Fantasy Rugby: Cane takes over top spot

Sam Cane. Photo / Getty Images
Sam Cane. Photo / Getty Images

George Whitelock led all scorers thanks to his hat-trick in the Crusaders 55-20 thrashing of the Kings on Saturday night.

Whitelock scored 44 Fantasy points while teammate Matt Todd (28), Dan Carter (21) and Kieran Read (21) also cashing in on the one-sided result. George Whitehead was the best for the Kings with 20 points.

On Friday night Same Cane moved to the top points scorer through six rounds with 22 points against the Highlanders. Cane now has 116 for the season after scoring 20+ points for the fifth straight week. Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick had his best game of the season with 23 points while Tim Nanai-Williams took back the title of highest scoring back with 21. Kade Poki was the top Highlander with 11.

Quade Cooper broke the 20-point mark for the first time this season, leading all scorers with 25 in the Reds' 23-18 win over the Bulls.

Only two Bulls players Paul Willemse (11) and Pierre Spies (10) cracked double points by popular five-eighth Morne Steyn had just two.

In the Cheetahs 29-10 away win over the Force, Pieter Labuschagne impressed for a third straight week scoring 22 Fantasy points. He was upstaged by teammate Riaan Smit who led scorers with 29, making up for his negative three performance against the Chiefs last month.

Six Sharks players cracked the 20-point mark in their 64-7 thrashing of the Rebels but Fantasy top scorer Pat Lambie wasn't one of them after scoring zero courtesy of four missed kicks and two knock ons. Scott Higginbotham led the way for the Rebels with just 10.

Andries Bekker was the second highest points scorer of the week with 34 Fantasy points in the Stormers' 35-22 win over the Brumbies. Two tries and 10 tackles got the second rower past 30 points for the first time this season.

The Blues may have lost on the scoreboard, going down 30-27 to the Waratahs , but James Parsons (26) and Chris Noakes (25) were both in form with strong games. Piri Weepu (3 points) failed to fire for a fourth straight game while Israel Folau finally stood out for the Waratahs with 19 points.

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

Round seven
The Highlanders' search for their first win of the season continues when the host the Reds. The Hurricanes take of the Kings on Saturday followed by the big local derby between the Chiefs and Blues in Tauranga. The Brumbies are back home from their South African trip to host the Bulls while the Cheetahs return from the other direction, finishing up their NZ-Aus tour to play Rebels in Bloemfontein. The Crusaders, without Carter and Read, head to Cape Town to face the Stormers who are coming off vital wins over the Chiefs and Brumbies. The Waratahs meanwhile play the Force in Sydney.

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