Week 4 was another tough one on managers, needing to limit the number of Chiefs and Canes and bring in some potential one week wonders. How did we get on with our picks.
This week is the toughest week in the history of fantasy rugby. Eight of the teams won’t be announced by tomorrow. The Chiefs and The Hurricanes game in round 16 will be viewed as a bye by the fantasy game (please correct me if am I am wrong). I don’t really know what to do myself… All I know is that I need to get rid of some All Blacks pretty fast or I’ll be starting 8 players in round 16.
Please bare this in mind from the guys who run this game at Fox Sports:
|Just a heads up regarding the Super Rugby fixture for Rounds 15 and 16.|
|Round 15 will be a complete round with all 18 clubs playing but will run over an extended period of time from Friday June 2nd to Sunday July 2nd.|
|Round 16 has one match (Hurricanes v Chiefs) that falls into the middle of Round 15. For the purposes of the Fantasy competition, these two clubs will be considered to be on a bye in Round 16. This leaves 10 of the 18 clubs playing in Round 16 with the remaining clubs on a bye. You will receive an extra trade in Round 16 (making a total of 4 trades for this round) to help manage your team.|
As Feastjuice said on twitter about as clear as mud! These guys dont have clue or just dont care, maybe it’s both. Dropping a game as bye for both The Chiefs and The Hurricanes players in Round 16 terrible and only telling us now is a joke in my opinion. No wait we get an extra transfer… With only 10 teams out of 18 playing in round 16, I think it’s fair to say: WE NEED A WILD CARD FOX SPORTS!
Rant over, here is my team for Round 15, please bare in mind I only know the starting line-ups of the 10 teams that play this weekend…
I’ll be captaining Mo’unga again.
I got burnt badly last week by Chris Boyd deciding to sub most of my Hurricanes early. There’s nothing like seeing your captain go off early and Ben Lam strolling on to score two of Julians tries. Still the two members of our trio fared much better, and if I only listened to my own advice I’d not be out of the title hunt. For most, hopefully, you’ve still got a shot and we’re getting to squeaky bum time.
Captaining Mo’anga this week.
Fantasy Super Rugby Week 13: Dream Team, Top Scorer, Unluckiest Pick, Poorest Pick and what did we learn?
TOP SCORER –MAfi(REB) 106 points, finally scored a well deserved try as he’s been great the whole season. Folau was only 1 point behind him with 105 points. It seems Folau has finally turned up to the party, just a pity I backed Julian Savea instead…
UNLUCKY PICKS – Malakai Fekitoa(HIGH) deserves to be mentioned with measly 6 points in a 55-6 hammering of the Force… The winner by a mile this week is Matt Duffie, with wait for it -33!!!!! I have never seen anything like it in fantasy rugby…OUCH!!!!
POOREST PERFORMERS – Matt Duffie with -33 again.
What did we learn:
- Folau has joined the party and if you can afford after his $99K increase in value you propably should bring him in.
- The Highlanders are hit and miss in terms of fantasy rugby points. Although Aki Seiuli(their prop) and Rob Thompson(from the bench) made 88 and 71 points respectively.
- Richie Mo’unga is on fire at the moment along with this whole team, he does boast a heavy $499K price-tag though. Goodhue and Seta Tamanivalu are also just consistent points at the minute.
- The Lions played a great match and Kwagga is looking sharper and getting more involved each week. Skousan also scored well although Ruan Combrinck stole the show with 58 points on his return.
- Julian Savea is so hit and miss and at the moment he is more regularly a miss…He’ll propably score a 3 tries against the Bulls now that I’ve typed this.
- The Sharks played well in the 2nd half against The Sunwolves. Mvovo being the pick of the bunch with 85 points.
- Lionel Cronjie scored yet another 33 points despite losing to the Brumbies.
- The Stormers made a great comeback against the Blues in Cape Town. Kolisi was immense with 52 points. Despite all the handbags being swung around during the match it was a fantastic win for The Stormers after a poor tour of NewZealand.
Kerevi, Kerevi, Keveri. There were three groups of managers last. Those that didn’t have Kerevi, those that had him but didn’t captain, and those that jumped up the league. Outside of the big man points were relatively few and few between, with both the games I flagged up as being tight, not delivery a huge amount of points. It really is the Championship run in now, so here’s this week’s transfer ideas.
Captaining Foley this week. Change Kriel for Luatua as he is not starting and I put this out before the Lions team was announced.
Fantasy Super Rugby Week 12: Dream Team, Top Scorer, Unluckiest Pick, Poorest Pick and what did we learn?
TOP SCORER –Samu Kerevi 125 massive points, the guy was a machine last weekend. I feel for you if you didn’t captain him and shed a tear for you if he wasn’t in your team…
UNLUCKY PICKS – Naholo(HIGH) 11 Points and a red card, that hurt . Skousan deserves a special mention as he was averaging over 40 points and made 0 pffffffffffff!
POOREST PERFORMERS – Alex Hodgman(BLUES) with -9, only 173 manages got burnt. Karmicheal Hunt made -4 when Kerevi made 125, ouch!
- Kerevi is still a must have in 2017.
- The Crusaders stopping the Hurricanes just proves that they deserve to be top of the NZ conference, even if their style of rugby is a tad boring at times.
- The Highlanders are not playing their best rugby and managing to scrape wins. Fekitou was on 1 point until he scored in the dying seconds of the game.
- The Bulls almost managed to win a game at home until Snyman saw red, honestly I’d bench for 6 weeks as punishment, never mind the red card… They have truly hit rock bottom after last week.
- The Lions v Brumbies was surprisingly tight. In the past that fixture produced big scores but unfortunately this one did not. The Lions managed to get another win under belt away from home which is great.
- Julian Savea is starting to play a bit like he did in 2016, which is disappointing.
- The Blues v the Cheetahs was the match to rack up some decent point, especially if you had either Ioanes, Luatua or Nanai.
- The Kings beating the Sharks was just great to see. Lionel Cronjie and A. Bock were awesome, What can I say? I’m a Stormers fan.