This week's round sees the same matchups as Round 12 in 2016
teams currently in the ORFFF top 8 in bold
Neptune Island Noahs (6-1) vs Jan Juc Ducks (4-3) - 2nd vs 6th on the table and doubling up as 3rd place in the ORFF* knockout and 2018 ORFF* Champions League qualifier
Useless Loop Virgins (6-1) vs Walpole Woylies (4-3) - The first of this weeks derbies sees the big improver Walpole take on a Virgins side which is is flying under the radar and will pretty much wrap up a top 4 spot if they can move to 7-1.
Macquarie Island Whales (4-3) vs Nangkita Bucks (4-3) - Both these sides lost last week and will need to win this match to remain in the 8, while last time they played the margin was a heart-stopping 7 points (5th closest in ORFFF history) in a 1139-1132 slugfest, Mac Island achieving the 8th lowest winning score in ORFFF history.
Cockburn Avengers (2-5) vs Mt Thirsty Boozers (5-2) - Cockburn are now on a 4 game losing streak for the second time in their club history as they sit 13th. Coach @Len will no doubt point out that last time the team were at this low ebb they then responded with a huge form turnaround to narrowly miss the ORFFF top 4 in 2016. I am expecting a fightback but Mt Thirsty will start strong favourites.
Rutherglen Fugitives (6-1) vs Mole Creek Glow-Worms (0-7) - Stef Martin up against his old side. Rutherglen could quite possibly play their 2nds and still win this one. Chalk up #9 in a row for the Glow-Worms while the Fugitives take on Nuytsland in the ORFF* knockout Big Dance looking to secure the club's first ever silverware.
Heard Island Shags (3-4) vs Drouin Dropbears (3-4) - The 4 teams on 3 wins clash this week with the battle deep in the Southern Ocean the first such. Drouin are poised to return to the top 8 if they can get the win. Last time they played Stowie dropped 1587 points on Anthak, which remains the ORFF"s highest ever score, while the Shags responded with a highly impressive 1353 (9th highest losing score in ORFF history). Their combined 2940 point aggregate missed the all time ORFFF record by 1 point, thus sitting 2nd highest ever.
Maralinga Atoms (3-4) vs Black Swamp 29ers (3-4) - The 29ers don the Hazmat playing kit as they travel to the badlands this week with the winner of this clash no doubt pleased to be sitting at 4-4 after both sides had poor starts to the year. The Atoms will be playing with vengeance on their mind after losing by 400 plus last time the 2 sides met, in the 2nd most lopsided ORFF clash ever.
Port Lincoln Power vs Wedge Island White Pointers - Last but not least is the household/SA derby, which went the way of Port lincoln by 50 points last time they played, due to a dodgy donut suffered by one obviously very clued in husband.
As always get your team entered over at http://tooserious.net/forum/tsLeagues.php?leagueId=14
Previous 2017 Round threads are below
Good luck to Rutherglen as they fly the flag for the ORFFF in the first ever ORFF* Grand Final at Rutherglen in Round 8.
(and ps I will be overseas for 3 weeks shortly so if anyone feels like putting up a Round 10 Rivalry round thread either prior to or following the All Stars match in Round 9 then feel free to do so)