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Who will win the Rugby World Cup?
New Zealand - 8 (53.3%)
England - 3 (20%)
South Africa - 0 (0%)
Australia - 1 (6.7%)
Ireland - 1 (6.7%)
France - 1 (6.7%)
Wales - 0 (0%)
Argentina - 0 (0%)
Scotland - 1 (6.7%)
Samoa - 0 (0%)
Fiji - 0 (0%)
Italy - 0 (0%)
Tonga - 0 (0%)
Other - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 15

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Rugby World Cup 2015

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Very sad news about Jonah Lomu. The first global superstar, even when the game was amateur and noone has ever dominated rugby in the way he did. Seemed like a really decent guy off the field too. My Mum once got a poster signed by him years ago when he was still playing and he was really nice and chatted to her for ages. For someone so well known for their extreme physical prowess to be struck down by illness is a stark reminder that it could happen to anyone.

He's the one guy you can say was bigger than the game. Universally loved too, rising above any national bias. He completely changed the game. Traditionally the winger was the smallest and quickest guy on the field. Then he turned up 6'5 and 18 stone and with the speed (could run the 100m in 10 seconds flat I believe) and agility of a winger too. Imagine trying to stop someone with that size and speed running at you. Every other country tried to find someone like him and couldn't. Surprised he was only 40 too as it seemed like he'd been around forever but he was only 20 when he set the world alight at the 1995 World Cup.
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