Before I publish (ooh get me!) the results for my predictions in the Champions Cup R5 I wanted to outline just how my scoring works. The operative word here is ‘MY’!
If I get the result wrong I get 0 points
For a correct result its 1 point
With me so far?
If the result is a draw then I am not, by definition, completely right or indeed totally wrong.
In this instance it seems reasonable to follow the same rules as the Champions Cup itself and to divide the available points. So for a draw I award myself half a point.
Technically if I have picked the away team to win I should actually get more – say ¾ of a point – but I accept that would be maybe a bit silly.
The point of me providing this guide for you is to explain ‘MY’ (again a key element here) system.
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist or indeed have an IQ much above a rocket salad to understand how it works.
Unless of course you are Airdy who always sends me an abusive message whenever I put myself down for a half point following a draw.
So this opening bit has been purely for the benefit of Mr Aird and the rest of you can ignore it.
As you may have gathered there was a draw this week – Saracens snatching a very late try to draw 22-22 with Scarlets.
The rest of the games pretty much went my way and I ended up with 8½ out of 10.
The one I got wrong was thinking that the Tigers would turn over Racing 92. Boy did I ever get that wrong!
There were others that only just went my way – not least Wasps who just scraped home and saved their campaign with, like Saracens another very late try.
The final round next week will sort out the quarters – so far Leinster, Munster, Clermont and Saracens are in. Wasps will definitely join them. As for the other 4 places – these are up in the air and technically 8 teams could still get one of the 4 remaining spots.
I think Connacht, Toulon and Glasgow are the most likely, although Toulon will need a big game at Allianz Park.
Big weekend coming up!