Well that proved to be another tricky week.
The legacy of Origin 1 meant that many of us found that players we were expecting to play did not line up on the day either due to injury or being rested.
This being the second week on the bounce for byes added extra problems.
I thought I'd managed to get 17 on the field only to find two of them went AWOL - one rested, the other dropped.
I'm guessing that you experienced similar problems.
Despite the extra challenges of the week six teams did still manage to gain 1000+ points.
My Melbourne Rovers somehow managed to get top score with 1129 points, just four more than David's Thatcham Rabbitohs (1125).
Then neck and neck came Gav and his Holker Pioneers RL (1092) and Jack's Rabbit 2014 Premiers (1091) - just one point apart!!!!!! Also getting over 1000 points were Andrew's Sika's Savages (1063), and Norm and his Invincibles (1014).
It's so close at the top of our points ladder with Andrew leading Jack by only 10 points!
Looking at all sections of the league there are plenty of other close calls for places.
Let's face it in this run of rounds up to and including Round 18 one or two hundred points difference gain or loss is always on the cards.
All the Head to Head results are posted below with details of scores.
Gav, Andrew and Jack kept their lead at the top. All three were winners this week.
Norm and Warrick continue to chase hard being just one win behind the leaders.
Graham and Si are hanging in there having also won this week to keep them in touch.
Kev has jumped up a couple of places to join David and his Dave's Dynamos.
Mick's Marauders have also climbed after the very close call against Simon's Auckland Rams.
Round 13 will be a relief fo us as there's a full set of eight games.
It's likely that some of our star players may be injured and personnel changes could be called for.
Hope you are managing your trades well.
Round 13 marks the half way point.
As we stared with just 40 trades to play with after Round 1 in theory we would be aiming to have kept 20 trades up our sleeves. If you have more than 20 left you are likely to feel reasonably happy.
Anybody got a lot more than that left????
Here's hoping you have a good Round 13.
Edited by G Las D, 03 June 2014 - 09:28 AM.