Before we get started, they are all expected to be out 2-4 weeks which isn’t massive, and a lot depends on how your bench looks…. If you have good coverage, then the answer is simple… don’t trade.
First up Hille: No secret I don’t make my team revolve around rucks and don’t put a lot of faith in them due to inconsistency, and injury susceptabe (case and point). I also don’t recommend wasting much money on your Ruck bench, especially when you don’t normally have an emergency named…. My advice:
1) If you have someone playing on your bench, anyone…. Then don’t trade.
2) If you don’t have anyone on your bench, then look at who your playing this week, if he’s a dud then wear-it. Otherwise:
a. Recruit a rookie for your bench to play short-term. Skipper, Stanley or Simpson…. I’d go with Stanley as a short term prospect until Riewoldt is back.
b. Upgrade Hille: Ideally get the only decent Ruck in big Sandy, but if short on cash, then Krooz is a similar price, and if you want to make a few bucks I see Mcintosh is very cheap.
Next Up Higgins: As a DPP you should be able to find an emergency in either your forward line or midfield so as not to trade….. if you insist on trading, then ROK is still a bargin.
Lastly Maguire: I got him for 100k and he has served me very well, and I’m happy to see him do well….. but given his injury history and the fact I’ve made some good coin. I think I will get rid of him given I have Silvangi and Tadgh sitting on the bench. Whist both must be close to playing, I like the look of Duffield at the price, and with a few bucks in the bank I can do a straight upgrade and keep a few bucks in the bank…. If you don’t already have Hodge and Goddard you should be reading the site. Another good option is Gilbert.
Tell me what your gona do….
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