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Don’t be misled by Supersport


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 30 May 2011 at 14:54
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Those of you who weren’t off refilling beer glasses, tumblers, biltong bowls or coffee mugs may have noticed the graphic and explanation, from Supersport regarding log tie breaks, during half time of the two Super Rugby games played in South Africa this weekend. Well don’t believe a word of it.

During the half time break, right after giving us the half time statistics, Supersport commentators took us through the rules that would apply to determine who finished above who on the log should two or more teams finish the season on equal log points.

These tie break dreams were as follows:
1) Most competition points from head to head results
2) Highest Aggregate points difference in the matches between the tied teams
3) Most tries scored head to head
4) Most Games won in the overall competition
5) Overall Points difference
6) Most tries scored overall
7) Highest difference between tries scored for and against
8) Coin toss

I am not sure who the source for this information was, maybe it was someone’s thumb, maybe it was someone’s nether regions but who or whatever the source it was WRONG.

We have confirmed with Sanzar this morning that those are NOT the tie break rules that will be applied to determine log positions. The CORRECT tie break rules state that if two or more teams are equal on points in any position on either the Conference or overall Super Rugby standings at any time during the regular season their ranking will be determined by the following steps:
1) Most wins from all matches
2) Highest aggregate points difference from all matches
3) Most tries from all matches
4) Highest aggregate difference in tries for and against from all matches
5) Coin toss (only used to determine Finalists)

Okay maybe I’m being a bit harsh when i say you shouldn’t believe a word of it. You can believe the last phrase of their rules.



34 Comments

  • Thank you KSA..

    This can cause quite a bit of confusion..

    Care to email those chops at SuperSport?!

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.05.11 15:01:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • You have to wonder who writes this stuff and whether some oke is laughing his ass off somewhere in a cubicle..

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.05.11 15:03:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : I could care less about them. They might tell me I’m not allowed to copy their graphic without crediting their website or Tv channel :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.05.11 15:03:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) :

    You credited them exceptionally well in fact!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.05.11 15:04:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) :

    BTW, do you know why my Admin rights disappeared?

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.05.11 15:05:11 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : Exactly.

    And how did they decide THESE are the rules. Did they just take any competition’s tie break and decide let’s use these??????????

    The Sheer incompetence is shocking.

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.05.11 15:05:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : Did you upset Rob :)

    No idea. let me give em back quickly.

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.05.11 15:05:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :

    The incompetence is what we like to call Proudly South African..

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.05.11 15:06:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) :

    Seems that way..

    I really should not have killed that last spammer we had here..

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.05.11 15:06:50 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : Something’s not right. I will check with Rob.

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.05.11 15:08:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) :

    Nothing serious.. I was just wondering..

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.05.11 15:16:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : Perhaps you makes too much sheit?? :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.05.11 15:36:50 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 12) :

    Seems that way.. :razz:

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.05.11 15:40:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • i saw it & immediately thought that it was different to what KSA (the laws guru) said last week. :roll:
    I do not trust them anyway :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.05.11 15:49:08 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 14) : BUT – we (read I) had it correct a week or so ago…. ;-)

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.05.11 15:55:34 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 15) : :) and you put the boy in his place. :razz:

    Who was it? Ben I think.

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.05.11 16:13:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) : It sure was Ben… :lol:

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.05.11 16:17:12 by Ice Reply
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  • I’ve heard their ramblings but didnt really listen. I have to admit that I was shocked to hear about the ‘coin toss’ tie breaker. I don’t think it will ever happen though :razz:

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.05.11 16:38:50 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Did someone forget to update Fantasy League? :wink:

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.05.11 16:47:09 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 19) : And the log. ;-)

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.05.11 16:52:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 20) : Can’t see the log on my mobile :oops:

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.05.11 16:54:24 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 21) : We are being misled. :twisted: :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.05.11 17:02:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 22) : :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 30.05.11 18:16:25 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 20) : what’s wrong with the log ? have the stormers too few points :twisted: remember just for a win you only get 4 not 5 ;-)

  • Comment 24, posted at 30.05.11 18:50:59 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 24) : Hehehehehe

    Rob was away for the weekend, he deals with that. should be sorted by tomorrow

  • Comment 25, posted at 30.05.11 19:40:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) : OOPS

    Actually it is already done. :smile:

  • Comment 26, posted at 30.05.11 19:42:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I dropped from 8 to 10 on FL. :oops:

  • Comment 27, posted at 30.05.11 19:42:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • No wonder I didn’t even know it changed! SS messed it up as well. Luckily I didn’t do it in front of Millions! :)

  • Comment 28, posted at 30.05.11 19:56:41 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 28) : :razz:

  • Comment 29, posted at 30.05.11 19:58:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 27) :

    Im constantly dropping in that bloody league..

    I’ll have to try again in the Currie Cup..

  • Comment 30, posted at 30.05.11 20:10:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • and to think that Sharks supporting chop darren scott was rattling those things at half-time even though they were wrong!

    Didn’t he realise it?

  • Comment 31, posted at 30.05.11 21:11:58 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 31) : He works for Jacaranda, what do you expect? Man that radio station irritates the living hell out of me!!! ;)

  • Comment 32, posted at 30.05.11 21:55:17 by Ben Reply
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  • So number of wins are ahead of points diffirence….interesting…

  • Comment 33, posted at 30.05.11 22:29:14 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 33) : And silly really.

    A team may have tried their best to get BPs during the season, then end up level with another team because they have managed those BPS and then get no benefit for it as the other team is placed above them.

  • Comment 34, posted at 30.05.11 22:59:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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