TSF Super Rugby Tipping 2018 http://bit.do/tsf18



  • Yes we're rolling this out one again - this is your first warning as the pre-season friendlies are on and the comp starts in less than 2 weeks. However that is some South African limbering up that we're going to ignore so the first game you need to top is on Friday 23 February.

    I'll post the first tipping form soon and completing it will be your formal entry for the whole season.



  • Time to make your first picks of the new season - that is your way of registering.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uDMcBy_0h88bcRBpbjPZtUAlGNl0p5_StM77zOY6qVM/edit?usp=sharing

    I'll sort the other stuff out as we go.



  • Picks are in



  • @dk said in TSF Super Rugby Tipping 2018:

    Picks are in

    Ditto.

    Cheers KP



  • Me too. Guessing as usual 🙂

    Are we going to have a Sunjags team?



  • @gt12 said in TSF Super Rugby Tipping 2018:

    Me too. Guessing as usual 🙂

    Are we going to have a Sunjags team?

    Yes your team already has the minimum 5 already tipped so you're in.



  • The Google Drive folder is at http://bit.do/tsf18
    or
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1j3sSP5cMkd7Hzh-qSylF12FxPjN8-RII?usp=sharing

    So far we have the tipping form, the responses so far, and the Squads. The squads are the same teams as last year with names in red that have already tipped. 4 new people who are marked as Others for now while we see how many are in before Friday's first game.

    Do your best to spread the word, especially to the regular tippers.

    If you don't already belong to the Facebook group it is https://www.facebook.com/groups/590271681147113/ - I'll post reminders in the group and on this thread.



  • @kiwipie

    Thanks KP! Virtual pint (I'll buy you a real one if you ever come to TK)

    @hydro11 are you playing this year? Without you, the Sunjags are probably in big doo-doo...



  • someone in the Chiefs should give that KP joker a nudge



  • @dogmeat said in TSF Super Rugby Tipping 2018 http://bit.do/tsf18:

    someone in the Chiefs should give that KP joker a nudge

    He's a canny player, always leaves it late to tip which is the secret to his unprecedented success.



  • OK tipsters, time to get your entries in if you haven't already. I'm just about to tip - not tipped yet from last season are the list below - if you have a good way to contact any of them, can you give them a reminder please.

    Midge
    Tim
    JK
    FarNthHayden
    Pauncefote
    Smudge
    ACT Crusader
    Skudderstep
    KiwiMurph
    Chaz's Raiders
    Winger
    Paj
    Higgins
    Victor
    Waynes World
    Rico#1



  • Rugby is that game with the egg shaped ball right?



  • @kiwipie said in TSF Super Rugby Tipping 2018 http://bit.do/tsf18:

    OK tipsters, time to get your entries in if you haven't already. I'm just about to tip - not tipped yet from last season are the list below - if you have a good way to contact any of them, can you give them a reminder please.

    Midge
    Tim done
    JK done
    FarNthHayden done
    Pauncefote done
    Smudge done
    ACT Crusader
    Skudderstep done
    KiwiMurph
    Chaz's Raiders
    Winger done
    Paj done
    Higgins
    Victor
    Waynes World done
    Rico#1



  • Great stuff, only 2 tippers from last year failed to turn up and we had some new people to fill the gaps. I've sorted into teams in the Squads document with these changes.

    MIkedogz from the SunJags into the BOP Chiefs to replace Midge.
    No changes to Blues A.
    No changes to Blues B.
    No changes to South Island.
    No Quarter into Hurricanes Gold to replace Chaz.
    No changes to Hurricanes Black.
    No changes to Barbarians.
    Handsome Ray and Bruce Kenyon into the Sunjags to replace Mikedogz and fill the vacant spot.

    Tipping as individuals (for now) are mikeasda34234r4r3 and Winfreux. You can miss one week and not be dropped from a team, miss 2 weeks in a row and you are goneburger.

    The reigning champions are Hurricanes Gold and here is a reminder of last season's Top 10

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  • And here's some scores so far - plenty went for the Highlanders 1-8, nobody for the Rebels 25+.

    BOP Chiefs 12 - 10 Hurricanes Gold
    Blues A 11 - 14 Hurricanes Black
    Blues B 8 - 11 Barbarians
    South Island 13 - 14 SunJags

    These people have 15 and all share the lead.

    KP Unite Tim Justin77 Smudge Corkscrew ACT Crusader Plastered Peni Hydro11 Hurrycanes Cactus Jack Bones Langakali GT12 Barbarian Handsome Ray Richie Winfreux



  • The results are in for Week 1, nobody bagged 7/7 results even though 7 backed the Bulls to win. Plenty picked 6/7. Leading at the moment is, ahem, me - lucky to pick up 10 for Lions as top and Reds as bottom for scoring. Mikedogz the best for margin picks, 4/7 for him.

    Big wins for the SunJags and BOP Chiefs, Blues A scraped home and Blues B and the Barbarian drew. Go to http://bit.do/tsf18 for all the details.

    BOP Chiefs 48 - 42 Hurricanes Gold
    Blues A 44 - 43 Hurricanes Black
    Blues B 42 - 42 Barbarians
    South Island 41 - 51 SunJags

    KP 57
    Cactus Jack 54
    GT12 54
    Smudge 53
    Barbarian 52
    Richie 52
    Unite 51
    DK 51
    Antipodean 51
    Bruce Kenyon 51



  • Where is this weeks tipping form?



  • If you go to the URL in the subject line of the topic you will always be able to find the latest tipping form, plus the leaderboard etc etc.

    http://bit.do/tsf18

    Direct link to this week's form is

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Vk7kGzeMd2kKnoH_7gZs027TH_ZueL26jJeG8fzhOQg/edit?usp=sharing

    If anyone knows some of the newbies who tipped last week, can you give them a prod please?



  • @kiwipie said in TSF Super Rugby Tipping 2018 http://bit.do/tsf18:

    If you go to the URL in the subject line of the topic you will always be able to find the latest tipping form, plus the leaderboard etc etc.

    http://bit.do/tsf18

    Direct link to this week's form is

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Vk7kGzeMd2kKnoH_7gZs027TH_ZueL26jJeG8fzhOQg/edit?usp=sharing

    If anyone knows some of the newbies who tipped last week, can you give them a prod please?

    Cheers mate.



  • Amazingly when a team hardly ever beats NZ opposition, the Blues were heavily backed with only 4 of 43 going for the Chiefs. Similarly only 7/43 picked the Reds. Consequently nobody at all has 2/2 so far and many have 0/2. Best on 12 points are Mikedogz, Virgil, Phooey, Winger, Paj, Bones and Richie.

    BOP Chiefs 7 - 7 Hurricanes Black
    Blues A 5 - 6 Barbarians
    Blues B 3 - 4 SunJags
    South Island 4 - 6 Hurricanes Gold

    Disappointingly all the new tippers failed to tip in the 2nd week. If you know who they are, can you drop them a line as I can't find a matching user on TSF.



  • Well this is getting embarrassing. I top scored again and my lead is now 22 - what are the rest of you doing?

    With the draw in South Africa, there were only 6 counting games and only myself, No Quarter, Winger and Bones picked 5 of them. A fair few only managed 3 and margins were hard to come by.

    BOP Chiefs 31 - 37 Hurricanes Black
    Blues A 32 - 33 Barbarians
    Blues B 30 - 22 SunJags
    South Island 26 - 35 Hurricanes Gold

    KP 47
    No Quarter 45
    Hydro11 41
    Waynes World 41
    FarNthHayden 40
    Winger 39
    Stockcar86 39
    Fiamacho 37
    Bones 36
    JK 36
    Buck 36
    Paj 36
    Phooey 34
    Victor 33
    Hurrycanes 33
    Plastered Peni 32
    Rico#1 32
    DK 31
    TaniwhaRugby 31
    Higgins 31
    Virgil 31
    Donsteppa 31
    Triple T 30
    Smudge 29
    Langakali 29
    Dogmeat 29
    Cactus Jack 27
    GT12 27
    Sportboy 27
    Barbarian 26
    ACT Crusader 26
    Broughie 26
    Unite 25
    Hooroo 24
    Mikedogz 24
    Justin77 23
    Joan and Mary 23
    Crucial 23
    Richie 22
    Tim 22
    Gunner 22
    Corkscrew 21
    Skudderstep 20
    Antipodean 19
    Bruce Kenyon 14
    Winfreux 14
    Pauncefote 14
    mikeasda34234r4r3 14
    Handsome Ray 14
    KiwiMurph 14



  • Lots of tips still to come in this week - this is your weekly Friday morning reminder. Direct link to the form is

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DA-0XYg27dWv2pDE6MplrGxb7uVXnQ0O93y8qJZIE0w/edit?usp=sharing



  • @kiwipie said in TSF Super Rugby Tipping 2018 http://bit.do/tsf18:

    Well this is getting embarrassing. I top scored again and my lead is now 22 - what are the rest of you doing?

    Picking the Blues and not picking the Rebels...



  • A few missing tippers this week, Broughie, Cactus Jack and Bones - I've sent them messages here.

    2/2 results not a problem for most but generally conservative on the margins so not many 10 point scores. Leading on 15/20 so far this week are KP, Tim, JK, No Quarter, Winger and Hydro11.

    BOP Chiefs 10 - 11 Barbarians
    Blues A 14 - 10 SunJags
    Blues B 12 - 11 South Island
    Hurricanes Gold 12 - 9 Hurricanes Black



  • Well Bones and Broughie came through with late tips, Bones to reach respectability - Broughie not so much but still not the lowest of the weekend. Leading all scorers this week was TR with 54, 3 ahead of Hurrycanes with Bruce Kenyon the only other to reach 50 - he is the only one with 2 scores of 50 or more despite not tipping Week 2! Joining these 3 with 6/7 results picked were Paj and ACT Crusader who were not so successful with the margins. Outstandingly poor tipping from Unite with only 14 points, only the Highlanders and Sharks picked correctly and no margins. Joan and Mary made even worse picks but avoided the week's wooden spoon by getting the Sharks as top scorers.

    3 games went against the TSF choice (Hurricanes, Blues & Jaguares) and if you missed all 3, this week was a struggle.

    On the category picks, the majority picked the Sharks to top score but Phooey was the only one to pick the Brumbies and get the maximum 10.

    I'm still leading overall, by 17 from TR who is 6 ahead of No Quarter with another 4 players tied for 4th, 5 points behind him.

    The Barbarians remain the only undefeated team after squeezing past the BOP Chiefs, consistency the key as the Chiefs had to take Hooroo's 30 and Mikedogz's 31 because of Unite's disaster. Blues A thrashed the SunJags on the back of TR's star turn and solidity from the rest - the SunJags team let down Bruce Kenyon and Barbarian badly.

    South Island had their first win, downing Blue B with Corkscrew and ACT Crusader their best - only DK passed 40 for Blues B. Finally their was a high-scoring draw between the 2 Canes sides, No Quarter the best for Gold and Hurrycanes and Paj for Black.

    The ladder is still very tight, every team has won at least 1 game and Blues A lead on points scored.

    TaniwhaRugby 54
    Hurrycanes 51
    Bruce Kenyon 50
    Sportboy 49
    KP 47
    No Quarter 47
    Paj 46
    Corkscrew 46
    Higgins 44
    Rico#1 44
    Hydro11 42
    Plastered Peni 42
    Tim 42
    Crucial 42
    DK 41
    Barbarian 41
    ACT Crusader 41
    Fiamacho 41
    Winger 40
    JK 40
    Justin77 39
    FarNthHayden 37
    Langakali 37
    Stockcar86 36
    Waynes World 36
    Phooey 36
    Triple T 36
    Donsteppa 35
    Virgil 34
    Antipodean 34
    Richie 33
    Buck 32
    Gunner 32
    Skudderstep 32
    Bones 31
    Mikedogz 31
    Pauncefote 31
    Victor 30
    Hooroo 30
    Dogmeat 26
    KiwiMurph 26
    Smudge 22
    GT12 20
    Broughie 19
    Joan and Mary 17
    Unite 14
    Cactus Jack 9
    Winfreux 9
    mikeasda34234r4r3 9
    Handsome Ray 9



  • picking top and bottom scorers helps alot!



  • As per usual at this time of the week - pull finger people

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WpHH01Ofy9dCGZzh2olfDXQDar-MQ3lpQifSAJ37xjA



  • seems the BLues managed to fool quite a few of us...or was it the Lions that have everyone fooled?



  • Apologies, was processing the scores and accidentally set a narrow away win as a narrow home win meaning we all scored way too many! Will have to revisit and start again tonight.

    From an initial look, Chiefs picks were good, a few missed out by going for the Crusaders, more by going for the Sharks and even more by going for the Blues. Nobody picked the closeness of the Lions win, only Donsteppa and Waynes World went for the Reds and a lot bombed out by picking the Rebels. Pretty poor picking of top and lowest scorers as well - it's a low scoring week!



  • Right scoring all sorted so here we go.

    Gunner led all scoring this week picking 6/7 for a total of 45 points. Rico was the only other to 6/7 and he was level with Smudge 3 points behind with Skudderstep the only other player to reach 40.

    Fiamacho is the new leader of the "lowest score while tipping every game" list with just 12 points - he only picked the Highlanders and Lions to win. Victor went low with 16 and there were a fair few under 25.

    Overall, I'm still out in front, 22 ahead of TR who is 10 ahead of Rico in 3rd. Paj moved into the top 10 and Smudge, Virgil and Gunner rose into the top 20.

    Close matches all round with wins for the unbeaten Barbarians, South Island, Blues B and BOP Chiefs. The Canes teams both lost to tumble out of the top 4.

    Only 6 matches next weekend so 2 more of those terrible category picks - closest game and team to kick most penalties.

    Gunner 45
    Rico#1 42
    Smudge 42
    Skudderstep 40
    KP 37
    Virgil 37
    Crucial 35
    FarNthHayden 34
    Paj 34
    Antipodean 34
    Mikedogz 34
    Broughie 34
    TaniwhaRugby 32
    Higgins 32
    Winger 32
    Barbarian 32
    Tim 32
    Unite 32
    Waynes World 31
    Hooroo 31
    Corkscrew 29
    Langakali 29
    Bruce Kenyon 27
    JK 27
    Bones 27
    Cactus Jack 27
    Joan and Mary 27
    Pauncefote 27
    ACT Crusader 26
    Donsteppa 26
    GT12 26
    DK 24
    Hurrycanes 24
    Richie 24
    Sportboy 24
    Buck 23
    Hydro11 21
    Justin77 21
    No Quarter 19
    Plastered Peni 19
    Stockcar86 19
    Phooey 19
    Triple T 19
    Dogmeat 19
    Victor 16
    Fiamacho 12
    KiwiMurph 7
    Handsome Ray 7



  • c'mon tippers, not many have tipped yet this week!!



  • I have a new strategy. I figure if I don't pick and get 5 less than the worst I'll probably be better off than if I tip



  • To back up TR's plea here is the link to the form - get tipping

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14kqpsaI7-kbqzxMtI0_ONDD6zWGx_y6I3lKJp6g1AxY/edit?usp=sharing



  • There's some guessing shit in there; most penalties kicked?



  • @antipodean so you aren't guessing who wins the games too?



  • @taniwharugby said in TSF Super Rugby Tipping 2018 http://bit.do/tsf18:

    @antipodean so you aren't guessing who wins the games too?

    Obviously. But more guesses lessens my score!



  • @antipodean said in TSF Super Rugby Tipping 2018 http://bit.do/tsf18:

    There's some guessing shit in there; most penalties kicked?
    I'm open to creative ideas of what to ask when there aren't 7 games in the weekend. Most brainfarts would be a good one although a little subjective in the measuring!



  • It's been an easy week for picking the winner so far with just one game left. The game with the largest percentage of losers was Canes v Highlanders where 15% picked the men from the south. So being 5/5 is unremarkable as most of us are. Those with the best margin picks are

    Winger 42
    Fiamacho 39
    No Quarter 39
    Stockcar86 39
    Victor 39

    The scores could change a lot on the category picks and the Chiefs were a popular choice for top scorers and a few combined this with the Sunwolves for lowest scorers.

    Blues A, Canes Gold and Canes Black have all 5 scoring players with 5/5 so far.

    BOP Chiefs 31 - 25 South Island
    Blues A 35 - 32 Blues B
    Hurricanes Black 35 - 35 Barbarians
    Hurricanes Gold 37 - 31 SunJags



  • And the final game is the upset, and of the 9 who tipped the Jaguares nobody picked the margin. Registering 6/6 were TR, Rico, FarNthHayden, Hooroo, Antipodean, Stockcar86 and Justin77. But the top scorer was Dogmeat, by virtue of picking Chiefs as top scorers, Sunwolves as low scorers and Stormers v Reds as the closest game. (Jaguares kicked the most penalties with 3 - picked only by Rico and Gunner.).

    Hooroo was 1 behind Dogmeat on 51 with Winger, Barbarian and Hurrycanes on 47.

    Not much change at the top, I lead TR by 20 who is 10 ahead of Rico. Virgil moves into the top 10, Hooroo jumps 16 spots to 13th and Dogmeat 11 places to 32nd. Lowest scorer was Richie with just 20 with Phooey on 22.

    2 draws in the league, Barbarians with Canes Black and the also the Blues derby. Comfortable bonus point wins for the high scorers Canes Gold and BOP Chiefs.

    Dogmeat 52
    Hooroo 51
    Winger 47
    Barbarian 47
    Hurrycanes 47
    Stockcar86 46
    TaniwhaRugby 44
    Rico#1 44
    No Quarter 44
    Antipodean 44
    Victor 44
    Broughie 44
    KP 42
    Higgins 42
    Virgil 42
    Buck 42
    Plastered Peni 41
    Justin77 41
    Hydro11 40
    Bruce Kenyon 40
    Mikedogz 40
    Gunner 39
    JK 39
    Fiamacho 39
    FarNthHayden 37
    Tim 37
    Langakali 37
    Crucial 37
    Paj 34
    Bones 34
    GT12 34
    Triple T 34
    DK 32
    Waynes World 32
    Donsteppa 32
    Cactus Jack 32
    Unite 30
    Sportboy 29
    Skudderstep 29
    Joan and Mary 29
    Corkscrew 27
    Pauncefote 27
    ACT Crusader 25
    Smudge 24
    Phooey 22
    Richie 20
    KiwiMurph 15
    Handsome Ray 15



  • Stat time ...

    Rico#1 leads in results picked - winner selected correctly in 27 of 33 games.

    Bruce Kenyon still the only one with 2 x 50+ scores.

    Barbarians still unbeaten after 5 weeks but 2 draws and no bonus points is preventing them leading. (A team gets a bonus point when they are 3 or more margin picks ahead of their opposition)

    It is the TSF Cup this weekend, the ties are as below (based on your score for the previous round). Winners go through plus 8 best losers - a draw means both players go into the losers pot to compete with their total.

    Dogmeat 0 v 0 KiwiMurph
    Hooroo 0 v 0 Handsome Ray
    Winger 0 v 0 Richie
    Barbarian 0 v 0 Phooey
    Hurrycanes 0 v 0 Smudge
    Stockcar86 0 v 0 ACT Crusader
    TaniwhaRugby 0 v 0 Corkscrew
    Rico#1 0 v 0 Pauncefote
    No Quarter 0 v 0 Sportboy
    Antipodean 0 v 0 Skudderstep
    Victor 0 v 0 Joan and Mary
    Broughie 0 v 0 Unite
    KP 0 v 0 DK
    Higgins 0 v 0 Waynes World
    Virgil 0 v 0 Donsteppa
    Buck 0 v 0 Cactus Jack
    Plastered Peni 0 v 0 Paj
    Justin77 0 v 0 Bones
    Hydro11 0 v 0 GT12
    Bruce Kenyon 0 v 0 Triple T
    Mikedogz 0 v 0 FarNthHayden
    Gunner 0 v 0 Tim
    JK 0 v 0 Langakali
    Fiamacho 0 v 0 Crucial


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