Fantasy Rugby Team of the Week: Round Four

ESPN Fantasy Rugby: Top scoring players after round four (1:28)

Take a look at the best performing players in ESPN fantasy rugby after round four of the Six Nations games. (1:28)

Round Four of the Six Nations saw Ireland confirmed as winners after comfortably beating Scotland to set up a Grand Slam showdown with England at Twickenham next weekend.

England succumbed to a second defeat in a row at the Stade de France after another lacklustre display and questions now being asked of Eddie Jones.

Wales then saw off a spirited Italy at the Principality Stadium in comfortable fashion, without setting the world alight.

ESPN has compiled a list of the best fantasy players by position involved in week four.

Outside backs:

George North, Wales
13 points, 17% owned

North has had a tough time of things in recent months with the fallout from his move back to Wales as well as spells out with injury. But he showed glimpses of his best against Italy with two tries, and had a further one chalked off as the referee called play back for a knock on.

Jacob Stockdale, Ireland
13 points, 14% owned

The Ulster flyer just can't stop scoring tries. After a brace against Italy and Wales, Stockdale picked up a pair once more against Scotland. The first an intercept on halfway while he showed silky footwork to glide through for his second. Stockdale's now on 42 fantasy points overall for the tournament, which is equal-first with England's Owen Farrell.

Blair Kinghorn, Scotland
8 points, 0.1% owned

It was a scratchy performance from Kinghorn after he was brought in to replace the injured Tommy Seymour. Had the tough task of marking Jacob Stockdale, who made him look silly in scoring his second try, but he did get one back late in the piece in the right corner. Running more than 50 meters added an extra point while he grabbed two for starting the match.


Hadleigh Parkes, Wales
13 points, 11% owned

The Welsh centre put in a man-of-the-match display against Italy, capped off with a try. He was perhaps unlucky not to have doubled his tally for the day when the TMO signaled he could not clearly see whether he had touched down in the second half.

Garry Ringrose, Ireland
8 points, 0.8% owned

A seamless return to international rugby after a lengthy injury lay-off. Made more than 10 tackles and ran more than 50 meters but his starring moment came at the end of the first half when he stepped into first receiver, wrapped around Bundee Aki and delivered a pin-point pass for Stockdale to run in for his second try.


Johnny Sexton, Ireland
6 points, 55% owned (if selected as kicker)

It was a low-scoring week for the fly-halves. Sexton came out on top thanks to his four conversions in their win over Scotland during a typically assured performance.


Conor Murray, Ireland
8 points, 54% owned

Continues to show why he's the best scrum-half in world rugby. He's been involved in five of Ireland's tries in the last three matches, scoring two and delivering the last pass in three. Against Scotland he showed sheer determination to burrow over for a try from close range, while he also made more than 10 tackles in a complete performance.

Front row:

Sean Cronin, Ireland
10 points, 0% owned

I don't think even Sean Cronin himself would've thought he'd be in the fantasy team of the week. Not one of our players had him in the game, but he had a cameo he'll never forget with his first try for Ireland in two years at the back of a rolling maul to seal the deal against Scotland.

Jamie George, England
5 points, 3% owned

Gave his all in a rare start for England with Dylan Hartley injured. Picked up three fantasy points with a big defensive shift, leading England with 18 tackles while the extra two points came from starting the match.

Stuart McInally, Scotland
5 points, 4% owned

Another big defensive shift from the Scotland hooker, who made 19 tackles in a losing effort for Scotland against Ireland to pick up three fantasy points. McInally has been a consistent performer all tournament, scoring at least four points a game.

Second row:

Courtney Lawes, England
7 points, 10% owned

One of England's better players in Paris. Just behind Jamie George in the tackle count with 17 to pick up three fantasy points, while two line-out steals added a further two points. It's the second time this Six Nations Lawes has scored seven points, matching his effort against Italy.

Cory Hill, Wales
11 points, 4% owned

Hill stood out in a much-changed Wales side and his try early in the second half was well deserved as Alun Wyn Jones rested up in the Royal Box. The second row was not used in the lineout but had a 100 percent success rate from six tackles.

Back row:

Justin Tipuric, Wales
11 points, 12% owned

Aaron Shingler and Josh Navidi have been trusted as the back-row pairing for much of this year's tournament but Tipuric made the most of his start. The flanker scored a try and was his usual destructive presence in defence making all of his tackles.

John Barclay, Scotland
7 points, 11% owned

Led the tackle count for Scotland with a whopping 28 tackles, with just two missed. Barclay, Hamish Watson and Jonny Gray made a ridiculous 80 tackles combined.

Hamish Watson, Scotland
5 points, 19% owned

Watson was third to Barclay and Gray, but still a heck of an effort with 25 tackles. He'll be disappointed though that he couldn't prevent Conor Murray from scoring.