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#1107572 - Wed Sep 02 2015 08:49 AM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup
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Rugby World Cup
iRB World Cup
.
England
2015
.



The 2015 Rugby World Cup starts in a fortnight's time, on Friday 18th September. New Zealand are the defending champions. This is the 8th iRB World Cup and, over the last 28 years, all finalists and winners have come from the top four rugby nations. The winners of the first seven finals were:
    1987 : 23-9  : New Zealand v France
    1991 : 12-6  : Australia v England
    1995 : 15-12: South Africa v New Zealand (aet)
    1999 : 35-12: Australia v France
    2003 : 20-17: England v Australia (aet)
    2007 : 15-6  : South Africa v England
    2011 :   8-7  : New Zealand v France
The 20 finalists for 2015 have been split into 4 groups of 5 teams:
    Pool A

    Australia
    England
    Wales
    Fiji
    Uruguay
    Pool B

    South Africa
    Samoa
    Scotland
    Japan
    USA
    Pool C

    New Zealand
    Argentina
    Tonga
    Georgia
    Namibia
    Pool D

    France
    Ireland
    Italy
    Canada
    Romania
    Rounds 1-5
    pool matches x40
    Round 6
    quarter finals
    Round 7
    semi-finals
    Round 8
    Bronze Medal
    World Cup Final

    Fri 18th Sep to Sun 11th Oct

    Sat 17th & Sun 18th Oct

    Sat 24th & Sun 25th Oct

    Fri 30th October
    Sat 31st October
There will be 8 rounds in the tipping comp with 8 pts each round. The comp will run for 7 weeks with one round each weekend, except for the 2nd round which will be mid-week (see list of tipping threads in post below). Advance picks will be lodged in Round 1 for the four semi-finalists, and in Round 2 for the two finalists and the winner. The rules are the same as those used for the Super XV tipping comp:
    points
    default
    draws
    upsets

    perfect picks
    draw bonus

    dead-heats
    one point for each correct pick.
    if you forget to pick, the wooden spoon score is all yours.
    for those brave souls amongst us, you can pick a draw (good luck).
    if you pick a game solo, you score a bonus point (or one of two if more
    than 12 runners).
    of 8/8 scores a bonus point.
    no-one picks a draw, bonus point for the minority who picked the upset
    win (same as FLC and Super XV comps).
    weekly wins vs. wooden spoon countback. If they're identical bonus pts
    will be used; and then the advance pick for the winner.
This is the 4th edition of the iRB World Cup tipping comp. The first was 12 years ago! The previous medal winners were:

2003 Dazzy_D silverginger Bertho
2007 jonnowales srini701 jill-geo
2011 LeoDaVinci paper_aero Howie72


This is how LeoDaVinci responded to his win: Wait a second, what sport was this? :P Will the defending titleholder win this again? Sign-in here to watch the aussie Wallabies beat their kiwi cousins, the All Blacks, in the World Cup Final!


Edited by gtho4 (Fri Sep 18 2015 08:12 AM)

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#1107574 - Wed Sep 02 2015 08:54 AM iRB World Cup 2015 .. sign-up sheet
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#1107597 - Wed Sep 02 2015 11:59 AM Re: iRB World Cup 2015 .. sign-up sheet
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Posts: 19834
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I'm in

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#1107601 - Wed Sep 02 2015 12:14 PM Re: iRB World Cup 2015 .. sign-up sheet
Dizart Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 16 2007
Posts: 20500
Loc: Buckhaven Fife Scotland UK   
I'll have a go

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#1107608 - Wed Sep 02 2015 01:49 PM Re: iRB World Cup 2015 .. sign-up sheet
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Posts: 5357
Loc: Crawley Sussex England       
I'll have a go
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#1107645 - Wed Sep 02 2015 09:57 PM Re: iRB World Cup 2015 .. sign-up sheet
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Posts: 9222
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Tonga and Samoa are in a World Cup?? And this sport is not even played in India frown Shame!!
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#1107648 - Wed Sep 02 2015 10:55 PM Re: iRB World Cup 2015 .. sign-up sheet
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Posts: 8756
Loc: Timaru NZ
Srini, Srini, Srini....do you not know what is happening in your country smile

http://www.rugbyindia.in/

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#1107651 - Wed Sep 02 2015 11:10 PM Re: iRB World Cup 2015 .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
Posts: 14705
Loc: Crazy Canuck   

In

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#1107671 - Thu Sep 03 2015 12:48 AM Re: iRB World Cup 2015 .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9222
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Originally Posted By: Howie72
Srini, Srini, Srini....do you not know what is happening in your country smile

http://www.rugbyindia.in/


Oh wow! and they have a website too! Thanks, Howie...first thing is WHY are they playing this in India? Oh well...maybe by 2050 we will qualify for this World Cup also then (even if it is by "invitation" then)
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#1107686 - Thu Sep 03 2015 04:20 AM Re: iRB World Cup 2015 .. sign-up sheet
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Loc: Middlesbrough
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I'll have a go
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#1108500 - Sat Sep 12 2015 06:29 AM Re: iRB World Cup 2015 .. sign-up sheet
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Posts: 49421
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
ditto!

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#1108566 - Sat Sep 12 2015 10:57 PM Re: iRB World Cup 2015 .. sign-up sheet
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Posts: 4058
Loc: New Zealand
In

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#1108881 - Wed Sep 16 2015 09:30 AM Re: iRB World Cup 2015 .. sign-up sheet
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Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
The first round starts on Friday.

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#1109315 - Sun Sep 20 2015 01:33 PM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 49421
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
Rugby World Cup
pool matches
Round 1
.
iRB World Cup
England
Fri 18 Sep
.
16 of 16 players lodged tips
35-11
10-17
50-7
32-34
32-10
25-16
54-9
26-16
16
2
14
0
15
12
16
16
England v Fiji
Tonga v Georgia
Ireland v Canada
S Africa v Japan
France v Italy
Samoa v USA
Wales v Uruguay
NZ v Argentina
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
dg_dave wwe84
ElfTwinkle Sypher

ozzz2002
dg_dave wwe84 illiniman14 KrivoyRog

`
91the last three games on the list were played on Sunday




Tipping Comp Standings

  position                 points      
----- ----- -------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp WIN FIN
----- ----- ------- hf ws -------
1 1-1 dg_dave b 00 6 7 1 1 ooo ooo
1 1-1 wwe84 b 00 6 7 1 1 ooo ooo
3 3-3 Davjack 6 6 1
3 3-3 Dizart 6 6 1
3 3-3 George95 6 6 1
3 3-3 Howie72 6 6 1
3 3-3 N-Bomb 6 6 1
3 3-3 paper_aero 6 6 1
3 3 3 PaulE 6 6 1
3 3-3 srini701 6 6 1
3 3-3 gtho4 6 6 1
12 12-12 ElfTwinkle 00 5 5 1 ooo ooo
12 12-12 illiniman14 00 5 5 1 ooo ooo
12 12-12 KrivoyRog 00 5 5 1 ooo ooo
12 12-14 ozzz2002 00 5 5 1 ooo ooo
12 12-14 Sypher 00 5 5 1 ooo ooo
late starters 5
91 11 5 2
(def) wooden spoon 00 5 5
best picks 00 6 6
perfect picks 00 8 8
bonus points 00 2 2

b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
WIN = advance pick for winner.
FIN = advance pick for losing finalist.
def = default is wooden spoon score.

Weekly Leader
 
1. +2 Everyone except five
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.



            week         Hall of Fame                        Wooden Spoon

% bp |wk| ozzz2002 Sypher
98/128 71.1 2 | 1| 6/8 Everyone except five 6/8 ElfTwinkle illiniman14 KrivoyRog
/ . | 2| /8 /8
/ . | 3| /8 /8
/ . | 4| /8 /8
/ . | 5| /8 /8
/ . | 6| /8 /8
/ . | 7| /8 /8
/ . | 8| /8 /8
| |
2 | | 11 5

A field of 16 runners lined up ay the barriers for the start of the 4th edition of the iRB World Cup tipping comp .. 11 have played in a previous edition and two of those 11 have played in all four (see table below at bottom right). The five first-timers are: dg_dave, Dizart, illiniman14, PaulE and wwe84. Welcome aboard!

In the first round of the 2011 comp we lodged 112 picks, and 108 of them were correct for a strike rate of 96.4% .. ten had perfect picks of 8/8 & the remaining four collected a wooden spoon each for one error at 7/8! This time we had two upsets, which gave us a strike rate of 71.1%, 11 winners with 6/8 and five wooden spoons with 5/8.

One of those upsets was picked by no-one .. South Africa lost to Japan, which is probably the biggest shock in the history of the Rugby World Cup, all the way back to the first one in 1986. Two players picked the upset win by Georgia over Samoa for a bonus point .. dg_dave and wwe84. They're the two leaders at the end of the first round, a point in front of the other 9 winners. The five wooden spooners are a further point in arrears.

The 28 semi-finalists over the first seven World Cups were:

6  New Zealand
6  France
5  Australia
4  England
3  South Africa   didn't play in first two
2  Wales
1  Scotland
1  Argentina

Eleven of us have chosen South Africa as one of our advance picks for the four semi-finalists (see table below at bottom left). If they repeat their performance against Japan they will miss the semis (they won the World Cup in 1995 & 2007 and came 3rd in 1999). There should be another upset or two along the way (the favourites can't win everything), and the podium finishers should be the ones who went for an upset that paid off. All will be revealed over the next six weeks.



16 players lodged advance picks

Advance Picks : four semi-finalists
Davjack     AUS ENG NZ RSA
dg_dave AUS ENG NZ IRE
Dizart AUS NZ RSA IRE
ElfTwinkle AUS NZ RSA IRE
George95 ENG NZ RSA FRA
gtho4 AUS ENG NZ IRE
Howie72 ENG NZ RSA IRE
illiniman14 AUS ENG NZ WAL
KrivoyRog AUS ENG NZ IRE
N-Bomb AUS ENG NZ IRE
ozzz2002 AUS NZ RSA WAL
paper_aero ENG NZ RSA IRE
PaulE AUS ENG NZ RSA
srini701 ENG NZ RSA IRE
Sypher AUS ENG NZ WAL
wwe84 AUS ENG NZ RSA
64 12 13 16 10 9 3+1
Advance picks added into the second-last round, Round 7.
One point for each correct pick.





This year's participants, over the last 12 years:
First-timers: dg_dave, Dizart, illiniman14, PaulE and wwe84.
Twice: George95 and N-Bomb have played in two of the four.
Three: Davjack, ElfTwinkle, Howie72, KrivoyRog, paper_aero,
srini701 and Sypher.
Ever-present: ozzz2002 and gtho4 have played in all four.
2003
(23)

achenar
ASA
bertho
Blinkybill
Callybub
Copago
Davjack
Dazzy_D

ElfTwinkle
Eraserhead

Fosse4
gtho4

halfbakedangi
izzi
Jim_In_Oz
JuniorTheJaws

marchmadness
manvinder01
ozzz2002

ProofReader
silverginger


Sypher
wez
2007
(17)




Blinkybill

Copago

doomed

ElfTwinkle
Eraserhead


gtho4
Howie72

jill-geo
jonnowales
JuniorTheJaws
KrivoyRog


ozzz2002
paper_aero
Quiz_Beagle
trevor1968
spanishliz
srini701
2011
(14)

BxBarracuda





Davjack




George95

gtho4
Howie72


jonnowales

KrivoyRog
LeoDaVinci
N-Bomb
ozzz2002
paper_aero



srini701
Sypher
triviapaul
2015
(16)







Davjack
dg_dave
Dizart
ElfTwinkle

George95

gtho4
Howie72

illiniman14


KrivoyRog

N-Bomb
ozzz2002
paper_aero
PaulE


srini701
Sypher

wwe84


Edited by gtho4 (Sat Sep 26 2015 05:52 PM)
Edit Reason: fix adv pick ERR illiniman14, dg_dave and Dizart Tue plus typo found Sun

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#1109394 - Mon Sep 21 2015 08:23 PM Re: Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup
illiniman14 Offline
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Posts: 4962
Loc: Illinois USA        
I picked Wales, not Ireland

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#1109958 - Sat Sep 26 2015 07:14 PM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 49421
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
Rugby World Cup
pool matches
Round 2
.
iRB World Cup
England
Wed 23 Sep
.
16 of 16 players lodged tips
45-10
28-13
38-11
58-14
54-9
23-18
46-6
25-28
15
16
16
16
16

12
14
4
Scotland v Japan
Australia v Fiji
France v Romania
NZ v Namibia
Argentina v Georgia
Italy v Canada
S Africa v Samoa
England v Wales
George95
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



George95 ElfTwinkle Sypher srini701
KrivoyRog ElfTwinkle
illiniman14 ElfTwinkle Davjack ozzz2002`
109the last three games on the list were played on Sat 26 Sep




Tipping Comp Standings

  position                 points      
----- ----- -------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp WIN FIN
----- ----- ------- hf ws -------
1 3 1-3 Davjack b 6 8 15 2 1 NZ RSA
2 1 1-2 dg_dave 7 7 14 1 1 ENG NZ
2 1 1-2 wwe84 7 7 14 1 1 NZ ENG
2 12 2-12 illiniman14 b 5 8 14 1 1 1 NZ AUS
2 12 2-12 ozzzz2002 b 5 8 14 1 1 1 AUS NZ
6 3 3-6 Dizart 6 7 13 1 NZ AUS
6 3 3-6 Howie72 6 7 13 1 NZ ENG
6 3 3-6 N-Bomb 6 7 13 1 NZ ENG
6 3 3-6 paper_aero 6 7 13 1 NZ ENG
6 3 3-6 PaulE 6 7 13 1 NZ AUS
6 3 3-6 gtho4 6 7 13 1 AUS ENG
12 3 3-12 srini701 6 6 12 1 NZ ENG
13 3 3-13 George95 6 5 11 1 1 NZ ENG
13 12 12-13 ElfTwinkle 5 6 11 1 AUS NZ
13 12 12-13 KrivoyRog 5 6 11 1 IRE NZ
13 12 12-13 Sypher 5 6 11 1 ENG NZ
late starters 11
109 14 6 5
(def) wooden spoon 5 5 10
best picks 6 8 14
perfect picks 8 8 16
bonus points 2 3 5

b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
WIN = advance pick for winner.
FIN = advance pick for losing finalist.
def = default is wooden spoon score.

Weekly Leader
 
1. +2 Davjack plus 10 others
2. +1 Davjack
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.



            week         Hall of Fame                        Wooden Spoon

% bp |wk| ozzz2002 Sypher
98/128 71.1 2 | 1| 6/8 Davjack plus 10 others 6/8 ElfTwinkle illiniman14 KrivoyRog
109/128 85.1 3 | 2| 8/8 Davjack illiniman14 ozzz2002 5/8 George95
/ . | 3| /8 /8
/ . | 4| /8 /8
/ . | 5| /8 /8
/ . | 6| /8 /8
/ . | 7| /8 /8
/ . | 8| /8 /8
| |
5 | | 14 6

Three players scored 8/8 perfect picks: that's back-to-back wins for Davjack, who's now in the lead solo .. illiniman14 and ozzz2002 jump up into equal 2nd place. George95 collects this round's wooden spoon .. he picked Japan to follow-up their upset win over South Africa with another one over Scotland, but it didn't happen.

England were leading 19-9 against Wales after 44 minutes, but lost 25-28. This upset was picked by four players - the three weekly winners plus ElfTwinkle. Depsite this win, the bookies still have Wales as outsiders to win this:

2.00 New Zeland
7.00 England
7.00 Australia
9.00 South Africa
9.00 Ireland
13.0 France
17.0 Wales
34.0 Argentina
51.0 Scotland
501+ the rest

Should Ireland reach the semi-finals, they will be the first country out of "the usual five" to have done so .. the 14 finalists over the first seven World Cups were the same five nations:

3 New Zealand
3 France
3 Australia
3 England
2 South Africa   didn't play in first two

KrivoyRog is the only one with a semi-finalist pick outside the usual five nations (see bottom right of this post). He's also the only one to pick them to win the World Cup. All of us lodged three picks for the final except for illiniman14 .. his late picks are shown, for the record, but will not count. That's 5 points he won't receive in the final round. He would've received a gimme point for New Zealand as a finalist if everyone had picked them but, hmm, one player didn't.

16 players lodged these four picks

Advance Picks four semi-finalists
Davjack      AUS ENG NZ RSA
dg_dave AUS ENG NZ IRE
Dizart AUS NZ RSA IRE
ElfTwinkle AUS NZ RSA IRE
George95 ENG NZ RSA FRA
gtho4 AUS ENG NZ IRE
Howie72 ENG NZ RSA IRE
illiniman14 AUS ENG NZ WAL
KrivoyRog AUS ENG NZ IRE
N-Bomb AUS ENG NZ IRE
ozzz2002 AUS NZ RSA WAL
paper_aero ENG NZ RSA IRE
PaulE AUS ENG NZ RSA
srini701 ENG NZ RSA IRE
Sypher AUS ENG NZ WAL
wwe84 AUS ENG NZ RSA
64 12 13 16 10 9 3+1

Advance picks added into the second-last round, Round 7.
One point for each correct pick.
15 players lodged these three picks

two finalists . . . . . . . . . . winner A
 NZ         RSA      NZ          Davjack
NZ ENG ENG dg_dave
NZ AUS NZ Dizart
NZ AUS AUS ElfTwinkle
NZ ENG NZ George95
ENG AUS AUS gtho4
NZ ENG NZ Howie72
NZ AUS NZ
illiniman14
NZ IRE IRE KrivoyRog
NZ ENG NZ N-Bomb
NZ AUS AUS ozzz2002
NZ ENG NZ paper_aero
NZ AUS NZ PaulE
NZ ENG NZ srini701
NZ ENG ENG Sypher
NZ ENG NZ wwe84
14 9 5 1+1 9 3 2+1 15

Advance picks added into the last round, Round 8. One point for
each finalist and 3 pts for the winner (1 pt if they lose the final).

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#1110845 - Sat Oct 03 2015 09:48 AM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 49421
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
Rugby World Cup
pool matches


Round 3
.
iRB World Cup
England
Sun 27 Sep
.
15 of 16 players lodged tips
65-3
39-16
44-10
35-21
23-13
41-18
43-10
05-26
15
11
15
15

13
14
15
7
Sun 27 Sep
Sun 27 Sep
Sun 27 Sep
Tue 29 Sep
Thu 1st Oct
Thu 1st Oct
Fri 2nd Oct
Sat 3rd Oct
Australia v Uruguay
Scotland v USA
Ireland v Romania
Tonga v Namibia
Wales v Fiji
France v Canada
N Zealand v Georgia
Samoa v Japan
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ElfTwinkle dg_dave illiniman14 paper_aero


Sypher wwe84
ElfTwinkle
PaulE paper_aero
Sypher wwe84 dg_dave srini701 gtho4 `
105
illiniman14 missed the first three games on Sunday 27th September
he scored a gimme for the first and third games as we all had the same picks




Tipping Comp Standings

  position                 points      
----- ----- -------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp WIN FIN
----- ----- ------- hf ws -------
1 1 1-3 Davjack 15 7 22 2 1 NZ RSA
1 6 1-6 PaulE b 13 8 22 2 1 NZ AUS
1 6 1-6 gtho4 b 13 8 22 2 1 AUS ENG
4 12 3-12 srini701 b 12 8 21 2 1 NZ ENG
4 2 1-4 dg_dave 14 7 21 1 1 ENG NZ
4 2 1-4 wwe84 14 7 21 1 1 NZ ENG
4 2 2-12 ozzzz2002 14 7 21 1 1 1 AUS NZ
8 6 3-8 Dizart 13 7 20 1 NZ AUS
8 6 3-8 Howie72 13 7 20 1 NZ ENG
8 6 3-8 N-Bomb 13 7 20 1 NZ ENG
8 6 3-8 paper_aero 13 7 20 1 NZ ENG
8 2 2-12 illiniman14 14 6 20 1 1 1 NZ AUS
13 13 3-13 George95 11 7 18 1 1 NZ ENG
13 13 12-13 Sypher 11 7 18 1 ENG NZ
15 13 12-15 KrivoyRog 11 16 1 IRE NZ
15 13 12-15 ElfTwinkle 11 5 16 2 AUS NZ
late starters 16
105 17 7 8
(def) wooden spoon 10 5 15
best picks 14 8 22
perfect picks 16 8 24
bonus points 5 3 8

b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
WIN = advance pick for winner.
FIN = advance pick for losing finalist.
def = default is wooden spoon score.

Weekly Leader
 
1. +2 Davjack plus 10 others
2. +1 Davjack
3. +1 Davjack PaulE gtho4
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.



            week         Hall of Fame                   Wooden Spoon

% bp |wk| ozzz2002 Sypher
98/128 71.1 2 | 1| 6/8 Davjack plus 10 others 6/8 ElfTwinkle illiniman14 KrivoyRog
109/128 85.1 3 | 2| 8/8 Davjack illiniman14 ozzz2002 5/8 George95
105/120 87.5 3 | 3| 8/8 PaulE srini701 gtho4 5/8 ElfTwinkle
/ . | 4| /8 /8
/ . | 5| /8 /8
/ . | 6| /8 /8
/ . | 7| /8 /8
/ . | 8| /8 /8
| |
8 | | 17 7

As was the case in the previous round, we again have three players score 8/8 perfect picks: PaulE and gtho4 join Davjack to make it a three-way tie out front .. srini701 jumps from 12th to equal 4th.

The first *twelve* players are separated by 2 pts and the remaining fourplayers are also separated by 2 pts .. and 2 pts separate these two groups.

ElfTwinkle collects this round's wooden spoon, as she was the only player to pick Canada to win.

This round dragged on for 7 days. The next round starts in an hour and ends on Wednesday.

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#1111239 - Mon Oct 05 2015 11:50 PM Re: Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup
Davjack Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 12 2000
Posts: 739
Loc: Sydney
NSW Australia
South Africa v Scotland
England v Australia
Argentina v Tonga
Ireland v Italy
  too late
Canada v Romania
Fiji v Uruguay
South Africa v USA
Namibia v Georgia
_________________________
I don't care who wins the footy comps, just as long as I beat Sypher !

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#1111480 - Thu Oct 08 2015 08:09 AM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup
gtho4 Offline
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 49421
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
Rugby World Cup
pool matches


Round 4
.
iRB World Cup
England
Sat 3 Oct
.
16 of 16 players lodged tips
34-16
13-33
45-16
16-9
15-17
47-15
64-0
16-17
16
5
16
16

5
15
15
11
Sat 3rd
Sat 3rd
Sun 4th
Sun 4th
Tue 6th
Tue 6th
Wed 7th
Wed 7th
S Africa v Scotland
England v Australia
Argentina v Tonga
Ireland v Italy
Canada v Romania
Fiji v Uruguay
South Africa v USA
Namibia v Georgia
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Dizart wwe84 ElfTwinkle gtho4 ozzz2002


Dizart wwe84 KrivoyRog srini701 Sypher
Sypher
dg_dave
dg_dave Davjack George95 ozzz2002 Sypher `
99
Davjack missed the first four games but scores a gimme for the
1st, 3rd and 4th games as the rest of us all had the same picks




Tipping Comp Standings

  position                 points      
----- ----- -------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp WIN FIN
----- ----- ------- hf ws -------
1 4 1-4 wwe84 b 21 8 30 2 2 NZ ENG
2 8 2-8 Dizart b 20 8 29 2 1 NZ AUS
2 1 1-6 gtho4 22 7 29 2 1 AUS ENG
4 1 1-6 PaulE 22 6 28 2 1 NZ AUS
4 4 3-12 srini701 21 7 28 2 1 NZ ENG
6 1 1-6 Davjack 22 5 27 2 1 NZ RSA
6 4 2-12 ozzzz2002 21 6 27 1 1 1 AUS NZ
8 8 3-8 Howie72 20 6 26 1 NZ ENG
8 8 3-8 N-Bomb 20 6 26 1 NZ ENG
8 8 3-8 paper_aero 20 6 26 1 NZ ENG
8 8 2-12 illiniman14 20 6 26 1 1 1 NZ AUS
12 4 1-12 dg_dave 21 4 25 1 1 1 ENG NZ
13 13 3-13 George95 18 5 23 1 1 NZ ENG
13 13 12-13 Sypher 18 5 23 1 ENG NZ
13 15 12-15 KrivoyRog 16 7 23 1 IRE NZ
13 15 12-15 ElfTwinkle 16 7 23 2 AUS NZ
late starters 23
99 19 8 10
(def) wooden spoon 15 4 19
best picks 22 8 30
perfect picks 24 8 32
bonus points 8 2 10

b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
WIN = advance pick for winner.
FIN = advance pick for losing finalist.
def = default is wooden spoon score.

Weekly Leader
 
plus 7 others
1. +2 Davjack gtho4 PaulE wwe84
2. +1 Davjack
3. +1 Davjack gtho4 PaulE
4. +1 wwe84
5.
6.
7.
8.



            week         Hall of Fame                   Wooden Spoon

% bp |wk| plus 7 others ozzz2002 Sypher
98/128 71.1 2 | 1| 6/8 Davjack wwe84 gtho4 Dizart 6/8 ElfTwinkle illiniman14 KrivoyRog
109/128 85.1 3 | 2| 8/8 Davjack ozzz2002 illiniman14 5/8 George95
105/120 87.5 3 | 3| 8/8 PaulE srini701 gtho4 5/8 ElfTwinkle
99/128 77.3 2 | 4| 8/8 Dizart wwe84 4/8 dg_dave
/ . | 5| /8 /8
/ . | 6| /8 /8
/ . | 7| /8 /8
/ . | 8| /8 /8
| |
10 | | 19 8

In this round we had just the two perfect picks .. wwe84 takes over front-running duties and Dizart climbs up into equal second place. Davjack missed the first four games and tumbles from first to sixth (a new low).

dg_dave collects this round's spoon, as he was the only player to pick USA to win. He tumbles from 4th down to 12th (a new low). Dizart was the only player who climbed to a new high.

At the end of the previous round we had 2 pts cover the first twelve players. We're now down to the first seven separated by 2 pts.

England lost to Australia and are out of the Rugby World Cup. Even if they win their final pool match they can't progress to the quarters. This is the first time that England have failed to progress past the pool stage. It is also the first time that a host nation has failed to progress. They were ranked 8th in the world at the start of the world cup: iRB world rankings.

With that elimination, 13 of us have lost an advance pick for the semis, eight of us have lost a finalist and two have lost their winner: dg_dave and Sypher.
 1 New Zealand  92.89 
2 Australia 89.33
3 Wales 87.31
4 South Africa 84.58
5 Ireland 84.40
6 France 81.12
7 Argentina 80.49
8 England 79.77
9 Scotland 77.13
10 Fiji 76.96
11 Japan 76.51
12 Tonga 71.60
13 Italy 71.46
14 Georgia 71.35
15 Samoa 71.17

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#1111972 - Sun Oct 11 2015 03:15 PM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Rugby World Cup
end pool matches





Round 5
.
iRB World Cup
England
Fri 9 Oct
.
14 of 16 players lodged tips
47-9
33-36
15-6
60-3
64-19
32-22
09-24
18-28
14
13
14
14
14

12
10
12
Fri 9th
Sat 10th
Sat 10th
Sat 10th
Sun 11th
Sun 11th
Sun 11th
Sun 11th
New Zealand v Tonga
Samoa v Scotland
Australia v Wales
England v Uruguay
Argentina v Namibia
Italy v Romania
France v Ireland
USA v Japan
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
wwe84



wwe84 paper_aero
dg_dave paper_aero George95 Davjack
dg_dave wwe84 `
103


Tipping Comp Standings

  position                 points      
----- ----- -------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp WIN FIN
----- ----- ------- hf ws -------
1 2 1-8 Dizart b 29 8 38 3 2 NZ AUS
1 2 1-6 gtho4 b 29 8 38 3 2 AUS ENG
3 4 1-6 PaulE b 28 8 37 3 2 NZ AUS
3 4 3-12 srini701 b 28 8 37 3 2 NZ ENG
5 6 2-12 ozzzz2002 b 27 8 36 2 1 2 AUS NZ
6 8 3-8 Howie72 b 26 8 35 2 1 NZ ENG
6 8 3-8 N-Bomb b 26 8 35 2 1 NZ ENG
6 1 1-6 wwe84 30 5 35 2 1 2 NZ ENG
6 8 2-12 illiniman14 b 26 8 35 2 1 2 NZ AUS
10 6 1-10 Davjack 27 7 34 2 1 NZ RSA
11 8 3-11 paper_aero 26 6 32 1 NZ ENG
11 13 11-15 ElfTwinkle b 23 8 32 1 2 1 AUS NZ
13 12 1-12 dg_dave 25 6 31 1 1 1 ENG NZ
14 13 3-14 George95 23 7 30 1 1 NZ ENG
15 13 12-15 Sypher 23 28 1 ENG NZ
15 13 12-15 KrivoyRog 23 28 1 IRE NZ
late starters 30
103 28 9 19
(def) wooden spoon 19 5 24
best picks 30 8 38
perfect picks 32 8 40
bonus points 10 9 19

b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
WIN = advance pick for winner.
FIN = advance pick for losing finalist.
def = default is wooden spoon score.

Weekly Leader
 
plus 7 others
1. +2 Davjack gtho4 PaulE wwe84
2. +1 Davjack
3. +1 Davjack gtho4 PaulE
4. +1 wwe84
5. +1 Dizart gtho4
6.
7.
8.


            week         Hall of Fame                            Wooden Spoon
paper_aero
% bp |wk| PaulE srini701 gtho4 Howie72 dg_dave illiniman14 ozzz2002
98/128 71.1 2 | 1| 6/8 Dizart wwe84 Davjack N-Bomb George95 6/8 ElfTwinkle KrivoyRog Sypher
109/128 85.1 3 | 2| 8/8 ozzz2002 Davjack illiniman14 5/8 George95
105/120 87.5 3 | 3| 8/8 PaulE srini701 gtho4 5/8 ElfTwinkle
99/128 77.3 2 | 4| 8/8 Dizart wwe84 4/8 dg_dave
103/112 91.6 9 | 5| 8/8 PaulE srini701 gtho4 Howie72 ozzz2002 5/8 wwe84
| | N-Bomb illiniman14 ElfTwinkle Dizart
/ . | 6| /8 /8
/ . | 7| /8 /8
/ . | 8| /8 /8
| |
19 | | 28 9

Last week Davjack tumbled form 1st to 6th., This week wwe84 emulates that feat.

There were 9 perfect picks in this round. Between us we lodged 112 picks .. and 103 of them were correct, for a strike rate of 91.9% .. the highest so far. Howie72 and N-Bomb scored their first bonus point .. ditto ElfTwinkle, who also scored here first weekly win.

New highs: Dizart and ElfTwinkle
New lows: wwe84, Davjack, paper_aero, dg_dave, George95, Sypher.

At the end of the 3rd round we had 2 pts cover the first twelve players. At the end of the 4th round we had 2 pts cover the first seven. We're now in the 5th round and we're down to the first five separated by 2 pts.

That's the end of the pool stage. We now have a short break until the weekend: iRB World Cup [ 6 ] Sat 17th Oct.

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#1111985 - Sun Oct 11 2015 10:42 PM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup
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Posts: 49421
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           

    Quote:
    Japan made unwelcome history as the first team to exit the World Cup having won three matches after they beat the United States ... They had only ever won one match at a World Cup before, and their three victories in England represent a significant improvement. Japan are the first non-tier-one team to win three matches at a single Rugby World Cup.

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union

    POOL APOOL B
              P W D L   F A   PD  bp pts
    Australia 4 4 0 0 141 35 +106 1 17
    Wales 4 3 0 1 111 62 +49 1 13
    England 4 2 0 2 133 75 +58 3 11
    Fiji 4 1 0 3 84 101 –17 1 5
    Uruguay 4 0 0 4 30 226 –196 0 0
             P W D L   F A   PD  bp pts
    S Africa 4 3 0 1 176 56 +120 4 16
    Scotland 4 3 0 1 136 93 +43 2 14
    Japan 4 3 0 1 98 100 –2 0 12
    Samoa 4 1 0 3 69 124 –55 2 6
    USA 4 0 0 4 50 156 –106 0 0
    POOL CPOOL D
              P W D L   F A   PD  bp pts
    N Zealand 4 4 0 0 174 49 +125 3 19
    Argentina 4 3 0 1 179 70 +109 3 15
    Georgia 4 2 0 2 53 123 –70 0 8
    Tonga 4 1 0 3 70 130 –60 2 6
    Namibia 4 0 0 4 70 174 –104 1 1
             P W D L   F A   PD  bp pts
    Ireland 4 4 0 0 134 35 +99 2 18
    France 4 3 0 1 120 63 +57 2 14
    Italy 4 2 0 2 74 88 –14 2 10
    Romania 4 1 0 3 60 129 –69 0 4
    Canada 4 0 0 4 58 131 –73 2 2
    bp = bonus pts

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#1111991 - Sun Oct 11 2015 11:53 PM Re: Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9222
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Watched 2 matches this weekend...first time seeing a rugby match "live" for me...crazy and funny game, but Scotland-Samoa match was so very different to the Australia-Wales match! Liked the resilience of the Aussies where they held the Welsh guys up 1-2 meters from the touch down line for so long in the second half!

But tell me one thing...teams are scoring 5 points for touch down (or try)...why penalise the opponents another 2 points by giving a free kick to the team scoring a try? Its tough as it is to score points...why extra punishment (I wouldn't call it incentive to team scoring the try smile )
_________________________
"Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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#1112688 - Mon Oct 19 2015 01:16 AM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup
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Posts: 49421
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Rugby World Cup
quarter-finals



Round 6
.
iRB World Cup
England
Sat 17 Oct
.
15 of 16 players lodged tips
12-13
23-19
29-13
62-13
10-20
20-43
15-16
35-34
7
12
14
15
4
2
0
15
HT : South Africa v Wales
FT : South Africa v Wales
HT : New Zealand v France
FT : New Zealand v France
HT : Ireland v Argentina
FT : Ireland v Argentina
HT : Australia v Scotland
HT : Australia v Scotland
ozzz2002 Sypher gtho4 ElfTwinkle Howie72 illiniman14
ozzz2002 Sypher gtho4 . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . paper_aero
George95
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
paper_aero Sypher dg_dave ElfTwinkle Howie72
paper_aero srini701

`
69


Tipping Comp Standings

  position                 points      
----- ----- -------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp WIN FIN
----- ----- ------- hf ws -------
1 3 1-12 srini701 s 37 5 43 3 3 NZ ENG
2 1 1-8 Dizart 38 4 42 3 2 NZ AUS
2 1 1-6 gtho4 38 4 42 3 2 AUS ENG
4 3 1-6 PaulE 37 4 41 3 2 NZ AUS
4 6 3-8 Howie72 35 6 41 2 1 NZ ENG
6 11 3-11 paper_aero s 32 7 40 2 1 NZ ENG
6 5 2-12 ozzzz2002 36 4 40 2 1 2 AUS NZ
6 6 2-12 illiniman14 35 5 40 2 1 2 NZ AUS
9 6 3-9 N-Bomb 35 4 39 2 1 NZ ENG
9 6 1-9 wwe84 35 4 39 2 1 2 NZ ENG
11 10 1-11 Davjack 34 4 38 2 1 NZ RSA
11 11 11-15 ElfTwinkle 32 6 38 1 2 1 AUS NZ
13 13 1-13 dg_dave 31 4 35 1 1 1 ENG NZ
14 14 3-14 George95 30 3 33 1 2 NZ ENG
14 15 12-15 Sypher 28 5 33 1 ENG NZ
16 15 12-16 KrivoyRog 28 31 1 IRE NZ
late starters 33
69 29 10 20
(def) wooden spoon 24 3 27
best picks 38 7 45
perfect picks 40 8 48
bonus points 19 2 21

b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
WIN = advance pick for winner.
FIN = advance pick for losing finalist.
def = default is wooden spoon score.

Weekly Leader
 
plus 5 others
1. +2 Davjack gtho4 PaulE wwe84 Dizart srini701
2. +1 Davjack
3. +1 Davjack gtho4 PaulE
4. +1 wwe84
5. +1 gtho4 Dizart
6. +1 srini701
7.
8.


            week         Hall of Fame                            Wooden Spoon
paper_aero
% bp |wk| PaulE srini701 gtho4 Howie72 dg_dave illiniman14 ozzz2002
98/128 71.1 2 | 1| 6/8 Dizart wwe84 Davjack N-Bomb George95 6/8 ElfTwinkle KrivoyRog Sypher
109/128 85.1 3 | 2| 8/8 ozzz2002 Davjack illiniman14 5/8 George95
105/120 87.5 3 | 3| 8/8 PaulE srini701 gtho4 5/8 ElfTwinkle
99/128 77.3 2 | 4| 8/8 Dizart wwe84 4/8 dg_dave
103/112 91.6 9 | 5| 8/8 PaulE srini701 gtho4 Howie72 ozzz2002 5/8 wwe84
| | N-Bomb illiniman14 ElfTwinkle Dizart
69/120 57.5 2 | 6| 7/8 paper_aero 3/8 George95
/ . | 7| /8 /8
/ . | 8| /8 /8
| |
21 | | 29 10

There are no teams from the northern hemisphere in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup. This is a first.

Until this weekend, Australia had lost every world cup game in which they behind at half-time. They were behind 15-16 at half-time against Scotland (at one stage they were 5-13 behind). The score was 32-34 with a minute or so to go when Scotland were penalised for a dubious-looking offside at a line-out. Australia kicked the goal between the posts for 3 pts .. and the referee bolted from the field when the full-time siren rang. No-one picked the result at half-time.

South Africa also came from behind at half-time .. 7 of 15 players picked that one. Three of those seven also had South Africa behind at full-time which, umm, didn't happen.

For the first time we have just one weekly winner .. paper_aero won the round with picks of 7/8. He picked the lot except for the half-time result Australia v Scotland.

Everyone in the first five scored 4/8 except for srini701. He's the new leader.

New highs: srini701.
New lows: N-Bomb, wwe84, Davjack, dg_dave and KrivoyRog.

At the end of the 3rd round we had 2 pts cover the first 12 players. We were down to 7 players at the end of the 4th and five players at the end of the 5th. We had no change at the end of the 6th .. the first five are still separated by 2 pts.

There are two rounds left: the semi-finals this weekend and the final at the end of the month.


Edited by gtho4 (Mon Oct 19 2015 01:37 PM)

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#1113433 - Mon Oct 26 2015 12:40 AM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup
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16 players lodged these four picks

Advance Picks four semi-finalists
Davjack      AUS ENG NZ RSA
dg_dave AUS ENG NZ IRE
Dizart AUS NZ RSA IRE
ElfTwinkle AUS NZ RSA IRE
George95 ENG NZ RSA FRA
gtho4 AUS ENG NZ IRE
Howie72 ENG NZ RSA IRE
illiniman14 AUS ENG NZ WAL
KrivoyRog AUS ENG NZ IRE
N-Bomb AUS ENG NZ IRE
ozzz2002 AUS NZ RSA WAL
paper_aero ENG NZ RSA IRE
PaulE AUS ENG NZ RSA
srini701 ENG NZ RSA IRE
Sypher AUS ENG NZ WAL
wwe84 AUS ENG NZ RSA
64 12 13 16 10 9 3+1

Advance picks added into the second-last round, Round 7.
One point for each correct pick.
15 players lodged these three picks

two finalists . . . . . . . . . . winner A
 NZ         RSA      NZ          Davjack
NZ ENG ENG dg_dave
NZ AUS NZ Dizart
NZ AUS AUS ElfTwinkle
NZ ENG NZ George95
ENG AUS AUS gtho4
NZ ENG NZ Howie72
NZ AUS NZ
illiniman14
NZ IRE IRE KrivoyRog
NZ ENG NZ N-Bomb
NZ AUS AUS ozzz2002
NZ ENG NZ paper_aero
NZ AUS NZ PaulE
NZ ENG NZ srini701
NZ ENG ENG Sypher
NZ ENG NZ wwe84
14 9 5 1+1 9 3 2+1 15

Advance picks added into the last round, Round 8. One point for
each finalist and 3 pts for the winner (1 pt if they lose the final).

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#1113434 - Mon Oct 26 2015 12:43 AM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup
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Rugby World Cup
semi-finals



Round 7
.
iRB World Cup
England
Sat 24 Oct
.
14 of 16 players lodged tips and 16 of 16 lodged advance picks
12-7
18-20
09-19
15-29

advance
picks x4
2
14
9
13
10
16
0

12
HT : South Africa v New Zealand
FT : South Africa v New Zealand
HT : Argentina v Australia
FT : Argentina v Australia
South Africa
New Zealand
Argentina
Australia
Davjack ElfTwinkle
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Howie72 ElfTwinkle PaulE Sypher srini701
Howie72
dg_dave gtho4 KrivoyRog Sypher illiniman14 N-Bomb


Howie72 George95 paper_aero srini701 `
76
KrivoyRog and wwe84 lodged advance picks but didn't lodge tips x45 for the semis
they receive a gimme for FT South Africa v New Zealand

Tipping Comp Standings

  position                 points      
----- ----- -------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp WIN FIN
----- ----- ------- hf ws -------
1 2 1-8 Dizart 42 6 48 3 2 NZ AUS
2 1 1-12 srini701 43 4 47 3 3 NZ ENG
2 2 1-6 gtho4 42 5 47 3 2 AUS ENG
4 11 1-11 Davjack s 38 7 46 3 2 NZ RSA
4 4 1-6 PaulE 41 5 46 3 2 NZ AUS
4 6 2-12 ozzzz2002 40 6 46 2 1 2 AUS NZ
7 6 3-11 paper_aero 40 5 45 2 1 NZ ENG
7 6 2-12 illiniman14 40 5 45 2 1 2 NZ AUS
7 11 7-15 ElfTwinkle s 38 6 45 1 2 2 AUS NZ
10 9 3-10 N-Bomb 39 5 44 2 1 NZ ENG
10 4 3-10 Howie72 41 3 44 2 1 1 NZ ENG
12 9 1-12 wwe84 g 39 3 43 2 1 2 NZ ENG
13 13 1-13 dg_dave 35 5 40 1 1 1 ENG NZ
14 14 3-14 George95 33 5 38 1 2 NZ ENG
15 14 12-15 Sypher 33 4 37 1 ENG NZ
16 16 12-16 KrivoyRog g 31 2 34 1 IRE NZ
late starters 00
76 30 11 23
(def) wooden spoon 27 3 30
best picks 45 7 52
perfect picks 48 8 56
bonus points 21 2 23

b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
g = gimme
WIN = advance pick for winner.
FIN = advance pick for losing finalist.
def = default is wooden spoon score.

Weekly Leader
 
plus 5 others
1. +2 Davjack gtho4 PaulE wwe84 Dizart srini701
2. +1 Davjack
3. +1 Davjack gtho4 PaulE
4. +1 wwe84
5. +1 gtho4 Dizart
6. +1 srini701
7. +1 Dizart
8.


            week         Hall of Fame                            Wooden Spoon
paper_aero
% bp |wk| PaulE srini701 gtho4 Howie72 dg_dave illiniman14 ozzz2002
98/128 71.1 2 | 1| 6/8 Dizart wwe84 N-Bomb Davjack George95 6/8 ElfTwinkle KrivoyRog Sypher
109/128 85.1 3 | 2| 8/8 ozzz2002 illiniman14 Davjack 5/8 George95
105/120 87.5 3 | 3| 8/8 PaulE srini701 gtho4 5/8 ElfTwinkle
99/128 77.3 2 | 4| 8/8 Dizart wwe84 4/8 dg_dave
103/112 91.6 9 | 5| 8/8 PaulE srini701 gtho4 Howie72 ozzz2002 5/8 wwe84
| | Dizart illiniman14 N-Bomb ElfTwinkle
69/120 57.5 2 | 6| 7/8 paper_aero 3/8 George95
76/116 65.5 2 | 7| 7/8 Davjack 3/8 Howie72
/ . | 8| /8 /8
| |
23 | | 30 11

The final will be played next weekend between Australia and New Zealand. Whoever wins will be the first nation to win the World Cup three times. This is the first time in the 28-year history of the World Cup that the All Blacks and Wallabies will face off in the final. As has been the case in all previous seven tournaments, this year's finalists again come from the top four rugby nations. The winners of the first seven finals were:
    1987 : 23-9 : New Zealand v France
    1991 : 12-6 : Australia v England
    1995 : 15-12: South Africa v New Zealand (aet)
    1999 : 35-12: Australia v France
    2003 : 20-17: England v Australia (aet)
    2007 : 15-6 : South Africa v England
    2011 :  8-7 : New Zealand v France
Once again we had just one weekly winner. Davjack scored 7/8 with just one miss .. picking Argentina as a semi-finalist with his advance picks. In other words, this ex-pat picked his own country (yes, he's a Kiwi) behind at half-time.

Dizart is now back in the lead, aka we've now had a lead change for the 4th straight round .. and, apart from the four tail-enders, no-one kept their spot from the previous round.

New personal high: ElfTwinkle.
New lows: Howie72, N-Bomb and wwe84.

The tipping comp should come from the first six. With 5 of the 8 pts available in the last round coming from advance picks, this effectively lock-outs anyone outside the first six who's chosen the same winner and losing finalist as someone above them.

This comp started over a month ago on Friday 18th September. All will be revealed on the weekend.

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