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Post by prop_lyd on Thu 26 May 2016, 7:37 am

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11Exeter Chiefs  **224216518577-59355001432
12London Wasps222020479578-99265501422


Welcome to Season 8 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 23 players.  Players who are in the academy must be born on or after 1st September 1993.

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. Worcester Warriors & London Wasps will receive two additional bids to be used exclusively on academy age players. These players must be bid for on the National League Bidding page, and each bid will be considered by the RFU 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 the RFU 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.
    Player Draft
    Worcester Warriors & London Wasps will participate in a player draft beginning the week of June 22nd. Both sides will be allowed to draft two players each. The draft picks will go as follows; 1. Worcester 2. Wasps 3. Wasps 4. Worcester.

    Round Bidding
    There will be two rounds of bidding. The first window will run the week starting June 29th and the second the week starting July 3rd. All sides will be allowed to sign one player each during the window. These bids are not protected if you do not have the funds in place to bid during the window you will lose the bid.    

    Open Bidding
    From July 13th the foreign market will be open to all bids similar to previous seasons. Due to the world cup the window will remain open till the end of September.

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 20:00 hours on Sunday. Managers will pm 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
Bonuses will be awarded on a scaled basis i.e. 2m for 5 games, 1.6m for 4 games and so on
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 8 Homepage V

Post by Guest on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 2:59 pm

Ford transformed our attack to be fair. Haskell had a good game without giving away many pens.

Itoje is superb.

Our replacement front row managed to close it out. Thought it was going to go wrong when itoje knocked the lineout ball of his chest.


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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 3:38 pm

Haskell was immense.

Ford was steady, better tha previous games anyway. We need to find a 12 really.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by prop_lyd on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 3:52 pm

Te'o?

Put wakes highlights onto record so going to watch back tomorrow!!
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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 4:11 pm

Anyone up for a deal?

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 4:20 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/article-3636623/Australia-28-39-England-PLAYER-RATINGS-James-Haskell-Owen-Farrell-steal-Red-Rose-s-win-Brisbane.html

Seems about right.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by prop_lyd on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 4:29 pm

Not a red!! Maybe a yellow but very very harsh
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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by prop_lyd on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 5:11 pm

Yes Wales!
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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by BamBam on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 5:31 pm

I know they're my players so not just hyping up but Jackson and Marshall have been doing a great job controlling the game while a man down

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by dammit_chris on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 5:37 pm

Sgt_Pooly wrote:Haskell was immense.

Ford was steady, better tha previous games anyway. We need to find a 12 really.

Ford might have been a little more than steady - take away his kicking and he's very good, just look at the two try assists. Very good call by Jones to take Burrell off, we were never going to match Aussies. Could be seeing Goode start at no15 next week.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by BamBam on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 5:39 pm

BamBam wrote:I know they're my players so not just hyping up but Jackson and Marshall have been doing a great job controlling the game while a man down

Well until Jackson just threw an try scoring pass to Du Toit

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by prop_lyd on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 5:58 pm

Wow!!
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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by BamBam on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 6:07 pm

Great result for the Irish, that's some effort

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 6:43 pm

dammit_chris wrote:
Sgt_Pooly wrote:Haskell was immense.

Ford was steady, better tha previous games anyway. We need to find a 12 really.

Ford might have been a little more than steady - take away his kicking and he's very good, just look at the two try assists. Very good call by Jones to take Burrell off, we were never going to match Aussies. Could be seeing Goode start at no15 next week.

Steady is a fair summery I think. The try assists were pretty standard stuff really, the kick ahead was nice. If he'd have fluffed the pass out to Yarde he'd have been slated.

A steady 6-7/10 performance, certainly an upgrade on his previous outings!

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Guest on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 7:56 pm

Watson is a talent going forward but is such a poor defender. Watched him live many times and he misses so many tackles. I would have had him a 3/4 out of 10 today.

It's a real worry as he does not seem to get any better defensively. He is a frightening talent ball in hand but a way off defensively

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Post by dammit_chris on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 9:26 am

If Cruden or Barrett had set up those tries people would be lauding them as world class, personally pleased for the guy after all the flak he has taken.

Easily best performance I have seen from Haskell, seems to be rejuvenated under Jones for England - that hit of Pocock early on! Robshaw also had a great game and both did so well to slow down the Aussie game after the first 20 mins.

Front row was brilliant as well, we're developing such a strong pack - Mullen looked good when he came on as well.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 9:29 am

Cruden and Barrett do that kind of thing on a weekly basis to be fair.

I'm glad he's on the up, we couldn't afford to keep carrying him. He's a real talent but has been poor for a while now. Hopefully this is the start of him playing well.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by dammit_chris on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 9:39 am

Lol, do you just recycle the same lines every now and then Smile

Wonder whether Jones' will make changes next week, the packs going to stay the same although I'd quite like to see Launchbury given a start, but you can't drop Kruis for him in form he is in.

Backline, Goode could get the nod over Brown, but not sure that will happen but Burrell won't get another chance as midfield just lacked defensive cohesion when he was playing. What do people think of Teo'o?

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by dammit_chris on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 9:43 am

And Pocock is now out of the series, fractured eye-socket

http://www.planetrugby.com/news/pocock-out-of-the-england-series/

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 9:43 am

Same lines as nothing has really changed and opinions are the same. I'm a big Ford fan, I hope he can stay out of his slump. Good news for us with Pocock.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Driver on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 1:46 pm

Think next week we'll see

Mako , Hartley , Cole
Itoje Kruis
Robshaw , Vunipola , Haskell

Youngs , Farrell
Slade , Joseph
Yarde , Goode , Watson.
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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 2:47 pm

I can't see past Ford/Farrell if Te'o isn't ready.

I'd like to see Mullen start too, Mako adds more as an impact sub I think.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by ChequeredJersey on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 12:12 am

Does anyone have Apisai or James Ryan?
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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by ChequeredJersey on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 12:38 am

Or Montoya?
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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Fluxy on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 8:21 am

Pretty sure all three are available buddy

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 9:15 am

All are in foreigns CJ Whistle

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Fluxy on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 9:18 am

Which is when?  Whistle

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Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 9:25 am

That would be telling Wink

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Fluxy on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 9:32 am

Morning lads, up for some deals. The following are all available:

Tom Youngs
Rob Buchanan

Thomas Domingo
Vincent Debaty
Mike Ross

Jake Ball
James Horwill
Ed Slater
Kane Douglas

Brad Shields
Yannick Nyanga
Joe Edwards
Fritz Lee
Marcel Coetzee

Chris Cook
Nick White

Toby Flood
Camille Lopez

Ma'a Nonu
George Pisi
Sam James
Ollie Devoto

Teddy Thomas
Andrew Trimble
JP Pietersen
Maxime Medard
Cory Jane

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 9:47 am

I dare not ask! Wink

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Fluxy on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 9:48 am

Go for it..

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 9:54 am

I can't do another 3 week negotiation

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Fluxy on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 9:56 am

We can try and doing something under two weeks if you like?

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Driver on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 1:26 pm

Anybody fancy some friendlies this week?

Happy too knock a thread up as off Thursday/Friday
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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Fluxy on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 1:27 pm

I'd chuck in a side mate OK

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by BamBam on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 1:28 pm

Think SJE has a summer tournament planned ..

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Post by Fluxy on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 1:32 pm

He has, but something to kill the time until SJE confirms the dates wouldn't be an issue

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Driver on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 1:32 pm

Just a one off this week as i'v got some combos i fancy trying out.

Also the following can leave

Noa Nakaitachi
Bryan Habana
Paul Jordaan
JJ Engelbrect
Fulgence Quedraogo
Rynhardt Elstadt
James Broadhurst
Tatafu Polota Nau
Ruan Botha
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Post by Fluxy on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 1:38 pm

Stick a thread up mate, and I'll put a team in.

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Post by Driver on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 1:39 pm

I'v made a thread for anyone who fancies a friendly

http://www.606v2.com/t63368-off-season-friendly#3378061
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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 6:40 pm

Team of the week.

http://www.rugby365.com/opinion/second-phase/73528

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by ChequeredJersey on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 6:46 pm

generally ok team, but surprised to see Mako is there
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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by ChequeredJersey on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 6:47 pm

Jan de Koning put Burrell as his 12 which kind of makes all his choices suspect
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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 6:52 pm

It's not the greatest site to be fair.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by dammit_chris on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 7:58 pm

Some odd selections there, how not a single person didnt go for Owen Farrell? He was brilliant at the weekend.

Planet Rugby seems a bit better, the Irish performance was brilliant this weekend, still not sure how Stander was red carded there!

http://www.planetrugby.com/news/june-tests-team-of-the-week-6/

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Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 8:04 pm

No love for Iain Henderson on those teams. Was immense and completely out played a much vaunted Bok pairing. Won some crucial turnovers. Good to see him back to his world cup form!

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by prop_lyd on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 10:21 pm

I have 4 players in that planet rugby team!!!! Payne, Naholo, Toner and Owens!!
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Post by dammit_chris on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 10:37 pm

Yeah I agree with you SJE, thought he was better than Toner who got some good steals but the work rate of Henderson was unreal, same with Heaslip. SA looked awful, not sure what was going on with them.


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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 10:44 pm

Naholo was magic at times Prop but directly gave up two tries. Wasn't a good game for the All Black back three all round. Smith was slightly subdued by his own standards and Savea was very poor and is getting a lot of hate in NZ circles. Didn't help them that the midfield didn't gel at all. 

McGrath, Henderson & Heaslip were superb Chris. Work rate was through the roof from all three. Farrell has made a big difference to the defence already. The passive drift was nowhere to be seen. Henshaw shot out too fast on the blitz once or twice but otherwise the line was strong. Boks very rarely went wide but when they did Earls/Trimble shut it down early with good reads.

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Post by dammit_chris on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 10:59 pm

AB midfield was off as well, the 12-13 combination isn't gelling at all - can see them really struggling to replace Conrad Smith, who was just an exceptional rugby player and made them tick. They are also starting to miss McCaw's influence, I'm not sure Cane is the guy to replace him (but how can you replace him), as the Welsh backrow really stopped him having any influence, would say Cane and Savea played very badly - can see calls for Ardie Savea to start and Savea to be dropped with Smith moving to wing and Barrett at fb.

Yeah it is amazing how much impact Farrell has had, he got a lot of unfair stick for England but is a very good coach. Trimble had a great game too.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage V

Post by ChequeredJersey on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 11:23 pm

Barrett at FB rather than bringing in McKenzie and keeping supersub at sub?
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