The 2021 Guinness Six Nations got off to a thrilling start in Round 1 and that looks set to continue as we head straight into Round 2 this weekend.
The opening contests featured a stunning France turning on the style in Rome, Wales getting back to winning ways and an historic victory for Scotland at Twickenham.
Did you manage to select the Fantasy Rugby heavy hitters who did the damage in Round 1?
Whether you need to make big changes following a disappointing week or slight modifications, we’ve got you covered with a selection of six forwards we think make great options for your squad ahead of Round 2.
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Hamish Watson (Scotland)
The third highest scoring Scot on the opening weekend, flanker Hamish Watson enjoyed a stellar performance in his side’s statement Calcutta Cup win.
The 29-year-old was a presence with and without the ball, making ten tackles to deny Eddie Jones’ side a sniff while also making 52 metres with ball in hand.
He also delivered four tackle breaks in a performance which earned players who had him a strong 56.1 points – he may be priced at 16.4 stars but the return on investment is there.
With Wales next at home, expect Watson to once again be involved all over the pitch.
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Tadhg Beirne (Ireland)
Priced at just 11 stars heading into Round 1, Beirne proved a shrewd pick for those who had him, as the lock earned 52.0 points.
That largely was a result of his determined try in his side’s 21-16 defeat to Wales, although he also made 85 metres from 21 carries as well as nine tackles.
Justin Tipuric (Wales)
A mainstay of the Welsh back row, Tipuric continues to shine even at the more advanced age of 31.
He delivered yet another brilliant showing as he made 29 tackles and 29 metres with the ball against Ireland in Round 1 to bag a cool 52.2 points.
A visit to Scotland represents another opportunity at a big points haul.
Gregory Alldritt (France)
France’s Round 1 win over Italy featured standout performances all over the pitch and back-rower Alldritt was no exception.
Priced at 16.6 stars, Alldritt is a high value asset but one which players may be unable to ignore after he made an outstanding 11 carries against Italy.
Tom Curry (England)
At the age of 22, Curry has taken world rugby by storm since his introduction to the top table in 2017.
And despite coming out on the losing side in Round 1, the flanker continued to show his prowess as he made 15 tackles and 40 metres with the ball.
A home fixture with Italy in Round 2 looks tempting for those who do not currently own him.
Michele Lamaro (Italy)
At just 7.0 stars, Lamaro is a real bargain option if you are looking to save costs.
The 22-year-old is one of Italy’s leading young stars and, despite earning just his third cap in Round 1, he shone by making 57 metres with the ball and 11 tackles.
Fantasy Rugby is often decided by having the bargain stars as opposed to the major players, so getting Lamaro at such a low price could be crucial.