Newb

Newb is a rugby convert from the US. Naive and uninitiated in his youth, he was educated on the glory of the sport during a study abroad stay in Sydney. But don't hate him for being a Yank. Love him because he's not a Kiwi.

  • Rugby
    RWC Fantasy League Wrap-up

    The scores are in, the results are tallied…  and New Zealand beat us in fantasy too. Not...

  • Rugby
    G&GR RWC 2011 Fantasy League

    The Rugby World Cup is upon us and FoxSport’s fantasy game is up and running!  So make...

  • Northern Provincial Rugby
    G&GR Wins Super Fantasy Competition 2011

    Another great season of SupeRugby has come and, somewhat sadly, gone. The Reds’ strong finish to be crowned champs was a great result for their fans, and for fans of Australian rugby in general. But I’m feeling a tad disappointed now it’s all over. What the hell am I going to do...

  • Rugby
    G&GR Fantasy League Update – Round 14

    The finals are drawing near, which means that fantasy crunch time is fast approaching.  Each week is becoming more and more valuable.  Time is dwindling for those of us looking to move up the table, and for those at the top, it’s getting harder and harder to hold on. The league leader...

  • Super Rugby
    G&GR Fantasy Comp 2011 – April Update

    The weeks are creeping closer to mid-season now that we’re past Round 8. Seems like a good time for a G&GR Fantasy update. We’re still going strong overall, but have juuuuust slipped into second place (out of 2,604) in the league rankings. I’m confident we’ll make up the one-point difference and reclaim...

  • Super Rugby
    Fantasy Comp 2011 – Round 3

    Quick update on the G&GR Fantasy League for everyone.  Moses is still holding on strong to the league lead and is representing us all well by placing 10th globally so far.  One notable contestant is Phil Kearns coming in 3rd in our league.  Why did I let him in again….??  Quick shoutout to...

  • Super Rugby
    Fantasy Comp 2011 – Round 1

    Well, well, well…  Quite a start to the fantasy season we have on our hands here!  I personally copped a hiding (thanks Ma’a) but nonetheless there was some success around the league.  Our very own Moses shot out of a cannon to finish 2nd overall with a blazing 457 points.  Might have...

  • Super Rugby
    G&GR Super Rugby Fantasy Comp 2011

    Let’s be honest here.  If you’re on this site, it’s probably because you’re a rugby tragic.  So if you’re already addicted, why not add another vice to the equation?  Join our Super Rugby fantasy competition!  There’s still time to sign up, but with only 4 days before the 1st round roster deadline there...

  • Super Rugby
    Super14 Fantasy Comp: naming the Champ

    It was a hard fought season with heaps of strong contenders, but there could only be one winner of the G&GR Fantasy League. That winner, and proud owner of a Double Gold Pass from the ARU, was none other than SCRUMBLUE’s SCUMBAGS! Huge, well-deserved congrats to him for taking the title home!...

  • Rugby
    Super14 Fantasy Comp – To the Wire

    Here we are everyone, just the final to go!  It’s still a close one at the top of the standings.  Scrumblue has held on from last week to keep his lead, and is sitting 26th globally.  That’s a great showing.  Just 44 points behind is SuperMango20, with Steven Hawkin, da boytjie, and...

  • Super Rugby
    Super 14 Fantasy Comp – Round 14

    Little bit of movement at the top of the table this week, making things interesting heading to the semis. An off round by ManBearPigs saw him relinquish the lead, with scrumblue taking over top spot. Steven Hawking and SuperMango20 follow just behind. All four managers are in the top 70 globally which...

  • Rugby
    Super 14 Fantasy Comp – Round 13

    Ok folks, only one round left before the playoffs and things are getting tight at the top.  Delos Pink Panthers was the team of the round with 537 points which brought him up to 6th.  scrumblue and da Boytjie’s also had great rounds and are closing fast.  ManBearPigs must be watching the rear-view mirror...

  • Super Rugby
    Super 14 Fantasy Comp – Round 12

    Well well well…  The season is beginning to wind down with only 2 rounds left before the playoffs start.  Appears to be a 4 horse race for the title at the moment.  ManBearPigs still at the top with Steven Hawkin, SuperMango20, and scrumblue close behind.  SuperMango20 is especially hot, taking the honors...

  • Super Rugby
    Super 14 Fantasy Comp – Round 11

    Pretty good week in the G&GR league overall.  We maintained our league average lead for yet another week.  Well done on that fellas!  ManBearPigs keeps the top spot and rose to 14th overall globally.  Good showings by Steve Hawkin, scrumblue, and SuperMango20 give us an impressive 4 members in the top 75...

  • Rugby
    Super 14 Fantasy Comp – Round 10

    No earth-shattering changes to the league this past week.  A couple newcomers to the top 10 and bit of shuffling, but overall looks about the same.  ManBearPigs still sits on the G&GR throne and 23rd overall, with scrumblue coming on strong.  TazXV had a sweet round (3rd best in G&GR) and is...

  • Super Rugby
    Super 14 Fantasy Comp – Round 9

    After a down week last time out, nearly everyone responded with a high-scoring round (except umm, yours truly…  cough).  Faith in the Reds was a big part of it and the key players didn’t disappoint.  ManBearPigs retains the league lead and climbed into the top ten to sit 7th overall in FoxSports...

  • Super Rugby
    Super 14 Fantasy Comp – Round 8

    Alright fellas, what the hell was that?  Pretty much a collective stinker thrown up by our table leaders, including myself.  I had a shocker as the weekend progressed, but didn’t slip too much by some stroke of luck.  A favorite, ManBearPigs is our new league leader, ousting the stalwart Steven Hawkin from...

  • Rugby
    Super 14 Fantasy Comp – Round 7

    Sorry for the delay folks…  A largely stable week in the G&GR Fantasy Comp.  The top 3 of the league remain the same (Steven Hawkin keeps the crown another week), however a slightly off round resulted in him slipping to 2nd overall in the global competition.  Some bloody South African (not one of our...

  • Super Rugby
    Super 14 Fantasy Comp – Round 6

    So…. what’s different this week?  Well, not very much.  Our league average is still leading the way, with a decent margin to the next competition.  A bit of shuffling of the top 10, but Steve Hawkins still holds the lead on next closest by over 130 points, which is beginning to look...

  • Super Rugby
    Super 14 Fantasy Comp – Round 5

    This could pretty easily be an all Tahs post.  I’ll try to add some variety if possible though.  The moral of the story is — hope your players are facing the Lions.  They leak like a fishnet.   The previously bumbling Sydney boys took advantage, and it showed in fantasy land. The...