In defence of the OP here I would contest that he stated categorically in any manner that a game with a winning margin exceeding 6 points was to be considered a 'blow-out'.
And furthermore, Dave T, you are correct in stating that a margin of 12-18 points is nowhere close to being a walk over for one side. As I suspect you know, the margins that Lobby was referring to are the 50s, 60s and more, which I too believe have become more frequent.
Just checked my original post where I did indeed refer to less games being within a converted try - however I did not categorically state that a score exceeding 6pts was a blowout. The two points were separate, i.e:
1/ there are less games equal or within a converted try
2/ there are more games where the margin is high (i.e. the score margins are higher).
I'm guessing that the higher score margins in more recent years correlates with lower results with scores of equal to or less than one converted try - though this may not hold true. Dont suppose Exile or anyone has the equivalent stats comparing say 1980, 1990 and 2011 in terms of the number of top tier games per season where the score margin was one converted try or less????
Edited by Lobbygobbler, 08 December 2012 - 01:31 PM.