Sharksworld Fantasy League – Round 7 Update

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content on 4 Aug 2008 at 11:42
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Our test tickets have a winner!

That’s right, folks. She’s led right from the start and is still in top spot after 7 rounds. Congratulations to sexkitten for winning a pair of prime tickets to see the mighty Bokke take on the Aussies in Durban on 23 August. sexkitten, we’ll be in touch shortly to discuss the logistics.

Second placed walter looked like running the kitten close at one stage, but two reasonably bad weeks in succession saw his challenge falter and, though still in second place, he’s a good 12 points behind at this stage. Flop, bstott and fattmann continue their merry-go-round in places 3 through 5, much as they have for most of the competition so far. Sharksworld contributor hellbent is flying our flag high in 6th spot.

Round 7 split the field in two, with those who had hat-trick hero Wikus van Heerden in their squads scoring big points. Mbayshark was our MVP this week and brought home a credible haul of 80.5 points (including the MVP bonus). Fattmann was next, followed by hellbent and sexkitten, with 63 each. Walter and Ollie each scored 61.

Looking at the players who scored well this week, Wikus van Heerden was head and shoulders above the rest, with 10 points. Scoring a hat trick and captaining a winning side is always going to bring in the big points, it seems. Morne Steyn was just a little further back on 8.5, with overall MVP Earl Rose continuing his antics, bringing in 4.5 points this week.

Ok, so here’s how the trades are going to work:

Just send me an email, telling me which players you would like to trade, with the following rules in mind.

1) You may make up to 5 trades.
2) You may only trade a player for another player who plays the same position.
3) Each trade you make will cost you 10 points.

That’s it. The trade window is open as of now, until Thursday 21 August. That is just before the start of round 10 (remember, only 1 match will be played in Round 9). That means you need to tell me in your email which should be the first round in which you want your trades to take effect. Your options are Round 8, Round 9 or Round 10.

This will be the only trade window in the entire competition, so use your trades wisely. Remember, there won’t be more before the semis and finals.

Using the trades is, of course, completely optional. If you choose to stay with the “zero maintenance” theme of this competition, you will definitely start off with an advantage, as you won’t be docked any points.


  • Congrats lady.

    An email has already been sent to you, please confirm receipt as soon as possible.

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.08.08 11:50:30 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • think Rob made an error when he updated the scores.

    JL Potgieter scored 5 kicks this week and I got no points for him.

    Leopards: Tries: Deon van Rensburg (2), Jan van Zyl. Conv:: Clayton Durandt. Penalties: Durandt (4).

    Griffons: Tries: Albert Parsons (2). Conversions: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (2). Penalties: Potgieter (3).

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.08.08 11:50:55 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • Congrats to KITTEN…
    Have to think about my trades now…will try to keep it at 3 or less…

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : 😆

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.08.08 11:59:04 by blackshark Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 3) : I haven’t got enough points to trade, I have just moved up one posi 😕

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.08.08 12:11:22 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply
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  • I LOVE this weeks Poll

    No guessing where I voted 😆

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.08.08 12:22:09 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Second isn’t that bad…I guess it saves me a lot of money not winning the tickets….LOL!

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.08.08 12:36:27 by walter van Reply
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  • I’m lazy, so will just stick with the zero maintenance thingy.

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.08.08 12:42:30 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 7) :

    I’ve got some players that are not contributing much at the moment. might as well replace them

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.08.08 12:44:58 by walter van Reply
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  • @walter van (Comment 8) : Gotta get Earl Rose… 😆 that is no secret…and goodbye DH… 👿

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.08.08 12:54:23 by blackshark Reply
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  • Rose is definitely no secret, but where does he play? Be more spesific about some positions!! 😈

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.08.08 13:13:14 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 10) : Outside back

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.08.08 13:14:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @walter van (Comment 8) : Walter, if I don’t miss my guess here, Rose will be the most traded player!! Be sure to ask about that. Great compliment for the Lions?

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.08.08 13:15:32 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Thanks Rob.

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.08.08 13:16:08 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 12) : I might be tempted to bin Henno in favour of Earl

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.08.08 13:19:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : You bet your…. 😀

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.08.08 13:23:18 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • Rob, before we seriously jump the gun here, do you perhaps have an update on players either injured for some time still and those that left or are going to leave? Maybe you can put those “administrators that’s up to no good anyway” 😀 😀 to good use and write a new thread about who and what you are aware of in this regard.

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.08.08 13:31:17 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : Brave decision that…if you decide to go with it. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.08.08 13:32:39 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 16) : Lazy…go and do your own research… 😆

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.08.08 13:34:10 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 17) : If Henno wears the black again this year, I’ll be quite surprised. And very disappointed

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.08.08 13:34:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 16) : I’m on leave this week 🙂 maybe KSA feels like doing it

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.08.08 13:36:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 18) : I should change my name to Lazy Fox, but damn, if you’re so intelligent….???? 😎

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.08.08 13:39:55 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : If you’re really on leave, 😀 it is a good time to catch up on all your fanmail 😎 . Answer mine!!! 😈

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.08.08 13:42:13 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 12) :

    I had him from the start 😎

    But didn’t have De Waal or Morne Steyn 😳

    Yet another moment of Brilliance followed by a moment of idiocy 🙄

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.08.08 14:16:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) :

    I dno’t konw how to use a cmpotuer owehrtsie i wulod gdllay do the rsrceeah and wtrie an actrile for you.

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.08.08 14:21:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 24) : 😆 😆

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.08.08 14:23:29 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • If I make 5 “trades” I will have a negative score… :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.08.08 14:26:58 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • KSA, out of hand, how many active bloggers are there on this site, or are this a question better left for an E-mail? I do not mean right now, I’m talking about the lot!

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.08.08 14:29:15 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 26) : Hi Ice!! 😀 Kinda dead without you around. About your score, did you use all your fingers?? 😈

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.08.08 14:31:03 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 28) :

    i am rather shit with these fantasy team thingies… 😥

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.08.08 14:32:28 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Okay so should I be sporting?

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.08.08 14:33:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 30) :

    And give me half of your points??? Yeah – why not!! 😈

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.08.08 14:35:43 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 29) :

    At least you ain’t last 😉

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.08.08 14:37:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 32) :

    Holy Crap! When did THAT happen??? 😀 I have been keeping this league on my shoulders for the past 6 rounds, i am F*^%& tired, man!! Thanks ORANGE – you are a gentlemen! 😉

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.08.08 14:38:53 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 31) :

    I was thinking along the lines of finding and posting a list of the top scorers in the CC.

    Top try scorers and points scorers maybe.

    You know? a little incentive to make you guys want to part with 50 points 😉

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.08.08 14:39:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) :

    Still – that would be close to halving my score!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    What – then if you part with the 50 – you might score more on the top scorers if they ar in your team? 😳

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.08.08 14:43:08 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : See you looking for the easy way out, but we would even be glad for that effort, if you will be so kind. 😀

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.08.08 14:44:16 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • Ag Jaaaa Why not hey 😉

    This is more just an incentive to make those guys ABOVE me offer up a few trades 😉

    Top points-scorers:
    106: Earl Rose (Lions)
    75: Willem de Waal (WP)
    70: Morné Steyn (Blue Bulls)
    63: Chris Rossouw (Free State Cheetahs)
    40: Conrad Barnard (Griquas)

    Top try-scorers:
    6: Jacques Botes (Sharks)

    4: Earl Rose (Lions)

    3: John Daniels (Boland Cavaliers), John Mametsa (Blue Bulls), Wynand Olivier (Blue Bulls), Wikus van Heerden (Blue Bulls), Wylie Human (Vodacom WP), Keegan Daniel (Sharks), Jano Vermaak (Lions)

    2: Adriaan Fondse (WP), Brok Harris (WP), Tiger Mangweni (Blue Bulls), Pedrie Wannenburg (Blue Bulls), Gerrie Odendaal (Falcons), Johan Jackson (Falcons), Luvo Sogidashe (Falcons), Willie Wepener (Lions), Schalk van der Merwe (Free State Cheetahs), Kabamba Floors (Free State Cheetahs), Robert Ebersohn (Free State Cheetahs), Wilton Pietersen (Free State Cheetahs).

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.08.08 14:45:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 35) :

    thats the gamble to take 😆 But then also consider which of the Boks are coming back who have scored zero until now and some of your top scorers may play very little part (thus score very little) in the CC after the Boks are back.

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.08.08 14:46:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • OK – I did not read the whole “draad” :mrgreen: :mrgreen: But can we have an article on EXACTLY how this will work….just for the dummies amongst us… 😉

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.08.08 14:49:23 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Oh and did rob Mention that you lose all the points of the player you are trading OUT of your team 🙄

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.08.08 14:49:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 10 points???

    How the hell am I supposed to win then??? 🙄

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.08.08 14:51:14 by wpw Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 40) :


    Oh okay then you probably keep the points already earned. 🙂

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.08.08 14:52:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • #40


    FJELN!!! 👿 👿

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.08.08 14:52:20 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 41) : Face it friend, you’re not going to win. 😈

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.08.08 14:54:12 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 43) :

    KSA – shall you or I? 😉

    See you in a bit… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.08.08 14:54:28 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 45) :

    let’s both 🙂

    @wpw (Comment 43) :

    okay see you in a bit.

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.08.08 14:56:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 44) :

    He knows that already!!!!!!!!!!!………………. Oh I though you meant this weekend. 😳

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.08.08 14:57:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : 😆 Both. 😆 But give it to him, he’s a picture of the perfect optimist. 😆

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.08.08 15:03:22 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • bastards!!! 🙄

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.08.08 15:07:22 by wpw Reply
  • …and I meant that in the nicest sense of the word (seeing as I’ce is included) 😎

  • Comment 50, posted at 04.08.08 15:08:19 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 50) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: female of bastard – b!tch…NOT? 😆

  • Comment 51, posted at 04.08.08 15:10:35 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 50) :

    🙂 😆

  • Comment 52, posted at 04.08.08 15:11:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Seeing as we are on the subject of bastards, anyone see Big Fish??? 😯

  • Comment 53, posted at 04.08.08 15:13:04 by wpw Reply
  • Geez 10 points – that’s a bit steep!??!

  • Comment 54, posted at 04.08.08 15:22:20 by Hmmm Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 40) :

    Nope that is not the case!??!

  • Comment 55, posted at 04.08.08 15:23:40 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 54) : Much less than the points I’ve lost for picking some Boks from the start… 👿

  • Comment 56, posted at 04.08.08 15:24:55 by blackshark Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 51) :

    Nope…that’s the female of a dog…

  • Comment 57, posted at 04.08.08 15:25:17 by Hmmm Reply

  • @blackshark (Comment 56) :

    No player you will be trading would have made 10 points for you…so you will actually be in a minus for that specific player…meaning starting with 5 of your 26 at a minus from round 8/9/10!??!

    So I don’t think that 10 is favor of what we are trying to achieve with the trades….and that is making the competition a lil more competitive…
    However…a penalty is needed….starting to regret that I made the suggestion of a penalty…
    But you were the one that hollered the magic number 10

  • Comment 58, posted at 04.08.08 15:35:12 by Hmmm Reply

  • Wikus van Heerden scored 10 on his own last round. What are you on about, Hmmm?

  • Comment 59, posted at 04.08.08 15:42:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • sexkitten well done sorry I couldn’t beat you this time!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sharks game frustrating to many handling errors but better than wioth the Lions Roll on WP

  • Comment 60, posted at 04.08.08 15:44:15 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 57) :

    Hahaha – I was thinking “baster” as in mongrel … :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 61, posted at 04.08.08 15:51:26 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Percy to play flyhalf if Butch gets injured 😐

  • Comment 62, posted at 04.08.08 15:59:06 by PJLD Reply
  • The trades are not meant to be a no-brainer. You need to think long and hard about using them. Maybe the best thing to do is not use them at all? Then again, keeping Hougaard in your team will cost you a lot more than ten points by the end of the comp. The ten point cost is the price for picking the wrong players in what is meant to be a zero maintenance competition.

  • Comment 63, posted at 04.08.08 15:59:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 62) : Still drunk?

  • Comment 64, posted at 04.08.08 16:00:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 64) : So serious

  • Comment 65, posted at 04.08.08 16:06:39 by PJLD Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 63) :

    Then dont ask no-brainers to enter… 😉

  • Comment 66, posted at 04.08.08 16:08:33 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 65) : Certain posters get my back up really quickly 🙂

  • Comment 67, posted at 04.08.08 16:12:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 66) :


  • Comment 68, posted at 04.08.08 16:16:30 by walter van Reply

    walter van Lions World
  • I’m keeping Hougaard in my team. You never know. 😉

  • Comment 69, posted at 04.08.08 16:19:31 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @walter van (Comment 68) :

    Glad I could put a a smile on your face! 😉

  • Comment 70, posted at 04.08.08 16:22:26 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 59) :

    No one that has Wikus will trade Wikus…
    FL players will trade CC players such as Kaalvoetjie/Hougaardt/Brussouw/Cilliers and possibly even Barrit now that Steyn is back/Riaan played well at 12 and Barrit made his plans clear…
    And none of those have scored 10 points as yet…
    Lets say they sub 5 players (the 5 players above)…they would technically start with zero at round 1 for 21 of the their squad and minus 8 to 10 for 5 of their squad from round 8…

    People are not going to trade high scoring players…

    In spite that…should you trade 5 you lose 50 points…I am in 8th spot and only score twice over 50…so it is a whole week lost….

    Penalties are needed as the FL players who selected correctly since day 1 need to benefit from it…but I thought the idea of the trades were to open the FL competition up a bit midway through…of well that was the actual reason I suggested it…

    Hence WPW’s comment!??! Making it even more difficult for people on the fringes of the pace to make up any ground…

  • Comment 71, posted at 04.08.08 16:37:09 by Hmmm Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 63) :

    I agree…no one is criticizing…hence why a penalty is a must…
    Just stating that the penalty should not negate the competitive edge the trade brings in….

  • Comment 72, posted at 04.08.08 16:41:21 by Hmmm Reply

  • Are we really going to miss Brad Barrit – he’s nettted me a whole 4 points thus far – 2 more than Derek Houghaard whose sole contribution lasted for 2 minutes.

  • Comment 73, posted at 04.08.08 16:43:43 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 63) :

    Yes we get it….zero maintenance…the comp is very long though and we just want to add to the competitive edge…

    The is 7 games left (a CC player cannot play in more than 1 game a weekend)…barring kickers…if this player plays in all 7/of which he is in the winning team of 4…and scores 4 tries…he would barely have made the ten points up…and those stats are a lot to hope for…

    Remember you can only replace players in the same position…you can’t go including 5 kickers…

  • Comment 74, posted at 04.08.08 16:45:56 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 74) :

    Barring people that selected hougaardt…most people’s flyhalf positions would be full..
    So unless more teams have centers/scrummies/back 3 that start kicking…you pretty much going to pick players for definate game selection and possibly a captain of a team that is expected to do well…

  • Comment 75, posted at 04.08.08 16:49:06 by Hmmm Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 67) :

    Well I was merely making a comment…is that what is meant by “COMMENT HERE”

  • Comment 76, posted at 04.08.08 16:51:05 by Hmmm Reply

  • I am sure we are able to pick:
    Francois Steyn at Flyhalf, centre, fullback, wing
    Ruan Pienaar at Scrumhalf, flyhalf, fullback
    Earl Rose at Flyhalf, Fullback
    Joe Pieterson at back 3, flyhalf

  • Comment 77, posted at 08.08.08 16:21:45 by Hmmm Reply


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