Guinness PRO14 top fantasy performers: Round 19

Rich Dore
09 April 2018

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Leinster Rugby’s Max Deegan was the man to have in your back row this weekend, with the No.8’s man-of-the-match performance against Zebre worth 25 Fantasy Rugby Points.

Deegan scored two second-half tries in the 41-6 win for the Conference B leaders, also making 13 carries and 12 tackles.

His first try owed all to his poaching instincts, with the back rower poaching a loose ball off the back of a Zebre scrum, whilst his second was all about the power with not many teams able stop Deegan from close range whilst he’s in full flow.

Second-row Federico Ruzza was a key man in Benetton Rugby’s 29-27 win over Dragons. His second-minute try helped to rack up 19 Fantasy Rugby Points.

Ruzza also won man of the match and claimed an assist as he helped Benetton keep up the pressure on Ulster and Edinburgh Rugby in the Conference B table.

And it was as easy as one, two, three for John Cooney of Ulster Rugby.

His 23rd-minute try, two second-half penalties and three successful conversions at BT Murrayfield saw the Irish province storm to a 32-20 win against Edinburgh Rugby – a performance worth 18 Fantasy Rugby Points.

Cooney was at the heart of everything all night for the Irish province, inspiring his side to a devastating first-half spell that yielded three tries in 20 minutes.

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