1) Dropping a starting player in your 17 for a player who won’t play (and
therefore scores 0) and putting the captain on this non player. (Not everyone
will have a non-player in their squad)
2) This will mean that your vice-captain’s score will double because
your captain didn’t play.
3) The downside is that you will get an auto-emergency score for the
non-player who you brought into your 17. The non-player is your lowest bench
scorer from outside your 17 man team who automatically comes into your 17.
(Additionally, if another player drops out late then you will get a 0 for them
as your auto-emergency has already been used.)
Basically, there are differing factors involved and the loophole calculator
lets you project (guess) what score is needed to make the loophole worthwhile.
It is a little confusing unless you have used it before, but let’s run two hypothetical scenarios to give a better idea.
Vice-captain on Payne Haas this Thursday and he scores 103.
My only non-player is Tabuai-Fidow, so I would bring him into my 17 and
take out Mann and make Tabuai-Fidow my captain.
Let’s say Mann ends up scoring 55 as a non-player and my lowest scoring
non-player of say Jake Averillo scores 7 an therefore becomes my auto-emergency.
Further, my original captain Jason Taumalolo scores 94.
Haas – 103 x 2 = 206
Taumalolo = 94
Auto-emergency = 7
Total score = 307
If you didn’t use the loop you would have scored:
Haas – 107
Taumalolo – 94 x 2 = 188 (captain)
Mann = 55 (He would have started in my centres)
Total score = 350
This way you have scored 43 less points by using the vice-captain
The main thing for me is both the size of the vice-captain’s score and the make-up of your bench.
Having someone who may play five minutes can hurt badly, but if the guy
you take out (say Kurt Mann) is roughly equal to your worst bench player this could
be useful and a safer move.
The other two things we can’t always predict is what the original
captain may score and the risk that the person you decide not to play may score
a double and rip out 85 SuperCoach points that you miss out on!
On a positive note you are locking in the large vice-captain score and
avoiding the risk that your captain gets hurt and scores 5 (thank you Andrew Fifita
I hope this made sense. Try the calculator and run a scenario with your team that may work for you. You will pick it up eventually.
Like the rest of SuperCoach there is plenty of calculation and method
involved plus of course plenty of luck!
If you’re still unsure, hit me up on Twitter at @scspy1 or message our
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