Richard Ferguson

A new game to try

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :End of Year Tour, Original Content on 30 Oct 2013 at 14:36

I am a big fan of online fantasy type games, especially when it comes to testing my knowledge of rugby against others. So here is a new, slightly easier version of rugby prediction to try your hand at.

The website is called Hunch Hero, and the idea is based on the SuperBru game, where you follow a hunch and back a team. The difference is, you do not select the winning margin, you basically call a draw, a win by 1-6 points, a win by 7-11 points or a 12+ points win.

This is still in the building phase, and the guys running the show would love our input in making it a better platform.

So feel free to head over to Hunch Hero, register, and try it out.

Hunch Hero Website

You are welcome to comment here and I will gladly forward the info to the guys in charge.


  • I have registered for the November Internationals as a trial.

    Apparently there will be some modifications before the Super Rugby and Six Nations tournaments kick off.

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.10.13 14:37:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • It’s all gone horribly wrong!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.10.13 14:39:38 by SeanyJMc Reply

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  • @SeanyJMc (Comment 2) : The URL in the article is wrong. Try:

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.10.13 14:45:09 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 3) :

    I have fixed it..

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.10.13 14:48:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I got in and signup already

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.10.13 14:49:34 by Gerrietheshark Reply

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  • So you like indulging in ‘fantasy games’, Richie… As long as you and these other lads are consenting adults I suppose.

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.10.13 15:05:12 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 6) :

    When I wrote it I knew one or other smart arse would make a comment like that..

    Care to join in Fish?

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.10.13 15:12:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Anyone read Keo’s latest “Im so gay for Morne” article???

    What a laugh…feels the need to write what felt like a 5 pg essay proving why he thinks Morne is number 1.

    Somehow failed to mention:
    - defensive frailties
    - lack of vision
    - lack of ability to attack the line

    ….I could go on

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.10.13 15:13:10 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) :
    No thanks homeboy. But you fellers enjoy yourselves now, y’hear?

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.10.13 15:17:27 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Will give it a look when I have the time. Speaking of games, any of you guys play management games?

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.10.13 15:30:32 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • To similar to Superbru! Would like it to go in a completely different direction!

    Wouldn’t us ruggby bloggers love a site that vindicates our own theories…

    Let people guess about performance based statistics about individual players.

    So you bet on a team to win ,who will miss/make the most tackles ,make the most passes/errors ,make the most meters with ball in hand/failure to cross the advantage line ,most active players on defense and so on…
    Then allow and encourage blog discussions on comparative statistics

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.10.13 15:41:55 by Talent Reply
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  • to reduce time ,you do this all for one or two teams you pick and carry them through a competition

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.10.13 15:48:00 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 11) : Thanks for your comments, we did look at that direction when we first started planning Hunch Hero. There were a couple of reasons we didn’t go with it. 1, the cost of getting all that player data. 2, we can’t be sure that the player data is consistent across teams/competitions. 3, we wanted to keep the game as casual as we could.

    But, we do want to go into more team performance stats and if there’s somethings you’d like to see we’re more than happy to try and provide them!

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.10.13 15:57:02 by HunchHero Reply

  • Signed up and selection made.

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.10.13 17:30:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • signing up

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.10.13 17:50:08 by Dunx Reply

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  • Jannie Du Plessis out of tour

    replaced by Lourens Adriaanse.

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.10.13 20:19:22 by grant10 Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 16) : Good. I mean that in a nice way. Jannie needs the r&r and good for Lourens obviously.

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.10.13 20:52:58 by MysticShark Reply
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