Some big numbers from previous underperformers have seen Valentino Rossi 46 jump 4 places as he topped this week’s table. With a big lead in hand from the last round, the current leader Potter came in at 7th with Tretty a lowly 14th, allowing Sexton to close the gap and move up to second. These three are still clearly out in front but any more slip ups and anyone in the top 12 could still make a move on to the podium by the end of the competition.
There was some jostling about among the top half dozen, but below them A la Retraite shot up 6 places with Tic Tac and Beanys Babes both moving up 5 places. Guy Po who scored well in Rounds 1 & 2, dropped 5 places to 10th and Woody dropped 6 places into the bottom third after a poor team selection. Probably too busy thinking about the summer barbeque season!
With the France v Scotland game removed from the competition it was a difficult decision to include any Italians who were going to score more than the 10 points available for players from the non-playing nations.
The English fans favourite, Maro Itoje, was one of the poorest performers this week , which no doubt caught a few people out, and up to now, only Anthony Watson scrapes in to the top 25 scorers after 3 rounds. With France and Ireland to come it’s a difficult decision whether to include any English from now on! So far just six English players are averaging 10 individual points or more, while only 3 of the entire French squad failed to exceed this figure.
Choosing the correct Captain, whose total points get doubled, can reap dividends when you get it right, and the Supersub gets treble points if he gets on the pitch. Kerrison made the perfect choice this week with Johnny Sexton and Keith Earls gaining him over 300 of his 736 points!