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Join My Fantasy Rugby League

The Rugby World Cup begins in 10 days. My travel request to go cover this live in England and France was turned down. But from now until the RWC's end, or at least until I run out of material, I will be attempting at least one rugby post per day. Also, let me know if you can guest-write an interesting post, or if you can invite me to an embassy watch party or a non-embassy watch party, or if you or your friends are going to the RWC and can provide eyewitness accounts, or if you know a particularly interesting player worth profiling, or if you see a tremendous rugby link from the world at large, or if you have any other ideas. Bear in mind that, if you're still reading this, you know more about the actual game than I do. And yes, I know about the two guys with links to The Exiles, and will be providing extensive Exiles-related verbiage in the near future.

Sadly, I was not able to make my RWC wager in Vegas, so instead I will be attempting to form a Fantasy Rugby League through the RWC site. Lemme know if you want to join. I can tell you that, after four fantasy football drafts, and with a fifth on the horizon, it was very mind-clearingly therapeutive to choose my first fantasy rugby team.

The first thing that's great about registering for a RWC fantasy team is that you have to put your birth date in front of your birth month. The second great thing is that one of the security questions is "What is your favourite hobby." (Another question: "Which make was your first bike?" Since when did having a RWC fantasy team require so much personal history? Certain things should be left private.) The third great, and greatest, thing is that you get to design your team's kits, which is amazingly enjoyable and took me much of the day. The worst thing is that you have 85 "Visa Credits" with which to purchase your team. Not sure what the financing rates are, but I plan to default.

Anyhow, choosing your fantasy team will be a bafflingly complex endeavor; you can only wind up with two players from any country, and the budget is ruthless, and I kept having seven or eight Fijians, which was tough to fix. The winner of the league will possibly get a free t-shirt from me, so you should e-mail me immediately so I can invite you to join.

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 28, 2007; 3:18 PM ET
Categories:  Rugby  
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