Which backs should you pick to win our Six Nations 2019 competition? 

Which backs should you pick to win our Six Nations 2019 competition? 

Welcome to the second of our two position guides, with a few suggestions for your Telegraph Fantasy Rugby side to get you an extra edge of the competition over the next few weeks.

We broke down the best forwards to select last Friday, but now it’s the turn of the glory men, the try scorers, the points accumulators, the suppliers of flair. It’s the backs.

Scrum-half

We know the player your instinct is telling you to pick, and there’s no argument here, Conor Murray (Ireland) is undoubtedly the best scrum-half in the world on current form and does not come cheap at £7m. He’s a short-range threat around the breakdown given his size.

Greig Laidlaw (Scotland) however is the top choice so far, with 39 per cent of you opting for the Scotland captain due to his goalkicking. Laidlaw scored 41 points last year and also finished tied for the most assists with Murray, producing four.

Ben Youngs (England) will be England’s first-choice pick in the nine shirt but should France ignore Antoine Dupont – an absurd move – then Morgan Parra (France), another accurate goalkicker at scrum-half, has to come into consideration.

Lastly, do not sleep on Tomos Williams (Wales). Providing he starts over Gareth Davies (Wales), the Cardiff Blues number nine is a threat all over the field.

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