Here’s the names the keep an eye out for in the final round of Super Rugby.
Harry Johnson-Holmes (WAR) PROP – The Waratahs prop finds himself back in the starting lineup after Tom Robertson made his return from injury. The only regular starting prop with a higher Points Per Minute (PPM) is Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira.
Alex Nankivelle (CHI) CENTRE – Nankivelle’s form over the last few years means he is snapped up as soon as he named to start. With scores of 71, 58 and 45 the Chiefs’ centre is a perfect roughie for fantasy rugby.
Tim Lafaele (SUN) CENTRE – Lafaele’s PPM of 0.69 is inflated in 2019 due to the fact that he has only taken the field for 52 minutes. In 2018 however, he still managed a modest 0.41 PPM.
Sonny Bill Williams (BLU) CENTRE – Prior to his injury, SBW boasted a PPM of 0.55. With the Blues unable to make the playoffs, this week marks Sonny’s first match in 11 weeks and his last chance to stake his claim for the national side before the Rugby Championships and the Rugby World Cup.
Peter Umaga-Jensen (HUR) CENTRE – Peter Umaga-Jensen made his debut against the Bulls in round 17, taking home 37 points. He is equally surrounded by rookies, his downfall however is likely to be his defense against of SBW and Tanielu Tele’a.
Salesi Rayasi (HUR) OUTSIDE BACK – In 81 minutes throughout 2019, Rayasi has scored 1 try, run 128 metres and made 2 line breaks and 3 tackle busts. At 6’4″ and 105kgs, Rayasi is built in the same mould as Ben Lam and is equally powerful. Keep your eye out for Rayasi, he is a future star.
Written by Nelson Dale