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Round 3: Bulls, Rebels
Round 4: Force, Stormers
Round 5: Chiefs, Hurricanes
Round 6: Brumbies, Jaguares, Kings, Sunwolves
Round 7: Cheetahs, Crusaders, Lions, Rebels
Round 8: Force, Highlanders, Sharks, Waratahs
Round 9: Blues, Reds
Round 10: Bulls, Hurricanes
Round 11: Brumbies, Kings
Round 12: Chiefs, Stormers, Sunwolves, Waratahs
Round 13: Jaguares, Reds
Round 16: Blues, Crusaders, Highlanders
Round 16: Cheetahs, Lions, Sharks

Fox Fantasy Super Rugby Team – Week 10

week 10

I am captaining G Bridge at Full back against the Sunwolves.


Week 9 Fantasy Round-up




TOP SCORER – Taqele Naiyaravorow 106 points.


  1. Patrick Tuipulotu was looking great and then made a silly error to earn himself a yellow card… ended on a mere 13 points.
  2. POOREST PERFORMER – Matt Lucas -4 in 51 minutes…

What has round 9 taught us:

  1. Taqele Naiyaravoro, showed the reds how it’s done. The Red’s last line of defense was nothing for him and since losing 20kgs is looking a little quicker this year too…
  2. Damien McKensie just missed out on the dream team this week, he was a late inclusion and put in a fantastic performance at 10 again. He’s kicking was a little off but 70 points is great. Alaimalo made the bench of the dream team and the All Black selectors must be looking at him now.
  3. Akira Ioane did not disappoint against the Sunwolves, in the 2nd half at least. Rieko was actually the better of the 2 brothers to my surprise especially considering he started at 12.
  4. Ben Lam was a try scoring machine yet again. Another headache for All Black selectors.
  5. Naholo really needs to put in a few big performances, although Ben Smith reminded us why he has been first choice at fullback for the All Blacks for the last few years, what a performance.
  6. Always and I mean always check the starting line-ups.
  7. Boden was back with a vengeance claiming his dream team spot at 10. He’s on a bye this week but will be a must if he starts against the Sunwolves in 2 weeks time.
  8. Jean-Luc Du Preez made 60 points in the backrow despite the Sharks losing badly to the Bulls. He’s an animal so far this season.

Fox Fantasy Super Rugby Team – Week 9


  1.  Sio: Cheap, solid.
  2.  Parsons: Slim pickings this week, but best hooker starting
  3.  Toomaga-Allen: Could be a game for the props, and I’ve gone form man, so at least he’ll increase a little in value
  4. Retalick: simply awesome, and Chiefs will need another big game from him.
  5. Himeno: Blues are horrible, 8 playing at lock
  6. Naisarani: season pick, will shoot up in value, don’t really care how he plays, but should be reasonable.
  7. Ioane: awesome, should be awesome, the only thing that could stop him is injury (says a prayer)
  8. Mafi: as per the above. Spend that money on the backrow this week. Both Ioane and Mafi could be well into the 60s.
  9. Genia: top SH, great match-up
  10. Little: that’s right. I called this last week but didn’t have the balls to put him in my own personal team. I’m doing it this week. The guys awesome. Great genes.
  11. Tom English: this is a result of spending money on Brodie and the backrow, but good match-up this week, plenty of upside.
  12. Laumape: finding some form.
  13. Reiko: should really be playing 13 for the Blues, but huge upside here. Hopefully not another choke week.
  14. Naholo: good run of games, the guys great.
  15. McKenzie: Is McKenzie

WARNING: DMck is bracketed to start. That means he might well not recover in time and you’ll need to play a waiting game with transfers. IF he doesn’t play, it frees up money to drop English and play a combo of Naiyavararo and one of J Barrett, Lam, Alaimalo.

Captain: Akira Ioane.

Fantasy Super Rugby Week 9: Don’t Touch, Pause, Engage.


Some pretty big scores last week This week should be more of the same. Injuries or byes for big players at outside backs like McKenzie being a maybe to start as well as a lot of props on byes or injured.:


Week 8 Fantasy Round-up


Sorry for the delay but Fox only now updated the points…

TOP SCORER – Isi Naisarani with 92 points closely followed by M Tambwe with 4 tries, both players were on fire.


  1. Boden Barrett and Hosea Saumaki who were withdrawn at the last minute, I’m pretty sure a few people wasted a transfer or OBK on either or both of them.
  2. POOREST PERFORMER – Sylvian Mahuza who played for 26 minutes and ended on -2, Tim Perry managed to avoid a hatrick, nice!

What has round 8 taught us:

  1. Let’s start with Taqele Naiyaravoro, while questionable on defense he destroys players with the ball in hand.  I didn’t have enough transfers to bring him in last week and to be fair I think he’ll struggle against better opposition. On the watch-list for now.
  2. Damien McKensie was looking like he was on his way to yet another 50/60+ score until he pulled a muscle. I am stressing that he wont pay this week as I have a few Lions, Stormers and Crusaders on my side who are on a bye this week…
  3. The 2 du Preez brothers had another great week,  Robert was on my bench again but this week I could sub Sopoanga in for Willemse which was not the best idea points wise but it helps me with the Stormers on a bye this week. Jean-Luc was everywhere again and I cant see how he wont start for the Springboks later in the year.
  4. Akira Ioane put in another strong performance this week and I cant wait to see what he does against the Sunwolves.  Rieko starting at 13 meant he had more ball in hand. He is still better suited at 11 but just needs a 13 that will pass the ball to him…
  5. Always and I mean always check the starting line-ups.
  6. Ihaia West made 70 points so if you had Boden you were truly robbed this past week with him not starting…
  7. Isi Naisarani is averaging 46 points a week but the Brumbies do face the Highlanders this week. He is doing a lot better than players like Hooper who made a mere 27 points vs the Sunwolves.
  8. Apart from Naisarani the 2 best performing locks once a gain out-scored the other backrow players.

Fox Fantasy Super Rugby Team – Week 8


Sub Taqele Naiyaravoro for Saumaki.

I am captaining McKensie against the Blues as he’s looking to settle at 10 now.

Fantasy Super Rugby Week 8: Don’t Touch, Pause, Engage.


Some massive points available last week. This week should be more of the same. Injuries or byes for big players at outside back, but outside of that hopefully this week managers have a little of flexibility in their changes:


Week 7 Fantasy Round-up


The Dream Team Of Week 7 ( Points):


  • Kitshoff scoring 33 points
  • Alaalatoa scoring 32 points


  • A. Strauss scoring 67 points


  • S. Whitelock scoring 57 points 
  • P. Tuipulotu scoring 53 points 


  • J. du Preez scoring 87 points 
  • A. Ioane scoring 75 points 
  • T. Mtembu scoring 52 points


  • TJ scoring 28 points


  • R. du Preez 70 points


  • G. Moala 76 with points
  • M. Collins scoring 68 points


  • B. Lam with 101 points(c)
  • D. McKensie 81 scoring points
  • T. Naiyaravoro scoring 67 points

TOP SCORER – B. Lam the top point scorer of Week 7 with 4 tries.


  1. Folau 12 points, was injured after 1 run that made 12 points, he’s been in great form, so a lot of managers lost out here.
  2. POOREST PERFORMER – Tim Perry for the 2nd week in a row with an even worse –11 points.

What has round 7 taught us:

  1. Let’s start with Ben Lam, 4 tries and over 100 points. I’m pretty sure everyone will have him next week… Feast had him on the bench and couldn’t bring him in, which must have burnt badly.
  2. Damien McKensie had another great week at 10, this was against the Highlanders. I think it would have been harder for him had Sopoanga not been injured early on.
  3. T. Naiyaravoro was excellent and with Folau getting injured early became the go to winger and he was pretty impressive, crushing the Brumbies last line of defense.
  4. The 2 du Preez brothers had their best game of the season, I had Robert on my bench and couldn’t sub him in with my transfers so that was painful to watch. At least he made my team 50K. Jean-Luc was even more ridiculous scoring a massive 87 with 15 tackles, 11 runs, 1 try and 1 try assist and a loads of tackle busts. I hope the selectors saw that performance.
  5. The Ioane brothers both put in a strong performance although the blues hardly pass to Rieko, which I think is insane as he is arguably the best winger in world Rugby. Akira is a 1 man army and I’m so glad I brought him in last week. Moala and Collins were clearly the centres(in the fantasy game) to go for last week.
  6. Always and I mean always check the starting line-ups.
  7. Strauss scoring a hatrick was just funny, if you had him in your team, you got lucky!
  8. Naholo also needs to be mentioned as he scored 63 points and is looking sharper every week, he’s on a bye this week though.
  9. Last weekend a 7 locks scored over 40 points which is something to consider.
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