NRL 2022, Fantasy winners and losers, Round 9, Nicho Hynes, James Tedesco, Ryan Papenhuyzen

Nicho Hynes put in a performance for the ages as the Sharks won — despite being a man down for most of the match — while Harry Grant and Cameron Munster laid on a clinic in yet another Storm smashing.

Matt Burton gave his patient coaches a reason to smile, James Tedesco made it back-to-back monster weeks and Isaiah Papali’i continued his rich vein of fantasy form.

Round 9 Winners

Nicho Hynes carried the Sharks on his back as they had to contend with only 12 men following Will Kennedy’s dismissal. Hynes played a mixture of halfback and fullback en route to the fourth highest ever score in Fantasy, notching up 132 points — over 40 points clear of the next highest score in the round.

Match Highlights: Sharks v Warriors

Harry Grant
and Cameron Munster were in everything for the Storm in their big win over the Dragons, scoring 91 and 80 points respectively. Both players are benefitting from plenty of attacking stats to go with their usual base performances, but will be without their fullback partner for the forseeable future.

Matt Burton was terrific against Canberra, showing off just how versatile he is for coaches with his dual position status. Having scored 82 in a losing side, Burton is fast becoming a must-own for coaches — especially given the fact he plays in the first bye-affected week in Round 13.

James Tedesco is in the winners list yet again as putting the Roosters on his back. Coaches that brought him in a couple of weeks back will be well pleased as the Tricolours number one scored 81 points in his side’s win over the Titans.

James Tedesco’s first 100 tries in the NRL

Isaiah Papali’i
is proving to be the best edge option by the length of the straight, scoring 81 points to end the round as the fourth highest-scoring player. Once Parramatta have had their bye in Round 13, he is a must-own keeper.

Aside from Papali’i, Reed Mahoney and Ryan Matterson were the pick of the bunch from Parramatta’s upset win over Penrith, each scoring 65 points.

The Wests Tigers have had a few different high scorers for fantasy and this week it was Joe Ofahengaue, who is quietly having a strong season in his role at lock. Ofahengaue crashed over late for a try to boost his score to 77 points.

As expected, Adam Reynolds had a terrific game against his old club — scoring 73 points in Brisbane’s upset over South Sydney — while Apisai Koroisau showed his importance to Penrith with 72 points in their close loss to the Eels.

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