Who do you think is most likely to win this year then?
- >>The obvious answer is of course New Zealand, they're number 1 in the world and are on fire in any other competition/game, but they could well bottle it like they've done the last 3 competitions.
>>Ireland who are still the number 1 ranked team in the northern hemisphere are having a terrible pre-World Cup, losing to Scotland and were decimated by France in the first half.
>>France are looking very strong and could well be a surprise this year.
>>England are looking steady, but they will not win another world cup if they play the same as in Cardiff.
>>Wales, are an odd one, having played poorly in both games against England, but playing well against Argentina.
>>Scotland have won both their pre-World Cup matches, although one is against a stuttering Irish side, and one against what looks to be an ever improving Italian side, will get into the Quarter Finals and could well hit the Semis but won't get any further.
>>South Africa are not the team they were 4 years ago, and christ knows what's happening with Australia at the moment.
My picks would have to be either New Zealand or France.