The OG League Draft’s Wooden Spoon Final is about to come to a close. Nelson has a narrow 69 point lead over regular season dookie Larry as we enter the second half of their grand final playoff. Check out the teams and let us know who you think will get the win!
The finals Draft are not snake drafts like our initial season draft. Instead we pick 7th to 8th, then 7th to 8th again. Our season finished as follows:
This week the match-ups are:
(7) Otere is the new Black 554 leads 486 Clan McKenzie (8)
The Draft Teams
The Wooden Spoon:
OG Draft League Semi-Final Highlights:
Best 1st Round Pick: Sevu Reece (Larry) – Surely the “Match-up Ender” has to take the cake here, especially considering Larry countered Richie Mo with Beaudy.
Biggest Balls up: Ryan Crotty (Larry) – Why would you pick the 32nd ranked player and 5th ranked centre on averages with your 6th overall pick? Because you ballsed up obviously!
Value Pick (Snuck through late): Tevita Kurindrani (Nelson) – he might have missed out on Crotty, but instead he got the 3rd ranked centre with his 14th pick! This good be a big points win for the man we call “Choo Choo”.
Best Sub: Matt Todd (Larry) – Why would you bench “Finals Todd” for Whetu Douglas who only plays 50minutes and has a 3rd average of 26.7???? We have absolutely no idea, but hey it is the wooden spoon play off!
Average Points Value per team ranked
Looking at the starting lineups we found the total value of each team from 2019’s stats to see who should be favourite this year.
1st = 1st pick Nelson 555 point average
2nd = 4th pick Larry 538.8 point average
Our picks as per the Pick order was:
Here is our full 2019 draft order, hopefully it might give you some insight into how Rugby Union Super Idiots draft their finals.
|Pick 1||Otere is the new Black||Richie Mo’unga (CRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Sevu Reece (CRU)|
|Pick 2||Otere is the new Black||Ardie Savea (HUR)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Beauden Barrett (HUR)|
|Pick 3||Otere is the new Black||TJ Perenara (HUR)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Ngani Laumape (HUR)|
|Pick 4||Otere is the new Black||Alan Alaalatoa (BRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Pablo Matera (JAG)|
|Pick 5||Otere is the new Black||David Havili (CRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||George Bridge (CRU)|
|Pick 6||Otere is the new Black||Jack Goodhue (CRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Ryan Crotty (CRU)|
|Pick 7||Otere is the new Black||Ben Lam (HUR)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Guido Petti (JAG)|
|Pick 8||Otere is the new Black||Rory Arnold (BRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Whetu Douglas (CRU)|
|Pick 9||Otere is the new Black||Kieran Read (CRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Lauchlan McCaffrey (BRU)|
|Pick 10||Otere is the new Black||Scott Barrett (CRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Sam Whitelock (CRU)|
|Pick 11||Otere is the new Black||Folau Fainga’a (BRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Dane Coles (HUR)|
|Pick 12||Otere is the new Black||Sebastian Cancelliere (JAG)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Emiliano Boffelli (JAG)|
|Pick 13||Otere is the new Black||Scott Sio (BRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Owen Franks (CRU)|
|Pick 14||Otere is the new Black||Choo Choo (BRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Matt Todd (CRU)|
|Pick 15||Otere is the new Black||Joe Powell (BRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Tomas Cubelli (JAG)|
|Pick 16||Otere is the new Black||Toomaga-Allen (HUR)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Santiago Medrano (JAG)|
|Pick 17||Otere is the new Black||Cody Taylor (CRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Jordie Barrett (HUR)|
|Pick 18||Otere is the new Black||Thomas Banks (BRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Peter Umaga-Jensen (HUR)|
|Pick 19||Otere is the new Black||Sam Carter (BRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Tomas Lavini (JAG)|
|Pick 20||Otere is the new Black||Tomas Lezana (JAG)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Joaquin Diaz Bonilla (JAG)|
|Pick 21||Otere is the new Black||Reed Prinsep (HUR)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Toby Smith (HUR)|
|Pick 22||Otere is the new Black||Matias Orlando (JAG)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Agustin Creevy (JAG)|
|Pick 23||Otere is the new Black||Mitch Hunt (CRU)|
|Clan Mckenzie||Bryn Hall (CRU)|
Written by Harrison Dale.