The biggest risers and fallers after Round 2 of Guinness Six Nations Fantasy Rugby

Tadhg Beirne dejected 12/2/2022
The 2022 Guinness Six Nations is well underway, and after six matches, the stars of this year’s Fantasy Rugby have started shining on the big stage.

The 2022 Guinness Six Nations is well underway, and after six matches, the stars of this year’s Fantasy Rugby have started shining on the big stage.

Values rise and fall depending on the players’ performances in real life, and after just two rounds, we have seen a substantial change in prices.

Sit back and relax while we take you through those changes, so you can plan for Round 3 and beyond.

You will need to make any changes to your team by 2:15pm on Saturday 26th February to avoid missing the deadline, but in the meantime, here is how the value of players changed after Round 2.


Marcus Smith (15.7 – 18.3 stars)

After a try and four conversions in England’s 33-0 win against Italy in Rome, Marcus Smith has seen his fantasy value increase by 2.6 stars.

The increase in his value sees the Harlequins star go from being one of the best-value backs in the Championship to one of the most expensive ahead of the Round 3 showdown with Wales.

Liam Williams (14.8 – 16.2 stars)

A value increase of 1.4 stars is Liam Williams’ reward for helping his side return to form with a 20-17 win against Scotland.

He recorded just under 40 more points last weekend at Principality Stadium than he did against Ireland in Round 1.

Melvyn Jaminet (12.9 – 14 stars)

Having scored 53.5 points in the 30-24 Round 2 win against Ireland, Melvyn Jaminet has seen his fantasy value increase dramatically.

He kicked six penalties, one conversion and was an all-around threat with the ball in hand, so it is no surprise ahead of the Round 3 clash against Scotland.

Joey Carbery (13 – 13.5 stars)

Jonathan Sexton’s injury gave Joey Carbery a rare starting opportunity in Ireland’s 30-24 defeat at the hands of France.

Despite the defeat, the fly-half kicked three conversions and a penalty on his way to scoring 38.36 points, and Italy are next up for his side.

Monty Ioane (15 – 15.4 stars)

Despite being the most expensive player in a side yet to win a game in this season’s Championship, Italian winger Monty Ioane has seen his value increase by 0.4 stars.

The 33-0 loss against England in Round 2 and the 37-10 defeat against France hasn’t stopped Ioane from scoring 36.6 and 25.7 points, respectively.

Chris Harris (14.6 – 15.5 stars)

Chris Harris was one of Scotland’s best performing players in Round 2, recording 48.4 points despite being on the wrong end of a disappointing 20-17 loss against Wales.

Gregor Townsend’s side return to BT Murrayfield to take on France in Round 3, and Harris will be crucial as Scotland look to get their campaign back on track.


Duhan van der Merwe (16.1 – 15.1 stars)

Duhan van der Merwe made a great start to the Guinness Six Nations, starring in the win against England, but he didn’t stand out as his side fell to Wales.

Tandy and Scotland prepare for Dupont challenge

As a result, he has seen his stock fall significantly this week, decreasing in value by a star ahead of the game against France.

Paolo Garbisi (12.7 – 11.6 stars)

Paolo Garbisi may be one of the most exciting prospects in the Northern Hemisphere, but that hasn’t stopped his value from decreasing after registering just 4.9 points against England.

The 33-0 defeat in Rome was disappointing, but the 21-year-old fly-half still has plenty of time to prove his worth in this competition.

Tadhg Beirne (15.6 – 14.5 stars)

Tadhg Beirne’s 27th cap for Ireland ended in disappointment, losing 30-24 to France in Paris.

That’s reflected in Beirne’s player value, which has decreased by more than a star after recording just 23.4 points in Round 2.

Romain Ntamack (16.1 – 14.6 stars)

He is yet to lose a game in the 2022 Guinness Six Nations, but that hasn’t stopped Romain Ntamack’s value from going down after recording 16.4 points in the win against Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

Next up is a trip to Scotland, and his side will be hoping for a return to form for Ntamack after the 1.5-star decrease in his fantasy value.

Josh Adams (16 – 15.6 stars)

Josh Adams hasn’t had the best start to 2022, disappointing against Ireland in Round 1 before not being included in the squad against Scotland in Round 2 due to injury.

Not being included means the 26-year-old winger is one of the few Welsh players to see his value decrease after they rebounded with a win against Scotland.

Maro Itoje (16.2 – 16 stars)

Maro Itoje’s high starting value always meant it was likely he would see it would decrease by the end of the competition.

And even a solid total of 39.1 points wasn’t enough to prevent his value from decreasing after Round 2’s 33-0 win against Italy.