I’m pretty happy with my first round of picks that saw me into the Top 1% on SportGuru, 90th overall – although still only 5th in The Rugby Blog pool.
Here are my predictions for the midweek games. The tricky pick is Russia v USA, mainly because I know very little about either side. I’m leaning towards the Americans though, with the magnificent Todd Clever to steer his team past what I’d expect to be a big Russian pack (based solely on stereotypes).
Scotland v Georgia should be interesting, and I won’t mention those people that were slating me for predicting a narrow Scottish victory over Romania. I think this one will be close as well, but I’m still backing the Scots to make it two from two.
Let me know what you think.
Samoa v Namibia: Samoa by 19
Tonga v Canada: Tonga by 8
Scotland v Georgia: Scotland by 10
Russia v USA: USA by 8
New Zealand v Japan: New Zealand by 41