Guinness PRO14: Top 3 Fantasy Players

Tom Harle
13 September 2018

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Three very different players, the same devastating impact – Justin Tipuric, Alun Wyn Jones and John Cooney were the top picks in Fantasy Rugby for Round 2 of Guinness PRO14.

Ospreys duo Jones and Tipuric laid the platform up front for a dominant win over Toyota Cheetahs, helping their side make it two wins from two in Conference A.

Meanwhile on Friday night Cooney choreographed Ulster’s dramatic 30-29 victory against Edinburgh – slotting a last-minute penalty having dotted down earlier on.

Justin Tipuric (Ospreys)

Tipuric crashed over twice from close range late in the 46-14 triumph and claiming the man of the match award swelled his points tally to a league-high 29.

The Wales flanker’s tenacious defensive work helped snap the resistance of the South Africans in the second half, making 14 tackles to boot.

His Round 2 haul makes Tipuric the highest overall scorer so far this season, with 41 points to his name.

Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys)

An unlikely scorer of a brace of tries, Jones is in the engine room of any outstanding Fantasy Rugby side and delivered 22 points on Saturday night.

The 32-year-old’s inimitable power came to the fore again when he got a paw on Alex Jeffries’ clever offload and barged over from ten metres out.

Ospreys’ flying start to the season will be given a stern test on Friday night when they face Munster.

John Cooney (Ulster)

Cooney completes the top three, his match-winning display from the tee securing 18 points for Fantasy Rugby head coaches and a 30-29 win for Ulster.

The Ireland international, having signed a new contract with the province this week, stepped up and converted an 82nd minute penalty to snatch victory from Edinburgh at the death.

41.9% of players have opted to include the 28-year-old this season – more than any other player – and he has handsomely rewarded that faith so fa

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