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We are just weeks away from the start of State of Origin football and that means some tough decisions lie ahead for all Dream Teamers.

Not only do you have to manipulate your way through the representative period, but you also have to be wary of the bye rounds, starting next week.

Here are Brunsy's tips for Round 9:

1. If you are going for overall points honors you will need to avoid State of Origin players and bring in unsung heroes like Cameron Ciraldo (Panthers) and Mathew Bell (Wests Tigers). But don't trade out your Origin big guns, because you will just need to trade them back in post-Origin.

2. Matt Ryan (Eels) and Aiden Sezer (Titans) are two cheapies to bring in this round before their prices rise.

3. Dream Team legend Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels) is heading for the trade pile as Stephen Kearny continues to restrict his game time for Parramatta.

Watch Rob Bruns's tips each week on NRL Daily to get the lowdown on Toyota NRL Dream Team.

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