Fantasy League debrief
7 Aug 2023
Abbas Miski backed up last week's impressive performance to earn the top score in Round 21 of Fantasy. Fresh from an 82 point haul in Round 20, Miski recorded a huge 98 points against Hull KR on Friday Night. The Lebanon international crossed for four tries, taking his 2023 try scoring tally to 17, as the Warriors put an inexperienced Hull KR side to the sword.
Four more for @WiganWarriorsRL flyer Abbas Miski ? pic.twitter.com/p25zDIshJu
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) August 4, 2023
Miski's Wigan teammate, Jai Field, also racked up an impressive Round 21 total. Field scored a hat-trick of tries on his way to an 87 point finish against the Robins.
Elsewhere in Round 21, Jarrod O'Connor recorded an impressive score despite being on the end of a disappointing defeat against Leigh. O'Connor worked tirelessly during an 80-minute stint at hooker and finished with 83 points thanks in part to a try and 51 tackles.
The versatile Leroy Cudjoe was the next best scorer of the round after helping himself to a score of 80 points against Castleford. Cudjoe lined up in the backrow on Friday and finished the evening with a try, three tackle busts, 145 run metres and 35 tackles. If he retains his spot at second row, he could become a real point of difference in the centres for the run home in Fantasy.
Tom Amone powers over for an early try in the second 40 ?#SLLeeLei #SuperLeague pic.twitter.com/ohLS2r0RdS
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) August 6, 2023
There were also notable scores from popular Fantasy players Harry Smith (79), Tom Amone (76) and the current top scoring player of 2023, Cameron Smith (75).
Stefan Ratchford dropped out of the top five Fantasy centres list after a seven point return against the Dragons. Ratchford suffered a nasty head injury which drastically reduced his minutes on the field during a disappointing night for the Wolves.
Super League's top try scorer Tom Johnstone had a quiet evening against Warrington on Friday Night. Johnstone - the third highest scoring winger in Fantasy - scored just twelve points in Round 21 after failing to register any standout attacking stats.
Following the latest round of Betfred @SuperLeague fixtures, the Match Review Panel have issued the following sanctions...— Rugby Football League (@TheRFL) August 7, 2023
Liam Farrell produced a rare low score against Hull KR on Friday Night. Farrell featured for just 34 minutes in Round 21 - he was given an extended rest after his Wigan side took a convincing first half lead against Hull KR. Owners of Farrell shouldn't be too alarmed, however - expect him to be back to his normal high scoring ways in Round 22.
The Betfred Challenge Cup Final headlines this weekend when Leigh Leopards and Hull KR go head-to-head at Wembley. However, there's still some Super League taking place. St Helens and Huddersfield Giants are set to face off on Sunday for their rearranged Round 1 fixture which was unable to take place at the start of the year due to the World Club Challenge.
The game presents an ideal opportunity to pick up extra points from St Helens and Huddersfield players, so it could be worth drafting some of the top performers from each club into your team!