SuperCoach NRL Ultimate Guide
IT'S here, it's finally here! The dawn of a new SuperCoach NRL season is so close we can almost taste it.
There has been a mountain of coverage so far in the lead-up to the SuperCoach season from our three resident SuperCoach nerds Tim Newans (@TNewans), Will Johnson (@Will_i_am60) and Alex Livingston (@ALivingston68 )
You can find a full archive of all of our pre-season coverage via our NRL SuperCoach News page. Bookmark it, because you'll have plenty to digest on.
To help you get started, make sure you've read up on our L-plate Guide to SuperCoach 2019.
MAKE SURE YOU'RE UP TO DATE ON ALL THE INS AND OUTS
Round 1 has already thrown up a few curve balls for SuperCoaches since Team List Tuesday dropped. Tim, Will and Alex reviewed all the carnage and have outlined the best options based on the first teams of the season.
LOCK IN THE BIG GUNS
With so many options, you could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. But don't worry, we've taken out the headaches for you. Our top five overall guns are;
1. Damien Cook
2. James Tedesco
3. Kalyn Ponga
4. Andrew Fifta
5. Jake Trbojevic
Still want more? We've broken it down by position to help you make the best choice.
DON'T FORGET THE BEST CHEAPIES
Picking the right cheapies are super important in SuperCoach. So make sure you're checking team sheets and ensuring that your cheap players on field are getting the minutes to be SuperCoach relevant. Our top five SuperCoach rookies are;
1. Dylan Brown
2. Adam Kerighran
3. Mikaele Ravalawa
4. Briton Nikora
5. Reuben Garrick
But of course, you'll want to know the best options via position. Don't worry, our team of experts have that covered for you too. Simply check out Best Front and Second Row Cheapies and Best Backup Hookers
AND THEN THERE'S THE BEST MID-RANGE OPTIONS
1. Cameron Murray
2. Kerrod Holland
3. Shaun Lane
4. Dylan Napa
5. Michael Morgan
You can read more about the best mid-range options and Best Breakout Contenders.
THERE'S FIVE PLAYERS UP FOR DEBATE
There are five SuperCoach players who have been the subject of much debate in the Fox Sports offices. So, we asked our SuperCoach nerds to give us a list of pros and cons and we'll let you be the judge.
4. Sam Burgess
UNDERSTAND THE NEW SCORING SYSTEM
Yep, that's right. The Last Touch Assist scoring metric is now dead, and instead it has been replaced with a new stat called the Try Contribution stat. Make sure you're familiar with it, because this new rule has the capacity to bump plenty of players' averages right up from their 2018 output.
WE RATE EACH NRL TEAM IN SUPERCOACH
We've looked deep into the SuperCoach crystal ball for 2019 and taken a look at how each team might fare in SuperCoach land in 2019. We've rated the No. 1 SuperCoach gun at each club, along with their best point of difference player, best cheapie option, value picks as well as players to steer clear of.