Picking a QLD team on Fantasy points

Picking a QLD team on Fantasy points

Playing fantasy football has become one of the favoured pastimes of rugby league supporters over the past decade - but could it help selectors pick a handy State of Origin side?

QRL Media digital whiz and fantasy football diehard Nathan Jones put the theory to the test for two popular platforms - NRL Fantasy and NRL Supercoach.

For those unfamiliar with these games, they are based upon statistics and the actual in-game work-rate of NRL players on a weekly basis.

We gave Nathan a few guidelines to stick by. 

Firstly, players had to have played a minimum of three games for their average to be considered.

Secondly, only players available in those positions in the online games could be selected in those spots for this simulation.

What do you think?

NRL FANTASY:

1. KALYN PONGA (WFB) – AVG 53.8
2. COREY OATES (WFB) – AVG 40.8
3. MOSES MBYE (WFB) – AVG 41.8
4. DANE GAGAI (WFB) AVG 37.8
5. COREY THOMPSON (WFB) – AVG 38.1
6. BEN HUNT (HLF) – AVG 51.8
7. DALY CHERRY-EVANS (HLF) – AVG 54.7 (c)
8. JAI ARROW (2RF/FRF) – AVG 53.9
9. CAMERON SMITH (HOK) – AVG 53.6
10. JOSH McGUIRE (2RF/FRF) – AVG 43.4
11. JAYSON BUKUYA (2RF) – AVG 42.5
12. COEN HESS (2RF) – AVG 54.3
13. AIDAN GUERRA (2RF) – AVG 48.9

14. ANDREW McCULLOUGH (HOK) – AVG 52.1
15. ANTHONY MILFORD (HLF) – 45.8
16. JARROD WALLACE (FRF/2RF) – AVG 39.6
17. GAVIN COOPER (2RF) – AVG 39.6

18. FELISE KAFUSI (2RF) – AVG 37.8

NRL SUPERCOACH:

1. KAYLN PONGA (FLB) – AVG 71.2 ©
2. NENE MACDONALD (CTW) – AVG 53.7
3. COREY THOMPSON (CTW) – AVG 53.4
4. DANE GAGAI (CTW) – AVG 49.7
5. COREY OATES (CTW) – AVG 53.6
6. CAMERON MUNSTER (FLB/5/8) – AVG 57.3
7. BEN HUNT (HFB) – AVG 62.3
8. JARROD WALLACE (FRF) – AVG 49.6
9. ANDREW McCULLOUGH (HOK) – AVG – 57.3
10. JOSH McGUIRE (2RF/FRF) – AVG 51.1
11. COEN HESS (2RF) – AVG 66.6
12. JAYSON BUKUYA (2RF) – AVG 54.0
13. JAI ARROW (2RF) – AVG 65.0

14. DALY CHERRY-EVANS (HLB) – AVG 57.9
15. CAMERON SMITH (HOK) – AVG – 55.3
16. JOSH PAPALII (2RF) – AVG 53.8
17. AIDAN GUERRA (2RF) – AVG 53.7

18. COREY NORMAN (5/8/HLB) – AVG 56.4