TikTok Women’s Six Nations Fantasy Rugby top performers so far

Laure Sansus 2/4/2022
It’s break week in the TikTok Six Nations’ Fantasy Game – time to take stock, re-evaluate and wonder where it all went wrong.

It’s break week in the TikTok Six Nations’ Fantasy Game – time to take stock, re-evaluate and wonder where it all went wrong.

Or alternatively, bask in a glorious season so far if you’re manager of the Egg Chasing Ninny Mugginses who has racked up a staggering 2885.8 points already.

To help you catch up with our runaway leader, here are the five top performers to add to your XV.

Marlie Packer

Nobody has scored more points than the Saracens flanker this year – 194. Not only that, but she’s managed the feat having been rested for England’s 12-try win over Italy in Round 2.

Her three-try haul in the Red Roses’ opening round win over Scotland in Edinburgh earned her the Player of the Match award.

And her accolades don’t stop there: more tackles than any of her England teammates (29) and the second highest average points total of any player (97) – only English winger Lydia Thompson can better that with a barely believable 152.6 from her only appearance against Italy.

Add to that an average carry distance of 91.5 and the 32-year-old is surely a shoe-in, especially given she’s not even in the top five most expensive picks.

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The diminutive French scrum-half had to settle for a place on the replacements bench in their first-round match versus Italy, but a storming 28-minute cameo ensured that wouldn’t happen again.

The Toulouse half-back was nominated for World Rugby’s Player of the Year award in 2021.

It is no wonder then, that she’s tallied the second most points of any player (193.8) in just 128 minutes on the pitch.

Her trademark sniping breaks have seen her carry 177m while two of her four scores came in her thunderous Player of the Match performance against Ireland.

What’s more, the 27-year-old’s nine tackle breaks are unmatched in Les Bleues’ squad.

Alex Matthews

Packer’s back row teammate Matthews was just edged out of winning the TikTok Women’s Six Nations Try of Round 3, with only five percentage points separating her tackle-destroying effort and Eve Higgins’ gather-and-sprint at Musgrave Park.

Matthews actually made her name as a 7s player, taking Bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and subsequently being named RPA Women’s Sevens Player of the Year.

After funding for the Women’s 7s GB was cut in 2020, she joined Worcester Warriors and her displays in XV’s games have not disappointed.

Her 192.3-point haul has been built on two tries, 221m carried, eight tackle breaks and two dominant tackles to boot.

Eve Higgins

Irish centre Higgins is the cheapest option on this shortlist (16.8 stars), and naturally offers by far the best bang for your buck.

The 22-year-old only made her debut for Ireland’s XV at last year’s championship and has come on leaps and bounds since then.

Her Try of Round 3 sent Ireland on their way to their first win of this year’s edition on Sunday, following on from her second-half score in the previous round against France.

Her 282m carried is only bettered by England’s Ellie Kildunne and no one can match her 17 tackle breaks to give her a total of 191.1 points so far.

Sarah Bern

The third Red Rose in the top five comes in the form of tighthead Bern.

Before the pandemic and an injury truncated 2020-21 season, the Bristol Bears’ prop was awarded England Women’s Player of the Year in 2019, after she scored five tries in the course of a Simon Middleton-led Grand Slam triumph.

A powerful and uncompromising runner, she has broken more tackles (9) and made more dominant tackles (3) than any of her fellow Roses.

Throw in two tries plus 60.7 average metres carried and you get a colossal 184.8 total points for the youngest member of England’s 2017 World Cup squad.