Well guys, let’s have a look at how everyone is doing in the Sharksworld Currie Cup Fantasy league.
Round 1 was an interesting one. Husband and wife team flop and sexkitten somehow managed, despite having different teams, to end up in joint first place with exactly the same score. The 5-point round MVP bonus is shared amongst all players who get the top score for the round, meaning that the dynamic duo snag a 2.5 point bonus each.
The gap over third place is impressive; 9.5 points after just one round. Remember, though, that over the course of this competition a lot is going to change, so expect the lead to change hands regularly. Rounding out the top 5 are bstott, our very own Le Requinny and evyn. Check out the full log here.
Remember that the competition is still open to new entrants and will be up to round 5. Anyone entering a team before the close of round 2 (which will be midday on Friday) will be allocated a default score of 30 points for Round 1. This will slot you in below the last-placed contestant, but will still allow you to be competitive over the course of the season. For details on how the competition works and how to enter, look here.
Let’s have a look at some interesting stats from the first round. Obviously the one most will be interested in is the players who racked up the best scores. Quite surprisingly, MVP for the round was Boland fullback Justin Peach, who scored 9.75. Remember that there are 3 extra points for a guy that kicks 7 or more in a match. Peach also scored a try and was on a winning team, explaining his mega haul. Valke and WP flyahlves True Blue Smit and Willem de Waal came in joint second with 7.5 points each. Both were on the losing side and both succeeded with 7 kicks at goal.
Hat-trick heroes Johns Mametsa and Daniels were just a quarter of a point further back on 7.25. Again, both scored three tries in a winning effort. The unlucky man is Sharks scrummie Rory Kockott who had to make do with a haul of 6 points, by dint of the fact that he only succeeded with 6 kicks. Had he landed just one extra he would have been right up there with Peach, given that his try counted more (not being an outside back). The only other players to score significant points this week were the four winning captains, Johann Muller, Conrad Burke, Wikus van Heerden and Hendro Scholtz.
Let’s finish off our stats for this round by having a look at the ten most-owned players. Kockott’s is the name heading the list, with a staggering 40 out of 45 contestants having included the nuggety halfback in their squads. The trio of Willem de Waal, Jacques Botes and Waylon Murray are in joint second, each having been selected 32 times. Jannie du Plessis, Wikus van Heerden, Baywatch Grobbelaar, Deon Carstens, Stefan Terblanche and Heinrich Brussow are the other guys in the top ten.
That’s it for next week. We’ll have another update on completion of Round 2.Tweet