ESPN Fantasy Rugby Returns For 2017
- UK’s biggest fantasy rugby game returns for 2017
- ESPN UK to deliver extensive coverage of tournament
- Website offers the most comprehensive rugby union statistics in the UK
ESPN will launch its Fantasy Rugby game, fantasyrugby.espn.co.uk ahead of the start of the 2017 RBS 6 Nations on Saturday February 4th. ESPN.co.uk will continue to offer extensive digital coverage of this year’s tournament online and on mobile, providing the most comprehensive rugby union news, analysis, live scores and text commentary of every key match.
The completely free fantasy game allows fans to make every game mean more by picking their XV, creating and joining leagues with their friends. Players can now select up to two teams each, all whilst competing for a range of prizes; with this year’s overall leader after five game weeks winning a 13” Apple MacBook Pro and a weekly winner taking home Bose Soundlink Mini II Bluetooth speakers.
Before kick-off and throughout the tournament ESPN.co.uk will provide a host of Fantasy Rugby editorial coverage offering insight from coaches and former players and analysing Fantasy Rugby stats from this and last year’s tournaments. The game is the biggest in the UK, with more than 100,000 users.
The fixtures in this year’s Six Nations take on added importance with the upcoming British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand on the horizon. In an exclusive interview with ESPN, British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, said: “The Six Nations is really going to count for a lot of players because that’s our bread and butter, that’s our competition, that’s when points are at stake. And the team that comes out of that winning the Six Nations is probably going to have the largest representation.”
Charly Classen, Vice President and General Manager, ESPN – Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Our Six Nations Fantasy Rugby game is the biggest Fantasy Rugby game in the UK and continues to grow from strength to strength. It is one of the best ways to give meaning to every moment of international rugby over the next two months. Alongside our editorial coverage, there is no better place than ESPN.co.uk to enjoy the Six Nations.”