Top three Fantasy Rugby performers from Round 19

tdean
11 April 2019

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Edinburgh Rugby fly-half Jaco van der Walt inspired his side to an incredible comeback victory against Scarlets and finished with more Guinness PRO14 Fantasy Rugby points than any other player in Round 19.

However, his 19-point haul only benefited one per cent of managers – if that was you, well done.

A far more popular pick Conor Murray, owned by seven per cent of bosses, was also in the points, racking up a tally of 16 in Munster’s victory over Cardiff Blues.

And fellow scrum-half Stefan Ungerer scored 15 points in Isuzu Southern Kings’ 18-18 draw with Dragons in South Africa.

Jaco van der Walt – Edinburgh Rugby – 19 points

With his side trailing 12-0 at half-time, the South African took it upon himself to turn the tie on its head and got the ball rolling with a sweet strike from the tee.

Matt Scott then pulled the Scots further back into the game before van der Walt seized on a Leigh Halfpenny mistake to carry the ball 60 metres up the pitch and dot down, converting his own try.

A further penalty rounded off an incredible 15-minute blitz from the fly-half, who also passed the ten-tackle barrier in an impressive man-of-the-match display.

Conor Murray – Munster Rugby – 16 points

The Ireland scrum-half was at the centre of everything for Munster in their 45-21 victory over Cardiff Blues, providing three assists and going over once himself.

Munster were shocked into action after they found themselves trailing to an early Tomos Williams score but soon got to grips with the game thanks to some great work by Murray.

And it was quick thinking that saw him dot the ball down from short range late on to keep Munster in the hunt for Conference A top spot.

 

Stefan Ungerer – Isuzu Southern Kings – 15 points

Another scrum-half doing the Fantasy Rugby business last weekend and contributing with a try was Stefan Ungerer.

The South African showed great awareness to leap over a ruck and reach for the try line before showing expert creativity to send a grubber through the Dragons defence for Bjorn Basson to dot down.

A second-half Jordan Williams try and a Josh Lewis penalty meant the match ended a draw but Ungerer came away with a shed-load of points, although with zero per cent ownership – it may not have proved of much use to you.

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