Noah I leads the way in our Fantasy Six Nations league after round one, his team ‘Lippys’ ending with an impressive score of 74. Yoann Huget proved a shrewd pick, scoring 18 points, while Jamie Heaslip, another man of the match, and Alex Cuthbert, a try scorer, also featured in his team.
In our SuperBru league, Kenny Pollock took the yellow cap and sits top of the leaderboard after round one. With five players tied on 5.25 points, Kenny won the round by virtue of his Total Distance from Margin being the lowest – it’s tight at the top, and there’s plenty still to play for.
Who to transfer in this week
After winning in week one at home to England, and scoring three tries in the process, adding some French players in might not be a bad bet – especially given that they are at home to Italy this weekend.
Yoann Huget was the big scorer last weekend, but he is unlikely to receive the luck of the bounce again this weekend – any of their other outside backs would be just as good a bet. The darting, dodging fullback Brice Dulin could be a bit of a dark horse, and worth a pick, while Yannick Nyanga was more deserving of the MOTM award against England than Huget in our eyes, and will have a point to prove again this weekend.
Ireland against Wales is too tough to call, but their last two games have been high-scoring, yielding 52 and 44 points respectively. Last year’s game was particularly open, with six tries scored in a pulsating game.
So there is certainly the potential for big points, and while both Welsh wingers love to score tries it was the slightly less-fancied Alex Cuthbert who looked more dangerous last weekend – and with George North likely to be a more popular selection, adding Cuthbert in instead could pay dividends.
In a similar vein, England against Scotland was a belter last season – but that is unlikely to be repeated this weekend, with terrible weather forecasted for Edinburgh on Saturday, and the pitch at Murrayfield still far from a good condition.
All that adds up to a sluggish, forward-dominated affair, quite possibly to be determined by the boot – as many of the recent encounters (prior to last year) have been. There may not be many points on offer for those outside of the pack/kickers in this one.
Of course this is all merely conjecture, and as I sit on a respectable if not incredible 56 points myself, you might be better off getting in touch with Noah I for tips! Good luck this weekend.
By Jamie Hosie
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