The Round of 16 draw sees the 16 winners from Week 2 matched up as they battle it out for a spot in the final 8 as follows but also shown on the TS Leagues and Matchday reporting pages)
Home/Away/Team Records and Points Scored in 2017
49 Foul Bay Chickens ORFFA (3-1, 5469) vs Rutherglen Fugitives ORFFF (3-1, 5476) - this promises to be the match of the tournament so far with the winner likely to be favourites for the inaugural title
50 Staghorn Flat Bulls ORFFU (3-1, 5112) vs Blanchetown Bunyips ORFFU (3-1, 4831) - both teams would be happy with this draw which guarantees at least 1 ORFFU team makes the final 8
51 Neptune Island Noahs ORFFF (4-0, 5333) vs Gundagai Grasshoppers ORFFA (3-1, 5364) - two young and impressive teams clash in a beauty down at Neptune Island
52 Drouin Dropbears ORFFF (2-2, 5354) vs Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles ORFFA (3-1, 4595) - Drouin are overwhelming favourites as the ORFFF and ORFFA again battle it out
53 Mallacoota Magicians ORFFL (4-0, 5411) vs Mount Buggery Disappointments ORFFL (3-1, 5230) - old rivals clash in for the 2nd time in consecutive weeks after Mallacoota defeated the Pointers in ORFFL Round 4 action, in a matchup which is likely to be the highest scoring of the 3 derbies
54 Groote Eylandt Barracudas ORFFU (2-2, 5173) vs Jan Juc Ducks ORFFF (2-2, 5160) - only 13 points scored separate these teams over the opening 4 rounds, it should be a mouthwatering battle at Groot Eylandt despite both teams currently being mid-table in their own comps
55 Nuytsland Vikings ORFFU (3-1, 5397) vs Glenrowan Gunslingers ORFFL (2-2, 5255)
- the FU leads the FL 3-2 and the Vikings are slight faves to stretch that advantage to 4-2
56 Gariwerd Cockatoos ORFFA (3-1, 5116) vs Whitsunday Warriors ORFFA (2-2, 5069) - @anthak and @TerryinBangkok battle it out in derby #3
The middle 2 points scored for the teams remaining in the comp are 5230 and 5255, which should help to show which teams have received a tough draw
Looking ahead to the Quarter Finals the Winner of Match 49 will play the winner of Match 50 and so on and so forth for all future weeks.
Once the first week is completed I will set up the Round of 32 draw in TS Leagues, but I would like at least one volunteer to update TS Leagues with the Round of 16, Quarter Final, Prelim Final and Grand Final draws in order to share the admin burden – please post below if you can assist.
That’s it from me, thanks very much for entering, enjoy the comp (where else will you se Ducks and Crocs locked in mortal combat), banter away if you please and may the best and/or luckiest team prevail, cheers TTH