I don't know about that. Pool D wide open certainly. But in terms of the tournament it probably just means an NZ-South Africa final instead of NZ-France. It's NZ's to lose from here unfortunately. They'll thump an average France in Cardiff. France in the final in Paris could not be written off, but in a quarter final in Cardiff they will be no match.
The Australia-NZ semi final is pretty much the final IMO. Whoever wins that one will win the final, most likely against South Africa now.
With one of their centres already out injured, hopefully that's where it goes wrong again for the All Blacks. Maybe they'll put Leon MacDonald there again.
That's what lost them the semi final last time. He got absolutely punished by a superior Stirling Mortlock. And similarly the WC before that they went wrong by putting a fullback (Christian Cullen) in the centres. Maybe they'll do it again.