We’ve thrown a wrench in the rules once again. (In case you were considering legal action for our rules changes, refer to our application. Hold it under a black light and you’ll find in very small lettering that we reserve the right to change the rules as we see fit.)
We decided that if you picked the player who is actually leading their pool in points or tries, you deserve more points than if you picked a guy who’s just beating those others selected. So, if you have the actual leader, you get five bonus points. If you have a leader of the selected, but not the actual leader, you get three bonus points.
Top selected scorers as of 9/19. (* indicates actual leader in that pool and category = 5 pts)
Pool A Tries: *Vincent Clerc (France) 4 Points: Dmitri Yachvili (France) 17
Pool B Tries: *Chris Ashton (England) 2 Points: Chris Paterson (Scotland) 14
Pool C Tries: J. O’Connor, Digby Ioane and Adam Ashley-Cooper (Australia) 1 Points: * James O’Connor (Australia) 17
Pool D Tries: Alesana Tuilagi (Samoa) 3 Points: *Morne Steyne (S. Africa) 28
We have tallied the top 10 as if pool play were over. Keep in mind, with most teams still having three more pool games bonus points could easily disappear from game to game. But the points your teams accrue can only increase as they play.
Top 10 contestants as of 9/19
Written by Jackie Finlan
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 11:49
The Winona State women not only won their fourth consecutive All Minnesota Tournament title, but they did so without allowing a point-against.
Winona started its campaign to the championship with a 31-0 win over North Dakota State. The team focused on sticking to its patterns, and the discipline paid off as freshman flanker Tori Langhans, Holly Edelburgh, Sheree Haslemore, Hilary Pletta and Lily Wellenstein scored tries. Wellenstein added three conversions.
Unfortunately that was the last competitive match of the day for Winona. UW River Falls forfeited due to numbers, so Winona donated players and finished Saturday with a friendly.
Sunday was a different story, and Winona was treated to a semifinal against league rival Mankato State. Although aggression was high on either side of the ball, Winona was able to control the tempo of the game and come out with a 29-0 victory. Wing Jerianne Blau proved incredibly difficult to contain, and the speedster ran in three tries over the course of the match. Langhans and Pletta got their second tries of the tournament, and Wellenstein slotted another two conversions.
Onto the championship match against St. Ben’s, which had knocked off Gustavus in their semifinal. St. Ben’s was able to force some handling errors and disrupt set pieces early on, but once Winona settled down, the scoring opened up. Blau dotted down at the six-minute mark for the first of her two tries, and was followed by Pletta, wing Amy Gradient, hooker Emilee Burkhalter, outside center Dani Koepf and Ashley Nelson.
“Winona’s quick offense is credit to great rucking and very quick ball from freshman scrumhalf Georgia Porter,” Winona assistant coach Rob Thoresen said of the former Midwest U19 players. “And our third try of the game came from all 15s players, as we set up some great forward phases inside the 22 meter before sending the ball wide.”
Thoresen was pleased with the comprehensive win, especially with Mankato on the horizon this Saturday.
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