Fantasy Rugby: Five must-have forwards for the final round of the Championship

The final round of this year’s Guinness Six Nations brings with it the last chance for Fantasy Rugby managers to get points on the board.

The final round of this year’s Guinness Six Nations brings with it the last chance for Fantasy Rugby managers to get points on the board.

It all boils down to this and, whether you are playing catch-up or trying to hold on to a lead, you are going to want to make sure that your team is well stocked.

With that mind, we have picked out five forwards who you might want to look at bringing in ahead of an epic Super Saturday.

Despite only playing 22 minutes against Wales last weekend the flanker beat ten defenders, more than any other Scotland player has ever achieved in a Guinness Six Nations match.

In fact, Watson registered the sixth-most defenders beaten by any player in one game in the Championship’s history – not bad for someone who only played a quarter of the game.

Scotland will be travelling to Twickenham on Saturday and may well have their work cut out against England but if last weekend’s showing is anything to by, Watson is a must-have.

The young prop’s stock continues to rise and so does his price tag but there are still 14 props that remain more expensive than the explosive Frenchman.

Still a budget option, Bamba has truly announced himself on the world stage at this year’s Championship after doing the same last year in the Under-20s set-up by winning the World Cup.

With a trip to Italy on the cards in Round Five the 20-year-old might be someone you will wish you had signed up – if haven’t already got him that is.

The 22-year-old’s Guinness Man of the Match display was perfectly typified by his bulldozing tackle on Antoine Dupont in the opening stages of Ireland’s win over France last weekend.

And that is how Ryan carried himself for the rest of the game, chipping in with 17 carries for 18 metres and 11 tackles as Ireland kept themselves in with a chance of retaining their crown.

There is no questioning Sinckler’s talent and he has put it all on display in the Championship this year.

The return has been a higher point average than any other prop in Guinness Fantasy Rugby, with 32.1 points per game.

Sinckler will cost you a pretty penny but he is worth every bit of it if you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the likes to Ireland duo Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong.

Another player that is heavy on the purse strings is Wales’ hooker Ken Owens but he has delivered the second-highest points return from any player in his position.

And for the likes of Jamie George, who is the top scoring hooker, you will need to spend 16.3 stars – something some managers might struggle with.

Owens’ side face a tough test as they welcome Ireland to Principality Stadium but have it all to play for as they chase the Grand Slam title – it is safe to say you can expect 110% effort from any Welsh player you decide to pick.