Spotlight: Jesse Kriel

South African ace Jesse Kriel falls under The Scout's spotlight in this one, a player who finished last season on a high note.


By Edward Kerr
14th February
By Edward Kerr
14th February

Jesse Kriel hit four tries in the final three matches of last season, taking his total tally to eight across the campaign.

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It was the Bulls fixture against the Sharks in May that stood out as his best of the season from a fantasy perspective, and the season before, it was the Stormers. Given the men in sky blue start their account against teams Kriel has performed well against recently, it's not too much of a stretch to suggest he's going to start the competition well.

His points per game ratio of 22.57 is a good return for centres on the game, and fantasy coaches can look to his 44.44 metres per game for an understanding of where a lot of his points will come from. Twenty-six clean breaks and forty-two defenders beaten adds more fuel to the attacking fire.

Defensively Kriel offers less to the fantasy coach, but he more than makes up for it going foward. The question you should be asking yourself is, is it enough?

The Rugby Magazine

Filed under: Super Rugby, The Scout, Bulls
Written by: Edward Kerr
Follow: @edwardrkerr · @therugbymag

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