Week two of the Six Nations saw a couple of low-scoring games, meaning that big scores in the fantasy stakes were few and far between. Anyone bold enough to have lots of Scottish players in their team, even after a lacklustre first round display, would have been rewarded handsomely, as they scored four of the total six tries. Keith Gamblen’s Pompey All Stars sit top of the tree, but with just 20 points separating the top 50 or so teams, there is plenty of potential for that to change.
In terms of players, it was a fantastic weekend for the Scottish backs (which makes a welcome change), with Tim Visser, Matt Scott, Stuart Hogg and Sean Lamont all crossing the line for tries, but it was Greig Laidlaw who was the big winner points-wise, as he picked up the MOTM award. For the Italians, Alessandro Zanni bagged a try and Sergio Parisse an assist, but other than that it was a low haul for them. Disappointing after their first-round performance.
The only try from the other two games came from George North of Wales who crossed in Paris. The big winner in this game, however, was Leigh Halfpenny, who kicked four goals and won the MOTM award. In Dublin, there were no try-scorers but Owen Farrell again impressed with the boot, and captain Chris Robshaw won the MOTM award.
With injuries aplenty, particularly to key Irish players who are sure to feature in many people’s teams, make sure you make any necessary changes before the next round.
In our SuperBru league, the Yellow Cap winner for Round 2 was Ready4Rugby, aka Chris Heald, who correctly picked the winner of all three games, and picked up a bonus point for getting the margin of the Wales win right. A very good effort there.
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