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Post by Fluxy on Sat 13 Aug 2016, 2:13 pm

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Breaking News: Newcastle Falcons continue to chase down leaders Sale Sharks, whilst Wasps defeat Tigers to climb away from the relegation battle.





2015/2016 - Sale Sharks
2014/2015 – London Wasps
2013/2014 – London Wasps
2012/2013 – Leicester Tigers 
2011/2012 – Newcastle Falcons 
2010/2011 - Newcastle Falcons 
2009/2010 – Saracens 
2008/2009 - London Irish





                                           
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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 (Fluxy) 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 (Fluxy) 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 1994. 

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 by sending a PM to the RFU (Fluxy) and it 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.

    Round Bidding 

    Open Bidding


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 (Fluxy) 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 9 Homepage

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 23 Jan 2017, 3:35 pm

Not so sure he's a spent force, he's still a classy player that would be a big upgrade on what we have already. The rumour is he's signed with us from the end of the season but Tigers came in and are loaning him as a medical joker before he comes to us.

Bennett has struggled this season after 7's but again but be a big signing for us.

Still only rumours of course, nothing has came from the club.

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Post by stnick88 on Mon 23 Jan 2017, 4:05 pm

generally a lot of rugby rumours are spot on.

I think we have agreed deals for Jim Hamilton, Petrus Du Plessus, Gordon Reid, Saia Faingaa, Ben Meehan and another Aussie backrower who's name is escaping me. all providing we get promoted though.

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Re: Season 9 Homepage

Post by Fluxy on Mon 23 Jan 2017, 11:28 pm

I have got this weeks thread up for the Anglo Welsh Cup Third Round

Before putting in a side you will need to look here - Injuries  Run

I will get the European Cup Round Five results up tomorrow, and Round Six predictions can stay open until midday, as I only have four. 

Finally, I will reveal the dates of a transfer window imminently...  angel

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Post by BamBam on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 10:10 am

Quick one on injuries .. and yes everyone may hate me for this

But .. surely the first injury return should be AWC Round 4? Otherwise I'm getting Ben Smith back from injury before he even misses a game!

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Post by dammit_chris on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 7:16 pm

Anyone with any hookers available? I am a little bit fecked on that front at the moment. Will take anyone on loan!

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Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Wed 25 Jan 2017, 9:51 am

Julien Marchand? Toulouse hooker still academy age

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Post by Fluxy on Wed 25 Jan 2017, 10:39 am

BamBam wrote:Quick one on injuries .. and yes everyone may hate me for this

But .. surely the first injury return should be AWC Round 4? Otherwise I'm getting Ben Smith back from injury before he even misses a game!

You are correct mate, sorry was doing it with sleepy eyes...

Will be about a bit later to hopefully update everything.

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Re: Season 9 Homepage

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 4:19 am

Are you doing foreigns before the 6N Flux?

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Post by dammit_chris on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 10:40 am

SJE that would be very handy thank you! Is it ok to put that on confirms mate?

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Post by Fluxy on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 2:05 pm

Lads I only have five sets of predictions for the last set of euros, if you have a chance, quickly throw some score only predictions at me until 4pm.

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Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 2:35 pm

Up on domestics now Chris thumbsup

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Post by dammit_chris on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 3:12 pm

Cheers! Can put out a team this week!

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Post by dammit_chris on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 4:58 pm

Anyone up for a deal - have the following available?

PR Wyatt Crockett (New Zealand) (1)
LK/BS Michael Paterson (England)
LK Paul Jedrasiak (France)
OS/BS Jack Lamb (Samoa)
OS James Davies (Wales)
OS Brendon O'Connor (England)
OS Luke Wallace (England)
SH Cobus Reinach (South Africa)
CE/FH Matt Giteau (Australia)
CE Alex Dunbar (Scotland)
WG Manuel Montero (Argentina)
WG Frank Halai (New Zealand)
FB Ben Foden (England - Full Squad)
WG/CE Matt Banahan (England)
CE Tyler Morgan (Wales) - 11/09/1995.

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Re: Season 9 Homepage

Post by Fluxy on Fri 27 Jan 2017, 9:12 am

Morning gents, 

So we are almost back on track and caught up. I'll update the Anglo Welsh thread shortly and open it around midday. 
I'm waiting on CJ to provide me his predictions, as I do remember seeing something, but not actually got them, once they are with me, the Euros will be update as soon as possible, in case of any adjustments. 

I'll be around most of the morning, and then will hope to make an announcement about the foreign window around midday as well.

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Post by Fluxy on Fri 27 Jan 2017, 10:06 am

Up for a few deals, in anyone is interested in any of my players OK

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Re: Season 9 Homepage

Post by Guest on Fri 27 Jan 2017, 11:48 pm

Anyone have a prop for loan for 6n? Can re pay with another position ?

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 9:36 am

Only spare I have is McIntyre the Wasps LH, but he's not available till R19.

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Post by Guest on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 5:45 pm

La Rochelle beat Toulon away without star players like Antonio the other 2 in the France squad.

La Rochelle top of division.
Great turnaround effort and they are a tidy side as Glos found out over there.

Some really good players like Vito and they play a decent brand.

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Post by Fluxy on Mon 30 Jan 2017, 9:15 am

Morning gents, 

I only have three predictions in from the weekend. Will keep the predictions open until 1500 today.

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Post by dammit_chris on Mon 30 Jan 2017, 12:12 pm

Just got back from a trip with work Fluxy, will do this now.

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Post by dammit_chris on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 9:25 am

Fluxy when does the foreign window open mate?

Might have some issues predicting later this month as off travelling for a fair few weeks.

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Post by Fluxy on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 10:40 am

dammit_chris wrote:Fluxy when does the foreign window open mate?

Might have some issues predicting later this month as off travelling for a fair few weeks.

May as well answer the question out right, now I'm all caught up!

Transfer window will open on Monday 6th March (same time(ish!) as last years window) from 0900 and will remain open for a week. Each team can bring in one player.
The only difference this year, will be the fact is we now run PM bids, which should make things a little more interesting. I will ensure that my message box is empty and prepared for that morning, and Bam can update budgets as well in time.

Get the thinking caps on thumbsup

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 10:43 am

Is that March or Feb Flux?

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Post by Fluxy on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 10:45 am

Sgt_Pooly wrote:Is that March or Feb Flux?

Says March doesn't it?

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 10:51 am

Yea it does....I thought it was sooner Sad

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Post by Fluxy on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 10:52 am

Unfortunately not mate, just always feels earlier!

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 10:56 am

I always seem to recall it being before the 6N for some reason. I think it was initially brought in to give us cover during the call-ups, may be completely wrong though.

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Post by Fluxy on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 11:04 am

Two years ago it would have already happened! It's taking in consideration the Super Rugby tournament, might be someone that lights up the first games!

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Post by Guest on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 5:22 pm

Ah I have a few
Targets but suspect they will
Have a barnstorming 6n And not be under the radar anymore.

A few French and Italian players
That are tasty.

Also said this would happen last week http://www.planetrugby.com/news/mermoz-joins-tigers/


Still may join falcons as per rumours on here as
It's only until end of season. If he goes well can see him staying at tigers/

Girl who works for me has a dad or step dad on the board at Leicester. She has been on the money with every tigers rumour.

To be fair agents
And players talk also so never that many surprises in rugby or football

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 5:55 pm

Mermoz to Tigers was confirmed weeks ago or at least the Tigers fans knew about it a long time before last week, I'm not so sure this girl is so much in the know! Wink

(15th Jan it was first reported on the BBC)

Mermoz has told Andy Goode he was going to Falcons at the end of the season, although not sure how much truth there is in this. I'd prefer Bennett if there was straight choice tbh.

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Post by dammit_chris on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 8:14 pm

Will have to get my bid in to you before then Fluxy.

Can't wait for the 6Nations, can see Scotland beating Ireland at home and that would really open up the tournament, best Scottish team there has been in some time.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 4:01 am

We hear this every year though, how they're dark horses for the 6N etc etc. Truth to be told, only Hogg is likely to tour with the Lions and possibly Jonny Gray. Finn Russell has an a long shot chance but past that I can't see anyone else.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 4:24 am

I'll do the next few game threads if you want a break Flux.

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Post by Fluxy on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 9:20 am

Sgt_Pooly wrote:I'll do the next few game threads if you want a break Flux.

Cheers mate, just have to remember to get my side in!

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 9:22 am

Haha.....bad times. Well the threads are up now for the next 2 rounds if you want to get your teams in. Weather will be updated a bit closer to the games obviously.

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Post by Fluxy on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 9:36 am

I'll hold on, for now!

Anyone around for a few deals before the window?

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Post by Guest on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 9:59 am

Sgt_Pooly wrote:We hear this every year though, how they're dark horses for the 6N etc etc. Truth to be told, only Hogg is likely to tour with the Lions and possibly Jonny Gray. Finn Russell has an a long shot chance but past that I can't see anyone else.


Zander Ferguson is a real possibility for lions.
Best prop prospect that's been around for years.

As all the pundits point out past Furlongh tight head a weak position for lions with no standouts. Could have anyone tour and will be based on form

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Post by Guest on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 10:00 am

Laid law also should tour and for me is a step up on Young's

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 10:04 am

Youngs is one of the best in world on his day, he rarely plays badly for England. Laidlaw is handy but can't reach the levels of Youngs.

Murray, Webb and Youngs are set in stone imo.

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Post by BamBam on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 10:06 am

Sgt_Pooly wrote:Youngs is one of the best in world on his day, he rarely plays badly for England. Laidlaw is handy but can't reach the levels of Youngs.

Murray, Webb and Youngs are set in stone imo.

That would be my 3 too, but Webb needs game time and to stay injury free! He's back for the 6N though

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Post by Fluxy on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 10:10 am


Don't think we could have expected any less with Eddie's team

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Post by BamBam on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 10:18 am

Was definitely expecting Nowell to start .. he must really like Daly!

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Post by Guest on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 10:20 am

Nowell was favourite in most pundits teams but I am glad Daly in instead. Best team we could
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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 10:22 am

Would have preferred Nowell to start, quite surprised he isn't. Daly looked pretty good on the wing though despite his lack of brain moment and he has a handy boot.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 10:24 am

There's some great impact from the bench though.

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Post by dammit_chris on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 11:01 am

Sgt_Pooly wrote:We hear this every year though, how they're dark horses for the 6N etc etc. Truth to be told, only Hogg is likely to tour with the Lions and possibly Jonny Gray. Finn Russell has an a long shot chance but past that I can't see anyone else.

There was an article in one of the papers the other week that compared Gray with Itoje and his stats were better in almost all areas, he's a dead cert to go. Got to be the hardest areas to pick, so many good locks at the moment, England have 4 top class ones, Wyn Jones will go and Gray, plus the Irish lads.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 11:04 am

You think Gray is a better player than Itoje? Shocked

Don't get me wrong, I really like Gray (twice the player of his brother) but he's not in Itoje's class.

AWJ, Itoje, Kruis are the expected locks imo. After that it's a toss up between Launchbury, Gray, Toner, Henderson, Lawes.

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Post by BamBam on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 11:12 am

I'd have it as Itoje, Kruis, Launchbury, Gray and Henderson, but AWJ is obviously going whether he deserves it or not

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Post by dammit_chris on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 11:28 am

Pooly, was saying that Gray's stats were better than Itoje's. Rate them both as close to world class, Itoje still gives away too many penalties but is going to be the best lock in the world.

I actually rate Launchbury as the best lock in the NH atm, think he has the best all round game. I'd have Launchbury at Itoje as our lock combination, think that would be the become the best combination England have ever had.

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It sounded like you were suggesting he was.

I can't agree with that although I rate Launchbury highly, he's not in Itoje/Kruis class imo. Those 2 are the best locks in the NH for me with Launchbury, AWJ, Gray and Henderson in the next batch.

I always go on top 3 in the world as world class so for locks that would be Whitelock, Retallick and Itoje at the minute with Kruis on the border.

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