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Fantasy League: We have a winner!


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 11 Jul 2011 at 09:43
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It’s been tortuous – it’s been gruelling! The Super Rugby season has been long indeed and if you think about the toll that the tons of rugby that have been played have taken on our players, spare a thought also for our JustRugby.net Fantasy League managers! Injuries and rapid changes in form have made it a real test of endurance for those intrepid souls who have stuck with us through 21 rounds of action, but we’re finally able to announce our winner!

Before I get to that, though, I need to come clean about something. We had a pretty unfortunate incident in the final round where a player attempted to unfairly influence the result and very nearly succeeded too. This player entered a team just before the final and packed that team with players from only the two sides contesting the final – a pretty sure-fire way to snag the MVP bonus when all other managers who have had teams in the running from the very first round wouldn’t have been able to pad their teams in such a manner. While our rules did not specifically prohibit this behaviour (rest assured that they will be changed for future competitions) we have decided to disqualify the player on the grounds of behaviour contrary to the spirit of the game, as allowed by rule 8.

Let’s then heartily congratulate our winner and long-time friend, Hertford Highlander, who I know has been obsessively plotting his rise to the top ever since the preliminary squads were first named back in January. He played a superb tactical game, saved up his trades and by picking the form players, managed to snag crucial MVP bonuses in both of the last two rounds, to pip our second-placed contestant, Goggabies, by the narrowest of margins right in the final round.

Since HH is based in New Zealand, we’ll arrange a suitable prize for him. Goggabies will win our runner up prize, which is a smartphone courtesy of competition sponsor Vodacom.We’ll be in touch with both of you by email to arrange the prizes.

Don’t forget to sign up as soon as possible for our exciting Currie Cup Fantasty League and Last Man Standing competitions, brought to you by our sister site, JustRugby.net.


56 Comments

  • Congrats again HH and Goggabies and to all the others above me, well played. :mrgreen:
    @Rob, send you a mail.

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.07.11 09:47:47 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Congrats to the winners!

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.07.11 10:08:49 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Well done you two!!!

    Goggabies – did you know that I have no smartphone anymore…hoe lyk it?? 😆

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.07.11 10:09:11 by Ice Reply
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  • I clearly am just way too dom for this game – and lazy too…but how could that sucker have accomplished anything? I thought you have to accumulate points per round, surely one round would not have landed him anywhere?

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.07.11 10:10:33 by Ice Reply
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  • Well done to you 2, you have way more endurance than I do. I ended the game with all my trades unused. 😳

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.07.11 10:13:42 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 4) : the person who cheated snagged the MVP bonus for the last round away from the player who actually deserved it. They didn’t do it for personal gain, but simply to mess things up.

    Silly little emo teenager, as it turns out.

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.07.11 10:16:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 5) : You could have given them to me!! I had two left by round two! And then we know all the injuries starters…stuffed, I was!

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.07.11 10:16:18 by Ice Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : Ohhh – thats silly..

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.07.11 10:17:35 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 7) : I was going to auction them, but forgot to do that as well.

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.07.11 10:24:46 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : ❓ How does one cheat, by hacking I presume?

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.07.11 10:25:57 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 10) : entered a team in the very last round and filled it with only reds and crusaders players… not technically cheating, but (as discussed above) hardly in the spirit of the game.

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.07.11 10:33:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : I thought all teams had to be entered before the first game.

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.07.11 10:41:28 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 12) : not for fantasy league. Only for LMS.

    We’ll change that now… you can only enter a FL team up until the 7th round

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.07.11 10:51:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Can you auction unused trades?

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.07.11 11:07:40 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 14) : what would you auction them for?

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.07.11 11:46:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • Congrats HH and Goggabies. Well done.

    HH has been chasing this for a loooong time. In December I already got probing questions from him on who Captains would be for this or that team.

    Well played sir.

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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : the best offer from the bidder….burgers, test tickets, season tickets, all offer considered.

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.07.11 12:01:45 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 17) : I’m gonna enter a few teams and not trade, keep those burger, tickets hot for me 🙂

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.07.11 12:08:49 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 18) : umm… remember hte rules say you’re only allowed 1 team 🙂

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.07.11 12:25:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • Congrats to Hertford Highlander,you played a great game, thought I had it!! pipped me at the post!! Bloody Reds!!!! had none of them!! Thanks Sharksworld for a lekker competition. Thanks everyone see you all in the Curriecup…… and Hertford see you next year!!!
    PS Ice you do’t need a smartphone!!!

    GOGGABIES

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.07.11 14:53:24 by Vospro XV Reply

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  • @Vospro XV (Comment 20) : you played a superb game, mate… well done indeed!

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.07.11 14:55:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Vospro XV (Comment 20) : A Blonde with a smartphone…………. There are just so many jokes waiting to happen with that. 😆

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.07.11 15:13:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : u always spoil the partie 🙂

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.07.11 17:14:38 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 23) : ag sorrie boetie 🙂

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.07.11 17:23:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) : @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 1) : @Pokkel (Comment 2) : @Ice (Comment 3) : @Salmonoid (Comment 5) :

    Thank you all for the well wishes!

    Like Rob said it was a long haul, but I loved the ride.

    Big thanks to Rob for organising the competition week in week out!

    Until next year! 😎

    HH

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.07.11 06:18:28 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Vospro XV (Comment 20) :

    Cheers Googabies

    You were desperately unlucky.

    It is one of those competitions that goes until the very last game in many ways.

    I watched you lead from Round 2 to 20, and I didn’t think I could reel you in unless the Reds won it.

    You were very unlucky that three South African Teams did not qualify for the finals – which was a very close call and if they had the competition was yours.

    Loved the competition, look forward to seeing you back next year! 😎

    HH

    Enjoy your phone, just need to work out a way for Rob to give me one to!

    Sounds a better option than being the only person in Dunedin wearing a slime green Highlanders Jersey.

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.07.11 06:24:46 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 26) : Hey! Watch me next year, I learn from my mistakes 😛

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.07.11 07:04:03 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 25) : no CC for you?

  • Comment 28, posted at 12.07.11 07:18:55 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 28) : It’s time I win it 😛

  • Comment 29, posted at 12.07.11 07:23:51 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 28) :

    Might be out of my depth! 😆

  • Comment 30, posted at 12.07.11 07:39:24 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 27) :

    You went well this year! … just no cigar! 😎

  • Comment 31, posted at 12.07.11 07:40:26 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 31) : Just need some patience and a bit more luck :mrgreen: Are planning on writing ITM articles again?

  • Comment 32, posted at 12.07.11 07:56:41 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 32) :

    Yeah thought I would, I am leaving it a bit late with a season preview but will try and churn one out tomorrow ….so hold off on your Superbru picks intil tomorrow evening.

    I am going to Otago v North harbour …Thursday evening at Carisbrook.

  • Comment 33, posted at 12.07.11 08:17:25 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 33) : Hey. I hope you have something warm to wear.

  • Comment 34, posted at 12.07.11 08:22:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 33) :

    Congrats bru. 😉

  • Comment 35, posted at 12.07.11 08:22:47 by wpw Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 29) : I’ll try and be competition 🙂

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.07.11 08:23:02 by franshark Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 33) : Maybe you can promote the pool in your article as well 😎

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.07.11 08:24:52 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 35) :

    Cheers mate, it is just a sign of someone with too much time on their hands! 😉

  • Comment 38, posted at 12.07.11 08:25:52 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 37) : Yeah i will.

    I will try and get it up for tomorrow, have a free hour! 😎

  • Comment 39, posted at 12.07.11 08:26:48 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) :

    Snowing here today….. evening 7:30 kick off … what are they thinking! 🙄

    Should get a crowd of about 20.. that’s people not thousand

  • Comment 40, posted at 12.07.11 08:28:12 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 38) : @Hertford Highlander (Comment 39) : You contradict yourself 😉 😛 ‘to much time’ ; ‘a free hour’

  • Comment 41, posted at 12.07.11 08:29:56 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 40) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 12.07.11 08:31:05 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Happy birthday JP Pieterson! 😎

  • Comment 43, posted at 12.07.11 08:31:28 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 41) : 😉

  • Comment 44, posted at 12.07.11 08:35:06 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 40) : 😆

  • Comment 45, posted at 12.07.11 08:40:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • HH I have someone coming to NZ on 26 Aug, who will be bringing a SW T-shirt and Hoodie for you. Email me your postal address and chest size so that I can make sure you get the correct size.

    They will be posted from Auckland.

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 46) : What do they look like? I like hoodies 😎

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 46) :

    Awesome I could be a walking billboard at the RWC 😆

    That’s brilliant, will be in touch with details.

  • Comment 48, posted at 12.07.11 09:08:36 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 47) : I will be doing an article with details in a day or two, the SW branding is low key on the T-shirt, but a bit more visible on the sleeve of the Hoodie.

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 49) : Looking forward to it 😎

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 49) :

    Can I have the distribution rights in New Zealand? 😆

    Merchandise here we come! 😎

    Growing the brand I love it!

  • Comment 51, posted at 12.07.11 09:47:07 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 51) : 😆

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 46) : can I mail you my chest size too? :mrgreen:

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 49) : Whooop!! Looking forward to that! Hope its not limited to people in NZ!

  • Comment 53, posted at 12.07.11 09:54:53 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 53) : You’ll have to wait for the article. 😉

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 54) : We have quite a few ladies on here for the “online catalogue” 😆

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  • @Ice (Comment 55) : 😆

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