The dust has settled on a sensational Super Saturday and while the title is yet to be decided, this year’s Guinness Six Nations Fantasy Rugby game has crowned a new champion.
Thomas The Bantengine won the overall prize thanks to a late Round 5 comeback worthy of Les Bleus, rising three places on the final weekend to finish top of the pile.
Consistency proved to be the key for Thomas’ team as while his side never topped the standings in any of the rounds, his score over 1000 points on three occasions.
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That contributed to a final total of 4752.8 points to edge out Joe, who concluded the 2021 Championship with 4723.9 Fantasy Rugby points to finish in second place.
The podium was completed by third-placed Nathan Hind, who dropped down from second after Round 4 as his final round score of 1036.6 took his overall points tally to 4710.8.
Thomas The Bantengine’s score was boosted by several of the players who made it into the Round 5 Team of the Week, including Brice Dulin, Huw Jones and Duhan van der Merwe.
He was also rewarded for his consistency with a place in the Hall of Fame as The Steady Man for his number of top 1000 attendances, achieving the feat in four of the five rounds.
Fraser was another Fantasy Rugby player who enjoyed a final round to remember, claiming the Hall of Fame prize for The Greatest – awarded to the best score achieved in a game round.
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He racked up a monstrous 1219.5 points from the Super Saturday drama after also selecting Dulin, Van der Merwe and Jones along with Hamish Watson and Charles Ollivon.
Choosing Romain Ntamack as his super sub also proved to be a stroke of genius as the France fly-half came off the bench to net Fraser a further 108 points in the round.
His nearest rival was Laiding Down The Law (1186.3 points), with all of the top ten best scores achieved in a game round coming in the final round of action on Super Saturday.
Meanwhile, The Lad was crowned The Finisher in the Hall of Fame awards after finishing the Fantasy Rugby game with the most tries scored – 34 over the five rounds.
Daianaotherday was a close second with 33 tries while a host of other Fantasy Rugby players finished this year’s Championship with 31 tries scored by their teams.
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Other Fantasy Rugby Hall of Famers included Nellie, who won The Captain award for highest average of points earned with the skipper (261.6) across the Guinness Six Nations.
Aled Cartwright took The Supersub prize for the highest sum of points earned with the supersub (569.4) while Chris won The Wall (789) for the highest number of tackles in the game.