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Post by pullthestrings on Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:46 pm

Welcome to the 2015 Rugby World Cup League





Noticeboard



  • All team pages to be submitted by Sunday 20th September


  • Foreigns to open Monday 21st September





Teams and Managers

Pool A

Argentina - CJB
Wales - Driver
France - Pooly
Scotland - Chequered Jersey

Pool B

North America - Fluxy
Italy
Ireland - Bam Bam
Pacific Islanders - Pullthestrings




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Fixtures and Results
Foreign Transfers
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Post by pullthestrings on Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:21 am

Currently interested:

1. Pullthestrings
2. Driver
3. Fluxy
4. ChequeredJersey (poss)
5. Pooly (poss)
6. BamBam

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:21 am

Put me down as a definite, I'm settled in new home now mostly, sorted proper internet at last and should be more free in evenings at least
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Post by Fluxy on Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:16 am

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:54 pm

I agree, Fluxy.
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Post by ChequeredJersey on Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:11 am

this gonna happen?
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Post by CJB on Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:38 am

I'll be in

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Post by Fluxy on Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:47 pm

Guys if we can find one more, I can help Pull and do a game plan and scenario for everyone.

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Post by Fluxy on Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:18 pm

In a shock move the IRB have ruled to remove New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and England from the Rugby World Cup, as the Top Four (currently) ranked sides in the world and the only winners of the Rugby World Cup, the IRB stated that they wanted to stimulate growth in the global game. By doing this a direction was taken to have a World Cup where a guaranteed new Winner would be engraved on the Webb Ellis Trophy. 

The eight competing sides selected to compete for the right to be crowned the 2015 World Champions are as follows:

- Wales
- France
- Ireland
- Italy
- Scotland
- North America
- Pacific Islands
- Argentina

With the Top Four sides not competing, their players will be allowed to be hired by particular nations for the World Cup. Each side will be entitled a budget to spend on players that are not included in the 31 man squads announced by each side. With the potential to bring in players the IRB announced they would increase squad sizes to 35 players, but the squads must never become smaller than 28 players at any point.

The eight teams will be split into two groups. The group stage will be the usual round robin format where each side will play each once. The top two sides from each group will progress to the Semi Finals, with the bottom two sides of each group being placed into the Rugby World Cup Shield, with the right then to dictate where the next World Cup will be held. The First round of games will be announced once the initial squads are announced. (Each nation will start with the actual RWC squad, apart from North America who can pick a 31 from both USA & Canada squads, and Pacific Islands who can select a 31 man squad from Fijian, Samoan & Tongan squads.)

Those managers that have indicated their wish to be a part, I will randomise numbers and assign to managers to create an order that managers can pick a side. This order will be announced at 1600. 

Budgets for all sides will be confirmed once all nations have managers. 

Current Managers are:

1. Pullthestrings
2. Driver
3. Fluxy
4. ChequeredJersey 
5. Pooly 
6. BamBam
7. CJB
8. ?

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:15 am

I'm keen
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Post by Fluxy on Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:33 pm

The order in which teams will be selected is below. If you can all create a topic in the Sports Gaming area, I can try and create a homepage which will then link all your pages. Looking at getting all squads confirmed ASAP and a deadline will be announced once we are closer to confirming who has which side. 

First pick Bam!

1. Bam - Ireland
2. Pull - Pacific Islands
3. CJ - Scotland
4. Pooly - France
5. Driver - Wales
6. CJB
7. Flux
8. ?


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Post by BamBam on Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:23 pm

Very interesting .. I'll go with Ireland please

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Post by Fluxy on Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:36 pm

Next up Pull, although it does say on his profile he was last online on the 27th Aug, to keep this rolling if he hasn't responded by 1200, CJ can make his selection...

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Post by BamBam on Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:40 pm

Maybe drop him a PM

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Post by pullthestrings on Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:04 pm

Hi fells.

Didn't think this would get off the ground, thanks for drumming up interest Flux.

Flux, like the format and happy to go with it. I can help set up pages etc tonight but if anyone can help, it would be massively appreciated.

I'll go for the Pacific Islanders thumbsup

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:13 pm

Let's go for Scotland and be brave then
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Post by Fluxy on Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:03 pm

No worries mate, thought I would help out with something!

So Pooly next...

I'll announce budgets once sides are confirmed, still looking for an eight man. Feel free to get squad pages together.

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Post by pullthestrings on Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:38 pm

What are the timescales? How does this work...

All teams in by Friday 18th. Foreigns open Monday.
1st round - 26th Sept
2nd round - 3 Oct
3rd round - 10 Oct
Q/F will then be in line with real time - 17 Oct

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Post by Fluxy on Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:41 pm

Pretty much, would like to get squads confirmed as soon as pos to allow a little more time for foreigns over the weekend.

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Post by Driver on Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:29 am

Get move on Pooly...
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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:50 am

Didn't know anything about this.

No budgets yet? I'll take a punt on France.

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Post by Fluxy on Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:54 am

you signed up to it on the Aviva page I believe mate!

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Post by Driver on Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:00 am

I'll take Wales.
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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:02 am

Don't remember that Flux, sure it was me?

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Post by Fluxy on Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:32 am

You're in now, that is all that matters  Hug

CJB you're up!

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Post by BamBam on Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:49 pm

Whistle

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Post by CJB on Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:49 am

Argies

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Post by pullthestrings on Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:03 am

Flux is up

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Post by pullthestrings on Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:59 am


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Post by BamBam on Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:34 am

Talebula off the top of my head

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:47 am

Flux can we pick our own nation's players who aren't at the World Cup?
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Post by Fluxy on Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:13 am

The only two sides that can pick players are North America and Pacific Islands, and they can only select from their corresponding 31 man squads. 

On that note, I'll take the mighty North America...

I have PM'd someone who will hopefully take on Italy.

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Post by BamBam on Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:24 am

So are we getting the squads that were originally selected or the available squad for the first game (given injuries etc)

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Post by Fluxy on Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:35 am

Use the originals mate.

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:08 am

But, though it is unlikely, should we want to buy a player like, say Barclay or Kelly Brown, with our budget, can we?Just so I know what is what
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Post by Fluxy on Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:09 am

Of course mate

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:38 am

with scotland's squad and foreigns added in, might argue that I could put out a fully non-scottish XV...
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Post by BamBam on Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:29 pm

So now we've all got squads, need a hand with budgets/foreigns/fixtures?

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Post by pullthestrings on Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:12 pm

Yea please, bam bam

Please can everyone get in there squad pages over the weekend. Foreign a to open Monday morning

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Post by BamBam on Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:18 am

Pool A

Argentina
Wales
France
Scotland

Pool B

North America
Italy
Ireland
Pacific Islands

Spoiler:
There were 8 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

- Argentina
- Wales
- France
- Scotland
- North America
- Italy
- Ireland
- Pacific Islands
Timestamp: 2015-09-17 13:07:14 UTC, IP: 170.194.32.58

Round 1 26-27 September
Argentina v Wales
France v Scotland
North America v Italy
Ireland v Pacific Islands

Round 2 3-4 October
Argentina v France
Wales v Scotland
North America v Ireland
Italy v Pacific Islands

Round 3 10-11 October
Argentina v Scotland
Wales v France
North America v Pacific Islands
Italy v Ireland

Cup Semi Finals 17-18 October
Cup SF1 - Winner Pool A v Runner Up Pool B
Cup SF2 - Runner Up Pool A v Winner Pool B

Shield Semi Finals 17-18 October
Shield SF1 3rd place Pool A v 4th place Pool B
Shield SF2 4th place Pool A v 3rd place Pool B

Cup Final 24-25 October
Winner Cup SF1 v Winner Cup SF2

3rd/4th place 24-25 October
Loser Cup SF1 v Loser Cup SF2

Shield Final 24-25 October
Winner Shield SF1 v Winner Shield SF2

7th/8th place 24-25 October
Loser Shield SF1 v Loser Shield SF2

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:30 am

think that suggesting people, even those I do not like, and even in defence of me, taking cyanide is a touch over the line, BamBam?
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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:36 am

I get your point, gentlemen, I really do, but if you are openly insulting to another poster I have to deal with any reports or complaints that come. So i'll delete those few posts and you can get back to discussing whatever it is you discuss here, rather than posters on the forum.

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Post by BamBam on Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:37 am

Usually don't react, but he'd been doing my nut in lol

I've apologised now

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:38 am

thumbsup

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:39 am

Who's complained on here?!?! I thought we were away from the riff raff!

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Post by Gwlad on Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:40 am

BamBam wrote:Usually don't react, but he'd been doing my nut in lol

I've apologised now

so you apologize on the one hand and revel in it on the other on the same forum. Bambam is quite appropriate.



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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:41 am

He gets everywhere!!!! Aaagghhhh!!!!

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Post by Gwlad on Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:49 am

BamBam wrote:Usually don't react, but he'd been doing my nut in lol

I've apologised now

and just so you all know his private apology was as vacuous as I would expect from someone who solicits another to take cyanide on th internet and was accompanied by a further insult.

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:55 am

Ok. Probably should have PMed that, my bad. Nasty stuff out of the way, what are our budgets? And who is taking Italy? Unless it's gwlad?!?!
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Post by ChequeredJersey on Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:57 am

Ziggler, you should probably censor the word Tinkywinky
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