Richard Ferguson

72 hours to go, is it enough?


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 21 Feb 2012 at 08:52
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The Super Rugby season is finally upon us, and with as little as 72 hours to go before this event kicks off, there is much still to be done.

In the next three days, there will be fourteen team announcements, of which I am quite sure the Sharks’ will be the last one. These fourteen teamsheets will then have to be examined and studied intently, noting players who are injured and who are out of favour.

After this has been done, we all will head over to our Fantasy League teams and either adjust for injuries and for players that simply haven’t been selected, and then select our starting fifteen. This process could take several hours as you trade in, then out, back in and then out again Dan Carter, as you consider starting the season with a man down.

After the extremely difficult task of narrowing down fifteen teams’ worth of players into a squad of thirty, you have to make your way to the Last Man Standing competition, where you have to risk your life, both literally and figuratively, and select your winning team for the weekend. For those that have gone tactical and selected a bye in the first round, the nerves might not hit you this weekend, but you can rest assured it will hit you!

By this time we are all exhausted, yet there is still another task at hand. You are still required to make your 7 selections for SuperBru. This might sound like an easy task, but looking at the weekend’s games, and having no form to work with, selecting seven winning teams is already a challenge, having to select an appropriate winning margin is even worse. This again, could take several hours.

My advise is this – Once a team is announced, amend your Fantasy League team accordingly. Once both teams in a match have been announced, make your SuperBru selection. Once you have a clear idea of who you want to select in the Last Man Standing competition, do it. Remember that the JustRugby.net competitions close early Friday morning, so make sure to make your changes on Thursday evening.

In conclusion, stop working right now and get your teams in order. 72 hours might not be enough.



37 Comments

  • LMS pick has been made. Starting xv needs to be selected and SB picks will be made as soon as all the squads have been named. :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.02.12 09:02:29 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Let the games begin! :razz:

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.02.12 09:03:36 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Can the Super 15 just start already? !

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.02.12 09:06:19 by Uli Reply
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  • The Sharks team announcement might actually not be the last this week because they’re playing on Friday but for the rest we’ll mostly be the last to know!

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.02.12 09:06:43 by Pokkel Reply
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  • 72 Hrs is too frikken long!!!!!

    All I can say is:
    Don’t invite me for a braai.
    Don’t ask me to go shopping.
    Don’t ask me to do anything except sit in front of the TV on Friday.

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.02.12 09:08:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • man im starting to think i should select my FL so long hahah

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.02.12 09:09:17 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Tomorrow will see a FLOOD of Team announcements. :cool:

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.02.12 09:15:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Pls Rich can you send a copy of the post to my boss…

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.02.12 09:18:28 by Franshark Reply
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  • Spare a thought for us Cheetah and Lion supporters ..we gotta wait till Sat evening … :twisted:

    Has Sharkworld got a superbru comp up and running ? …where can I find password …?

    Thanks

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.02.12 09:31:54 by csb Reply

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  • Can someone explain how the three byes rule works in LMS. Thanks

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.02.12 09:33:33 by Stu Reply

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  • @Stu (Comment 10) :

    If u uncertain about which team to pick for the weekends game you can select a bye ..

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.02.12 09:35:46 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 9) : you can put in the pool name and still get to it, but remember it is sharksworld and not sharkworld…

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.02.12 09:43:22 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 12) :

    Daniel without the S

    SkarkSworld with the S

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.02.12 09:44:42 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Ok Thanks…could be useful on the first weekend, its looks like a lottery at the moment.

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.02.12 09:44:43 by Stu Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : what about an invite to the LIVE game ;)

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.02.12 09:46:53 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 12) :

    Thank you.

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.02.12 09:47:17 by csb Reply

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  • @Stu (Comment 14) : it does… :)

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.02.12 09:48:21 by Franshark Reply
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  • @csb (Comment 16) :

    After and only after you joined the Sharksworld pool , join mine as well . pool code : semicows

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.02.12 09:49:40 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 13) : just as you say, but not with so many ‘k’ in ;)
    Look the worst speller on SW giving spelling advice :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.02.12 09:50:10 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 18) :

    Will do ..is your poolname Zibbie also ..?

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.02.12 09:51:28 by csb Reply

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  • Its alleged that Hendrikp’s pin-up Coenie has been involved in a bar brawl …

    Not exactly the exposure one needs when you on the injured list …

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.02.12 09:55:21 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 21) : They have bars in the Freestate :shock: :twisted:

  • Comment 22, posted at 21.02.12 09:57:04 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 19) :

    dam my thick fingers :P but i must be worse at spelling then anybody here :P FF spell checkers just saves my butt .. some times

    @csb (Comment 20) :

    No Sir . but you will find it with the pool code . Or search for Zibbie . thats my stage name :P

    note zibbie .. without the S or a k …. :P

  • Comment 23, posted at 21.02.12 09:58:29 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 22) : ofcourse they do, where do you think they go to watch a game? (no dstv on the plaas) to pick up a boeremeisie? (single or otherwise) or to mingle? (5-2-1 compost is better than 3-4-2 compost)

  • Comment 24, posted at 21.02.12 10:03:53 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Good one Ricky!

  • Comment 25, posted at 21.02.12 10:05:08 by Ice Reply
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  • @csb (Comment 9) :

    The pool code for the Sharksworld Pool is – chadfogs

  • Comment 26, posted at 21.02.12 10:06:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 22) : Its all they have, trust me, I know! :lol:

    @csb (Comment 21) : and CJ Stander…he sommer klapped a team mate lights out! LOL

  • Comment 27, posted at 21.02.12 10:07:14 by Ice Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 26) :

    Thanks.

    @Ice (Comment 27) :

    Obviously not training hard enough if they have the energy for handbags …

  • Comment 28, posted at 21.02.12 10:11:40 by csb Reply

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  • Saders announced

  • Comment 29, posted at 21.02.12 10:15:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) : there it was … Now its gone :shock:

  • Comment 30, posted at 21.02.12 11:19:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 30) : sorry… will be back up later

  • Comment 31, posted at 21.02.12 11:20:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @csb (Comment 28) : Something wrong with your pic buddy…..

  • Comment 32, posted at 21.02.12 11:27:16 by Uli Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 15) : 1st I don’t like visiting that dump and secondly it would mean I miss to many days of training :)

    Nope my TV is perfect. I can relax on the bed and watch the game in peace.

  • Comment 33, posted at 21.02.12 11:34:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : Im with you on that. Thankfully I finish work at 16:30 giving me enough time to get home.

    Just think we have Super rugby with us from Friday until the 4th August!

  • Comment 34, posted at 21.02.12 13:11:56 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : Scratch that. I’m playing Rugby on Friday. Just agreed to play for the Royalty Barbarians team in a 10s tournament.

    This is gonna hurt. :oops: :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 21.02.12 19:43:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 35) : ouch

  • Comment 36, posted at 21.02.12 19:52:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : looking forward to it though :)

  • Comment 37, posted at 21.02.12 19:55:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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