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Bryan
08-11-05, 10:11
OK folks, Here we go again! After winning the last one by two measly points, it's time we jumped back on the wagon for the Autumn internationals. There are a total of 17 matches between 6 Nations teams and other touring countries, so this will give everyone a chance despite missing last weekend's fixtures. Same rules apply as per the Lions Tour as below:

A reminder of the rules:

Attempt to predict the winning team and the margin of victory for every game of the remaining autumn internationals.

Points are a bad thing and are awarded according to how badly awry your prediction is.

An exact prediction gains you a bonus of -5 points.

You receive one point for each actual game point by which your prediction is adrift. eg. predicting a winning margin of 4 points for a game that actual ends 21-14 earns you 3 points.

You receive a penalty of 10 points in addition to your margin points for predicting the wrong winner. For instance, taking the Wales v England game from the first round of this year's 6N as an example, if someone had predicted England to win by 4 points, they would score 16 points: 6 for being away from the true result by 6 points, and 10 for the wrong winner.

If you incorrectly predict a draw, you receive a penalty of 5 points on top of the margin points.

If you miss a prediction for this predicatathon, you will be credited with the average number of points for that match PLUS a penalty of 10 points, which should hopefully have the desired effect (since it's based on averages, it would otherwise be possible to score better than the dedicated regulars who get it wrong that week)... This will be indicated by NP, followed by the score in brackets. If you miss a weekend of predictions, then you're pretty much screwed.

Predictions edited after the match in question has started will be ignored, treated as if no prediction had been made, PLUS a supplementary sportsmanship penalty of 25 points.

The matches are as follows:

11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand
12/11/2005 France v Canada
12/11/2005 England v Australia
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand
19/11/2005 France v Tonga
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia
26/11/2005 France v South Africa
26/11/2005 England v Samoa
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania

That's 17 in Total, so this should be more than enough. Anyone care to start the ball rolling for this weekend? Remember to get them in by Friday night as Wales play Fiji. You only need to get this weekend's in first. You never know who may get injured/replaced...
-Bryan

ex-lucy
08-11-05, 12:11
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji .... Wales 42, Fiji 18
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand ... Ireland 18, NZ 23
12/11/2005 France v Canada ... France 38, Canada 9
12/11/2005 England v Australia ... England 22, Aus 15
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina ... Scot 12, Argie 19
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia ... Ireland 19, Oz 18
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand ... England 25, NZ 24
19/11/2005 France v Tonga ... France 55, Tonga 12
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina ... Italy 22, Argie 23
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa ... Wales 21, SA 28
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa ... Scotland 21, Samoa 20
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand ... Scotland 12, NZ 40
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia ... Wales 22, Oz 25
26/11/2005 France v South Africa ... France 25, SA 23
26/11/2005 England v Samoa ... England 33, Samoa 19
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji ... Italy 29, Fiji 21
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania ... Ireland 55, Romania 12

Simon Thomas
08-11-05, 13:11
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji Wales by 20
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand NZ by 19
12/11/2005 France v Canada France by 35
12/11/2005 England v Australia Aus by 8
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina Argentina by 8
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia Australia by 12
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand NZ by 24
19/11/2005 France v Tonga France by 35
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina Argentina by 21
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa South Africa by 18
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa Samoa by 3
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand NZ by 38
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia Wales by 4
26/11/2005 France v South Africa France by 12
26/11/2005 England v Samoa England by 22
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji Italy by 3
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania Ireland by 30

Pablo
08-11-05, 13:11
Bryan, thanks for carrying the torch for me! I had intended to do a Predictathon for the AIs, but my new job really doesn't leave me the time. Yesterday was a 12-hour day and I thought I'd got off lightly...

I'll try to get some predictions in before the w/end...

jboulet4648
08-11-05, 13:11
Being an American of Italian heritage, I am hoping for an upset of the Pumas by Azuri on the 19th....fingers crossed.....

ex-lucy
08-11-05, 13:11
12/11/05 Italy v Tonga tbc Florence - ???

and

Sunday, November 20 = Scotland v Samoa 15:00 Edinburgh –

AlanT
08-11-05, 14:11
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji .... Wales by 15
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand ... NZ by 24
12/11/2005 France v Canada ... France by 20
12/11/2005 England v Australia ... England by 5
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina ... Argie by 10
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia ... Oz by5
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand ... NZ by 20
19/11/2005 France v Tonga ... France by 30
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina ... Argie by 10
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa ... SA by 10
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa ... Samoa by 10
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand ... NZ by 40
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia ... Wales by 5
26/11/2005 France v South Africa ... France by 8
26/11/2005 England v Samoa ... England by 15
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji ... Fiji 21 by 12
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania ... Ireland by 20

Robert Burns
08-11-05, 14:11
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji - Wales by 16
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand - NZ by 26
12/11/2005 France v Canada - France by 48
12/11/2005 England v Australia - Australia by 12
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina - Scotland by 3
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia - Ireland by 1
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand - NZ by 31
19/11/2005 France v Tonga - France by 14
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina - Italy by 4
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa - SA by 10
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa - Scotland by 5
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand - NZ by 6
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia - Australia by 8
26/11/2005 France v South Africa - France by 12
26/11/2005 England v Samoa - England by 18
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji - Fiji by 2
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania Ireland by 29

ExHookah
08-11-05, 14:11
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji WALES BY 40
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand NZ BY 14
12/11/2005 France v Canada FRANCE BY 45
12/11/2005 England v Australia ENGLAND BY 6
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina ARGENTINA BY 3
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia AUSTRALIA BY 7
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand NZ BY 10
19/11/2005 France v Tonga FRANCE BY 60
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina ARGENTINA BY 5
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa SA BY 20
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa SCOTLAND BY 15
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand NZ BY 40
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia AUSTRALIA BY 7
26/11/2005 France v South Africa FRANCE BY 7
26/11/2005 England v Samoa ENGLAND BY 50
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji ITALY BY 15
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania IRELAND BY 50

Bryan
08-11-05, 14:11
You only need to get this weekend's in first.

If you want to get them ALL in at once that's ok. BUT I won't be looking at tabulating anything later than each weekend. Feel free to go back in and edit your scores after each week if you need or those of you who went ahead already. Editing scores after the match has been played will earn you extra points, so be careful!



12/11/05 Italy v Tonga tbc Florence - ???
and
Sunday, November 20 = Scotland v Samoa 15:00 Edinburgh

Forget Italy and Tonga.
Scotland and Samoa were there already on the 19th. If it's meant to be on Sunday then whoops.

-Bryan

Robert Burns
08-11-05, 15:11
What it's a Sunday? oh wish you'd said, that'll mean another 20 points to Scotland, Do you know if it will be raining yet?

lol

Jacko
08-11-05, 16:11
Do you know if it will be raining yet?

lol
It's in Scotland. Of course it will be.

Bryan
08-11-05, 17:11
And to prove it, this is what I found when I checked the weather forecast a few days after I arrived. Begs why we pay meteorologists up here in the first place.
-Bryan
NOW GET BACK TO PREDICTING!

GazMaz
08-11-05, 18:11
Ok I'll give it a go.
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji : Wales by 24
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand : NZ by 18
12/11/2005 France v Canada : France by 37
12/11/2005 England v Australia : Draw
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina : Argentina by 6
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia : Australia by 6
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand : NZ by 18
19/11/2005 France v Tonga : France by 40
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina : Argentina by 6
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa : Wales by 10
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa : Samoa by 6
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand : NZ by 42
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia : Wales by 3
26/11/2005 France v South Africa : France by 12
26/11/2005 England v Samoa : England by 25
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji : Italy by 3
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania : Ireland by 38

Blimey I'll put an accumulator on it! :D

Fabio
08-11-05, 18:11
12/11/2005 Wales v Fiji - Wales by 16
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand - NZ by 19
12/11/2005 France v Canada - France by 37
12/11/2005 England v Australia - Australia by 6
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina - Argentina by 3
12/11/05 Italy v Tonga - Italy by 9

Simon Griffiths
08-11-05, 18:11
Hopefully I can replicate a performance similar to that during the 6N as opposed to during the Lions tour! :o

Wales v Fiji
I think Wales can bounce back quite well here. Wales by 37

Ireland v New Zealand
NZ to make it two in a row, Ireland won't be strong enough despite NZ re-shuffle. New Zealand by 6

France v Canada
Sadly, quite an obvious winner here. France by 40

England v Australia
The two worst performing teams in world rugby? The battle of the floundering titans could be embarassing for whoever loses. Home advantage the key. England by 12

Scotland v Argentina
This will be a really good, tight game, two quite equally matched teams on their day. Depends if the Argies get the French contingent, (which they did for the South Africa game). Argentina by 8

DJ Jnr
09-11-05, 07:11
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji Wales by 26
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand Ireland by 8
12/11/2005 France v Canada France by 38
12/11/2005 England v Australia Australia by 9
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina Argentina by 2
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia Australia by 18
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand England by 6
19/11/2005 France v Tonga France by 47
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina Italy by 5
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa South Africa by 22
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa Scotland by 17
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand New Zealand by 56
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia Australia by 7
26/11/2005 France v South Africa France by 1
26/11/2005 England v Samoa England by 56
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji Italy by 14
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania Ireland by 39

Jacko
10-11-05, 01:11
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji Wales by 30
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand New Zealand by 8
12/11/2005 France v Canada France by 40
12/11/2005 England v Australia England by 5
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina Argentina by 7

Bryan
10-11-05, 08:11
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji - WALES by 19
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand NZ by 24
12/11/2005 France v Canada FRANCE by 36 (but only b/c it's raining)
12/11/2005 England v Australia ENGLAND by 8
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina ARGENTINA by 6

I'll be in France for the weekend for obvious reasons, so I won't be able to put the results together until Monday morning.

Simon Thomas and Ex-Lucy!
I don't want to know the actual score- just the winning margin! It makes no difference if NZ win 134-100 or 50-16, it's the spread that counts! Go back and change it b/c frankly I can't be bothered to do the basic math and I can't bill clients for it.

Cheers,
-Bryan

Pablo
10-11-05, 10:11
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji Wales by 28
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand NZ by 43
12/11/2005 France v Canada France by 55
12/11/2005 England v Australia Australia by 4
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina Argentina by 11
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia Australia by 13
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand NZ by 23
19/11/2005 France v Tonga France by 34
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina Argentina by 20
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa Wales by 6
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa Samoa by 8
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand NZ by 52
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia Aus by 9
26/11/2005 France v South Africa France by 10
26/11/2005 England v Samoa England by 24
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji Italy by 19
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania Ireland by 60

The random number generator has spoken!

Brian Ravenhill
10-11-05, 12:11
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji Wales by 21
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand New Zealand by 4
12/11/2005 France v Canada France by 40
12/11/2005 England v Australia England by 4
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina Argentina by 4
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia Ireland by 8
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand England by 3
19/11/2005 France v Tonga France by 40
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina Argentina by 5
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa South Africa by 15
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa Scotland by 5
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand New Zealand by 50
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia Wales by 7
26/11/2005 France v South Africa France by 4
26/11/2005 England v Samoa England by 50
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji Italy by 10
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania Ireland by 40

Wert Twacky
10-11-05, 12:11
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji Wales by 25
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand New Z by 15
12/11/2005 France v Canada France by 35
12/11/2005 England v Australia Eng by 15
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina Arg by 12
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia Ire by 5
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand Eng by 10
19/11/2005 France v Tonga France by 50
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina Arg by 15
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa South A 15
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa Scotland by 17
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand New Z by 50
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia Aus by 25
26/11/2005 France v South Africa SA by 12
26/11/2005 England v Samoa Eng by 47
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji Fiji by 9
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania Ire by 47

tim White
10-11-05, 15:11
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji Wales by 11
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand NZ by30
12/11/2005 France v Canada France by 30
12/11/2005 England v Australia England by 9
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina Argentina by7
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia Australia by 20
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand NZ by 15
19/11/2005 France v Tonga France by 30
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina Italy by15
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa Wales by 9
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa Samoa by 15
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand New Zealand by 50
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia Australia by10
26/11/2005 France v South Africa France by 21
26/11/2005 England v Samoa England by 20
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji Italy by10
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania Ireland by 30
:confused:

robertti
10-11-05, 17:11
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji .... Wales by 29
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand ... Ireland by 4
12/11/2005 France v Canada ... France by 43
12/11/2005 England v Australia ... Australia by 8
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina ... Argentina by 19

Pity to see Simon sees the big game at Twickenam as a battle of the floundering titans! Okay none of us are doing too well, but still we deserve a bit of respect! No doubt we should get our campaign back on track this weekend.

PeterTC
10-11-05, 18:11
11/11/2005 Wales v Fiji .... Wales by 18
12/11/2005 Ireland v New Zealand ... NZ by 26
12/11/2005 France v Canada ... France by 52
12/11/2005 England v Australia ... Australia by 11
12/11/2005 Scotland v Argentina ... Argentina by 21

Simon Griffiths
11-11-05, 23:11
Well, we're all off to a pathetic start:

Result: Wales 11 - 10 Fiji
Winning Margin: 1

PeterTC
11-11-05, 23:11
I wish to change my NZ prediction to by 13. (Don't want to edit original in case people think I'm trying to cheat!)

Robert Burns
11-11-05, 23:11
Sounds good to me, I think that puts me in joint 3rd!

Simon Griffiths
13-11-05, 13:11
Here are the results in full (including Welsh result)

Result: Wales 11 - 10 Fiji
Margin: Wales by 1

Result: England 26 - 16 Australia
Margin: England by 10

Result: Ireland 7 - 45 New Zealand
Margin: NZ by 38

Result: Scotland 19 - 23 Argentina
Margin: Argentina by 4

Result: France 50 - 6 Canada
Margin: France by 44

Plus, just for interest (as it wasn't included), the Italy v Tonga result:

Result: Italy 48 - 0 Tonga

Simon Griffiths
13-11-05, 13:11
I have to say, the last time I ever change my predictions! I added about 15 points to my total by changing NZ winning margin! :mad:

Well, I had three under 5, and two over 30!

My total (tbc by Bryan) was a less than thrilling 36+2+32+4+4 = 78

PeterTC
13-11-05, 13:11
Betters my pretty atrocious 99!

DJ Jnr
14-11-05, 07:11
Damn, I think I got 84 points in total

Fiji v Wal = 25 :eek:
Aus v Eng = 11 :mad:
Nz v Ire = 40 :eek:
Arg v Sco = 2 :D
Fra v Sam = 6 :)
---------------
= 84

Bryan
14-11-05, 09:11
Folks,
Here are the prediction results thus far. I wanted to attach the spreadsheet but it won't let me enter excel files (any way to amend this Robert). The formulas all make sense, so if there's something wrong it's b/c I entered in the wrong info. If there is a problem, PM me so I can recheck the info and make corrections.

Congrats to Brian for being top of the board. Brian Ravenhill also needs acknowledgement for being the only one to correctly guess the score for a match (Argentina by 4):

Brian R 10 (2+3+4+6-5)!
Tim White 36
Bryan 44
Alan T 63
Gas Maz 67
Fabio 68
Nic Priscott 69
WertTwacky69
Jacko 71
Pablo 74
Ex-Lucy 77
Simon G jr. 78
Simon Thomas79
Robert Burns80
PeterTC 98
Robertti 106
DJ Jr 118

Cheers, and good luck next week!
-Bryan

Robert Burns
14-11-05, 13:11
I'll change that now, you'll be able to attach your excel file in about 10 minutes

Bryan
14-11-05, 16:11
Here it is! Please check and let me know through PM of any discrepancies.
-Bryan

Jacko
14-11-05, 17:11
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia - I'm gonna sit on the fence and say draw.
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand - England by 1, with a dodgy last minute penalty try
19/11/2005 France v Tonga - France by 22
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina - Argies by 4
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa - ooh. toughie. wales by 3 maybe.
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa - Samoa. By 10. Sorry Robert!

Fabio
14-11-05, 22:11
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia - Ireland by 4
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand - NZ by 13
19/11/2005 France v Tonga - France by 18
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina - Argentina by 5
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa - South Africa by 23
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa - Scotland by 5

Simon Griffiths
14-11-05, 22:11
Simon G jr. 78
My username is:

simonjgriffithshr

That is: Simon John Griffiths Home Run

I thought we'd finished with the mis-reading of my username (as happened when I first joined). Just call me Noddy everyone, it seems to be much easier, plus as was stated at the time, it would alieviate the problem of a disproportionate number of referees named Simon.

Simon Griffiths
14-11-05, 23:11
As for prediction time:

Ireland v Australia
Australia are just too woeful upfront. Even Ireland's pack will have enough dominance for them to make the most of. Ireland by 7.

England v New Zealand
It will be New Zealand's toughest test. So? ...New Zealand by 5.

France v Tonga
Straight forward thrashing. France by 50.

Italy v Argentina
This one could be another interesting encounter, just like the Scotland v Argentina match was. Italy by 6.

Wales v South Africa
This will either be tight or the 'boks will run away with it. I'm interested to see South Africa's new defence system - supposedly called the washing machine method! South Africa by 12.

Scotland v Samoa
It'll be a good match (considering the teams involved ;) ). Scotland by 8

Brian Ravenhill
15-11-05, 15:11
Bryan

I think you’ve got my score wrong I believe it should be 59

Wales by 21 dif actually 1 my score therefore 20
New Zealand by 4 actually 38 my score therefore 34
France by 40 actually 44 my score therefore 4
England by 4 actually 10 my score therefore 6
Argentina by 4 actually 4 my score therefore (–5)

Brian Ravenhill

Thanks Brian. I've made the changes. So now Tim White is in the lead (unless his score is also wrong!)

Bryan
18-11-05, 08:11
Australia by 8
NZ by 14
SA by 14
Argentina by 12
France by 22
Scotland by 8

Wert Twacky
18-11-05, 11:11
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia - Australia by 17
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand - New Zealand by 26
19/11/2005 France v Tonga - France by 15
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina - Argentina by 18
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa - SA by 12
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa - Samoa by 8

SimonSmith
18-11-05, 14:11
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia - Australia by 11
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand - New Zealand by 18
19/11/2005 France v Tonga - France by 24
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina - Argentina by 24
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa - SA by 20
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa - Scotland by 13

PeterTC
19-11-05, 13:11
19/11/2005 Ireland v Australia - Australia by 6
19/11/2005 England v New Zealand - New Zealand by 19
19/11/2005 France v Tonga - France by 22
19/11/2005 Italy v Argentina - Argentina by 12
19/11/2005 Wales v South Africa - SA by 17
19/11/2005 Scotland v Samoa - Scotland by 9

Simon Griffiths
19-11-05, 17:11
How close was that!?

England 19 - 23 New Zealand

Winning Margin of 4, a hell of a lot closer than predicted. But perhaps England could have (or even should have) won the match.

Feeling a little dejected now, but the intensity at the end of the match was incredible: on the pitch, in the stands and emotionally.

Simon Griffiths
19-11-05, 17:11
I'm particularly annoyed that I was only one point out with my predicted winning margin! Still, better than most of you pessimists! ;)

AlanT
20-11-05, 18:11
I'm not bitter, but dropping 24 Predictathon points in the last two matches just on 2 VERY late tries - ugh!

Anyone else thinking of changing their name to Br(i/y)an?

Bryan
21-11-05, 08:11
Here we go after the weekend. A few of you failed to send in Week 2 predictions, so naturally you've dropped down the "Rugby Refs Order of Merit Table".


Bryan (84)
Simon Thomas (123)
Brian R (131)
Nic Priscott (132)
Alan T (136)
PeterTC (138)
WertTwacky (143)
Fabio (144
Ex-Lucy (153)
Pablo (158)
Simon John Griffiths Home Run (166)
Tim White (166)
Gas Maz (167)
Simon Smith (170)
Robert Burns (195)
Jacko (195)
DJ Jr (199)
Robertti (245)


I've attached the excel file for those to double-check.
-Bryan

Simon Thomas
21-11-05, 10:11
Phew - that's better after last week's disaster !

And what an amazing coincidence at Twickenham - me in seat 214 and ex-Lucy in 216 ! About a 1 in 60,000 chance.

Good to meet you ex-Lucy, but shame about final result.

Bryan
21-11-05, 11:11
And what an amazing coincidence at Twickenham - me in seat 214 and ex-Lucy in 216 ! About a 1 in 60,000 chance.
Please tell me that one of you had the foresight to bring a camera and take a picture for the website?
I'll be down in the Borders for the Society dinner in 2 weeks, so if I meet the Changlengs I'll grab a photo. We've already got one of Simon with Wayne Barnes, so let's keep up the "celebrity referee" photos whenever we get the chance.

At the bottom of this page (http://potomacreferees.com/visitors.asp) is a picture of our very own Simon Smith!

-Bryan

Fabio
21-11-05, 12:11
Sorry Bryan, but I believe there is a mistake. I did my predictions for last weekends results on page 4 of this thread.

Everything now fixed. Didn't go back that far as I thought I had already taken care of these on Friday before the weekend. THANKS!
-Bryan

PeterTC
21-11-05, 13:11
Also, I picked up 44 points instead of -5 for predicting the SA v. Wales game right!!!!

That's b/c excel thinks SA is different from South Africa (which technically is correct). I must learn to convert all the abbreviations. Sorry! Well done, btw.
-Bryan

SimonSmith
21-11-05, 14:11
At the bottom of this page (http://potomacreferees.com/visitors.asp) is a picture of our very own Simon Smith!

-Bryan

Thanks Bryan. I'll remember that!

PeterTC
21-11-05, 14:11
Also, I picked up 44 points instead of -5 for predicting the SA v. Wales game right!!!!

That's b/c excel thinks SA is different from South Africa (which technically is correct). I must learn to convert all the abbreviations. Sorry! Well done, btw.
-Bryan

Wow, the man does things at speed. Cheers predictomaster!

Fabio
23-11-05, 23:11
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand - NZ by 41
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia - Australia by 3
26/11/2005 France v South Africa - South Africa by 7
26/11/2005 England v Samoa - England by 23
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji - Fiji by 6
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania - Ireland by 39

Jacko
24-11-05, 01:11
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand - NZ by 45
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia - Australia by 6
26/11/2005 France v South Africa - South Africa by 5
26/11/2005 England v Samoa - England by 29
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji - Draw
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania - Ireland by 30

Bryan
25-11-05, 11:11
NZ by 29
Australia by 8
South Africa by 3
England by 24
Italy by 12
Ireland by 34

Would much rather be watching the match in Paris than Edinburgh, but then again it could be worse.

-Bryan

Wert Twacky
25-11-05, 11:11
Scotland v New Zealand - NZ by 45
Wales v Australia - Australia by 20
France v South Africa - South Africa by 15
England v Samoa - England by 40
Italy v Fiji - Fiji by 4
Ireland v Romania - Ireland by 30

Simon Griffiths
25-11-05, 21:11
My predicitions/build-up for this weekend's matches:

Scotland v New Zealand
NZ to secure first Grand Slam since 70s with a more than comfortable victory.
NZ by 45

Wales v Australia
Wales haven't looked good. Neither have Australia until last week. 'Form' is the guide here - if you can have form after one match!
Australia by 8

France v South Africa
This would be a very good match to watch - as such I intend to on Sky. Some open rugby, and a good battle upfront.
South Africa by 6

England v Samoa
Samoa showed their quality in the 2003 RWC, and are always tough opposition. But they haven't got the Chiropractor, nor a host of other big name players. England to take the form from Aus/NZ matches, plus better backs (JSD in particular), and comfortably win.
England by 47

Italy v Fiji
Two of the top, non-elite nations. Fiji pushed a depleted Wales team close, but Italy's 6N experience to show through.
Italy by 8

Ireland v Romania
Dare I say it again? Foregone conclusion - sadly. Not all that long ago, this would have been a tight match.
Ireland by 71

AlanT
26-11-05, 01:11
Scotland v New Zealand - NZ by 70
Wales v Australia - draw
France v South Africa - South Africa by 15
England v Samoa - England by 40
Italy v Fiji - Fiji by 8
Ireland v Romania - Ireland by 20

PeterTC
26-11-05, 02:11
26/11/2005 Scotland v New Zealand - NZ by 52
26/11/2005 Wales v Australia - Australia by 13
26/11/2005 France v South Africa - South Africa by 8
26/11/2005 England v Samoa - England by 37
26/11/2005 Italy v Fiji - Itay by 9
26/11/2005 Ireland v Romania - Ireland by 57

Simon Griffiths
26-11-05, 17:11
Results in so far are:

Ireland 43 - 12 Romania
Winning margin: Ireland by 31

England 40 - 3 Samoa
Winning margin: England by 37

Scotland 10 - 29 New Zealand
Winning margin: NZ by 19

Bryan
28-11-05, 10:11
Righto,
Here are the unofficial final results. Please check them against the attached excel file to make sure I got all your results correctly noted. Tim and Simon Smith were placed as (DNF) as they only submitted 1 out of 3 weekends worth of predictions. Well done to all for making this such fun, and we'll start it all again in February for the 6 Nations.


Bryan 152
Simon Thomas 178
Brian R 196
Nic Priscott 205
Ex-Lucy 223
GazMaz 228
PeterTC 252
Fabio 257
Tim White 257
Pablo 262
WertTwacky 265
Alan T 277
Robert Burns 282
DJ Jr 288
Jacko 289
Simon J G HR 291
Simon Smith DNF
Robertti DNF


-Bryan

Robert Burns
28-11-05, 12:11
Swiss, Fix, booooo


all that unsportsmaship stuff cause I lost badly!!!

lol

Simon Thomas
28-11-05, 12:11
Well done Bryan - for the second time !

Maybe we should set up as match score predictors for the IRB or Sky Sports ? We seem to be pretty accurate.

Simon T.

Simon Griffiths
28-11-05, 18:11
Thanks Bryan for running that, very well done.

The less said about my final position the better - last place... :o

Robert Burns
28-11-05, 19:11
yep, very well done Bryan,

Don't think I would be employed with Sky Sports, lol.

Or maybe I would, asfter all they have Stuart Barnes and he's always right :rolleyes: :eek: