2016 TSF Team of the Year



  • I can't beleive Hooper won in 2013!



  • @Hooroo said in 2016 TSF Team of the Year:

    I can't beleive Hooper won in 2013!

    Who says we're biased?



  • Hey all
    When I get a chance I'll update the OPs of each position with the additional nominees and aim for the weekend to convert them to polls.

    Given it's holidays I'll leave the polls open for say a week into the New Year (which is basically a fortnight any way) before we announce the team ... if I remember this year ...



  • I don't know why we run this. It's going to be a bunch of All Blacks, some Irishmen because they beat us (only if we can't find a stand out AB), and a token English player because they won a bunch.



  • @mariner4life said in 2016 TSF Team of the Year:

    I don't know why we run this. It's going to be a bunch of All Blacks, some Irishmen because they beat us (only if we can't find a stand out AB), and a token English player because they won a bunch.

    Go forth, young padawan



  • @MajorRage said in 2016 TSF Team of the Year:

    @mariner4life said in 2016 TSF Team of the Year:

    I don't know why we run this. It's going to be a bunch of All Blacks, some Irishmen because they beat us (only if we can't find a stand out AB), and a token English player because they won a bunch.

    Go forth, young padawan

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  • @mariner4life cos we can?

    Plus it'll give the Irish posters something to moan about when they don't get 15 in the starting 15 :)



  • @mariner4life said in 2016 TSF Team of the Year:

    I don't know why we run this. It's going to be a bunch of All Blacks, some Irishmen because they beat us (only if we can't find a stand out AB), and a token English player because they won a bunch.

    Kind of coz I enjoy it. And I do like to see who everyone thinks is the best.

    And we're the best judges of who is good and who is not :)

    FYI. kind of sad but did you know that not a single Saffa has been nominated (unless they're playing for Ireland ... or Scotland ... )



  • For some reason I can't convert the original threads to polls ... will have to create new ones.

    May see if I can consolidate them after that.

    Got to this a bit later than I intended. Will keep polls open for 10 days or a couple of weeks or so.

    Feel free to vote when set up.

    Cheers



  • OK - have eventually put up the polls. Vote away if and as interested.



  • I wonder if the Canterbury voting block will see Crotty selected at 12 and 13?



  • @mariner4life said in 2016 TSF Team of the Year:

    @MajorRage said in 2016 TSF Team of the Year:

    @mariner4life said in 2016 TSF Team of the Year:

    I don't know why we run this. It's going to be a bunch of All Blacks, some Irishmen because they beat us (only if we can't find a stand out AB), and a token English player because they won a bunch.

    Go forth, young padawan

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    Gratuitous upvote for Star Wars reference right there.



  • OK Folks.

    I suspect we can all see the results of the polls as I'm not being bombarded to publish the results.

    Am not going to go with a full on "press release" this year - as I'm not feeling particularly creative. Teams is as below.

    Am a little surprised with some of the selections and there is plenty of fodder for the NZ haters and cultural cringers to whinge about NZers being selected.

    Anyway - the 2016 TSF ToTY, consisting 11 All Blacks, 11 Oirish, 1 Argie and coached by a England-resident Japanese-Australian, is:

    No. Surname First Name Country % of vote Comment
    2015
    1 McGRATH Jack IRE 67%
    2 COLES Dane NZL 90%
    3 FRANKS Owen NZL 61%
    4 RETALLICK Brodie NZL 72%
    5 WHITELOCK Samuel NZL 88%
    6 KAINO Jerome NZL 58%
    7 CANE Sam NZL 30%
    8 ISA Facundo ARG 60%
    9 SMITH Aaron NZL 42%
    10 BARRETT Beauden NZL 100% (unopposed)
    12 HENSHAW Robbie IRE 40%
    13 LIENERT-BROWN Anton NZL 42%
    11 ZEBO Simon IRE 47%
    14 DAGG Israel NZL 79%
    15 SMITH Ben NZL 100% (unopposed)
    coach JONES Eddie ENG 58%


  • Crikey there's a shitload of countries not represented there.



  • Of most interest to me was the Bokke not getting even one nomination.



  • @booboo said in 2016 TSF Team of the Year:

    Of most interest to me was the Bokke not getting even one nomination.

    Being shit has that effect



  • Clearly the Irish voting block was more powerful than the Cantab voting block at 12 .... Even I voted for Crotty and it didn't help.



  • Of more note than no SA players is the lack of any English players bar the coach. Eddie must be some coach to get a bunch of nobodies going through an entire season unbeaten...



  • @Nepia said in 2016 TSF Team of the Year:

    Clearly the Irish voting block was more powerful than the Cantab voting block at 12 .... Even I voted for Crotty and it didn't help.

    Shit I thought you'd nominate Ian Macrae for the 12 spot. Wasn't he the last Hawkes Bay bred AB midfielder?



  • @No-Quarter are you surprised? This is the Fern, how many England games did everyone watch? The 4 against the Wallabies?


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