As much as I've become a rugby fan over the last year or so, I was going to pass on entering a fantasy game for Six Nations 2012. Having enough free time was an issue...until one of my rugby-playing friends invited me to his league.
I couldn't resist. So off I went to select my fantasy XV.
After the success of my fantasy preview for Rugby World Cup 2011, which garnered over 1,000 reads, I figured I'd write something similar for the Six Nations.
It's unfortunate that this article is coming out after the first match week, but I hope there is enough useful information for those who have created a fantasy team already or for those who are looking for ways to proceeds over the remaining five rounds. The one advantage of doing such a story after the start of the tournament is that we have a set of matches from which we can glean information.
For this slideshow, I will use ESPNScrum's fantasy game as our game, as it is the most basic and generic in terms of setup.
In the final slide, I'll have information for joining a league with me. As always, feel free to comment or even offer me advice.