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messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by Alan Medic 09 March, 2017 06:31

Round 4 Fixtures......there's a Friday night game

Friday

Wales v Ireland 20.05

Saturday

Italy v France 13.30
England v Scotland 16.00

messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by Alan Medic 10 March, 2017 13:00

Reminder to Quidsy and Jack09.

messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by jacks09 10 March, 2017 13:03

Done!

messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by 10 March, 2017 13:07

Done!

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Posted by Alan Medic 12 March, 2017 06:04

After 4 Rounds....sorry reading this

http://www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk/forum/file.php?20,file=252655

http://www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk/forum/file.php?20,file=252656



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messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by rendelharris 12 March, 2017 08:26

I thought I was going to close right up by being closest to the winning margin for England - then discover one has to be within fifteen points to get the point! I don't think the most wildly optimistic England fan could have predicted yesterday's drubbing...

Quids' to lose, though the final round could be the hardest of all to predict - possible complacency from England, Ireland with a point to prove, Scotland lost a lot of men yesterday, Italy showed some flashes and a fair bit of spirit and Wales and France seem on about a par...could be interesting.

messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by Alan Medic 17 March, 2017 07:18

All to play for with the final fixtures tomorrow. Well for a few of you! I reckon a GSP will be hard earned and could prove decisive. The fixtures are:

Saturday

Scotland v Italy 12.30
France v Wales 14.45
Ireland v England 17.00

Good luck with those..........

messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by 17 March, 2017 21:35

Done mine - as Rendell said I think these are all tough calls...

messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by 18 March, 2017 20:17

Well - i didn't do well with that bunch!

messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by rendelharris 18 March, 2017 21:06

Cripes - my dreams of creeping into the top two or at least ending up reassuringly average seem to have gone for a burton! Proud possessor of the wooden spoon...

Well done Quids and many thanks Alan M for organising, lent an extra interest to the competition, it's been fun. See you next year?

Quote of the day, Brian Moore in the fifteenth minute of overtime, "Well I suppose after all the peculiar things that have happened in the last year this is just another one of them..."

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Posted by Alan Medic 19 March, 2017 06:34

Well done Quids. You can concentrate on the round ball now....

http://www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk/forum/file.php?20,file=253374

http://www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk/forum/file.php?20,file=253375



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messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by 19 March, 2017 11:29

Do you get to keep the trophy after your third victory? smiling smiley

Thanks Dr - see you all next year

messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by JohnL 20 March, 2017 10:14

[www.rugbyrefs.com]

just saying smiling smiley

messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by Rhinestone Cowboy 20 March, 2017 10:30

3rd Place nice late surge Thanks for sorting and well done to Quids...

messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by red devil 20 March, 2017 11:23

Looks like a lack of bonus points let me down this year.
Well done Quids and thanks to Meds for organising.
Didn't we have a Lions competition when they last toured? Might have been with the Telegraph...

messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by Mick Mac 20 March, 2017 16:58

Well done Quids. Quite surprising.

messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by Alan Medic 22 March, 2017 13:46

Don't know about a Lions competition RD, maybe nearer the time.

Wondering if any of you would be interested in playing Superbru's Master's competition. The golfers are divided into 4 groups and you pick one from each. You can repeat each day. Your score is determined by how they do. 3 under par = 3 points etc.

It wouldn't last very long but may be of interest. Given the time difference you would have plenty of time in the mornings to make/change your selections.

Anyone want to have a go at it? I don't want to start a thread at this point.

messageRe: EDF 6 Nations Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by jacks09 22 March, 2017 13:47

Id be game AM.....not sure I'd be any good....but i'd have a crack...

messageRe: EDF Lions Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by Alan Medic 01 June, 2017 12:57

I've set up a pool for the Lions tour. The previous participants should receive an invite automatically. Haven't had a chance to read the rules. This is a link to the site for anyone wishing to join & play

[www.superbru.com]

Once registered, search for Lions Prediction Game, and then search in Pools for EDF Lions P G. To join use the code mudsbuds

Use your Forum name so we know who you are.



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messageRe: EDF Lions Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by rendelharris 01 June, 2017 17:00

Nice one Alan, I'm in.

messageRe: EDF Lions Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by Alan Medic 02 June, 2017 07:11

Points scoring is like this:
Win Point = 1 point (though I think it may be 2 for the Tests)
Margin Point = 0.5 points for getting prediction within 5 points
Bonus Point = 1 point but will be shared for those getting prediction within 15 points.
No Grand Slam points in this game.

Five players so far. This I think is far more difficult than the 6 nations. Anything could happen........

messageRe: EDF Lions Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by rendelharris 03 June, 2017 10:37

Well that was bloody insipid. I know they're jetlagged, haven't had much prep etc but really, the cream of four nations should be able to put up a better performance against a pickup team from New Zealand's second tier. Anyone spot any positives today? The Blues will slaughter them Wednesday without a 200% improvement.

messageRe: EDF Lions Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by Alan Medic 03 June, 2017 14:48

For a scratch team I thought the Barbarians played really well. It's difficult to judge the Lions performance for the reasons you mentioned but 3 weeks seems like a very short time before the 1st Test. At least the Blues are the lesser of the NZ Super teams this season but I'm not sure that's much consolation. Gatland has a very difficult task to blend a team to prepare for the Tests. They won't want to lose any game but it's the Test series that matters.

messageRe: EDF Lions Predictor Game (Rugby)attachment
Posted by Alan Medic 04 June, 2017 08:06

Round 1

http://www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk/forum/file.php?20,file=261876

And RC is off to a flier. Unlike one I could mention.

PS I believe the BP wasn't shared as RC got the exact result.



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messageRe: EDF Lions Predictor Game (Rugby)attachment
Posted by Alan Medic 05 June, 2017 06:48

Match 2 is on Wednesday morning @ 8.35 a.m. v Blues

http://www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk/forum/file.php?20,file=261992



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messageRe: EDF Lions Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by rendelharris 05 June, 2017 10:53

I hope/presume Gatland has yet to split his squad into the traditional Saturday/Wednesday teams (if he's going to at all, at least during the buildup phase) as there are at least nine players in that team who probably ought to be in the test twenty-three, and five who should be nailed on selections.

messageRe: EDF Lions Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by JohnL 05 June, 2017 13:01

Don't think he'll split the squad until the Maori match

Playing pairs for the Blues - English 2nd row, Welsh Halfbacks, Irish Centers.

messageRe: EDF Lions Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by JohnL 05 June, 2017 13:12

Wow - I didn't realise but there are some modifications to the laws (again) - the 2 main ones

If the referee gives a penalty and the clock is now past the 80th minute and into the red a side now has the option to kick to touch and take a lineout.

If a player has one foot in touch and one foot in the field of play and catches the ball it was deemed last season his lineout because it was already in touch. This season it will be deemed to be the opposition lineout

I saw the second one happen on Saturday.

messageRe: EDF Lions Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by rendelharris 05 June, 2017 15:54

One of those good and one bad, I think.

Being allowed to take a penalty to touch and get the lineout in the red zone I think is good; it discourages the side leading (in a close game) from committing penalty offences when out of goalkicking range, for example ending a potential break with an illegal tackle.

The catching with one foot in touch rule I thought was good, it was there for kicks outside the 22. Firstly, it encourages skill on the part of the kicker if they're going for a bounce into touch, not only demanding the right length but good placement, and also as it's consistent with the rest of the rules in that if a player is touching ball and line at the same time, the ball is out of play regardless of its physical position. I can't really see a need to change it, and I admired the skill and quick thinking needed to execute the "catch in touch." Not a major thing, but can't really see why it needed changing.

messageRe: EDF Lions Predictor Game (Rugby)
Posted by Alan Medic 05 June, 2017 16:15

Gatland said all of the players would get a start in the first 3 games. The first team was undoubtedly selected on the basis of players who were in camp before the others. Some were there for 2 weeks, others for 1 before all those playing in finals arrived. This means that 11 of the team for Saturday's match are already known. Only 4 players won't have had even a place in a 23 by then, O'Brien, Murray, Davies & North. Makes you wonder if they are pencilled in for the Saturday team. I'd imagine Murray and North are. Not sure about the others.

I agree with both rule changes. This sticking your foot in touch or behind the dead ball line before touching the ball seemed artificial. Perhaps I don't understand the rule but it seems to me if you have a foot out of play and then touch the ball, it should be considered you took the ball out of play. A rule I would like to be got rid of is the mark. It just penalises the attacking team and slows the game down. Is there a good reason for it?

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