World Cup Final Predictions: Wallabies v All Blacks

final2Alright I’m throwing caution to the wind and getting straight to the big predictions.

Australia 

  1. Pocock for Man Of The Match with 2 pilfers and 2 forces penalties and a try… One pilfer on our own line, diffusing a likely try opportunity.
  2. The return of Scott Sio seeing the Wallabies scrum lift in a tight battle. A number of scrums will remain stationary as both teams look to assert dominance.
  3. To win a tighthead scrum 5m out from their own line.
  4. Foley to test Milner-Skudder under the high ball.

New Zealand

  1. Milner-Skudder will play a larger role in attack then Savea.
  2. Carter will look to keep his kicks high and short, not giving Folau the chance to run the ball back from open play and testing him under pressure.
  3. McCaw to be pinged for going off his feet twice over the 80 minutes. With 4 penalties going against him in total.

Nigel Owens

  1. To miss a tackle in the air on Folau off a high ball.
  2. To pull together the 30 players on the field, telling them all to tone down the aggression off the ball.
  3. “You do your job buddy and I’ll do mine” to one of the captains.
  4. At least one yellow card to be shown.

Result

One try a piece, Wallabies to win by 1 or 2 points with Richie McCaw to give the final penalty.

The game will be remembered as the best final in history.

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