Fantasy: Five to watch ahead of Super Saturday

Round 5 of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations will be the last chance for Fantasy Rugby players to get points on the board.

Round 5 of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations will be the last chance for Fantasy Rugby players to get points on the board.

The Championship has not disappointed this year, and the main prize still hangs in the balance ahead of Super Saturday.

Players across all six countries will want to impress on such a momentous occasion, with every team involved across three mouth-watering matches on one momentous day.

So, with that in mind, here are the five stars Fantasy Rugby players need to watch on Super Saturday.

Thibaud Flament

Thibaud Flament has been one of the best value players in Fantasy Rugby this year, averaging 53.4 points per game despite starting the Championship with a price of just 14.2 Stars.

The lock has crossed the whitewash three times during the Championship, including a superb double against England in Round 4 that helped him register an astounding 70.6 points.

France will host Wales in Paris on Super Saturday, and realistically they need a bonus point victory to stand a chance of winning Rugby’s Greatest Championship.

In other words, fans can expect an open game.

And if it descends into a free-flowing contest, Fantasy Rugby players can rely on Flament to take full advantage in the loose.

Ellis Genge

England will feel wounded after their 53-10 defeat against France in Round and that will only motivate England’s captain in Round 4 Ellis Genge even more.

The powerful prop has had a mixed Championship in Fantasy Rugby terms, scoring a try against Scotland to earn 34.6 points before notching up a similarly respectable 33.6 points against Wales, but only registered 14.4 against Les Bleus and 21.6 as England ran out 31-14 winners against Italy.

However, fans can expect a response from the 47-cap international following such a disappointing result.

And when Genge is at his best, few players in the Guinness Six Nations can stop him.

He has already shown what he can do at points in the 2023 Championship, so do not write the loose-head off just yet.

Huw Jones

Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell have withdrawn from Scotland’s squad to face Italy due to injury, but Gregor Townsend still has plenty of X Factor in his back line.

Duhan van der Merwe and Kyle Steyn have lit up the 2023 Guinness Six Nations, but Huw Jones will be the player to watch at BT Murrayfield on Super Saturday due to the centre’s remarkable record in this year’s Championship.

The 29-year-old is the sixth-highest-scoring player in Fantasy Rugby as things stand, directly behind Russell in the rankings.

That is an incredible achievement for a player who started the Championship with a value of just 12.5 Stars.

His four tries so far have seen him average 54.5 points per match, and with Italy yet to win a game this term, Jones will have a great chance to leapfrog Russell and end the 2023 Guinness Six Nations as Scotland’s highest-scoring player in Fantasy Rugby.

Rhys Webb

Nearly two and a half years on from his last international start, Rhys Webb’s return to the Guinness Six Nations has been one of the stories of the Championship.

The Wales scrum-half turned the clock back as Warren Gatland’s side won their first game of the Kiwi’s second stint in charge, providing two assists in the 29-17 triumph over Italy.

That saw him finish Round 4 with a points total of 69, more than Tomos Williams has amassed in his three starts in this year’s Championship.

After impressing against The Azzurri, Webb looks set to start again in Paris, setting up a fascinating clash with Antoine Dupont.

It will be a tough task, but Webb has shown you can teach an old dog new tricks during the 2023 Guinness Six Nations

So take a risk, and select the 34-year-old in your Fantasy Rugby team this weekend.

Robbie Henshaw

Like Scotland, Ireland will also be without some key players on Super Saturday.

Garry Ringrose was stretchered off in the closing stages of Sunday’s win over Scotland with a head injury.

However, Ireland are the number one ranked team in the world, and they have incredible depth, with Robbie Henshaw set to replace Ringrose for the Grand Slam decider against England.

The centre will be desperate to impress in his first start of the Championship, but fans of the Guinness Six Nations know all too well what Henshaw is capable of.

So keep your eye on the centre as Ireland look to record their fourth Grand Slam on Super Saturday.