It is a no brainer that we want this one to be way bigger than last year. So get your friends and foes (and even the in-laws) together, for what is going to be a long and interesting ride.
For the new guys, and the no so new with short memories (the bulk of the old guys), here is a run down of how it works:
How to play
Log onto Ruggaworld and click on the link “Make predictions” at the top of the right sidebar. You will be able to see the next 7 games and be able to load the predictions for those games. (We call it predictions and not tipping as there is a bit more involved than just picking the winning team and margin)
You will have to predict the score for each team in the game. Once you have entered the score click on the “Save” button and all done.
Should you wish to change your prediction sometime later before the game starts, just go back to the “Make Predictions” page and overwrite the score you wish to change and hit “Save” again. Due to the fact that we allow this, you will not be able to see other players’ predictions until the scores have been tallied after the game.
That is it. Locked and loaded, sit back and enjoy the game.
The Rat Race scoring system is split into 2 levels, the base points & the bonus points.
The base points are allocated as follow:
Predict the winning team and exact scores of both teams = 5 points
Predict a draw and actual result is a draw = 6 points
Predict the correct winning team = 3 points
Bonus points are allocated for:
Predicting the correct score for a team = 2 points
Predicting the exact points variance = 3 points
Predicted points variance is 3 or within from actual variance = 2 points
Predicted points variance is > 3 but < 8 different from actual = 1 points
Should you have any question, don’t hesitate to ask. We realise the calculation of points are difficult if you played in the forwards or anywhere outside the Cape province.
The Admin stuff
The Rat Race log will be updated each Monday morning. It might happen earlier, but the exception will not become the rule.
You can track your own progress by clicking the “Your Rat Race” link at the top of the sidebar.
For a quick view at the log, you can click on the “RAT RACE Log” tab in the sidebar.
Get those predictions in. Tell the friends, mates, gatgabbas or whatever you call them, to register and let the GAMES begin.
Right people I am sure you all want to know what is up for grabs for this competition!
I am ecstatic to confirm that the usual suspects were SUPER supportive of our site and competition again so please help us to welcome back and give a HUGE shout out to Oakley SA, Gilbert SA & Evolve AV!
We have also managed to convince a few new partners to come on-board so you will soon see some images of a company called ‘Glovebat’ on the site – keep an eye on this one, it is very cool!!!
Also, as RuggaWorld always aim to help our fellow rugby buddies from all corners, there will be plenty of surprises along the way like ticket give-away’s, a coaching clinic or two you might win for yourself (or your laaitie) and plenty more!
We will not be doing the conference thing like last year – it is too confusing and takes way too bloody long. Instead, the main prizes from Oakley, Gilbert and Evolve will be up for grabs for the top Log finishers but throughout the Super 15 we will give away weekly spot prizes, announced every Monday prior to the weekend’s games. Conditions for these spot competitions and prizes will be related to the Rat Race and specific performances for that week only to make sure we make you guys winners more often, and keep the competition fresh and exciting throughout!
Help us make this fun this year folks, invite all your friends and let’s make this the biggest Race yet!
PS: Conditions for the competition is the same as always neh! Prizes are awarded at out discretion, cannot be exchanged through us OR the prize sponsors and we will deliver, but ONLY in SA – after that, costs for shipping is on you!
So finally give our prize sponsors a follow on their Twitter and Facebook pages, visit their sites and help us say thanks yet again for making this competition awesome!