Six Nations Competition 2017
The Tonsley Events Six Nations Competition, now in its 11th year, has become an annual battle for virtual silver and smug pride.
The good news is, it's as it ever was: simple, fun and low maintenance (for most of us):
Pick 15 players from various nations, score points for tries, kicks, man-of-the-match and even turning up. Get to it!
However, there are a couple of nice little tweaks to the transfer and scoring rules, so do check below and on the ESPN site!
Final team selection is due in by the tournament kick-off on Saturday 4th February (14:25) (thereafter, you are allowed various transfers throughout the tournament - see rules below).
Visit the Tonsley Events 2017 League Table on the official ESPN site for LIVE SCORES. Good news this year: the scores will be updated live during the game!
The rules are summarised below (for full rules, visit the ESPN site here).
Taking part couldn't be easier. Simply select a 15-man team from the player list, making sure you have maximum four players from each nation and the right number of players in each position (three front-row forwards, two second-row forwards, three back-row forwards, one scrum-half, one fly-half, two centres and three outside backs).
Finally, pick one of your team to take your kicks at goal and you'll then be all set for the tournament kick-off at 14:25 GMT on Saturday 4th February.
The game is split into five Game Rounds as follows:
Your team must be entered before the first scheduled kick-off of a round of fixtures in order to score points for that entire round.
Entry/Transfer Deadlines (all times GMT):
Round 1: 04/02/2017 14:25
If you are unsure on team selection, start out by clicking the "Autocomplete" selection button and the system will automatically select a valid team for you.
During the tournament you can react to your players' form and availability by using transfers to change some of your selected players.
Before the tournament begins, a transfer amnesty is in place, allowing you to make unlimited changes to your team.
Once the tournament begins, you will have three free transfers to use between each round of fixtures. Transfers and Kicker changes must be completed by the first scheduled kick-off time of a round in order to be active for all three of that round's matches.
You may make additional transfers on top of your allocation of three free transfers, however for each additional transfer you will be docked two penalty points in the next round.
NB: Unused transfers do not roll over
You can switch your designated Kicker as many times as you like between rounds.
The transfer window will shut at the first scheduled kick-off of each round, and will re-open after the last match of each round has finished.
When making transfers, you must always ensure that your team contains no more than four players from each nation.
Once you've made team changes, always check your that your designated kicker is still recorded as you intended.
Players score points according to their real life performance in matches.
Scores will be updated live during the matches.