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Everything you need to know about Fantasy Autumn Nations Series

Everything you need to know about Fantasy Autumn Nations Series

Everything you need to know about Fantasy Autumn Nations Series

The start of the autumn action means one thing…Fantasy Autumn Nations Series action!

The best players in the world will be pitted against each other for a host of mouth-watering Autumn Nations Series fixtures.

And now you can have your chance to prove your rugby nous by selecting your all-star winning Fantasy Rugby XV as part of the Fantasy Autumn Nations Series game.

How does it all work?

The rules are simple.

You get given a budget of 280 stars, from which you select a starting XV and three replacements.

Every player on the pitch will earn your ‘team’ points, depending on the outcome of the match, applied in proportion to their presence in the game.

Players can also earn ‘rugby player’ points which are determined by individual statistics, which include tackles, tries and metres carried amongst others. 

Fantasy Autumn Nations Series Rules 

And like every fantasy game ever, you’re also given a few powerplays to push you ahead of the rest of the pack.

For instance, your captain will earn double their player points total for the week, while you’ll also receive a bonus of 20 points once they are appointed.

And don’t forget about your bench either!

Players in your team that start as a replacement for their nation will earn you half their points, while a nominated supersub will see their points tripled if they come off the bench.

Additionally, you’re only allowed a maximum of four players from each nation, while the value of players can evolve according to their performances on the pitch during the Autumn Nations Series.

Getting your head around the numbers

Now, here’s where things get really interesting.

If one of your XV wins a match on home soil, they’ll earn your team 12 points. If they draw, they’ll get four, and if they lose just one.

However, if one of your XV manages to win a game away from home, you’ll earn a whopping 18 points, while a draw nets you 10 points and a defeat three.

So, do you believe in home field advantage? Or are you willing to risk those extra bonus points in the event of an away day win?

That’s how you’ll separate yourself from the rest of the pack.

When it comes to individual statistics that factor into player points, a try nets one of your boys 15 points, while conversions and penalties gain you three points and drop goal six.

For metres carried, a player will earn 0.3 points per carry with the ball in hand, while indiscipline will hit your points total hard with a yellow card seeing you lose 5 points and a red 10.

And you also need to take into account the margin of victory too.

As well as earning individual points, 0.5 points will be added OR taken away from your score for every point separating the two sides in each match, meaning every point on the board counts.

Who are the big buys this Autumn?

It should come as no surprise that superstar half-backs Beauden Barrett and Antoine Dupont are amongst the stand out names when it comes to expensiveness in the backs.

The New Zealand ace and the French general come in at 18.0 stars apiece, with only South African centre Lukhanyo Am rivalling their price.

In the forwards, Siya Kolisi, Michael Hooper, Maro Itoje and Brodie Retallick also all join the 18.0 stars club.

Scotland’s Finn Russell and New Zealand’s Richie Mo’unga come in at 17.0 stars while England’s Jonny May, Manu Tuilagi and Owen Farrell are all priced at 16.0 stars.

Welsh wingers Louis Rees-Zammit and Josh Adams also cost 16.0 stars, but could their starting berths be in danger of the returning Alex Cuthbert who is 14.0 stars?

Your mission will be trying to find value in the stars you spend, and while we could give you some hints and pointers, that would hardly be fair competition for your friends who don’t give this a read would it.

Pick your 2021 Fantasy Autumn Nations Series XV now!

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