeal was dual FRF/2RF flexibility, meaning he could be switched with Isaiah Papali’i and later nuffs like Kayleb Milne and Ryan James. However, JFH has lost dual status this season after playing all 20 games last season as a starting prop.

KEY NEW DUAL POSITION PLAYERS
Joseph Manu (CTW/FLB) from CTW only
Euan Aitken (CTW/2RF) from CTW only
Alexander Brimson (FLB/5-8) from FLB only
Stephen Crichton (CTW/FLB) from CTW only
Josh Schuster (2RF/5-8) from 5-8 only
Coen Hess (2RF/FRF) from 2RF only
Marata Niukore (CTW/2RF) from 2RF only
Jordan Rapana (CTW/FLB) from CTW only
Bailey Simonsson (CTW/FLB) from CTW only
Blake Taaffe (HFB/FLB) from 5-8 only
Tyrell Sloan (CTW/FLB) from CTW only
Jake Granville (FLB/HOK) from HOK only
Talatau Amone (CTW/5-8) from HFB only
Josh Kerr (2RF/FRF) from FRF only
Jayden Sullivan (5-8/HOK) from HFB only
Michael Chee-Kam (2RF/CTW) from 2RF only

LOST DUAL POSITION
Ben Hunt (HFB) loses HOK
Zac Lomax (CTW) loses FLB
James Fisher-Harris (FRF) loses 2RF
Kurt Capewell (2RF) loses CTW
David Mead (CTW) loses FLB
Corey Oates (CTW) loses 2RF
Matt Burton (5/8) loses HFB
Dean Ieremia (CTW) loses FLB
Taane Milne (CTW) loses 2RF
Victor Radley (2RF) loses HOK
Daine Laurie (FLB) loses CTW

KEY POSITIONAL CHANGES
Nicholas Hynes (HFB/FLB) from FLB/CTW
Kurt Mann (5-8/CTW) from 5-8/HOK
Xavier Savage (FLB) from CTW
Kodi Nikorima (HOK/HFB) from HFB/5-8
Connor Tracey (CTW/5-8) from HFB/5-8
Connor Watson (2RF/HOK) from 5-8/HOK
Adam Doueihi (5-8/CTW) from FLB/5-8

KEY ADDITIONS
Jayden Nikorima HFB/HOK
Jackson Hastings HFB/5-8
 
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KFC SuperCoach NRL 2022: Key player positions revealed

KFC SuperCoach NRL delivers its annual early Christmas present — an exclusive sneak peek at player positions for 2022. SUBSCRIBER SPECIAL

The KFC SuperCoach NRL crew have trawled through the stats and vision to deliver our annual early Christmas present — player positions for 2022.
And as always there are some gift-wrapped surprises and some big lumps of coal.
The stocks of a number of key players have fallen after losing dual position status — including Kurt Capewell, James Fisher-Harris, Zac Lomax and Ben Hunt.
But there are also some huge winners to have gained DPP status — including Euan Aitken and Josh Schuster.
Check out the key positional changes below.
COMING SOON! KFC SUPERCOACH TEAM PICKER AVAILABLE FOR SUPERCOACH PLUS SUBCRIBERS

BIGGEST WINNER
Euan Aitken (CTW/2RF)
After playing almost every one of his 135 games at centre, Aitken has scored dual status after being switched to the back row for his final six games of 2021. Aitken starred in the position, averaging 80.8 (leaving out an injury-affected final round where he played just 13 minutes). However, his KFC SuperCoach price will be based on a 55.4 season average, which is down due to eight games at centre earlier in the year.
Aitken therefore has potential to be a Simon Mannering-style keeper in the KFC SuperCoach centres if he retains a spot in the forwards for round one. But it’s a considerable “if” given the forwards the Warriors have on offer when fully fit.

BIGGEST LOSER
James Fisher-Harris (FRF only)
JFH was very dependable last year. He averaged 62 for the season, the fifth best of any FRF, and was at one point owned by a massive 53,000 KFC SuperCoaches. One of the main reasons for his appeal was dual FRF/2RF flexibility, meaning he could be switched with Isaiah Papali’i and later nuffs like Kayleb Milne and Ryan James. However, JFH has lost dual status this season after playing all 20 games last season as a starting prop.

KEY NEW DUAL POSITION PLAYERS
Joseph Manu (CTW/FLB) from CTW only
Euan Aitken (CTW/2RF) from CTW only
Alexander Brimson (FLB/5-8) from FLB only
Stephen Crichton (CTW/FLB) from CTW only
Josh Schuster (2RF/5-8) from 5-8 only
Coen Hess (2RF/FRF) from 2RF only
Marata Niukore (CTW/2RF) from 2RF only
Jordan Rapana (CTW/FLB) from CTW only
Bailey Simonsson (CTW/FLB) from CTW only
Blake Taaffe (HFB/FLB) from 5-8 only
Tyrell Sloan (CTW/FLB) from CTW only
Jake Granville (FLB/HOK) from HOK only
Talatau Amone (CTW/5-8) from HFB only
Josh Kerr (2RF/FRF) from FRF only
Jayden Sullivan (5-8/HOK) from HFB only
Michael Chee-Kam (2RF/CTW) from 2RF only

LOST DUAL POSITION
Ben Hunt (HFB) loses HOK
Zac Lomax (CTW) loses FLB
James Fisher-Harris (FRF) loses 2RF
Kurt Capewell (2RF) loses CTW
David Mead (CTW) loses FLB
Corey Oates (CTW) loses 2RF
Matt Burton (5/8) loses HFB
Dean Ieremia (CTW) loses FLB
Taane Milne (CTW) loses 2RF
Victor Radley (2RF) loses HOK
Daine Laurie (FLB) loses CTW

KEY POSITIONAL CHANGES
Nicholas Hynes (HFB/FLB) from FLB/CTW
Kurt Mann (5-8/CTW) from 5-8/HOK
Xavier Savage (FLB) from CTW
Kodi Nikorima (HOK/HFB) from HFB/5-8
Connor Tracey (CTW/5-8) from HFB/5-8
Connor Watson (2RF/HOK) from 5-8/HOK
Adam Doueihi (5-8/CTW) from FLB/5-8

KEY ADDITIONS
Jayden Nikorima HFB/HOK
Jackson Hastings HFB/5-8
Thanks for this.

Any early standouts that should benefit the most within these lists?
 

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NRL 2022: Five rookies to watch at every NRL club
He’s a Golden Gloves champion who has already tasted NSW Cup action - fans and opponents better watch out for this kid.

They are the future of the NRL and the perfect homegrown answer to the white-hot player transfer market.
As cashed-up NRL clubs fight for the likes of big-name players Cameron Munster and Kalyn Ponga for future seasons, others turn their attention to developing youngsters.
Indeed, of the 17 players who took the field in Penrith’s NRL premiership triumph in 2021, more than half came through the Panthers’ system.
It’s a blueprint many clubs are looking to follow, with the Wests Tigers and South Sydney Rabbitohs among the clubs trying to emulate the Panthers with new High Performance Centres.
Indeed with a 17th team joining the competition from 2023 in the Dolphins, rookies will be relied on more than ever.
Below, Paul Crawley reveals the five rookies to watch at every club — and the array of talent is incredibly diverse.
Ranging from the sons of rugby league legends, to a Nick Politis favourite, to a schoolboy sprinting champion — this list could contain the next great (or greats) of rugby league.
Jot them down.

Titans
Alofiana Khan-Pereira: A flying winger from Keebra Park who has a similar physique to Josh Addo-Carr and also blinding speed. Said to have clocked the fastest time of any Titans player, ever. Played for Burleigh in the Queensland Cup and is now in the Titans’ top-30 squad, embarking on his third NRL pre-season.
Jojo Fifita: David Fifita’s cousin who was a schoolboy sprint champion that the Titans poached from rugby. Stands about 190cm, 100kg and can really motor. Had a few shoulder issues that limited his game-time in 2021 but is expected to push for his opportunity from here on if he can get through a full pre-season.
Shallin Fuller: Hails from Beaudesert and has really made a name for himself playing for Burleigh Bears in the halves. Put simply, he is electric. Actually played a lot of footy with Jayden Campbell coming through and after his outstanding form in 2021 the Titans have handed him an NRL development contract to make sure he gets every opportunity to fulfil his phenomenal talent.
Tom Weaver: The 2021 Australian Schoolboys halfback who is following in the footsteps of another former Palm Beach Currimbin graduate, Toby Sexton. Originally came from the Northern Rivers of NSW but has been contracted at the Titans since he was 15 and just continues to develop his game. Might be a few years off but remember the name.
Isaac Matalavea-Booth: A towering young Kiwi prop who looks like a clone of Nelson Asofa-Solomona, just bigger. Seriously, the 19-year-old is listed at 201cm (1cm taller than Asofa-Solomona) and 123kg (Asofa-Solomona is 115kg on the Melbourne Storm website). Started out in the Warriors’ junior development system before he moved to Gold Coast to attend Keebra Park. Still very raw but massive potential.

Storm
Tyran Wishart: Son of Illawarra Steelers legend Rod who will genuinely challenge for that bench utility role left vacant by Nicho Hynes. Frank Ponissi reckons the Storm couldn’t have been more impressed with how Wishart fitted in after his mid-season transfer from the Dragons. Coming through the grades he’s played in the halves, fullback, dummy half and at lock, so versatility will be his strength.
Jack Howarth: Can play in the centres or as an edge backrower, this is the young Queenslander who knocked back a shot at the Wallabies to sign with the Storm last year. Has had his progress stalled by a lack of game time but the word is Howarth presented himself really well on his return to training and if he stays fit, he is a strong chance of playing NRL.
William Warbrick: All Blacks Olympic silver medallist in Rugby Sevens who could potentially take over Josh Addo-Carr’s wing spot or earn a crack in the centres. Physically he’s ready in terms of his strength, power and speed. A Xavier Coates type build, just more developed. But it will now depend on how quick he gets up to speed playing rugby league after coming from Rugby Sevens.
Jonah Pezet: Boom teenage playmaker the Storm signed from Newcastle with a bit of a Sam Walker-type hype about him who Brad Fittler already has in the NSW Emerging Pathways program. Again, needs some games under his belt so he’ll be heading to the Queensland Cup in 2022. But that’s not to say he won’t get a chance at some stage later in the season, or maybe even around Origin time.
Bronson Garlick: Another famous name, but this bloke’s story is not about the kid that was always destined for the big time. It’s about a now 25-year-old utility whose dedication and perseverance has finally won him a shot at the game’s benchmark club after playing lower grades at the Bulldogs and Newtown. Sean Garlick’s son has already won over the Storm with his attitude and recruitment chief Paul Bunn, who knows a thing or two about spotting mature age talent and thinks he can really develop into an NRL player.

Knights
Krystian Mapapalangi: It won’t be too far down the track before this young five-eighth is banging on the door for NRL. Rated one of the hottest emerging talents who could end up something very special. Similar frame and style to Kieran Foran with a bit more height but loves to run the ball and very aggressive. Went to school in the Tigers’ nursery at Holy Cross and played SG Ball for Manly before the Knights recruited him.
Bailey Hodgson: Big things were expected of this young Englishman in 2021, but missed the start of the season after knee surgery. Following that he only played a handful of NSW Cup games. Probably needs more time in lower grades before he’s ready to challenge for a permanent NRL spot. But make no mistake, the Knights see Hodgson as a long term NRL player capable of replacing Kalyn Ponga at fullback if/when Ponga switches to the halves.
Chris Veaila: An 18-year-old outside back from New Zealand who has impressed the right people with a terrific attitude. Great hands, good skills and it won’t be long before he’s challenging for a spot in the top grade on the wing.
Cooper Jenkins: Big raw-boned backrower who came through in the same junior team at the Knights as Bradman Best and if he gets a good pre-season could end up pushing his way into the top team. At 21 the former Australian Schoolboy went back and played for Maitland when the NSW Cup comp was cancelled and it has apparently really benefited his development. Not yet in the top 30 but keep an eye out for him at some stage later in 2022.
Jirah Momoisea: Big prop with speed, power and a good offload. Initially came through the Melbourne system and finally got his crack in the top grade towards the back end of 2021. Is 23 but just coming of age. While Newcastle boasts one of the strongest packs the expectation is that Momoisea will hold onto a top-17 spot in 2022.

Raiders
Brad Morkos: An Illawarra junior who was a member of that gun SG Ball team that won the comp alongside the likes of Tyrell Sloan, Talatau Amone, Jayden Sullivan and the Feagai twins. There were plenty of raised eyebrows when the Raiders snuck in and pinched the Australian Schoolboy who also played NSW 18s. Plays in the centres, has good balance and speed and it wouldn’t surprise to see him get an NRL start at some stage next season.
Adrian Trevilyan: This is the youngster Peter Mulholland signed from Kirwin State High in Townsville that Andrew Voss rated the best schoolboy hooker he’s ever called, which dates back to the early 1990s. Like a lot of the youngsters his development has suffered from not playing enough footy during the Covid shutdown, but will be challenging for the No.9 NRL starting jumper in the next 12 months.
Trey Mooney: Still only 19 and was the best player in the Raiders’ SG Ball side that won the comp playing in the middle. Now they say the former Parramatta junior is seriously in the conversation to win a first grade spot in 2022 after being elevated into the top-30. Tough, dedicated and determined.
Harry Rushton: Another English recruit from Wigan who plays in the middle and still only 20. With a few of the Raiders senior forwards now gone there is a real opening for a couple of these youngsters to make their mark and Rushton will be right in the mix.
Brock Gardner: Another young forward who was a Newcastle junior and then went to South Sydney but had no luck when doing his Achilles last pre-season. Has ended up in Canberra and while the competition for back row spots is fierce, Gardner will be in the fight at some stage.
 
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