Super Rugby Picks: Highlanders v. Hurricanes

Fantasy Super Rugby

The Hurricanes winning streak (10 games) is over, as they look to get back on track against the Highlanders in Super Rugby this Friday night. Once again, the team at Daily Fantasy Rankings are here to help you find some of the best value picks in daily fantasy Super Rugby at PlayON.

See our Super Rugby fantasy tips for Friday 1st June below.

Front Row – Ash Dixon $9.0m

Highlanders Front Rower Ash Dixon is looking in super form at the moment and he should be one of the most popular at the position. He’s coming off back-to-back scores over 400, due to his playing time being increased. He can also cross the try-line, which happened two weeks ago with a total of 429 points. The pleasing sign was he scored 480 points last week without a try.

2nd Row – Jackson Hemopo $9.2m

I do like Fatialofa because of his price, but Hemopo offers more points in my opinion. He’s playing the full 80 minutes at the moment and is coming off 485 points against the Reds. So he can potentially score near 500 points for a decent price.

Back Row – Liam Squire $8.9m

Looking at the second Back Row position, Squire looks like a good option. He scored 485 points last week, which did include a try. However, he’s playing solid minutes and will start against the Hurricanes.

Scrum Half – Aaron Smith $10.1m

This is basically a choice between Perenara and Smith so I will side with the cheaper Aaron Smith. He’s back in the starting lineup this week and should be up and about for this important clash. His highest total this season is 571 and should play over 60 minutes this week.

Fly Half – Lima Sopoaga $11.0m

For a price of just $11 million compared to Barrett’s $19 million, Sopoaga offers good value. He’s coming his highest score of the season with 755 against the Reds, which is the second score over 700 in his last three games. Barrett can score over 1000 but can also flop with scores around 500. So the cheaper cost is appealing for Sopoaga at Fly Half.

Centre – Teihorangi Walden $12.4m

Teihorangi Walden is “Mr.Consistent” and he’ll be a good option in the Centres. He hasn’t scored under 500 points in his last six games so he’s playing like his average of 549 points suggests.

Back 3 – Ben Lam $14.1m

When Ben Lam has a poor game (254 points last game) it usually means he’ll go big in the next one. His last six scores read: 254, 1090, 505, 1105, 666, 1277. So looking at that trend, he’s due to score over 1000 points this week! He did score twice against the Highlanders earlier this season, which is what he relies on. So he does come with a risk but the reward is generally worth it.

That’s all for Friday’s analysis. Good luck!

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