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Hi Dream Teamers,

It's time for our biggest game of the year - the minor Grand Final! We're up against Prestige Worldwide, who beat us earlier in the season and ended up finishing in 9th spot on the ladder, one above us. So I'm prepared for a tough game - but I think we can do it!

After a fantastic run two weeks ago, last week wasn't the best with some low scores from a few of my normally-consistent performers. But we're back this week!

I have to make a couple of changes to my side, with Jorge Taufua suspended and Jarryd Hayne expected to be under an injury cloud.

So I'm bringing in Shaun Johnson into the side - the Warriors will be desperate to score a lot of points against the Dragons so they can make the top eight, and he'll have another big game.

I'm also giving Ken Sio a go - because he's reasonably cheap and is always a consistent performer for us. Especially having a go at fullback last week - he'll put another big effort in this week.



Jorge Taufua ($243,000)

Jarryd Hayne ($299,100)


Ken Sio ($107,800)

Shaun Johnson ($430,900)

So McManus, Sio and Tupou will make up my backs. I'm putting Shaun Johnson on the bench with Todd Carney, only because I think Cherry-Evans and Thurston are just a bit more reliable in scoring points.

I'm taking the vice-captaincy away from Thurston and giving it to Cherry-Evans, I think the Sea Eagles are red hot at the moment and looking the goods.

So bring it on, Prestige Worldwide - let's see what you've got!

Thanks for playing along this season, it's been lots of fun - and I'm already looking forward to improving my score next year!

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