SuperBru Tipping Competition: Round 2 Results

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Super 14 on 25 Feb 2008 at 12:00

A far more consistent round for the majority of our tippers. Seems we are starting to get a better feel for the relative strengths and weaknesses of teams in this year’s Super 14. Let’s have a look at the standings in our very own Sharksworld pool in the score prediction game over at

Game 8: Hurricanes v Reds

The home side won this encounter by five points, prevailing 23-18. About 60% of the pool picked the right winner, with 15 of you close enough to pick up the margin point. Congratulations to Hmmm, Kandas and Dive Pass, who shared the pool bonus point by predicting the exact difference.

Game 9: Cheetahs v Force

A result that went down to the wire, with the convicts pipping the farmers by a single point at the death. Cheetahs 15, Force 16 and a margin of one. Most of you backed the Force for a win (I didn’t) and there were 14 margin points handed out. PostmanPat picked the exact result and got the bonus all to himself… watch that name, you’ll hear it again!

Game 10: Bulls v Crusaders

Who would’ve thought that the mighty champions would end up losing by a whopping 35 points? Nobody in this pool, that’s for sure! Final score was Bulls 19, Crusaders 54 and the closest result we had was Namboer, who picks up the bonus for his pick of the Pony Club by 26. No margin points in this one – nobody was close enough.

Game 11: Chiefs v Waratahs

Another see-sawing game that went right down to the wire. Stephen Donald sealed it for the home team with a penalty at the death, so it was the Chiefs by three, winning 20-17. Only half of us picked the Chiefs here and again 15 people grabbed a margin point for being conservative in their predictions. Western Sauce and shark_time picked the Chiefs by 4, so they share the bonus point for this one.

Game 12: Brumbies v Highlanders

A difficult one to pick, as both of these sides are really poor this year. Those of you that backed the Criminal Cavalry for a home win were not disappointed as the Brumbies prevailed by two point, 22-20. Most of you got the winner, 12 got the margin within 7 and our postbag-toting friend PostmanPat again walked off with the bonus, all by himself, predicting Brumbies by 1.

Game 13: Sharks v Stormers

Most of us picked the Sharks for a narrow win here and the Durban team duly delivered, squeaking home by 2 points to win 12-10. There were 13 margin points handed out, but only Kandas (no longer a Bulls fan) got the result spot-on, so the bonus is all his.

Game 14: Lions v Blues

Another game were a few resolute souls backed the home side, but most went with the boys from Auckland. Again, nobody was anywhere near the final winning margin: Blues 55, Lions 10, 45 points the difference. No margin points, but a bonus point for Ollie who had the Blues by 29.

We have a completely new top 3 this week. IceBabe has surged into third place and is only a third of a point behind the joint leaders, PostmanPat and Ghost10, who have 18.50 points each. PostmanPat is the MVP of the round with a superb haul of 13.5 points (maximum on offer is 17.5), so a truly brilliant performance.

Here is the complete top 10:

1 PostmanPat 18.50
1 Ghost10 18.50
3 IceBabe 18.33
4 Kandas 15.33
5 Nita 14.00
6 the_finman 13.75
7 Bru-El 13.50
8 Dive Pass 13.17
9 Fatality 13.00
9 SauronShark 13.00

For those who are interested, the Sharksworld team are STILL not represented in the top ten. We are placed as follows:

14 robdylan 12.00
17 Sandshark 11.75
20 Western Sauce 11.00
30 PJLD 9.50


  • Wait a minute Mr Postman…. šŸ˜‰

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.02.08 12:05:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob, I see when I joined the SharksWorld pool the points from my first round predictions did not come across, is there anyway around that?

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.02.08 12:10:17 by Ollie Reply

  • That’s weird, Ollie… as far as I know, the only point that don’t come across are the Bonus Points, as those are pool specific

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.02.08 12:12:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ok, maybe I had some bonus points. I didn’t have a fantastic 1st round in anycase. Suppose that’s what happens when you don’t look at team sheets. šŸ˜³

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.02.08 12:22:16 by Ollie Reply

  • Correction, they did come ALL come across, I just had a super [email protected] round. šŸ˜•

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.02.08 12:27:46 by Ollie Reply

  • ok… so mystery solved šŸ˜‰

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.02.08 12:29:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ollie – hope that doesn’t stress you out even more!

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.02.08 12:30:47 by Nessa Reply

  • Nessa please don’t give anyone any tips for the coming week. šŸ˜‰

    I see you and I think along the same lines and i don’t want to be helping anybody else. šŸ˜‰

    0.25 behind our fearless leader will be resolved in the first match of the weekend I am sure but catching the mail man is not going to be easy.

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.02.08 13:19:37 by KSA Shark Ā© Reply

    KSA Shark Ā©
  • I am going to get the sweep point this week… I can feel it.

    It’s easy… just don’t ever pick an SA side to win šŸ˜‰

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.02.08 13:35:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hey guys. Tough weekend ahead! Will separate the group no doubt. Many away wins on the cards. Will take a few days before i’m comfortable submitting my tips. All the best šŸ™‚

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.02.08 13:50:19 by PostmanPat Reply

  • Seems Like Kandas got blown away by Ice.

    One minute he was still complaining and the next he was eating dust. šŸ™‚

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.02.08 13:54:55 by KSA Shark Ā© Reply

    KSA Shark Ā©
  • So postman pat have you got your accommodation in Durban sorted yet. šŸ˜‰

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.02.08 13:55:56 by KSA Shark Ā© Reply

    KSA Shark Ā©
  • Terribly frustrating that Ice Baby and the other two are still on top of me. (Luckily they are on top of her…)

    Alas, after the coming weekend the positions will be sorted out and Ice Baby and the others will be where they belong… with me on top.

    Just a matter of delayng the unavoidable really.

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.02.08 13:58:38 by Kandas Reply

  • Fully agree with the Postman… plenty of away wins in Round 3. Will see who the real players are after this weekend!

    Good luck to everyone!

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.02.08 14:01:47 by Ghost10 Reply

  • nice going, postman and ghost.

    Welcome to the site as well!

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.02.08 14:04:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ja Ja ok, good luck to you lot as well.

    Still,… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.02.08 14:05:28 by Kandas Reply

  • 4 of 7 away wins this last weekend.

    this coming weekend I see at least 5 away wins.

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.02.08 14:07:50 by KSA Shark Ā© Reply

    KSA Shark Ā©
  • No need for accommodation in durban. I’m in cape town and loving the stormers lack of form!

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.02.08 14:09:14 by PostmanPat Reply

  • Hi Kandas.

    Nice to see more new people on the blog.

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.02.08 14:09:24 by Nessa Reply

  • Will have to wait and see what changes the Saders and Blues make to determine the picks.

    I expect some OVER correction this week as we all got caught napping with the small margins for these two teams last weekend.

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.02.08 14:10:10 by KSA Shark Ā© Reply

    KSA Shark Ā©
  • Thanks RobD… great site

    U might wanna check if Clayton’s ok… his only consolation was Manyoo beating Newcastle this weekend! :mrgreen:

    Btw, I only counted 3 away wins this last weekend @ KSA. But agreed, at least 5 this coming weekend.

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.02.08 14:11:05 by Ghost10 Reply

  • Decided to forego the movie last night to watch Saracens! Oh boy. What a dismal performance.

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.02.08 14:13:03 by Nessa Reply

  • Not doing as well as i had hoped…but i think i’m just 8 points behind the leaders…

    There’s still a lot of games to go and a lot of bonus points up for grabs…

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.02.08 14:18:37 by blackshark Reply

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  • yeah… it’s still VERY early days.

    Pat – getting 2 bonus points in one round is just freakish luck :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 25.02.08 14:21:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ja…especially when most people had to share their bonus points…

  • Comment 25, posted at 25.02.08 14:26:37 by blackshark Reply

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  • that was not so much of a problem for me :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 25.02.08 14:38:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • G10


    I counted the Highlanders as an away win. šŸ˜³

    F%^& They didn’t even win. šŸ˜³

  • Comment 27, posted at 25.02.08 14:45:43 by KSA Shark Ā© Reply

    KSA Shark Ā©
  • What are bonus points šŸ™„ šŸ™‚

  • Comment 28, posted at 25.02.08 14:50:11 by KSA Shark Ā© Reply

    KSA Shark Ā©
  • Don’t worry KSA – you were just giving everyone else a chance!

  • Comment 29, posted at 25.02.08 14:56:50 by Nessa Reply

  • I’m sorta new to this SuperBru thing, but are bonus points when u get the score correct or are within range?

    Oh ja, if you guys had checked my (very amateur) blog on Thursday, you would’ve also got 7 out of 7 šŸ˜‰

  • Comment 30, posted at 25.02.08 14:57:30 by Ghost10 Reply

  • Ghost… whoever in the pool is closest to the actual result will get the bonus point. It is only one point in total and is shared between everyone who is closest.

  • Comment 31, posted at 25.02.08 14:59:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ghost – how would you feel about us cross-posting those predictions of yours over here?

  • Comment 32, posted at 25.02.08 14:59:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • Oh ok, I see. Thanks Rob

  • Comment 33, posted at 25.02.08 15:02:07 by Ghost10 Reply

  • I’d have no problem with that, Rob. I should have the next set up by Wednesday afternoon/Thursday morning.

  • Comment 34, posted at 25.02.08 15:04:03 by Ghost10 Reply

  • ok… you mind dropping me a line? [email protected] and we can discuss the details.

  • Comment 35, posted at 25.02.08 15:07:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sure, no problem

  • Comment 36, posted at 25.02.08 15:11:34 by Ghost10 Reply

  • Thanks

  • Comment 37, posted at 25.02.08 15:23:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • How are the Sharksworlder’s doing in the FL… anyone beating me on 6125?

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.02.08 03:11:23 by bryce_in_oz Reply


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