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A brand new Six Nations brings with it one other official fantasy recreation, which is barely totally different from the one which had me tearing my hair out in France on the World Cup. Why, oh why did I captain Matthieu Jalibert as a substitute of Damian Penaud for the hosts’ defeat of Namibia? Never thoughts, listed below are some suggestions for the Six Nations.

How to pick gamers

Users are given a funds of 240 stars to select a beginning line-up from all six squads. The most costly gamers, James Lowe and Damian Penaud, value 20 stars, and all of them have been categorised by place. You want three again three gamers, two centres, a fly-half and a scrum-half within the backline. Up entrance, the pack have to be made up of three back-rowers, a pair of locks, two props and a hooker. Do not get hung up over tighthead and loosehead props if you don’t want to. There doesn’t must be one in every of every.

As for bonus roles, the captain tag does what it has executed in most fantasy video games throughout sports activities down the years; it doubles that participant’s rating. A really attention-grabbing wrinkle for this Six Nations recreation, which provides a strategic component, is the ‘supersub’ chip. This triples the factors of a further participant that comes off the bench. However, if that participant begins, they may solely return half of the factors they earn.

How to attain factors

The Six Nations recreation is extra stripped again than the World Cup one. That stated, in addition to metrics like tries, assists, tackles and turnovers, the scoring index contains 50:22 kicks, that are price a major enhance of seven factors. Line-out steals are price the identical. Most worthwhile, although, are coveted player-of-the-match awards. These internet you a whopping 15 factors. As ever, playing cards will value essentially the most. Yellows set you again three factors, with a sending-off carrying a six-point sanction.

Tips

Damian, Duhan and James are all price it
Do not attempt to be too intelligent or baulk on the value of premium wings. Damian Penaud now prices 18.4 stars, down from the preliminary most of 20 after two underwhelming video games to start the event. He nonetheless registered 17 factors in spherical one and an additional 11 at Murrayfield due to 75 operating metres and 4 crushed defenders. Each of the latter ticks over two factors. Penaud glides previous opponents at will. Keep the religion. Duhan van der Merwe (18.3 stars) slips tackles for enjoyable. He returned 38 factors from the Cardiff thriller in spherical one, amassing 95 metres on the best way to 2 tries. He was fairly quiet in opposition to France, which has seen his value drop to 16.9 stars, but loves going through England. James Lowe (19.9 stars) bagged a spherical 50 factors due to a participant of the match award and a bulldozing strive in opposition to Italy.

Consider kicking full-backs
Thomas Ramos (17.4 stars) was not notably eye-catching in opposition to Scotland, however nonetheless amassed 31 factors due to his accuracy from the tee and 165 operating metres. Tommaso Allan landed 24 factors in spherical one… earlier than dropping out of Italy’s squad altogether.

Back your self with newbies
A scan of the scoring lists means that comparatively unproven internationals come low cost. Joe McCarthy and Tommy Freeman have been at 11 and eight stars, respectively, earlier than spherical one started. They proved to be rewarding bargains straightaway. McCarthy scored 33 factors, boosted by his participant of the match award. Freeman landed 27 factors himself. Prices shift up and down, simply as they do on Fantasy Premier League (FPL), so transfer shortly. McCarthy is now at 11.9 stars, with Freeman at 9.2. Jack Crowley (13.5 stars) and Calvin Nash (12.1) have been large climbers, and will maintain rising with Wales subsequent for Ireland. Alex Mann, the 22-year-old back-rower, has scored twice in his first two Tests and nonetheless prices solely 10 stars.

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