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Autumn Nations Series Fantasy Rugby Round 4: Start or Sit

Autumn Nations Series Fantasy Rugby Round 4: Start or Sit

Autumn Nations Series Fantasy Rugby Round 4: Start or Sit

The 2022 Autumn Nations Series will come to a dramatic conclusion this weekend, with four teams colliding across two mouth-watering fixtures. 

Round 4 will give Fantasy Rugby players one last chance to get ahead of the competition, with England facing South Africa and Wales taking on Australia.  

Players can make unlimited changes between rounds, so this is the perfect opportunity to get the stars of the remaining four teams into your squad. 

As Round 4 only consists of two matches, players can select up to five stars from each country. 

So, without further ado, here are three players we believe will thrive this weekend, as well as three players Fantasy Rugby fans should stay well clear of.

START

Billy Vunipola14.2 stars

England fans can expect a physical affair when Eddie Jones’ side take on the Springboks at Twickenham. 

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With that in mind, Billy Vunipola could be the perfect man for the job after returning to his best form on the international stage during the Autumn Nations Series. 

The one-man wrecking ball played 80 minutes against the All Blacks, making more carries than any English player with 13 and gaining the third most metres with 71. 

He scored 24 Fantasy Rugby points in Round 3, and for 14.2 stars, the No.8 is relatively affordable considering he is such an experienced operator. 

Mark Nawaqanitawase – 12.0 stars 

Mark Nawaqanitawase has made a big impression during the Autumn Nations Series, and he will be key to Australia if they want a win against Wales. 

His side may have struggled this autumn, falling to defeats against France and Italy, but the back has been one of the Wallabies’ most consistent performers.

In the closely fought encounter against Ireland, the 22-year-old showed how big a threat he can be with the ball, making 14 carries, beating four defenders and gaining 70 metres. 

He also helped speed up Australia’s play, making four offloads and generally proving a thorn in Ireland’s side all afternoon. 

He is available for just 12 stars, and after scoring 44 points against Ireland, Fantasy Rugby players should get him in their teams. 

Willie le Roux – 13.4 stars

South Africa did not start Willie le Roux in their Autumn Nations Series opener against Ireland, but once he came off the bench the Springboks looked like a much better side. 

And the full-back has grown into the Autumn Nations Series, registering 38.4 Fantasy Rugby points against Italy last week having scored 22.6 against France the round before. 

Le Roux is a key ball player in this Springbok side.

He made 26 passes against Italy, the second-highest of any South African player. 

And he is also relatively affordable at just 13.4 stars, so be sure to get him in your side this weekend.

SIT 

Ellis Genge – 14.5 stars

Mako Vunipola has been rewarded for his outstanding display off the bench against New Zealand with a starting spot in this Saturday’s game against the Springboks. 

As a result, Ellis Genge has dropped down to the bench, and 14.5 stars is simply too much to spend on an impact player. 

England’s vice-captain did not put in his best performance against New Zealand, registering just 13 points. 

So, despite an excellent 12 months for club and country, we recommend you steer well clear of Genge in Round 4. 

Cadeyrn Neville – 9.7 stars

Cadeyrn Neville may be Australia’s oldest debutant this century, but he should not be starting in your Fantasy Rugby team this weekend. 

The lock did not make his mark in the game against Ireland in Round 3, carrying the ball three times and making just six tackles during his 53 minutes on the field. 

The lock also conceded a penalty as he scored just nine Fantasy Rugby points for the game. 

He may be affordable at 9.7 stars, but he has not done enough to make it into our team. 

Wales winger Josh Adams

Josh Adams – 15.2 stars

At 15.2 stars, Josh Adams is incredibly expensive for an impact player.

The winger has the pace and skill to make a big impression from the bench, but with so much riding on this final round of Fantasy Rugby, it may not be worth the risk. 

Adams started last week’s loss against Georgia, and despite recording a respectable 22 points, he has lost his place to Rio Dyer for Round 4. 

So be sure to sub him out ahead of a huge final round in the Autumn Nations Series. 

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