Connect with us

Talking Points

Bargain half backs you should be aware of

When it comes to NRL Fantasy, there is always a lot of emphasis placed upon getting it right in the half-back positions. Capable of amassing huge scores through kick metres, try scoring, line breaks and assists, there has been plenty to ponder in the run-up to the new season for Fantasy fans.

While many coaches will have opted for the big names such as Shaun Johnson and Johnathan Thurston, the early stages of the new NRL season has shown some of those cheaper options impress and prove their worth to Fantasy rosters.

Here are some names you might overlooked when selecting your half-backs, and players you could do a lot worse than clearing space for on your rosters. 

Mitchell Cornish (Raiders)
He may be one of the more inexperienced half-backs in the NRL this season but the Raiders youngster showed last season that he has all the tools to become a very talented player. The 22-year-old started the season at a bargain price that is only going to climb throughout the season should he get close to averaging the 40 Fantasy points per game, something that he is very capable of achieving. With Josh McCrone and Sam Williams both pushing Cornish for his starting spot in Canberra, the youngster knows he cannot afford to perform badly during the early stages of the season. But the half-back has more than held his own in the opening games of the new campaign. 

Mitchell Moses (Wests Tigers)
The fact the Wests Tigers are so popular with those betting with bet365 in Australia has a lot to do with their dynamic backs and Mitchell Moses is a big part of that. In what is his second year in the NRL, Moses showed Fantasy coaches just how good he is last season when he produced an impressive 65-point haul against the Bulldogs. While his point scoring aside from that game was pretty modest, Moses has looked a much more confident and attacking player during the opening few weeks of the new season and he is still very much worth thinking of. There will have been Fantasy coaches around the country biting their nails after Moses was placed on report following a nasty high tackle on Gold Coast’s William Zillman. But the Wests youngster avoided any further action and a potential ban.   

Kodi Nikorima (Broncos)
The Broncos rookie was available at a bargain price despite catching the eye in the Auckland Nines in 2014. This was mainly due to the fact that not everyone expected Nikorima to play much for Brisbane this season. The loss of Darius Boyd at the beginning of the season means Nikorima has already been given the chance to stake his claim for an extended run in the Broncos side after making his NRL debut in March. He may be one of the smallest players in the league but the 20-year-old more than makes up for that with his blistering pace. The pint-sized speedster has all the attributes to be a very effective player for Fantasy coaches so long as he plays.


Must See

More in Talking Points