PLAY FAN­TASY RUGBY DRAFT NOW!

Bat­tle your mates by cre­at­ing a unique fan­tasy team with this new game

Rugby World - - Advertising Feature -

UST WHEN you thought Aviva Premier­ship Rugby couldn’t get any more ad­dic­tive, the ul­ti­mate fan­tasy strat­egy game is here. Fan­tasy Rugby Draft, the next evo­lu­tion of fan­tasy rugby, is the new free Premier­ship game that gets you closer to a coach’s hot seat than any other fan­tasy league.

Based on the ex­tremely pop­u­lar for­mat used in the NFL, Fan­tasy Rugby Draft is the only fan­tasy ex­pe­ri­ence where man­agers get to draft their own unique team. That’s right – no salary cap and no du­pli­ca­tion of play­ers in your league, mean­ing the play­ers you se­lect are unique to you and you only.

Fan­tasy Rugby Draft founder Bruce Wilkin­son says: “The draft adds a dif­fer­ent dy­namic. It tests to see if you can han­dle the pres­sure to make the right de­ci­sion with the draft clock count­ing down or if you can dis­cover that hid­den tal­ent no one else in your league has spot­ted. How good are your ne­go­ti­a­tion skills? Can you mas­ter the dark art of con­struct­ing a player trade with your fel­low man­agers?”

You can set up your own league with friends and then set a date for the draft. Al­though the draft can be

Jcom­pleted on­line, Wilkin­son adds that off­line drafts are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar, with team man­agers of­ten choos­ing to meet in per­son to hold their draft over a beer, mak­ing it a re­ally so­cial oc­ca­sion.

Su­per Rugby fans have em­braced Fan­tasy Rugby Draft for the past few sea­sons and team man­ager Ed Pye says: “I’ve played a lot of other ver­sions of the game but for the past few sea­sons I’ve been play­ing Fan­tasy Rugby Draft and, to be hon­est, I’ll never go back.”

With the start of the 2016 Premier­ship sea­son fast ap­proach­ing, don’t miss out on your chance to play Fan­tasy Rugby Draft. Sign up at fan­ta­syrug­by­draft.com now and get your draft date in the cal­en­dar.

Who will be your No 1 draft pick for 2016? Owen Far­rell? Manu Tuilagi? Louis Pi­camoles?

Keep an eye on the Rugby World Face­book page for thoughts on who you should draft at No 1 over­all. There will also be posts on player rank­ings – some play­ers primed for a break­out sea­son and ones to avoid.

It’s time to try to out­fox your friends!

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