Fantasy Rugby: Five must-have backs for Round 4

All eyes will be on a blockbuster Saturday double-header when Rugby’s Greatest Championship returns this weekend as the battle for the Guinness Six Nations title heats up.

All eyes will be on a blockbuster Saturday double-header when Rugby’s Greatest Championship returns this weekend as the battle for the Guinness Six Nations title heats up.

Round 4 could be potentially Championship-defining as Wales and Scotland attempt to throw a spanner in the works against France and England, respectively.

It is also a decisive period for Fantasy Rugby players as the 2020 Guinness Six Nations reaches the business end of the Championship, with two rounds left to pick up points.

As the only unbeaten side left, France have been a big winner for Fantasy Rugby players but here’s a look at five backs worth considering for this weekend’s two games.


Leading the points, try assists and conversions charts after three rounds, France fly-half Romain Ntamack is a must have for Les Bleus latest test against Scotland.

Priced at a hefty 18.1 stars, the 20-year-old is certainly not cheap – but he is worth every penny as his points return has increased after every week, totalling a staggering 67.9 average.

His attacking return is further complimented by his defensive capabilities. With a total of 25 tackles so far, those extra points could be the difference between you and your rival.


After scoring England’s opening try against Ireland last week, George Ford looks to be finding his feet in this year’s Championship – a good sign for any wily Fantasy Rugby players.

The Leicester Tigers fly-half could once again be key against Wales as England attempt to secure the Triple Crown after averaging 47.1 points in his side’s last two games.

Ford has carried the ball 111 metres in total and coming at an admirable price of 15.3 stars, he is destined to continue his upward trajectory.


The Scotland skipper had a quiet start to the Championship from full-back, averaging 22.4 points against Ireland and England as Gregor Townsend’s side struggled to fire in attack.

But he eclipsed that average by scoring 88.9 points against Italy as Scotland got back to winning ways with a 17-0 triumph – providing a huge confidence boost ahead of a meeting with France.

Already carrying the ball a staggering 264 metres, expect him to test the Les Bleus defence to the max when Scotland welcome the Championship leaders to BT Murrayfield.


This one is worth a pick for the story alone. Nick Tompkins has been one of the shining lights for Wales in the 2020 Guinness Six Nations as shown by his 43.6 average points score.

The 25-year-old came off the bench for his first cap in Wales’ opener against Italy and made an instant impact, scoring a try as the defending champions got off to a perfect start.

He has remained at the fore for Wales ever since and up against England, expect the Saracens centre (15.6 stars) to pull out all the stops to deliver on the big stage once again.


In scoring two tries against France in the opening round, Jonny May demonstrated his ability to find the weakness in any defence and exploit it with his scintillating pace and quick feet.

Wales are also a team May has enjoyed facing in the past as the Leicester Tigers winger has also scored another double when the teams met at Twickenham in the 2018 Championship.

With that past track record behind the 29-year-old, he will fancy himself to cause more problems against Wayne Pivac’s side. It is almost a no-brainier to have him in your side.