@canefan said in Results of the RWC XV voting:
@Duluth said in Results of the RWC XV voting:
I was surprised that there was only four differences between our team and the public voting:
Fitzpatrick, Olo Brown, Bachop, Gallagher in the TSF team
Who were the 4 public picks? A bit of recency bias I'd expect? The public are not as discerning and mindful of history as the esteemed minds that inhabit the Fern
Well, to be fair, we've won two world cups in the last 8 years, so the recency bias is entirely explicable. What I don't understand, is the world cup winners who lost out to world cup losers... For example, Olo Brown was a great AB, but Owen Franks has won two world cups. It's not even a contest as far as I'm concerned.
It's clear to me that too many people have voted based on performances outside of world cups. In most cases, the top world cup performers have been selected, but some of the next in line selections are baffling (Mehrts getting more votes than Grant Fox, FFS!).