NatWest 6 Nations Fantasy Preview: Round 4

Teams have just two games left in the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations and while every point matters on the pitch, time is also short for Fantasy Rugby players.

Teams have just two games left in the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations and while every point matters on the pitch, time is also short for Fantasy Rugby players.

There are just two rounds left to pick up those all-important Fantasy Rugby points to get yourself ahead of your mates and to the top of your leagues.

And for an added bonus during Rounds Five and Six, you can enter Alex Corbisiero’s league for a chance to win two tickets to any 2019 Championship fixture.

To help you out, here’s a couple of key points for this weekend.

Ireland v Scotland

Ireland have played three won three in the Championship thus far and are targeting a Grand Slam with two rounds of the NatWest 6 Nations to go.

Garry Ringrose is the only change to Ireland’s team, with Chris Farrell out injured, and the Irish centre is just 13.10 stars if you want to stick him straight into your team.

Ringrose is very affordable compared to the rest of the Ireland backline which has been so potent in 2018 thus far.

Jacob Stockdale (17.70), Jonathan Sexton (16.80) and Keith Earls (16.50) will all demand a big chunk of players budgets if they’re included this weekend.

Blair Kinghorn will make his full Scotland debut and is just 8.80 stars if you want to include him and back Gregor Townsend’s men to earn an away victory.

Greig Laidlaw (15.95) continues to offer a solid kicking option at scrum-half while Huw Jones, who cannot stop scoring tries, is just 13.70 stars.

France v England

Just the one change for France with Francois Trinh-Duc starting at fly-half and costs just 11.50 stars while scrum-half Maxime Machenaud is just 14.95 and will kick any France penalties.

Mathieu Bastareaud will set players back 13.75 stars as he looks to repeat his man of the match performance of two weeks ago against Italy.

Jamie George (13.70) starts for England with captain Dylan Hartley out injured with Luke Cowan-Dickie (10.40) offering good value from the replacements bench.

Mike Brown misses out with the expensive Anthony Watson (16.15) switching to full-back for Eddie Jones’ side at Stade de France.

Elliot Daly (14.00) may offer better value as he starts on the wing with Ben Te’o (14.80) also on the cheaper side of things as he is selected ahead of Jonathan Joseph.

Wales v Italy

Wales have made ten changes for the visit of Italy to Principality Stadium so it will be worth checking your Fantasy Rugby team for Welsh players.

Cory Hill (10.20) is the only forward to retain his place with Taulupe Faletau (13.10), Justin Tipuric (13.15) and James Davies (13.10) offering great value in the back row.

The Wales back three is made up of Liam Williams (13.95), George North (14.90) and Steff Evans (12.65) who will be looking to get on the scoresheet come Sunday.

With no Leigh Halfpenny, Gareth Anscombe (10.40) will step up to take the penalties and conversions for Wales against the Italians.

For Italy, Giulio Bisegni is just 8.50 stars and starts in Cardiff with Tommaso Boni ruled out through injury in the only change made by Conor O’Shea.

Sergio Parisse (11.75) remains Italy’s most expensive player with conditions expecting to be good for running rugby under the roof in the Welsh capital.