Guinness Six Nations Fantasy Rugby: Best captains for Round 1

The time has finally arrived to make your final adjustments to your Guinness Six Nations Fantasy Rugby teams and nothing is more important than your choice of captain.

The time has finally arrived to make your final adjustments to your Guinness Six Nations Fantasy Rugby teams and nothing is more important than your choice of captain.

Captains earn double points, making them a key part of your planning for each round – they could be the difference between a great week and a good one.

For example, should your captain score a try, that would not just be 15 points earned, but 30 and that is before adding everything else in!

With the deadline not until 2:15pm when Ireland and Wales get the 2023 Championship underway, there is still time to make last minute adjustments and we run you through our top three captaincy options this week.

The complete guide to Guinness Six Nations Fantasy Rugby


Who else but Antoine Dupont?

The 2022 Player of the Championship has serious potential to rack up big points in every game and as France look to become the first side in the Six Nations era to win back-to-back Grand Slams, he again looks a great captaincy option.

Dupont can do it all, from kicking, scoring, creating and even defensively, he is surely a must-have for any team.

Last year he scored two tries and created two, made eight offloads and broke through 13 tackles, stats that show just what he is capable of – and who can remember his four try assists and try of his own the last time France travelled to Rome…

JOHNNY SEXTON (18 stars)

Ireland’s talismanic fly-half Sexton is fit and firing after an injury scare and when it comes to the Guinness Six Nations, Sexton has seen it all.

From match-winning drop goals to tries and more, Sexton has more than enough credit in the bank to make him a big captaincy option despite not playing in over a month.

Leading the no.1 side in the world, he is the man to make the whole team tick, kicking them around the park and running flat to the line to create space for others or even go through himself.

Guinness Six Nations Fantasy Rugby Round 1 team selection: Fantasy Rugby Geek

He is not the most prolific of try scorers, but set up two a year ago, as well breaking through seven tackles and on the other side of the ball even winning two turnovers.

Probably his biggest selling point though is his kicking, with Sexton among the top points scorers list pretty much every season and in what could be a tight affair in Cardiff, he could be a busy man from the tee.

THOMAS RAMOS (14 stars)

At just 14 stars, Ramos is comfortably the most affordable of the three captaincy choices for the opening round of the Championship, but he is certainly no less desirable.

In sensational form for club and country before his ban saw him side-lined, Ramos has earned the full-back slot in this France team ahead of Toulouse teammate and last year’s Grand Slam winning no.15 Melvyn Jaminet.

Ramos, like Jaminet last year, will be France’s goalkicker which immediately screams points for a side who last season averaged 28.2 per match, but he is so much more than just the guy who kicks the points.

Top players to select in Guinness Six Nations Fantasy Pick 4

An incredibly talented kicker of the ball out of hand, 50:22s are well within his remit, while he is always a brilliant runner with ball in hand – Ramos could well be in the tries in Rome.

And if that was not enough to convince you, in the Autumn Nations Series he scored an incredible 55 points, which in the fantasy game would equal 85 points at an average of 28.33 a game.

Not bad from just kicking alone!