TSF Mitre 10 Cup Tipping 2018



  • KP, if the double points wildcard option is still available Hawkes Bay elect to invoke our 2018 entitlement this round thanks!
    Things look pretty tight at the top with us chasers waiting for Langakali to get the speedwobbles and falter at the last moment. Guess it will all come down to margins and the BoP v Northland game which looked to be the only 50/50 game when entries closed (or was until we all saw the team Northland named).



  • @higgins a post by KP on FB says all the NOrthland lads tipped BOP and 2 Welly tippers went for Northland...



  • @taniwharugby said in TSF Mitre 10 Cup Tipping 2018:

    @higgins a post by KP on FB says all the Northland lads tipped BOP and 2 Welly tippers went for Northland...

    That's not showing much faith in you outfit there TR or did you have some inkling on who would be named in the Northland team? Still there is a championship title at stake so sometimes principles have to be set aside. Congratulations on beating us 53 all last week by the way (does that make us even for 1969 now?), hope you can do the same to Wellington by the way.



  • @higgins I knew we were carrying a big sick ward, we finished our game v Waikato with 2 hookers, 3 props and 3 loosies in our pack!

    Decent side picked, but very inexperienced particularly numbers 4-8.



  • Good luck for the game this afternoon, hope you put 'em to the sword. I've always liked the way Northland play (except for when the play HB of course), generally exciting to watch even in defeat.



  • Well no decisive move in the race for the title but the chasers lower down have all closed the gap meaning that there are 6 chasers within 10 of the lead. There isn't much difference in the picks for the final 2 games but Fiamacho could still snatch the title if Manawatu thrashes Southland.

    Higgins and Stargazer are bound together and can't really pass Langakali. Tim might still compete with a narrow Auckland win and a big Manawatu win - I think.

    The final looks like going to the wire with just a 2 point gap.

    Langakali 418
    Stargazer 414
    Higgins 414
    Fiamacho 413
    Gunner 411
    Tim 410
    Winger 409
    Victor 407
    Hydro11 405
    KP 402

    Final Northland 38 - 40 Wellington
    3rd Hawke's Bay 30 - 36 Wairarapa Bush
    Plate Harbour-Auckland 38 - 21 BOP
    7th South Island 30 - 27 Counties-Waikato



  • If Manawatu wins 17+, FIamacho wins. 9-16 and Langakali wins. 1-8 and Langakali wins by 1 from Stargazer and Higgins. If Southland wins, Langakali wins.

    Langakali 425
    Fiamacho 423
    Stargazer 421
    Higgins 421
    Gunner 421
    Tim 417
    Winger 416
    Victor 414
    Hydro11 412
    KP 409

    Final Northland 46 - 48 Wellington
    3rd Hawke's Bay 37 - 44 Wairarapa Bush
    Plate Harbour-Auckland 47 - 24 BOP
    7th South Island 37 - 32 Counties-Waikato

    Crucial 68 v 101 Tim



  • Goodness things re tight for first, and equally so for third with three tied for the bronze with Gunner's storming finish set to grab the bronze at the death with the 'Poo expected to win pretty easily. All will be revealed in about 90 minutes when the gongs will be handed out.
    Crucial will need a real miracle in the Cup. Looks like only an appeal to the IRB on some obscure point of law will be the only thing that might save him.



  • Congrats @Tim
    A deserved win. I somehow flunked my run to the final much like England in the 2007 RWC.
    Still had a chance in the last round but should have known better than to put faith in teams with ‘North’ in their names..



  • @higgins said in TSF Mitre 10 Cup Tipping 2018:

    Crucial will need a real miracle in the Cup. Looks like only an appeal to the IRB on some obscure point of law will be the only thing that might save him.

    Not even a tweet to Gosper would have saved me once the Taniwha lost



  • We are all done for the season .... and the winners are

    Langakali is the overall champion - just holding on in the closest finish for years. 4 points was the winning margin over the fast finishing Gunner who moved up from 7th to 2nd in the final week. Fiamacho also on the podium but left to rue tipping late and missing the easy 10 in the first game that would have won the title.

    Northland win the team title with a late run on the final game - 4 maximums and a 7 to Wellington's collection of 7s meant their team scored 3 more points overall to win by just a single point with the average score. Gunner and Cactus Jack cancelled each other out with superb 64s and TR's 59 was critical to the win.

    Finally Tim wins the TSF Cup by an embarrassing 33 points but Crucial did have to gamble in the final week - but missed tipping the only upset of the round.

    More tomorrow but I have updated all the files at https://www.thesilverfern.com/tipping/



  • Strong finish for Northland, just like the real team, only this time we didn't let the opposition get out to an unassailable lead!

    Great comp as always KP, your work is appreciated!



  • Here's a wrap ... thanks to everyone who kept on tipping even if your performance was shite! Well done Northland winning your first title since 2008 (who was on both teams?). Look out for Super Rugby tipping early in 2019.

    Top week - Fiamacho 74 in Week 5.
    Worst week - Waynes World 16 in Week 1.
    Most results picked correctly - Gunner 54 out of 70 (Tim & Langakali 53)
    Most results with margins picked correctly - Fiamacho 25

    Week 9 scores

    0_1539543872052_51e171cb-baca-4849-ae62-8969d3e94ff9-image.png Gunner 64
    DK 64
    Cactus Jack 64
    Hooroo 61
    Phooey 61
    Victor 59
    Virgil 59
    TR 59
    Triple T 58
    Broughie 57
    Hydro11 56
    Smudge 56
    Winger 54
    KP 54
    FarNthHayden 54
    Justin77 53
    Tim 51
    Stockcar86 51
    Laurence 51
    Hurrycanes 51
    Mikedogz 51
    Fiamacho 49
    Plastered Peni 49
    Bay Imports 47
    Langakali 46
    Higgins 46
    Buck 46
    Joan and Mary 46
    Dogmeat 46
    Corkscrew 45
    Stargazer 43
    Donsteppa 43
    Propsicle 43
    Paj 42
    Richie 40
    Unite 35
    Crucial 34
    Waynes World 31
    Trooa 26
    Antipodean 26
    Clara 26
    Sportboy 26
    ACT Crusader 26



  • @kiwipie I reckon me, J77, FarNorthHayden & Gunner would all have been in the 2008 squad!

    It was the fresh face of Fiamacho that helped though



  • @crucial Thank you dude.

    A lot easier to tip when your team is doing well.



  • Thanks for another great competition, KP.



  • Thanks KP - great competition as always - appreciate all the work you put into it



  • Yep, great work KP! Thanks!



  • Thanks KP!



  • @taniwharugby said in TSF Mitre 10 Cup Tipping 2018:

    @kiwipie I reckon me, J77, FarNorthHayden & Gunner would all have been in the 2008 squad!

    It was the fresh face of Fiamacho that helped though

    I dug it out of the archive - Northland team photo from 2008 (man, look at those hairstyles) along with their overall placing

    The Champ is Here 2
    TR 6
    Duluth 15
    D-Up 25
    J77 27
    FarNthHayden 47

    67 person comp that season. Overall winner was Brakdov with DK, BobbyDigital and Tim rounding out the top 5.


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