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Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 08 Dec 2014, 11:09 am

First topic message reminder :

Breaking News: London Irish pull off the bottom of the table with win against inform Chiefs, Sale pick up bonus point win against league leaders while the gap between 4th and 5th widens following Quins win. 
 




2013/2014 – London Wasps
2012/2013 – Leicester Tigers 
2011/2012 – Newcastle Falcons 
2010/2011 - Newcastle Falcons 
2009/2010 – Saracens 
2008/2009 - London Irish





                                             

POSAviva PremiershipPLAYEDWONDREWLOSTP FP AP DT FT ATBPLBPPOINTS
1Northampton Saints 1311023683214740306252
2Sale Sharks *1310033623273540304346
3London Wasps *      139133583372137333242
4Harlequins *138233673274038302340
5Leicester Tigers13607315323-826290731
6Exeter Chiefs *  13544318324-627280431
7Saracens 13517315334-1928300729
8Bath Rugby *13517337340-333331728
9Gloucester 13508333334-129300727
10Newcastle Falcons *13319316348-3228332722
11London Irish13229318348-3028351821
12London Welsh133010303350-4726360618

 
Welcome to Season 7 of the Aviva Premiership fantasy rugby game.  Below are the rules of the game which must be adhered to.  If there are any situations that arise in the course of the game which are not covered by the rules, a final decision will be made by the RFU (SJE) as to how the situation will be resolved.
 
 
Senior Squads wrote:
The maximum squad size is 40 senior players.  If a team has more than 40 players in their squad then they will be fined £1 million per player over the permitted amounts per day for the first seven days. If after 7 consecutive days a team still has more than the permitted number of players then the team will be fined £2 million per player per day, and fined 1 league point per player per day for the next seven days. If after this time a team still has more than the permitted number of players in their squad, the RFU (SJE) will remove players at its discretion to bring them back under the permitted numbers. There will be no right of appeal to players being removed.

Be aware that all tier one international matches which are played during the season will count in the game, and players selected in the match day 23's for those matches will not be eligible to play for their clubs on that weekend, therefore you must give due consideration to the make-up of your squad.
Academy Rules wrote:
Each team will be allowed to have an academy squad of 20 players.  Players who are in the academy must be born on or after 1st September 1992. 

Any player, who is at any Premiership club in real life, either in their senior, academy or AASE squads, can be bid for on the domestic bidding page. Players who are at your own club in real life and are coming through the academy system must be bid for if you want them in your own academy.
Transfers wrote:

  • Domestic (other AP Teams)
    Each team has a budget to use in the purchase of players. Domestic transfers between AP clubs, regardless of nationality of player, should be negotiated between the respective managers, and then confirmed on the Domestic Transfer Confirmation Page.
  • Domestic (Championship and below)
    Each team may during the season purchase no more than 5 players from the Championship or the National Leagues. These players must be bid for on the National League Bidding page, and each bid will be considered by me on its own merits before being accepted or rejected.  No bid will be accepted until a minimum of 24 hours has elapsed from the time the bid was made, in order to afford other managers the opportunity to make a counter bid.
  • Foreign
    To make a foreign transfer (i.e. from any club outside of the AP, regardless of whether the player is English) a bid should be made on the Foreign Transfers Page, which will be considered by me against the posted guidelines for purchase prices before being accepted or rejected. No bid will be accepted until a minimum of 24 hours has elapsed from the time the bid was made, in order to afford other managers the opportunity to make a counter bid.

    There will be a summer foreign transfer window, which will run as follows.

    Open Window

    Open transfer window, teams have unlimited bids provided they have the financial resources to cover them.  Teams may only bid for one player at a time.

    The window will open from the 9th of June but only to those sides that finish 8th and below at first. They will have a week to make one signing each before the window is open to all.     

Player Releases wrote: 
Managers may choose to release players from their clubs, for which they will be offered compensation

Compensation will be paid as follows

£2 million – current international (must have played international rugby in the previous 12 months)
£1.5 million – former international
£1m – top flight experience
£0.5m – other

All released players will be deemed to have joined a Championship side and can be bid for on the National League Bidding page.
Retirements wrote:
There will be no compensation for retiring players.  Should a player who retires decide to come out of retirement and play again, then he will automatically go back to the club who he was playing for in the game when he retired.
Fixtures wrote:
There will be 22 Aviva Premiership games per season, plus the play offs. There will also be European Rugby Champions Cup, European Rugby Challenge Cup and Anglo Welsh Cup matches.  These games will take place once a week. A match thread will be put up every Monday. Home teams must be named by midnight on Tuesday. Away teams must be named by midnight on Wednesday. Failure to meet these deadlines is punishable by the addition of three match points to the oppositions final score, unless both sides fail to do so. Both teams must provide tactics by midnight on Thursday. Predictions will be open from 00:01 hours on Friday and remain open until 15:00 hours on Sunday. Managers will post the scores that they think will happen from these games (apart from games in which they are involved).  An average of all predictions will be taken, and then 0.5 points added to each teams score for each prediction that had them as the winner, and that will then be the final score.

Managers are asked to provide detail as to why they have predicted a result.  To be considered a descriptive prediction this must be a full 3 lines long when entered into the text box. 
Teams wrote:
When naming your team, not only should you put the starting XV and replacements, but also tactics that your team will employ. Results will be affected by the tactics described.

In addition, each team must have the following:-

For domestic competition at least 8 England qualified players in your match day 23, and at least 4 of those must be in your starting XV.

For European competition at least 8 England qualified players in your match day 23, and at least 6 of those must be in your starting XV.

At least 2 props and 1 hooker on the bench.

All players must be eligible (not injured or banned).

Failure to comply with these rules will result in a 1 league point deduction.

If you fail to submit a team for a match, then the other team will be automatically awarded a 30-0 bonus point win. If both teams fail to submit a team, then it will be scored as a 0-0 draw.
Injuries and Suspensions wrote:
Injuries in this game do NOT reflect real life, they will be generated by me.

Players banned in real life will be ineligible for selection in this game for the duration of the ban.

Inclusion of injured/banned players will result in them being replaced by players on the bench, and the bench not having eight players, which may result in punishment if it concerns the front-row.

Punishment for fielding an ineligible player will be loss of one match point.
Financial Rewards wrote:
There will be no rewards for the result of an individual match, instead the managers will receive cash for predicting.

£2m for descriptive predictions 
£0.25m for scores on the doors predictions
If you fail to predict without first advising me that you are unable to do so that week, you will be fined £1m for a first offence, £2m for a second offence, £3m for a third offence etc upto a maximum of £5m per fine.

AP finishing positions.

Champions: 8m
Runners Up: 6m
Playoff Semi Finalist Losers: 5m
5th: 4m
6th: 3.5m
7th: 3m
8th: 2.5m
9th: 2m
10th: 1.5m
11th: 1m
12th: 0.5m

Heineken Cup

Losing Quarter Finalists - £2 million each
Losing Semi Finalists - £3 million each
Runners Up - £4 million
Champions - £5 million

Amlin Challenge Cup

Losing Quarter Finalists - £1 million each
Losing Semi Finalists - £2 million each
Runners Up - £3 million
Champions - £4 million

Anglo-Welsh Cup

Losing Semi Finalist - £1 million each
Runners Up - £2 million
Champions - £3 million


If your budgets falls below minus £10 million for any reason, the administrators (SJE) will step in and players from within your squad will be released for the relevant financial compensation (foreign transfer value) in order to bring your budget back above minus £10 million.


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Re: Season 7 Homepage V

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat 13 Dec 2014, 10:36 pm

SBW was starting 12 prior to leaving to RL. He's played a few games on wing but majority at 12.

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Post by Guest on Sat 13 Dec 2014, 10:45 pm

Sgt_Pooly wrote:SBW was starting 12 prior to leaving to RL. He's played a few games on wing but majority at 12.
Absolutely he did but not when nonu was fit.
Nonu was in Japan or injured.

My point was actually backing you up in terms of how difficult is to switch. SBW one of the successes but when all fit was never first choice. Would have walked most other international sides though.

Shows magnitude of task, in world cup was sub or wing

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Post by Guest on Sat 13 Dec 2014, 10:49 pm

Wish SBW was english.

Our lack of 12 is why butgess is so hyped

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 12:01 am

Just watching leinster game. They are not the same team. That front 5 and half back pairing is not going to
Do anything.


Quins unlucky. Madigan not a top player in any position. 

Sexton will improve them but even still they are a way form when they had bod Elsom
Sexton Hines etc. They need a few foreign ringers instead of average foreigners

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 12:35 am

Dreadful journalist decent article re butgess http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/11291982/Sam-Burgess-a-saviour-for-England-First-he-needs-to-learn-how-to-play-rugby-union.html

Personally I think he will
Make it but like everyone it is based on a hunch and my belief that if so many great rugby men believe in him then he will
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Post by ChequeredJersey on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 10:19 am

Apparently we were unlucky vs Leinster

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 10:24 am

ChequeredJersey wrote:Apparently we were unlucky vs Leinster
Your scrum battered them. The leinster loosehead is good in the loose but gets obliterated in the scrum every time I watch him.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 11:16 am

I wondered why you were tearing into Leinster so much.....just realised you've got them away this week, nice work!

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 11:31 am

Love watching leinster usually but they have some injury issues. Also was the only live game I watched yesterday.


My comments are the same as any newspaper reports opinions on Leinster. They miss Healy dreadfully.


Just watching Toulon vs leicester. Leicester were massively on top last week in scrum. The exact opposite this week.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 11:42 am

Leicester were on top again this week, it's the only thing they had.

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 11:46 am

i am in first half and leicester scrum been dominated as I had read in all the papers.

Apparently they fare slightly better in the second half

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 11:49 am

Hate having the euro rugby coverage splitv over 2 broadcasters. Sky coverage so much better

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 11:52 am

I watched first and Tigers on top as commentators said. Only weapon Tigers had.

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 12:04 pm

Clermont vs Munster should be a cracker:

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 12:07 pm

Priestland to London Irish in the papers

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 12:10 pm

Lucky London Irish......

We've got Clegg & Godman up for renewals end of the season, hopefully neither will be resigned. I'd like us to stick with Catterick and sign a top option.

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Post by dammit_chris on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 12:12 pm

Laporte said Toulon winning scrum battle was the key to their victory - http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,3551_9606251,00.html

Strange how so few French teams concentrate on Europe - hoping Wasps can get another BP win against Castres today as think we can beat Leinster at home, Quins seem to be our bogey team though!

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Post by stnick88 on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 12:14 pm

Priestland better than what we have currently.

Brian smith is off to the reds and were in talks with declan kidney to take over.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 12:16 pm

I didn't watch the 2nd but Tigers on top in first, only thing they were on top with as they were bullied everywhere else and Williams had a shocker.

You need rid Nick, you're getting gradually worse this season.

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 12:17 pm

You can have twelvetrees for free if you want.

Billy burns is coming on nicely at glos. Looks a more balanced player than his brother in that he has a good kicking game out the of hand.

Doubts over his physical size though

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 12:53 pm

Tigers 100% on own scrum ball 9/9 , I thought they went well and the stats back this up.

http://www.espn.co.uk/scrum/rugby/match/237189.html

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:03 pm

Stats don't tell the story. They were under the pump and getting low quality ball. I agree with this I read on a news site 




"However, if the result was never in doubt after that, with Toulon 16-0 up soon afterwards, there was at least some considerable courage shown by Leicester in the second half, when their scrummage stiffened after an uncomfortable first half."

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:03 pm

Fancy a good win Chris? Started well, I reckon 15pts

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:04 pm

I have been fairly disappointed with the standard of the european cup this year.

Needs to up its game

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:04 pm

I reckon wasps could score a hatful

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:07 pm

I watched the first half and they were on top in the scrum, you said they got better in the 2nd. The stats back up what I say, reports don't change this as it's just somebody else's opinion. Stats back up what I saw which makes it clear cut for me.

Happy to agree to disagree, we obviously have differing views and I can't comment on the 2nd half.

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:17 pm

I agree nick. Think Priestland would be good for irish.

Clermont are the other side linked which I cant see

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:17 pm

Mako Vuinipola looked good yesterday, great to see him back. We've missed his loose work for England

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Post by Driver on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:19 pm

Berrick Barnes to Falcons tbc for after world cup

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:22 pm

I'd be over the moon with that, still a bit unsure if it'll happen but he'd be an outstanding signing for us.

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Post by Steven_Sharks on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:22 pm

That would be a good deal........ until he gets a bang on the head

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:23 pm

Haha...I thought that was clear now? You heard anything from Aus about it Steve?

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:27 pm

What a finish from Nathan Hughes, you just can't stop him....3/4 tackles?

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:31 pm

Sgt_Pooly wrote:Mako Vuinipola looked good yesterday, great to see him back. We've missed his loose work for England
Looks really fit. Lost a lot of timber

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:36 pm

Sgt_Pooly wrote:What a finish from Nathan Hughes, you just can't stop him....3/4 tackles?
He is good ball  in hand. Very powerful and athletic 

Could become a very good player if they can work on the other aspects of his game. Potential international in a couple of years

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Post by dammit_chris on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1:53 pm

Yeah Pooly, expected a comfortable win against Castres - they're not the best and don't take the competition seriously.

BP already - Hughes is a beast of a man, just hope the French clubs stay away from him! To think this is really only his second season of top class rugby is amazing really. So impressed with Haskell these days too.

Club definitely seems on the up!

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 2:00 pm

Hope Castres take their match v us as seriously as this...

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 2:12 pm

Pack looks great this season Chris, great to watch.

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 2:23 pm

Ashley Johnson is the key to wasps pack. Great offload Masi. Been brilliant this year.

Was so
Poor as a glos player yet been exceptional at every other club

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Post by dammit_chris on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 2:24 pm

We've managed to get strength in depth at long last - only position we have problems with is no2. Our backrow has been in such good form this season.

Agree with what Morris said about Simpson there - he's really improved his game and would be so much better as England's no3 choice scrum half than Dickson and Wigglesworth, who are great starters but not the right players for the bench.

Varndell must be wondering what he has to do to get a look in for England.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 2:33 pm

Simpson is nowhere near Int quality imo, Dickson & Wigglesworth are in a different league.

Masi is awful but that was a nice offload, no idea how he has 80caps, shows how bad Italian backs have been over the years.

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Post by dammit_chris on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 2:43 pm

Masi awful? What do you base that on - he's been very good for Wasps since he joined.

Simpson been very good for us this season, he's not an international starter, but for me I'd take him as 3rd no9 for a World Cup as when playing the lesser teams in the group stages it is good to have players like him to bring off the bench and help score tries as could come down to points scored in our group.


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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 2:47 pm

I think Masi is dreadful, never rated him.

Disagree on Simpson Chris, I wouldn't have him anywhere near the Int set up. Youngs, Care, Wiggles, Dickson are just a complete step up, Simpson is a very average scrum half imo.

Nathan Hughes motm again, superb game.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 2:50 pm

Great win and send off, fantastic pack performance.

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 3:24 pm

Sgt_Pooly wrote:Great win and send off, fantastic pack performance.
You also have to give it context. It was against Castres reserves and they were bid interested.

Wasps went well but they should
Do against that shower
Of a side castres put out.

Too many one sided games in this competition with french teams not taking it serious

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 3:32 pm

You can only beat what's in front of you.

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 3:34 pm

Sgt_Pooly wrote:You can only beat what's in front of you.
Very true but that castres team would have struggled in national div rugby.


Munster looking very good

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 3:46 pm

Burgess to play backrow next week apparently

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 10:11 pm

ChequeredJersey wrote:Apparently we were unlucky vs Leinster

Leinster look well off the pace this season. I think they miss a good carrier in the pack with Healy & SOB out, there's no go to guy to make the hard yards and the backline looks like it's missing a game changer

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Mon 15 Dec 2014, 12:18 am

Having now watched the match, I'm a bit peed off about the disallowed try, which in my biased eyes should have been a try and yellow or a penalty try or both

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