Which backs have you been picking for the Rugby World Cup… and who should you pick?

Which backs have you been picking for the Rugby World Cup... and who should you pick?

OK, so he’s expensive, and, as far as scrum-halves go, not in the same league as the likes of De Klerk, Smith, Conor Murray, Ben Youngs etc. However, Laidlaw offers what very few of the other No 9s in this game can… points for penalties.
Laidlaw may have No 9 on his back but when it comes to taking spot-kicks – be it penalties or conversions – Laidlaw is the man tasked with taking them so the Scot will not only earn you assists and metres gained as a scum-half but also gain points that would normally be snapped up by the fly-half. Two for the price of one, which suddenly makes his price tag a bit of a bargain.
Fly-half
Owen Farrell (England) – £8.8m

window.clientlibs.js.twitter_js = {
test: “document.querySelectorAll && document.querySelectorAll(‘.twitter-follow-button, .twitter-tweet, .twitter-timeline’).length === 0”,
load: [“//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”]
};

window.clientlibs.js.ooyala_core = {
test: true,
load: [“/etc/designs/telegraph/core/clientlibs/core/vendor/ooyala/ooyala-player.min.js”, “https://sb.scorecardresearch.com/c2/plugins/streamingtag_plugin_ooyalav4.js”]
};
window.clientlibs.js.facebook_sdk = {
test: “document.querySelectorAll && document.querySelectorAll(‘.fb-page’).length === 0”,
load: [“//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js”]
};


Source link