#RWC2015 – It boils down to this

So we’re now down to the final two matches of Rugby World Cup 2015.

Argentina and South Africa will raise the curtain on the final weekend of the Tournament tonight with a Bronze Final showdown at The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

For both, having endured the agony of losing a semi-final, it is the game no one ever wants as both Camps would easily just want to pack their bags and head home.

But, the Bronze Final / 3rd place play-off, call it what you will, is what it is and prolongs the agony.

Prediction: South Africa to win

Then tomorrow – Halloween,  the eyes of the world will return to Twickenham Stadium, as Australia and New Zealand go head to head in a Rugby World Cup Final for the first time ever.

Both sides will be looking to become the first team to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for a third time with Australia looking to repeat their victory in the previous World Cup final at Twickenham, back in 1991, and New Zealand seeking to retain the title they won on home soil four years ago.

So the stage is now set for a classic showdown between two of the Game’s greatest rivals, to finish off what hasn’t been a bad tournament (except of course if you follow England)

And having correctly predicted the semi-finals in that The All Blacks would just edge South Africa and the Wallabies would beat Argentina, predicting the final itself is one too tight to call.

The All Blacks go in as slight favourites especially when you consider they have lost only three games out of 53 since lifting the Webb Ellis Cup in 2011.

Saturday’s final at Twickenham is a sell-out with more than 80,000 fans expected to be crammed into potentially see history in the making, as will millions worldwide.

It promises to be something special.

For the record, my prediction? New Zealand to win, by between 5 and 10 points. It will be that close.


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