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#595208 - Sun Feb 13 2011 09:41 PM Results & Standings .. NRL
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2011
NRL
Tipping Comp


The NRL (National Rugby League) will start on Friday, March 11. If you wish to play, please stick your name on the list, and have a quick read through a few simple rules.

- One point a correct pick, nothing for a loss.
- Default if you forget to pick, wooden spoon score.
- Tiebreaker will be HoF v Spoons. Largest margin wins, or if the margin is equal, total HoF count wins.
- Deadline is kick-off in the first game, usually 7:30pm on Friday night. It could be earlier, if the NZ Warriors have a Friday night game at home.
- Note; there will be NO bonus points in this comp.


Last year, FussBudget and paper_aero chopped and changed for the entire second half of the comp before FussBudget prevailed. Regular podium-occupier, Sypher, finished third. Do you reckon you can beat these three? If so, join in the fun! (But please do not join if you cannot commit for 26 weeks.)


List of tipping threads:


Edited by ozzz2002 (Sun Jul 24 2011 12:03 AM)

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#595223 - Sun Feb 13 2011 10:09 PM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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I thought European Football was complicated to follow the season and tournaments.

Rugby seems to be tougher to keep up with and I'm still not sure if the competitions we are tipping on FT are for 7's or the normal amount of players at a time.

With that said, I'm in.

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#595225 - Sun Feb 13 2011 10:38 PM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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Bx, the English Super League and the NRL both play the same game, Rugby League. They have 13 players per side. The Heineken Cup (aka Euro Rugby), is a different game, Rugby Union, and they have 15 players per side. The Super 15s, who used to be known as the Super 14s also play Rugby Union. The 15 in the title is not related to the number of players in a team- it is the number of teams in the comp- five each from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

The Sevens could be either League OR Union, but we are not tipping them - they have 7 a side, hence the name. Australian Rules is totally different to all of them, and they have 18 players. Soccer has 11, and gridiron has hundreds. smile

This comp (NRL) is Australian-based, with one team from New Zealand.

Now that I have straightened all that out for you, welcome aboard! smile
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#595230 - Sun Feb 13 2011 10:53 PM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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It helps, Thanks, still going to take some getting used to though lol.

I know Aussie Rules is totally different, I have seen that played and I think I have a better understanding of the game as compared to my knowledge of Rugby.

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#595233 - Sun Feb 13 2011 11:03 PM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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I'm going to have to put ESPN3 to good use to get all of these rugby versions straight - I know I've seen Aussie Rules on late night ESPN2, and it looked... interesting.

But in the meantime, I'm up for blind guessing as much as anyone.

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#595236 - Sun Feb 13 2011 11:39 PM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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wwe84 is in i'm a NRL fanatic

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#595243 - Mon Feb 14 2011 12:01 AM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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What team, WWE? We have Dragons, Roosters, Tigers, Eels and Sea Eagles fans in here...

Oh, and welcome aboard, too!


Edited by ozzz2002 (Mon Feb 14 2011 12:02 AM)
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#595249 - Mon Feb 14 2011 12:50 AM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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Sure. Lets go Warriors!

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#595962 - Tue Feb 15 2011 09:28 PM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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i'm a storm supporter

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#595987 - Tue Feb 15 2011 10:57 PM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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ozzz2002 supports the Roosters
and so does my wife and all her family
we all make mistakes eek

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#596049 - Wed Feb 16 2011 02:34 AM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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Go Dragons !! (Just like gtho4)
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#597203 - Sat Feb 19 2011 09:47 AM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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Eraserhead and MrFox are suckers for punishment again. GO THE EELS!

wwe84, expect plenty of sledging, being at NSWperson and barracking for the Storm, but it's all in fun.
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#597207 - Sat Feb 19 2011 09:56 AM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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bx, it's simple. Rugby (Rugby Union) is played in heaven, Rugby League is not.
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#602368 - Sat Mar 05 2011 08:02 PM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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yep, add one more to the list

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#602774 - Mon Mar 07 2011 07:28 AM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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Count me in smile

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#602825 - Mon Mar 07 2011 11:16 AM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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I'll be playing
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#604529 - Sat Mar 12 2011 03:29 AM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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Forgot! Unless the threads slap me in the face I sometimes forget to look for them.
I'll start next week if that's okay but can I PLEASE have the tigers for Monday night if it's not the default tip?

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#604530 - Sat Mar 12 2011 03:30 AM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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oh and UP THE TIGERS!

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#604535 - Sat Mar 12 2011 05:20 AM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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You got 'em... smile
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#605341 - Mon Mar 14 2011 08:13 PM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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Week 1
NRL
Fri 11th March


14 of 14 players lodged tips:

40-29
14-16
18-24
18-6
16-25
40-12
8-42
24-14
.9
0
4
10
13
11
1
3
.Syd Roosters v South Sydney
Brisbane v Nth Queensland
New Zealand v Parramatta
Melbourne v Manly
Gold Coast v St George
Canberra v Cronulla
Penrith v Newcastle
Canterbury v West Tigers
.
Nobody


Everybody
Sypher, MrFox
BxBarracuda
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51


Tipping Comp Standings



position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 - 1-1 Eraserhead - 5 5 1
2 - 2-2 Howie72 - 4 4
2 - 2-2 MrFox - 4 4
2 - 2-2 illiniman14 - 4 4
2 - 2-2 BxBarracuda - 4 4
2 - 2-2 wwe84 - 4 4
2 - 2-2 LeoDaVinci - 4 4
2 - 2-2 FussBudget - 4 4
2 - 2-2 paper_aero - 4 4
2 - 2-2 N-Bomb - 4 4
2 - 2-2 gth04 - 4 4
12 - 12-12 ozzz2002 - 3 3 1
12 - 12-12 Sypher - 3 3 1
12 - 12-12 Copago - d 3

late starters ---3---


home teams - 4 4
away - 4 4
draws - 0 0
best picks - 5 5
wooden spoons* 3 3
perfect picks - 8 8


default = wooden spoon

Weekly Leader


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  • And a big welsome to NRL for 2011. Fourteen players have signed up so far. A special welcome to our newest tipster, wwe84. Please do not give him TOO much of a hard time because he is a Storm supporter- I guess someone has to be. smile

  • Eraserhead has taken the lead in Round One with 5/8, followed by a whole swathe of players on 4. Sypher and ozzz2002, and by default, Copago trail the field with 3/8.

  • There were a few upset results- Nth Queensland toppling Brisbane at home was the first time they have done that for quite a few years- nobody picked it. Also, Newcastle destroyed Penrith- our Bronxter (?), BxBarracuda, was the only one to pick it. West Tigers lost to Canterbury and Parramatta beat New Zealand, in Auckland, which is always a tough assignment.

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    #605346 - Mon Mar 14 2011 08:42 PM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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    Originally Posted By: ozzz2002
    Bronxter (?)


    I am not sure if it's the accepted word, but I have always been partial to being a Bronxonian.

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    #605359 - Tue Mar 15 2011 12:44 AM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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    I am guessing that it is NOT Bronxitis.
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    #605383 - Tue Mar 15 2011 02:12 AM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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    At least Im only 2pts away from top !!
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    #605406 - Tue Mar 15 2011 06:54 AM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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    Originally Posted By: ozzz2002
    I am guessing that it is NOT Bronxitis.


    Bronxitis, I think that's the condition where da word "The" is replaced by "Da".

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    #606274 - Fri Mar 18 2011 12:58 AM Re: NRL 2011 ... sign-up sheet
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    MrFox would just like to comment:

    round 5 and 6 are a bit stuck in the past seeing as they were in 2001 and not 2011. Just a small typo I thought I should pick up on.
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