Scout Notes: Francois Steyn returns…

Big news for Sharks fans this week with the Durban franchise signing Francois Steyn for the next 3 years. Steyn returns to the east coast after plying his trade at Racing Metro in gay Paris since 2009 at an estimated 750000 Euro a season! Presumably Frans took offense to the new French Socialist president Hollande, […]

Fantasy Player Watch: Cadeyrn Neville

Who is Cadeyrn Neville?   There were two tries for a lock over the weekend, which seldom happens, so when Cadeyrn Neville of the Melbourne Rebels bashed over for a second time fantasy managers started to wonder “who’s is this guy?”.

Red Tide

  It hasn’t been as easy first half of the season for the 2011 Super Rugby Champions, but one gets the feeling that the tide is beginning to turn…

Transfer Strategy: Knockout Stages

With any luck(or rather meticulous planning), your team for Round 18 should be looking something like this, of course assuming the top 6 stay the same, which I’m sure they will not:   Don’t look at the players, look at the kits. By the time Round 18 comes around we should have a fairly good […]

Fantasy Rugby Tips: On the Loose

Nick Hiltermann discusses  back row selection   First off, a big thanks to Fantasy “lock” Dave Dennis for delivering the goods on cue with a try and away win against the Force.  The Tah’s flanker made the leading photo in my column on locks look rather prophetic.  Last week I urged managers to save money on Locks because they […]

Fantasy Rugby Tips: Locked and Loaded

Nick Hiltermann discusses  fantasy lock selection   Last week I talked about the loopholes in the front row format.  I also called Blues returning captain Kevin Mealamu a Dud which many managers ignored; he returned a paltry sum of 2 points.  This week, looking at the locks I’m finding a lot less loopholes and more duds […]

Fantasy Rugby Tips: The More Hookers The Merrier

Nick Hiltermann discusses selecting your fantastique front row   Fantasy league is quite different from rugby reality and there are loopholes to be exploited, especially when choosing your front row.  In reality you would never be able to play 3 hookers in your starting lineup but the UDT fantasy version of the game allows it. […]