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Sharksworld Fantasy League – Round 3 Update


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 7 Jul 2008 at 19:34
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Round 3 has come and gone and we’re starting to really get into the swing of things.

Our leader sexkitten is still out in front and has opened up an even bigger lead over her hubby flop. Her lead at the top is now almost 13 points, but the field is starting to close in behind her. bstott, walter and hellbent make up the rest of the top five.

Looking at the scores for round 3 only, walter was our MVP and took home a credible 58.75 points, including the 5-point MVP bonus. bstott was just a whisker behind, before the bonus really pulled walter ahead. wpw and sexkitten followed in 3rd and 4th spots respectively, with Fattmann and hellbent in joint fifth.

One thing that is becoming apparent is that the value of kickers cannot be overestimated. The stupid laws that are being applied in the Currie Cup are unfortunately killing off any prospect of tries being scored, with penalties the order of the day. Hopefully this will change as the players become accustomed to the strange laws and even stranger interpretations thereof. Certain players, like Tiger Mangweni and Earl Rose did manage to shake off the chains, though, and netted good returns for those who own them.

Looking at the players who’ve done the best this round, it hardly comes as a surprise that Earl Rose’s triple hat trick (3 tries, 3 penalties and 3 conversions) makes him top of the pops for round 3, with 10.25 points. Morne Steyn came in a distant second, with 5 points, while the three winning captains, Wikus van Heerden, Baywatch Grobbelaar and Gcobani Bobo each weighed in with 4 points. The low scoring games between WP and the Cheetahs and Griquas and Boland meant there was precious little to write home about in terms of high player scores.

Overall MVP is still Willem de Waal with 16 points from 3 games (average 5.33) but his average round 3 return means that Earl Rose is now breathing down his neck in second (15.75 points from 3 games). Justin Peach is not far behind either (14.75) but the Valke duo of Jacques Schutte and True Blue Smit (each on 11.5) are sure to fall away as they are both unlikely to play for a few weeks due to injury. Chris Rossouw is bubbling under in 6th position and Bulls try-machine John Mametsa will fancy his chances of proving his worth as the season progresses.

With only a single strength-v-strength clash coming up in round 4, expect to see some good scores next week as the big 3 aim to rack up big scores against the minnows.



68 Comments

  • Oh, and bad news for those of us who have Derick Hougaard! Looks like this week’s 2 points are the sum total we’re going to get out of him

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.07.08 19:50:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • I donno in what spot I was in this round but I have moved upto 11th overall…from 17th if I remember correctly…

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.07.08 20:12:19 by Hmmm Reply

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  • And I moved up to 11th with my lowest score yet…

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.07.08 20:12:56 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Just waiting on Kallie Voekie to return so I can make at least 1 extra point a game for his inclusion…

    And I was hoping for Hougaardt to come back…so the request for Robd to remove Steyn was not my best…could have been well up in the rankings by now…

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.07.08 20:14:18 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 4) : I’m annoyed that bloody drotske has sent jlp packing

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.07.08 20:29:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob- is DH out for the season?

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.07.08 07:45:07 by blackshark Reply

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  • I see this week as probably my last week in second spot. Down I go.

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.07.08 07:45:20 by flop Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 6) : No word on that yet

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.07.08 07:57:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • I dropped from 4th to 5th, thought I would do better….

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.07.08 07:59:34 by hellbent Reply

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  • @hellbent (Comment 9) : Sharks lost :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.07.08 08:07:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • If the Lions can win more games I’ll do better, sounds like you guys didn’t pick a lot of Lions!

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.07.08 08:30:14 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 11) : Since the first round I’ve regretted not picking Earl rose because I did think about it. This weekend it just hurt so much more. :smile:

    Anyway – as long as the Sharks are not planning to lose many more games…I should be able to bounce back.

    Rob- I can’t believe I’m first on TESTRUGBY – I thought I had a terrible round.

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.07.08 08:35:47 by blackshark Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 11) : Correct. I think anyone who had Earl Rose this week got a huge boost over anyone who didn’t

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.07.08 08:36:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 12) : Good work. Don’t think I’ve checked that yet

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.07.08 08:38:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    LoL…at least I have a chance of getting Hougie back in…but all I will get from him is a point or two for playing…

    I cannot remember what the rules said…but do you get 2 points for a player in the match 22 or if he plays in a winning team?
    I guess my question is did Hougie get me 2 points on Saturday even though he played 3 minutes…LoL

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.07.08 08:53:31 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 12) :

    I tried to pick every player that kicks for his team…and Earl also scores the odd try….

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.07.08 08:54:41 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 11) :

    I picked LIONS forwards cozz you are sure they are going to play…
    I did not pick Sharks front row players cozz you never know whether they will be called up for Bok duty or play 2nd fiddle to another CC standard forward…
    PdV has a personal dislike for Heinke….and he is all the LIONS have up-front…so he is guaranteed to play…he has scored me 4 points thus far…

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.07.08 08:57:36 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Morning!

    Okay – it is me with my questions again.. :oops:

    Sorry if someone has asked already – I did not read all the threads…

    On Saturday – in the Bok/ AB game…when Habana saved the try by DC..when the ref asked the TMO – he asked if a try was scored…

    The TMO came back and said that no try was scored but he is checking to see if the ball was carried over the line or not by Habana. Is this allowable? Was he not only suppose to answer the refs question…yes a try was scored or no a try was not scored?

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.07.08 08:59:02 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    And who would have thought lil-Rossouw will make in impact as he has!??!

    Or was that only a personal vendetta against the LIONS….and only to be repeated then…LoL

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.07.08 08:59:12 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 18) :

    I think he did ask if Habana carried the ball over…
    And I disagree…I thought Habana’s foot touched the line before his hand was on the ball…

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.07.08 09:01:14 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Plus had he not the ref would have asked him anyways cozz where to from there…

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.07.08 09:02:46 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Whose your daddy??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 08.07.08 09:03:03 by wpw Reply
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  • I chose Earl Rose, Rory, Hougie and De Waal…

    Imagine all of them are playing well…

    :shock:

  • Comment 23, posted at 08.07.08 09:03:58 by wpw Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 15) : dude – do you know how to actually check the scores? You will notice that Hougaard did, of course, score 2 points this week! ;) @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 18) : According to the ELV’s as played in the Tri-Nations, I believe the TMO is only allowed to rule on what happens inside the in-goal area. As such, I reckon it’s ok for him to rule on a carried-over decision, but only if the ref asks him to.

  • Comment 24, posted at 08.07.08 09:06:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 22) : you mean “who’s”? ;)

  • Comment 25, posted at 08.07.08 09:06:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 21) :

    or he could have made his own decision and give a kick from the 22??? :twisted:

  • Comment 26, posted at 08.07.08 09:07:21 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Sorry Rob… I blame my bantu eddication… :roll:

  • Comment 27, posted at 08.07.08 09:12:40 by wpw Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 6) : Hougaard is out for another four weeks with a torn shoulder muscle.

    Deysel and Michalak should be back in about 3 weeks’ time. Kockott and Barritt hopefully back this week

  • Comment 28, posted at 08.07.08 09:13:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : eish…I think the injuries hit us earlier than we expected.

  • Comment 29, posted at 08.07.08 09:29:15 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 29) : you mean FL-wise, or Sharks?

  • Comment 30, posted at 08.07.08 09:31:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 23) :

    I picked the same bunch…

    All I need is for Kalie Voekie to get back into the Double U P side…
    I thought he’d be back long ago?

  • Comment 31, posted at 08.07.08 09:33:31 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) :

    Lazy I guess then…

    So Hoigie was not a complete dutt pick for me…LoL

    Biggest mistake was not picking peach!??!

  • Comment 32, posted at 08.07.08 09:34:48 by Hmmm Reply

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  • I chose D Hougaardt as my kicker and he has played something like 2 minutes of rugby. Fortunately I also have Kocky but other than that zilch. If I snapped that the new ELV’s would lead to so many penalties I would have selected every kicker where possible.

  • Comment 33, posted at 08.07.08 09:34:50 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) :

    Is it you “Hoes vir daddy”

  • Comment 34, posted at 08.07.08 09:35:49 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 33) :

    LoL
    I tried that anyhow cozz they still kick conversions you know…LoL
    But I picked my team last minute so I did not know who will kick for the minnows….

  • Comment 35, posted at 08.07.08 09:37:16 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 31) :
    Im sure he was meant to be back by now. Maybe he was called up for a navy camp.

  • Comment 36, posted at 08.07.08 09:49:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Those who picked Bobo must be smiling

  • Comment 37, posted at 08.07.08 09:54:24 by flop Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 35) :
    I also picked at the last minute. Rob kept on mailing me “too many this, too many that” – I was ready to tell him to pick my team.

  • Comment 38, posted at 08.07.08 09:59:27 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 31) : he’s coming back this week, but probably will only play next weekend

  • Comment 39, posted at 08.07.08 10:00:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 36) :

    LoL…Doesn’t he usually skip those…

  • Comment 40, posted at 08.07.08 10:04:06 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : BoFF… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 41, posted at 08.07.08 10:06:05 by blackshark Reply

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  • @flop (Comment 37) :

    Why?
    Just because he is captain? He does nothing else….
    Don’t think many picked him though…
    And don’t think he will be captain for long…when it gets tough he is going to fold…

    WoooooW…WooooW…does not make you a good captain…just makes you annoying to the other team…

  • Comment 42, posted at 08.07.08 10:06:29 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) :

    Yes….I will be getting def 1 point a week extra there…

  • Comment 43, posted at 08.07.08 10:07:28 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 38) : inability to follow simple instructions? ;)

    For the Super 14, we’ll have an automated team selection thingie…

  • Comment 44, posted at 08.07.08 10:11:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 42) : Just being a captain will ensure many FL points. But you are right, not many people would have picked him

  • Comment 45, posted at 08.07.08 10:14:06 by flop Reply

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  • @flop (Comment 45) :

    I don’t think many points…but will keep them rolling…

  • Comment 46, posted at 08.07.08 10:22:34 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 38) :

    That sounds very familiar…
    I picked Steyn as a centre cozz he often plays there when Hougaart is fit…but Robd came down on me…very hard…cozz I dare mention that he plays center a lot and suggest flexibility in the backline…like 1 versatile player ones team…

  • Comment 47, posted at 08.07.08 10:25:32 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 38) : @Hmmm (Comment 47) :

    So he ended up picking Herkie Kruger for me….LoL

  • Comment 48, posted at 08.07.08 10:26:15 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) :
    Simple instructions can be demanding when you havent really read them.

    @Hmmm (Comment 48) :
    Herkie Kruger nogal – must be because Herkie has some distant Sharks connection.

  • Comment 49, posted at 08.07.08 10:37:51 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 49) :

    LoL

  • Comment 50, posted at 08.07.08 10:46:44 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 49) : probably ;)

  • Comment 51, posted at 08.07.08 10:53:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • actually, as Griquas captain, Herkie seemed a good pre-season pick. Who the hell would have predicted that Griqaus would struggle to win a match?

  • Comment 52, posted at 08.07.08 10:54:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • When did you put the player list with their scores on robd?
    And it just says player list…so no wonder I ddi not see it…

    What else you hiding?

  • Comment 53, posted at 08.07.08 10:54:59 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 53) : it actually says CURRIE CUP FANTASY LEAGUE PLAYER LIST

  • Comment 54, posted at 08.07.08 11:12:13 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 53) : i am updating things all the time

  • Comment 55, posted at 08.07.08 11:22:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 54) :

    Oh I see now…just goes from one line to the next…maybe CC …oh wait let me rather not suggest anything…sorry for that…

  • Comment 56, posted at 08.07.08 11:32:13 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 55) :

    So not all my suggestions were useless then!??!

  • Comment 57, posted at 08.07.08 11:32:55 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 57) : no. Just most of them ;)

  • Comment 58, posted at 08.07.08 12:13:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 58) :

    That is the thing about ideas/suggestions…if only one works and the rest did not eat up too much time….then it was a success…

    I will taper down on making suggestions to the site…I must mention though I always meant it in best interest of the site…

  • Comment 59, posted at 08.07.08 13:33:36 by Hmmm Reply

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  • I see news 24 reports that Liefling is out for at least 4 weeks. :mad:

    Another one of my FL players who ain’t gonna score points :sad:

  • Comment 60, posted at 08.07.08 18:55:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 60) :
    KSA I also have him. He is actually the greatest points earner in the history of the Sharksworld Fantasy League. He has earned me 2 points from the 2 minutes he’s been on the field. Pro rata no one comes close.

  • Comment 61, posted at 09.07.08 09:27:22 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 61) : :)

  • Comment 62, posted at 09.07.08 09:37:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 61) :

    LoL

  • Comment 63, posted at 09.07.08 11:54:58 by Hmmm Reply

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  • You can now view MVP’s overall and by round… check the new links on the log

  • Comment 64, posted at 09.07.08 12:10:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 64) :

    Oh so you implemented the some of the crap suggestions out….LoL

  • Comment 65, posted at 09.07.08 12:32:21 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 65) : no – I ignored the crap ones and put in the good ones ;)

  • Comment 66, posted at 09.07.08 12:40:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) :

    LoL
    But yesterday you said you only added teh good ones and the rest was crap…now you added another….LoL
    You tryna play tricks on my mind!??!

  • Comment 67, posted at 09.07.08 13:28:58 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 67) : it just wouldn’t be fair to do that

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