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    Tournament predictions

    Only three days before we kick off so in a month and a half's time to be able to say "I told you so", get your predictions in...

    Tournament winner:
    Runner-up:
    Biggest surprise (team/player):
    Biggest upset:
    Biggest disappointment (team/player):
    Strangest headline (besides Romanians scared of flying):

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    Only three days before we kick off so in a month and a half's time to be able to say "I told you so", get your predictions in...

    Tournament winner: Australia (see if I can jinx them)
    Runner-up: SA
    Biggest surprise (team/player): Samoa
    Biggest upset: Argentina doing crappy making us regret inviting them to the 4 nations
    Biggest disappointment (team/player): Quade Cooper
    Strangest headline (besides Romanians scared of flying): Peter DeVilliers chosen as SA ambassador to Middle East following world cup
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    Tournament winner: NZ - has to happen sooner or later

    Runner-up: England - fairly friendly looking draw with (probably) quarter v France and semi v SA

    Biggest surprise (team/player): Not sure about "surprise" but Scotland to beat Argentina as team and run England worringly close; for a dark horse player keep an eye out for Vasily Artemyev of yer Russians. Has signed for Northampton and, as he showed in the Churchill Cup, is like **** off a wet shovel. Very quick.

    Biggest upset: Pretty much everyone tipping one of Fiji or Samoa to surprise the Welsh, but I can also see a Parisse-led Italy seriously worrying an ailing Ireland.

    Biggest disappointment (team/player):
    team - France or Argentina out in the quarters and group stages respectively; player - John Smit. Picked on name and rep alone these days.

    Strangest headline (besides Romanians scared of flying): "That Choke isn't Funny Anymore" after the All Blacks inevitably lose that semi to the Wobblies.
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    Tournament winner: NZ - got to pin the favourites tag on them
    Runner-up: Australia - look depressingly good
    Biggest surprise (team/player): Digby Ioane
    Biggest upset: Italy will be in the running for QF until 10 minutes left of the last match
    Biggest disappointment (team/player): John Smit
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Runner-up: England - fairly friendly looking draw with (probably) quarter v France and semi v SA

    Strangest headline (besides Romanians scared of flying): "That Choke isn't Funny Anymore" after the All Blacks inevitably lose that semi to the Wobblies.
    All things gone accordingly, we'll actually face the Boks in the semifinals, whilst your lot will face Australia.

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    Hope NZ wins it. I support Australia in pretty much everything apart from Rugby as I lived in NZ when I was little and have always identified with the All Blacks.
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    Tournament winner: Australia
    Runner-up: South Africa
    Biggest surprise (team/player): Both Tualigi's make a massive impact, Foutali'i guides Samoa to a win over Wales, Dagg is the AB's best player; Scotland make it to at least the top 8, if not semi finals
    Biggest upset: Samoa beat Wales, Scotland beat Argentina
    Biggest disappointment (team/player): Kieran Read struggles to come back from his current injury, Smit and F.Steyn shown up and eventually replaced mid-tournament by Bismark and Lambie; Argentina fail to make the knockouts after their third place in 2007, and Wales don't make it out of the group stages again
    Strangest headline (besides Romanians scared of flying): "Public transport works at Eden Park" (but thats so ridiculous it'll never happen)



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