Guinness PRO14 Fantasy Rugby Update (Round 6)

Charlie Talbot-Smith
09 October 2018

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The runners and riders in the two Guinness PRO14 conferences are starting to take shape after six rounds of action.

While attentions now turn to Europe, this is a good chance to reflect on our official Fantasy game and who has been doing the business in round six.

Is your team on the path to glory or is it time to tear up the whole thing and start afresh?

To help coaches plot their battle plans ahead of the league’s return later this month, here’s our weekly Guinness PRO14 Fantasy Rugby update, highlighting just a few of the movers and shakers that have been making their presence felt.

Leinster have moved to the head of Conference A after their victory over provincial rivals Munster at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.

And while Ross Byrne scooped the man of the match medal, it was undoubtedly James Lowe who made the real difference.

The Kiwi winger bagged a double with two superb finishes in the left corner, played the full 80 minutes and carried for over 50 metres for an impressive 14-point haul.

Owen Lane of the Cardiff Blues also caught the eye in their derby win over the Dragons.

The young winger, like Lowe, bagged a double including a fine finish for his second in the right corner against the Dragons.

In addition to his double he too played the full 80 minutes and carried over 50 metres to complete a 14-point individual tally.

Big Bill Mata was the inspiration this weekend for Edinburgh as they beat the Cheetahs 37-21 on Friday night.

The versatile forward – an Olympic gold medallist in 7s with Fiji in Rio – was everywhere against the South African side.

Mata bagged a try, scooped the man of the match award and carried for over 100 metres in the victory for a 16-point haul.

Equally capable in the back and second row, no-one in the Guinness PRO14 has made more carries than Mata’s 81 and counting so far.

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