Fantasy Rugby update: Week two

Southern Kings back Sergeal Petersen had 25 points after two tries against the Force. Photo / Getty Images
Southern Kings back Sergeal Petersen had 25 points after two tries against the Force. Photo / Getty Images

Tim Nanai-Williams picked up where he left off last season by scoring twice and picking up 38 points in the Chiefs 41-27 victory over the Highlanders.

Blues back Charles Piutau also stood out with 31 points in his side's win over the Hurricanes. Priced at $8.5m Piutau would have been the bargain player of round two along with Southern Kings back Sergeal Petersen who priced at $7.5m had 25 points after two tries against the Force.

There was also plenty of points on offer in the Republic with Bulls five-eight Morne Steyn (28) and Sharks five-eight Patrick Lambie (27) leading the way in victories for their respective sides.

The Kings second row duo of Steven Sykes (23 points) and David Bulbring (20 points) also played strong games for the Super 15 newcomers. While on the other end of the encounter four Force players scored in the negatives.

They were amongst a number of players who produced negative scores in round two with Stormers five-eight Elton Jantjies proving an unpopular choice this week after a -5 effort in a 25-17 loss to the Bulls.

Paying $9m for a negative score wouldn't have pleased any of his Fantasy managers.

Australian players continue to dominate the leaderboard courtesy of playing an extra round with Scott Fuglistaller of the Rebels on top with 45 points after another strong 15-point effort in a defeat to the Brumbies.

Please note player values will start to fluctuate after this Friday's trade lockdown based on performance.

Round 2:
On form players
Worst performers
Full player list, including fantasy points

Round 3
The Crusaders play their first match of the 2013 season after having the bye in round two which brings some big names into play. This will please 29% of Fantasy players who have Crusaders skipper Kieran Read in their side.

The Brumbies, Highlanders and Kings all have the bye this week which takes back-rower Ben Mowen and back Jesse Mogg, two of the top five scorers in the opening two weeks, out of play.

Kurtley Beale was dropped by a number of Fantasy players following a shoulder injury against the Brumbies but the Wallabies back has been given the all clear to face his former side the Waratahs this week.

- nzherald.co.nz


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