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World Cup Speed Draft


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Navidi's been picked I'm afraid.

Full list of picks for ctrl+f purposes:

Round 1

Brumby - Billy Vunipola
Howe - Kieran Read
James - Aaron Smith
Jimmy - Faf de Klerk
Magrat - Handre Pollard
Marcuss - Owen Farrell
Ripper - Samu Kerevi
Steven - Beauden Barrett

Round 2

Brumby - Grieg Laidlaw
Howe - Christian Lealiifano
James - Nicolas Sanchez
Jimmy - Jonny ***ton
Magrat - Ardie Savea
Marcuss - Liam Williams
Ripper - Ben Smith
Steven - Pieter-Steph du Toit

Round 3

Brumby - Dan Biggar
Howe - Jonny May
James - Peter O'Mahony
Jimmy - Leigh Halfpenny
Magrat - TJ Perenara
Marcuss - Alun Wyn Jones
Ripper - Sevu Reece
Steven - Malcolm Marx

Round 4

Brumby - George North
Howe - Conor Murray
James - Damien Peanud
Magrat - Damien De Allande
Marcuss - Tadhg Furlong
Ripper - Brodie Retallick
Steven - Michael Hooper

Round 5

Brumby - Maro Itoje
Howe - Rieko Ioane
James - Siya Kolisi
Magrat - Guido Petti
Marcuss - Cheslin Kolbe
Ripper - James Ryan
Steven - George Bridge

Round 6

Brumby - Anton Lienert-Brown
Howe - Jamie George
James - Richie Mo'unga
Magrat - Reece Hodge
Marcuss - Kurtley Beale
Ripper - David Pocock
Steven - Jonathan Davies

Round 7

Brumby - Sam Cane
Howe - Justin Tipuric
James - S'bu Nkosi
Magrat - Cian Healy
Marcuss - Dane Coles
Ripper - Taniela Tupou
Steven - Scott Sio

Round 8

Brumby - Elliot Daly
Howe - Stuart Hogg
James - Pablo Matera
Magrat - Tevita Kuridrani
Marcuss - Duane Vermeulen
Ripper - Manu Tuilagi
Steven - Ryan Crotty

Round 9

Brumby - Louis Picamoles
Howe - Eben Etzebeth
James - Sam Whitelock
Magrat - Rob Kearney
Marcuss - Antoine Dupont
Ripper - Will Genia
Steven - RG Snyman

Round 10

Brumby - Guilhem Guirado
Howe - Kyle Sinckler
James - Joe Moody
Magrat - Viliame Mata
Marcuss - Hamish Watson
Ripper - Marika Koriobete
Steven - Scott Barrett

Round 11

Brumby - Anthony Watson
Howe - Leone Nakarawa
James - Courtney Lawes
Magrat - Sekope Kepu
Marcuss - Jacob Stockdale
Ripper - Finn Russell
Steven - Frans Malherbe

Round 12

Brumby - Patrick Tuipulotu
Howe - Bundee Aki
James - Sonny Bill Williams
Magrat - Makazole Mapimpi
Marcuss - Henry Slade
Ripper - Josh Navidi
Steven - Juan Manuel Leguizamón

Round 13

Brumby - Tomas Francis
Howe - George Ford
James - Tim Nanai-Williams
Magrat - Agustin Creevy
Marcuss - Franco Mostert
Ripper - Ken Owens
Steven - Willlie Le Roux

Round 14

Brumby - James O'Connor
Howe - Mako Vunipola
James - Allan Ala'Alatoa
Magrat - Giga Tkhilaishvili
Marcuss - Peceli Yato
Ripper - Steven Kitshoff
Steven - Josua Tuisova

Round 15 

Brumby - Jefferson Poirot
Howe - CJ Stander
James - Rory Best
Magrat - Jonny Gray
Marcuss - Allan Dell
Ripper - Isi Naisarani
Steven - Herschel Jantjies


Brumby - Faf de Klerk
Howe - Josh Adams
James - 
Magrat - 
Marcuss - Sam Underhil
Ripper - 
Steven - Jordie Barrett
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Oh yeah I didn't really make a ruling on that.

I think it's fine unless you wanted to pick one but thought they were unavailable. You didn't have any backs eliminated so I'm guessing not?


Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Oh yeah I didn't really make a ruling on that.

I think it's fine unless you wanted to pick one but thought they were unavailable. You didn't have any backs eliminated so I'm guessing not?
Henry Slade is as good as... but options to replace him with were.... Hadleigh Parkes?

Could drop him and move Farrell to 12 with ***ton at 10 but he’s only going to play one game in all likelihood.

Dupont hasn’t done anything and there’s a chance that FdK scores a bundle in his two games.

It’s all much of a muchness. I’m last so who gives a ****?


Cricketer Of The Year
Drop: Finn Russell
Pick: Jonny ***ton (if can steal from Jimmys)
Pick: Romain Ntamack (if cant steal from Jimmys)

Was tempted by Yu Tamura as well. Either way, I'm likely only getting one bite with the remaining fly halves available.


Cricketer Of The Year
Drop: Finn Russell
Pick: Jonny ***ton (if can steal from Jimmys)
Pick: Romain Ntamack (if cant steal from Jimmys)

Was tempted by Yu Tamura as well. Either way, I'm likely only getting one bite with the remaining fly halves available.
For Clarity we shouldn't be allowed to take Jimmy's players :ph34r:


Cricketer Of The Year
But under the Marcuss tipping Law, those empty slots will each receive the best scored player -1 point right?

But yeah, rough!


Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
I’m not quite sure what your problem is or why you think it’s so unconventional.

Marc is free to run his comp how he wants but there have been plenty of tipping comps ran on this site where if people missed tips they’d receive the lowest score of the round -1

Obviously Marc’s comp is slightly different because there are multiple points available for one game.

Personally I’m disappointed because it feels a little like one rule for one and one rule for another but Marc explained he doesn’t see it that way and it’s been left at that.

It doesn’t warrant churlish comments and dragging across threads.


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Quarters done, and that means for 47 of our selected players their tournament is now done. Some of them (Koriobete, Stander, Hooper) were massive scorers nonetheless and can't possibly be a poor contributor. Others (Kepu, Aki, Picamoles) were barely involved in the scoring and will not be missed.


Standings before the semis:

1) Ripper's Renegades - 749 points

Ripper holds on to his lead, with Koriobete outstanding and the likes of Sevu Reece starting to build a big score. But his side has been gutted by Australia and Ireland's losses and he will have only 7 players in the final two rounds, including only three backs.

2) Marcuss XV - 724

A storming round for the likes of Owen Farrell and Aaron Wainwright, and a Kurtley Beale effort that was statistically if not tactically excellent, has brought Marcuss right up from the doldrums. He'll bring 10 players into the semis.

3) Nip/Ruck - 713.8

Faf de Klerk's performance against Japan was the highest scoring bonus pick, outscoring the likes of O'Connor and Picamoles in one match. Brumby can also feel justified in his round 1 pick now that BIlly Vunipola has finally taken his spot as the highest scoring #8. He has lost only four players, and is served well by being able to keep Biggar and North ahead of the lesser spotted Guirado and Picamoles.

4) Southern Mob & a Welshman - 704

Stephen replaced one of his highest scorers in Tuisova and adding a third Barrett has immediately borne fruit as Stephen continues to nail the try scorers. His only problem is that many of his NZ and SA selections appear to have ended up second or third choice, such as Marx, Snyman, Jantjies and esecially Crotty. Still, this side are in a good position as 12 of the XV are still in the game.

5) Prop n' Lock - 703.4

You can fit a gnat's winkle between Stephan and me on the leaderbord, which is a little surprising given the number of duff picks of mine that have swanned their way out of the tournament this week. Bundee Aki especially, but Lealiifano took until he was knocked out to finally start kicking some points, and selecting Adams might be a case of after the horse has bolted too. Still, the bright side for my team is that the English front row showed up in force this week and all, along with brace scorer May, will be progressing to the semis. I'll have 10 players in the last four.

6) Dynamo Morpork - 697.8

Not so long ago the tournament leader, Magrat's side has slipped back and may struggle to reach the peaks again. After having shown faith in several second tier nations, Magrat will take only six players past this point, but three of them are her highest scorers in Pollard, de Allande and Mapimpi. The latter of these has of course shot back into position as the tournament's high scorer.

7) James XV - 658.4

James will have 8 players in the semi finals, which can be improved upon if/when he makes a bonus selection. For now, things look a little bleak as his scoring seems likely to rely entirely on his All Blacks half back pairing of Mo'unga and Aaron Smith.
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Pre Semis Top Fives
(Excludes bonus selections)

Top 5 scorers:

1) Makazole Mapimpi - 136
2) Marika Koriobete - 126.4
3) Beauden Barrett - 95.2
4) Anton Lienert-Brown - 94
5) CJ Stander - 91

Bottom 5 scorers:

1) Augustin Creevy - 6.4
2) Bundee Aki - 7.2
3) Sekope Kepu - 8.6
4) Brodie Retallick - 10.2
5) Juan Manuel Leguizamon - 11.8

Most Tries & Assists

1) George Ford - 2 tries, 4 assists
2) Makazole Mapimpi - 5 tries
3) Beauden Barrett - 2 tries, 3 assists
3) Will Genia - 2 tries, 3 assists
5) Connor Murray - 5 assists

Most successful kicks at goal:

1) Owen Farrell - 18
2) Richie Mo'unga - 17
3) Dan Biggar - 13
4) Handre Pollard - 12
5) Christian Lealiifano - 10

Most missed kicks at goal:

1) Handre Pollard - 7
2) Owen Farrell - 5
3) Nicolas Sanchez - 4
4) Richie Mo'Unga - 3
4) Christian Lealiifano - 3

Most metres made:

1) Marika Koriobete - 452 (!!)
2) Makazole Mapimpi - 335
3) Liam Williams - 310
4) Beauden Barrett - 276
5) Anthony Watson - 268

Most Tackles

1) Alun Wyn Jones - 56
2) Jonny Gray - 52
3) CJ Stander - 49
4) Justin Tipuric - 47
5) Ken Owens - 46

Most Tackles Missed

1) Owen Farrell - 11
2) Pablo Matera - 10
2) Jacob Stockdale - 10
4) Finn Russell - 9
5) Manu Tuilagi - 8
5) Beauden Barrett - 8
5) Liam Williams - 8
5) Jonathan Davies - 8

Most Tackles with 100% success:

1) Michael Hooper - 33
1) Jefferson Poirot - 33
3) Joe Moody - 28
4) Anthony Watson - 15
5) George Ford - 14

Worst tackle success rate (minimum 5 tackles attempted)

1) Kurtley Beale - 33% (2/6)
2) Beauden Barrett - 43% (6/14)
3) Elliot Daly - 50% (5/10)
4) Jacob Stockdale - 55% (12/22)
4) Henry Slade - 55% (6/11)

Most Penalties:

1) Kyle Sinckler - 5
2) Josh Navidi - 4
2) Peter O'Mahony - 4
2) Conor Murray - 4
2) Michael Hooper - 4
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