Time is ticking down ahead of Round 4 of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations Championship, and the penultimate round of Fantasy Rugby action.
Three huge clashes are heading our way this weekend with Italy set to host Wales, England taking on France and Scotland tackling Ireland at BT Murrayfield.
The anticipation is palpable, but before we get there you still have time to finalise your Fantasy Rugby sides.
Perhaps you just need to make one change to boost your team, or maybe more alterations are required.
Whatever the situation, certain players appear vital to have in Round 4, and we’ve handily provided them in list form for you below.
You just can’t leave this man out.
Scotland’s captain may be the most expensive asset in the game at 18.7 stars, but he is also guaranteeing big points at the moment with an average of 86.1 points per game following his side’s two contests so far.
Scotland have been a team in form too, and were unlucky to narrowly miss out against Wales in Round 2 – their clash with Ireland on home soil represents the ideal chance for a return to winning ways.
Stuart Hogg, the heartbeat of Gregor Townsend’s outfit, will be key in their attempts to do just that as he has displayed so far with two tries, a Guinness Player of the Match award and a total of 254 metres made.
The joint-top try scorer in the Championship so far, Louis Rees-Zammit’s star has exploded on the biggest stage in the 2021 Guinness Six Nations.
Forget his age, forget his potential, the Welshman is the real deal and, at 15.3 stars, is a bargain for what he offers.
Round 4 brings with it opportunity for Wayne Pivac’s unbeaten side too, as they travel to an Italy side who have conceded 139 points so far.
The time is now to jump on the Rees-Zammit bandwagon.
It’s been a tough Championship so far for England, but their talismanic captain Owen Farrell has still registered the most points of anyone with 31.
His kicking will be crucial in what is sure to be a tight Le Crunch in Round 4, so Farrell looks like a good buy.
At 15.8 stars, Farrell is just outside the very top bracket of options price-wise, and he could well provide bang for your buck if Eddie Jones’ men can win the set piece battle.
Fresh from an unexpected break in Round 3, expect France to come out of the blocks quickly against England at Twickenham this weekend.
And should they do that, scrum-half Antoine Dupont will surely be a real presence for his side.
The 24-year-old has enjoyable a phenomenal Championship so far in racking up 141.03 points from just two games – including scoring one try, making 15 tackles and 130 metres with the ball.
Yes, 18.0 stars is a hefty price to pay, but you do not want to be the player who opts not to invest if he picks up where he left off.
If you’re looking at Irish assets, perhaps CJ Stander could be your man.
The 30-year-old back-row has managed 146.04 points so far, largely thanks to an impressive haul of 47 carries – the most in the Championship – and 218 metres made.
That’s not to mention his 26 tackles and, while he is priced highly at 16.9 stars, he could well be worth that as he travels to Scotland in Round 4.
Monty Ioane may be the standout Italy man but Sebastian Negri can also offer worth to your side.
The back-row has made a total of 39 tackles, a priceless Fantasy Rugby metric, with one of those a dominant tackle alongside making 155 metres with the ball.
The visit of Wales will not be easy and Negri will be expected to put in a huge shift in defence – that could well mean a stack of Fantasy Rugby points.