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    Leading Try-Scorer

    I'd say the 5 players to look out for would be:

    Joe Rokocoko (NZ)
    Rupeni Caucauinbuca (Fiji)
    Doug Howlett (NZ)
    Ben Cohen (Eng)
    Matt Rogers (Aus)

    There are probably a few French players but none have really stood out ahead of those 5.

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    i would say rokocoko
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    I'd say Howlett fo sho. Rokocoko has had a good run heading into the cup, but it will not continue when it starts. He'll get a few no doubt, but not as many as Howlett.

    As for Rupeni, you didn't happen to see him get run down by a lock a few weeks ago?
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    There's far too many possible people to win it, but I expect it to be one of the big sides' fringe players (who runs in 6 or 7 against a minnow!)
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    Rupeni looked extremely overweight & tired. He had only just got back into the country & then he had to travel up to Whangerai, he probably shouldn't even have been playing that match for Northland.

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    Hmmm....

    I'd say:

    Joe Rokocoko - NZ
    Doug Howlett - NZ
    Ben Cohen (This guy is amazing. I'd say on the rugby field he's faster than both howlett and rokocoko)- Eng
    Jason Robinson - Eng
    Diego Albanese (If Argentina get past the 1st group watch out for them. They play very attacking, exctiting and open-style rugby. Unlucky not to beat SA earlier this year. When Arg get going this guy is as good as any winger in the game) - Arg
    Cristophe Dominici - Fra
    Mat Rogers - Aus

    Then as usual u'd expect a Samoan/Fijian/Tongan do some stepping and alot of quick acceleration and maybe we can see someone bagging 4+ against a minnow.
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    Originally posted by marc71178
    There's far too many possible people to win it, but I expect it to be one of the big sides' fringe players (who runs in 6 or 7 against a minnow!)
    Thats very possible, but I'd say the kind of player that would do that would be someone from a big nation who is not a regular in there team. In 1995 in South Africa Marc Ellis ran in six tries against Japan in his only game and he was out scored by Jonah Lomu who ended with a few more...

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    If Caucau is fit, he's the fastest by a long shot..followed by Rokocoko. I've seen Cohen & I seriously doubt he could outsprint one of those two..but make no mistake, he's very quick.

    The fastest rugby player i've ever seen is actually not playing the World Cup, his name is Sireli Bobo & he's currently playing for Wellington in the NPC..if he gets put into a gap, you may aswell give up because he just burns up the track.

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    If you were betting on the leading try scorer, Mils Muli'iana wouldn't be a bad bet either at fullback for NZ or maybe Tana Umaga..no wait maybe Aaron Mauger..maybe even Carlos Spencer, Leon MacDonald..Ben Blair. Daniel Carter & Ma'a Nonu would be good bets for 5 tries against either Italy, Wales or Tonga too..

    Any one of the AB's backline could be lead try scorer IMO except Justin Marshall, because he always seems to get an injury when he's close to scoring a try.

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    Originally posted by Tim
    If you were betting on the leading try scorer, Mils Muli'iana wouldn't be a bad bet either at fullback for NZ.
    yeah i was thinking of him. but i just wasn't sure. cause normally it's howlett or rokocoko who finishes off the tries. but Muli'iana normally starts them. that's the main thing you HAVE to do agaisnt NZ, find touch. otherwise muli'iana runs it spreads it and rokocoko/howlett only has to run down the side at pace and beat maybe 1 or 2 players.

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    Originally posted by Tim
    If Caucau is fit, he's the fastest by a long shot..followed by Rokocoko. I've seen Cohen & I seriously doubt he could outsprint one of those two..but make no mistake, he's very quick.
    I've seen him play and he is most definitely quick! He could give either of those 2 a very good run for their money and more. Well, I am an England fan but I have faith in the boy. He will do well.....I hope!

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    I'm considering placing a bet at the TAB for Rokocoko to be the leading try scorer.

    11 tries in 7 Tests is very, very good.
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    Italy and another lowly ranked side have announced that they will play second string teams against the all blacks, cause the figure they are going to lose anyway, the all black backs will all have a chance to score plenty now

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    Its fairly safe to say that NZ will qualify 1st from their pool..however I can understand why the other sides will want to save their best players for the other matches.

    Wales, Tonga, Italy & Canada are all fairly equal at the moment..Wales would definately have been the 2nd qualifier 6 years ago but now nobodies even sure if they can beat Italy or Tonga.

    Its a hard one to pick but i'd say Wales & Canada have the best chance.

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    At what score do you think Thorne will make his declaration against Italy, Canada and Tonga?



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