Important update:

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Admin, Original Content, Super Rugby on 31 Jan 2013 at 10:18
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I have some important, if unwelcome, news to share with you all about our competition site,

I’m afraid we will not be running either our Super Rugby Fantasy League, or Super Rugby Last Man Standing competitions in 2013.

As you are all aware, both Sharksworld and JustRugby are run on a voluntary basis by myself, with help from a team of willing contributors. The stresses and strains of daily life, the job that puts food on the table and the desire to spend more quality time with the family I love means that I can no longer justify the time it takes to keep two sites running, particularly not during the extended Super Rugby season.

The decision I’ve taken is to focus my energies on Sharksworld and let JustRugby go into a state of “suspended animation”, with a potential revival for the Currie Cup, but no guarantees that I will be able to do that.

I’m sorry to disappoint you with this news – I know many of you love the competitions we run on JustRugby and have followed them loyally over the last four years. I also know that you all understand how much of myself I’ve put into running it and will, I hope, accept and respect the decision that I’ve had to take here.

The JustRugby home page will be updated this weekend to reflect this change.

Thanks again for all your support over the last few years. I look forward to another great year on Sharksworld, which will be celebrating its fifth anniversary next month!


  • Sad news, but I understand, it takes a lot of work. I have a hard time just balancing the job, girlfriend, and watching the games / managing a fantasy team. Can’t imagine the time it takes to run the site.

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.01.13 10:25:23 by FerrisWJ Reply
    Under 19 player
  • @FerrisWJ (Comment 1) : Thanks for understanding. A hard decision to take, but one that was unavoidable.

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.01.13 10:27:36 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
  • I liked FL and LMS because it took very little effort (from a players perspective) so totally understandable what effort it must actually take to run the competition!

    At least you have you priorities straight Rob!

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.01.13 10:35:11 by Pokkel Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Author
    Assistant coach
  • no problem rob.i think everyone can respect and understand your decision :)

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.01.13 10:42:31 by Poisy Reply
    PoisyTeam captain
  • Thanks for all the hard work that went into it Rob. I really enjoyed LMS!

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.01.13 11:14:42 by vanmartin Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    vanmartinAssistant coach
  • At the risk of passing the buck, LMS would never have been possible this year anyway, with the way the fixtures have been done.

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.01.13 12:22:47 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
  • sad news , but very understandable .

    think you should maybe consider cloning yourself :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.01.13 12:23:40 by Zibbie Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner
    ZibbieTeam captain
  • I blame saru it’s their fault.

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.01.13 12:48:13 by JD Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    JDAssistant coach
  • I can donate some time if that would help. Fantasy league was my favourite competition.

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.01.13 12:54:51 by lostfish Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter Competition Winner
    lostfishSuper Rugby player
  • Aaaahhhh Rob, harden up man, sleep when you’re dead, stop feeling sorry for yourself :twisted:

    :!: Just joking :!:

    As long as you keep Sharksworld going, I’m all smiles :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.01.13 13:15:45 by FireTheLooser Reply

    Assistant coach
  • @lostfish (Comment 9) : I appreciate the offers of assistance.

    Let’s leave it for the time being and try to come up with a way for you (and others) to help me with resurrecting it for Currie Cup and beyond. How does that sound?

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.01.13 14:27:05 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
  • Ye if i can assist at all in the future please just let me know

  • Comment 12, posted at 31.01.13 15:34:23 by flop Reply

    Vodacom Cup player
  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Sounds like a plan.

  • Comment 13, posted at 31.01.13 16:18:16 by lostfish Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter Competition Winner
    lostfishSuper Rugby player
  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : @flop (Comment 12) : Same here, I`ve got time to help.
    Especially after the trauma I went through recently.

  • Comment 14, posted at 31.01.13 20:01:43 by Original Pierre Reply
    Original PierreSuper Rugby player
  • It’s a sad sad day :cry:

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.02.13 08:17:02 by SteelShark Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition WinnerCompetition Winner
    JarsonXAssistant coach
  • So Rob, maybe you should consider handing over the reigns to Justrugby (which might end up being harder than abandoning), seems a few guys are willing to help and you probably need more than just help.

    Appoint yourself a volunteer manager and see where it goes. ;-)

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.02.13 08:35:34 by FireTheLooser Reply

    Assistant coach

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