PODCAST: Loftus clean-out and All Black concussions

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:33

This week the rugby365 team looks at John Mitchell's decision to move his Loftus Versfeld clean-out forward by a couple of months, while they also analyse the Sonny Bill Williams concussion saga.

There are the usual predictions by Tauriq Ebrahim and Jan de Koning, while Andrew Howitt brings us his informative Fantasy League tips.

Here is Andrew Howitt's RugbyPass Scout Picks for Round Two: 15 Damien McKenzie (New Zealand), 14 Courtnall Skosan (South Africa), 13 Jan Serfontein (South Africa), 12 Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand), 11 Rieko Ioane (New Zealand), 10 Beauden Barrett (New Zealand), 9 Martin Landajo (Argentina), 8 Kieran Read (New Zealand), 7 Jaco Kriel (South Africa), 6 Sam Cane (New Zealand),  5 Franco Mostert (South Africa), 4 Brodie Retallick (New Zealand), 3 Tendai Mtawarira (South Africa), 2 Malcolm Marx (South Africa), 1 Scott Sio (Australia).

* Please be sure to check starting lineups before making fantasy team selections!

Potential coin toss calls: Israel Folau ahead of Damien McKenzie for Fullback, Kurtley Beale, Ryan Crotty or Jan Serfontein for your centre, Martin Landajo or Aaron Smith for scrumhalf, Sam Cane/Ardie Savea or Siya Kolisi as a flank, Codie Taylor or Malcolm Marx as your hooker.

Tipped captain selection: Rieko Ioane or Damien McKenzie

Tipped kicker selection: Beauden Barrett

Top Fantasy Rugby Championship players after Round One:
1 Rieko Ioane (27.0 points)
2 Ryan Crotty (25.7 points)
3 Beauden Barrett (21.9 points)
4 Israel Folau (19.1 points)
5 Raymond Rhule (17.6)

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* Feel free to ask him any Fantasy related questions to help you out with your fantasy selections this weekend.