It’s a bye week, Gal is missing, CP 13 is playing and Cam Smith has moved to the halves. So who should you pick as your captain?
Well fear not DT minions, Chairman Un has you covered for this week, ahead of a series of Captaincy Conundrums which Señor Winning will run in the coming rounds.
But this week, who is your best pick as skipper?
1. Corey Parker
CP13 is the obvious choice for most people now that he has been passed fit for the clash with the Rabbitohs. Obviously everyone knows what he can do, kick goals, make metres, make tackles, offloads, tackle breaks etc, but the big question is how will he go? Hands Like Feet is predicting a slowish return for the DT Demi-God, and Un tends to agree, but The Postman is adamant he will be the highest scoring player this week. Parker’s last 3 DT performances against Souths have produced 74, 76 and 108, so he’ll definitely be in with a shot, and will be motivated to hold on to his QLD Origin spot.
2. Cameron Smith
Smith’s move to the halves has actually increased his DT scoring abilities, producing his equal top score of the year. The Bulldogs will present a very stern defensive line which may limit his attacking stats, but the Bulldogs attack will run plenty of defence his way. One of the most consistent players in the competition, a trip to his home state of QLD will only do wonders for Smith’s game.
3. Benji Marshall
It might seem like an odd statement, but trust Un – if anyone has something to prove on the field this week, it’s the Wests Tigers. Leading that line will be Benji Marshall, who hasn’t lost to the Knights since they knocked the Tigers out of finals contention in 2007. That record, their motivation, coupled with the Knights struggling form, will see Benji carve up on Monday night.
4. Daly Cherry-Evans
Even when the Sea Eagles get beat, DCE manages to score well. When they win, he scores amazingly well. This week they face the Roosters, a game which his halves partner Kieran Foran is normally up for, but one DCE knows the Sea Eagles need to win. Glenn Stewart’s absence will mean DCE will need to take control to the right edge more, but will also mean he is in for some more defence. A very good candidate.
5. Aaron Woods
Much like Marshall, Woods has a point to prove with the Tigers on Monday night. However, he also has a point to prove to NSW selectors who have snubbed him for Games One and Two, and are expected to do the same on Sunday for Game Three. Un had Woods on board last weekend and was satisfied with the return of 106, but against an ageing and struggling Knights forward pack Woods will step up and dominate.
6. Issac Luke
As Souths continue to get better, Luke improves with them. An average of 55 is nothing to laugh at, and as Un explained in his Power Rating he is a very influential member of their side. While his numbers against the Broncos in history aren’t spectacular, Luke will benefit from his forwards gaining momentum and getting over the advantage line regularly. The only worry Luke has is Nathan peats taking some of his game time!
So who should you go with? Well, as Un declared before he has chosen Aaron Woods for this week, hoping that a late Monday night football surge can get him home, however if you have a hold of him, Cameron Smith is the best choice for captaincy.
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