This is how the Super Rugby teams themselves scored in Fantasy Super Rugby 2019, Round 16:

Lions 612 744 132
Chiefs 590 657 67
Waratahs 445 506 61
Crusaders 489 556 67
Reds 461 492 31
Hurricanes 433 475 42
Brumbies 431 566 135
Sharks 388 435 47
Blues 385 438 53
Bulls 341 405 64
Sunwolves 378 420 42
Rebels 370 424 54
Jaguares 315 425 110
Stormers 324 402 78
Highlanders BYE BYE BYE

The Lions took out the top fantasy score of the super rugby clubs in round 16 with their 41 – 22 (Fantasy 612 – 324) victory over a depleted Stormers side (check the Casualty Ward for the details and all Super Rugby injury news)  at home in Johannesburg over the weekend. Despite almost even possession and territory, the Lions just made more of their ball scoring 6 tries to 3, making over 50% more run metres (663 – 422) and tackle busts (33 – 21) and three times the line breaks (25 – 7) and offloads (17 – 6). They also dominated the Stormers at both scrum time (winning 3 against the feed) and the breakdown, making 7 turnovers. They were lead with big fantasy performances from Malcolm Marx (84), Kwagga Smith (75), Andries Coetzee (59) and Vincent Tshituka (58).

The Lions narrowly missed out on the trifecta, with the top Starting XV, Full 23 and 3 points off the top bench score for the week with the finishers putting in a great shift, in particular Tyrone Green (44) and Hacjivah Dayimani (28). Instead the top bench injection went to the Brumbies (135) and it’s not hard to see why with Connal McInerney breaking all Folau Fainga’a managers hearts to come off the pine for the second 40 and bag himself three driving maul tries and a fantasy score of 71 points!

Last but not least the Chiefs have to get a mention as this week’s runner up with a score of 590 for their starting XV. To be honest I was surprised they weren’t the top of the log in round 16 from a performance that I think all super rugby fans have been wanting to see from the Waikato men all season. In an absolute ripper at a full house in Suva, Fiji, the Chiefs took down the mighty Crusaders 40 – 27 in a game that saw just shy of 1300 run metres!! Speaking of performances rugby fans and managers alike have been waiting to see all year, the Fantasy man of the match in this one was Solomon Alaimalo (79 points) with almost 200 run metres himself!

How did your Fantasy team compare to the Super Rugby Clubs?

You can check out how our league teams went in the OG League Blog!

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