Fantasy rugby: Cruden leads the way

By Jeremy Redmore

Aaron Cruden. Photo / Getty Images.
Aaron Cruden. Photo / Getty Images.

A look back on all the Fantasy studs and duds from the weekend's Super 15 action.

Chiefs 20 Crusaders 19

The star: Aaron Cruden (32 points) - Well done to those who went for the Chiefs playmaker over Dan Carter. After some rough fantasy weeks, Cruden stepped up with a try, 76m gained and four shots at goal. Say hello to your best option at five eighth for the final round.

The dud: Sam Cane (8 points) - Cane was overshadowed in fantasy points and minutes-played by Tanerau Latimer for the Chiefs. He's a questionable option for the final if the same tactics prevail.

Value pick: Tanerau Latimer (15 points) - He's been great the past two rounds for savvy fantasy owners. If you're willing to take a risk, roll with Latimer for more points this coming weekend.

Bulls 23 Brumbies 26

The star: George Smith/Christian Lealiifano (19 points) - All of a sudden these two Brumbies stars are fantastic plays for the final round of our competition, especially as they come much cheaper than Chiefs players.

The dud: The Bulls - The overwhelming favourites to win this match fell short of expectations and also doomed many a fantasy campaign for owners who heavily invested in their players.

Value pick: The Brumbies - If you backed the Brumbies to take this out and loaded up on their stars, then you are sitting pretty to make up some serious ground on your rivals this coming weekend. Almost all of the Brumbies squad are substantially cheaper than Chiefs players, so make a note of that while you make your final transfers.

Round 22:
On form players
Worst performers
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