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    NSC Rugby World Cup 2019 Competition - Main Thread


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    This is the main thread for the competition where you will post all your predictions and I'll provide updated tables as quickly as I can.

    FORMAT

    This prediction competition operates as a knock-out:

    GROUP STAGE will see 3 mini leagues of 8 people each and will cover all the group games. The top 2 in each group plus 2 highest scorers (Lucky Losers) from across the groups will qualify for the quarter-finals.

    QUARTER-FINALS will cover the quarter-finals and see the last 8 paired with each other. Scores set to 0 the highest scorer of each pair advances to the semi-finals.

    SEMI-FINALS will cover the Semi-Finals with the last 4 split into two pairs - highest scorer from each advances to the final. Score set to 0.

    FINAL Covers the 3rd place play-off and final. Involves the last two, score set to 0, highest score wins the tournament.

    RULES


    Predicitions to be posted by the following dates (I will accept late entries but these will score 25 for any matches already played and you will be eliminated if you miss 3 matches):

    a) 1st set of group matches - 11:44am Fri 20th September
    b) 2nd set of group matches - 8:44am Thur 26th September
    c) 3rd set of group matches - 6:14am Thu 3rd October
    d) 4th set of group matches - 8:14am Wed 9th October
    e) Quarter-Finals - 8:14am Sat 19th October
    f) Semi-Finals - 8:59am Sat 26th October
    g) 3rd place play-off/Final - 8:59am 1st November

    All predictions for the group stage are to be posted on this thread,

    All predictions for the Second Round, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Final can PM their predictions to me or post them on this thread.

    My decision is final but any errors of maths etc. let me know!

    SCORING

    Predict the outcome of each match by points margin.

    Every point your out by will score 1 point against you.

    Winner will be the lowest score as in golf.


    TABLES. In the event of a tie in points, position will be decided by most correct scores, then most scores with a difference of 1 and I will repeat this process until I have a winner. I’ll try and update tables after each day.

    KNOCK-OUT PHASE. If scores in a pair are level after each set of matches then the tie will be decided by count back as above.


    First set of group matches (in playing order)

    1 Fri 20 Sept 11:45 A Japan v Russia
    2 Sat 21 Sept 05:45 D Australia v Fiji
    3 Sat 21 Sept 08:15 C France v Argentina
    4 Sat 21 Sept 12:45 B New Zealand v South Africa
    5 Sun 22 Sept 06:15 B Italy v Namibia
    6 Sun 22 Sept 08:45 A Ireland v Scotland
    7 Sun 22 Sept 11:15 C England v Tonga
    8 Mon 23 Sept 11:15 D Wales v Georgia
    9 Tues 24 Sept 11:15 A Russia v Samoa
    10 Wed 25 Sept 06:15 D Fiji v Uruguay

    Draw

    GROUP A
    The Brighton Bear
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    @Jim D
    @wehatepalace
    @jessiejames
    @Pavilionaire
    @Papak

    GROUP B
    @Taybha
    @Frankie
    @Icy Gull
    @Eggman
    @Guy Fawkes
    @NEASTGULL
    @KZN Seagull
    @whitelion

    GROUP C

    @Brighton Lines
    @Bod
    @Is it PotG
    @One Love
    @Ludensian Gull
    @Simster
    @Kinky Gerbils
    @Hamilton


    QUARTER-FINALS
    qf1: A1 v Lucky Loser 2
    qf2: C1 v B2
    qf3: B1 v Lucky Loser 1
    qf4: A2 v C2

    SEMI-FINALS
    sf1: QF1 v QF2
    sf2: QF3 v QF4

    FINAL ROUND
    SF1 v SF2

    You have just under a week to get your first set of predictions in.

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      Australia + 12
      France + 5
      New Zealand + 6
      Italy + 9
      Ireland + 3
      England + 15
      Wales + 17
      Samoa + 9
      Fiji + 11
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      New Zealand +8
      Italy +17
      Ireland +6
      England +24
      Wales +19
      Samoa +5
      Fiji +18
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      Australia + 4
      Argentina + 4
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      Italy + 20
      Ireland + 4
      England + 20
      Wales + 10
      Samoa + 4
      Fiji + 10
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      Italy + 20
      Ireland + 5
      England + 15
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      Japan by 12

      Austrailia by 13

      France by 12

      New Zealand by 9

      Italy by 7

      Ireland by 12

      England by 13

      Wales by 18

      Samoa by 5

      Fiji by 8
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      Austrailia +18
      France + 12
      New Zealand + 9
      Italy + 8
      Ireland + 15
      England + 21
      Wales + 15
      Russia + 3
      Fiji + 9

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      1 Fri 20 Sept 11:45 A Japan v Russia - Japan by 14 pts
      2 Sat 21 Sept 05:45 D Australia v Fiji - Australia by 15 pts
      3 Sat 21 Sept 08:15 C France v Argentina - Argentina by 2 pts
      4 Sat 21 Sept 12:45 B New Zealand v South Africa - New Zealand by 10 pts
      5 Sun 22 Sept 06:15 B Italy v Namibia - Italy by 15 pts
      6 Sun 22 Sept 08:45 A Ireland v Scotland - Ireland by 8 pts
      7 Sun 22 Sept 11:15 C England v Tonga - England by 14 pts
      8 Mon 23 Sept 11:15 D Wales v Georgia - Wales by 20 pts
      9 Tues 24 Sept 11:15 A Russia v Samoa - Samoa by 8 pts
      10 Wed 25 Sept 06:15 D Fiji v Uruguay - Fiji by 10 pts
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      Japan by 25
      Australia by 18
      France by 7
      New Zealand by 6
      Italy by 25
      Ireland by 10
      England by 33
      Wales by 23
      Samoa by 13
      Fiji by 24
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