- 03/20/2011, 11:45AM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 03/20, 11:45 AM
1. New zealand
1. South Africa
Aussies vs welsh, aussies!
England vs french frogs, England!
South africa vs ireland, Ireland
New Zealand vs argentina, kiwis
Aussies vs england, england!
Ireland vs new zealand, Kiwis!
New Zealand vs England, kiwis, unfortuneatly:(
Kiwis get their first win since 1987 on their home turf..
(KMac) Lame Sauce said 03/20, 09:32 PM
1. New zealand
1. South Africa
Aussies vs. Welsh- No argument there, Aussies win handily
England vs. French- Just like every war they've fought, England wins
South Africa vs. Ireland- With the Irish fully recovered from St. Patty's day, I expect them to win big
New Zealand vs. Scotland- This is a difficult pick for me. New Zealand is inspired by the earthquake, and I'm Scottish and really want them to pick up the slack after narrowly avoiding the Wooden Spoon... That being said... I pick New Zealand :(
Aussies vs. England---- England.
Ireland vs. New Zealand--- Ireland
England vs. Ireland--- England gets their revenge by defeating Ireland
I hate England, but they're just too good.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 03/21, 10:43 AM
2 big things pop out..
1. You are taking scotland over argentina in the group phase...
there are seven current powerhouses in rugby,
nz, sa, aussies, eng, ire, fra and argentina..
sorry buddy, scotland aint one of them..
dont get me wrong, this is the group of death..
scots battled england tough in the 6 nations..
but argentina is significantly better..
they reached the semis in the last world cup..
because argentina has been so good recently, they got into the tri nations!
2. Irelans over nz is brave..
yes irelands win over england was impressive..
but they also lost to freakin wales! Not good..
new zealand just won the tri nations..
theyve got home field advantage
and they get to play their nemesis france in the group stages..
The kiwis have an easy draw..
the stars are aligned for the kiwis..
they are simply too good not to have won a world cup for 24 years!
(KMac) Lame Sauce said 03/21, 08:21 PM
I understand that Argentina is a very VERY good at rugby, but the tough game that the Scots played against England I think should give them the confidence they need to beat Argentina, who isn't as good as England.
I'm taking Ireland over NZ mostly due to their win over England. In my book, if you can beat England or come close to beating England you have a good shot at winning it all. Unfortunately for NZ, even though they're on their home turf, I see them disappointing everybody by losing to a very tough Irish team.
A final of England and Ireland would be a bloody awesome battle. But I like England in the rematch.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 03/21, 10:39 PM
Fun td.. Not sure if anyone will vote.. Ha ha..
Comes down to this..
if your life depended on it,
argemtina and nz are safer choices..
Its good to see northern hispere teams competing with southern..
also good to see more powerhouses than there were 20 years ago..
Come on you brits!
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