• A look at the Semi Final teams

    Today I will take a look at the four remaining teams and what their chances are at lifting Rugby's most prestigious trophy.

    WALES - Easily the most in-form team heading into the semis. Wales are looking like the powerhouse team of yesteryear. One of the youngest teams in the competition, their young captain has lead them with extreme professionalism and dedication. The Welsh are widely known to have declared their team 'dry' and will be looking to make it to the final for the first time. On form must be favourites to progress to the final.

    FRANCE - A disappointing pool stage saw them lucky to progress, surprisingly their thanks needed to go to Canada, had Canada not beaten Tonga, France would have been out. However, they finally found some form in the Quarter Finals, though not the form we know they are capable of, just enough form to beat a poor England team. The disruption in the camp and the inconsistent nature of the French selections lead me to believe the French will fall at this hurdle.

    AUSTRALIA - Amazingly scraped through the Quarter finals by doing what all good teams do and adapting to the referee, David Pocock has been the driving force in their team though and has been a rock for them. Quade Cooper though is still yet to show his magic, though has a few times shown his weak defensive side. This game will be too close to call although the Wallabies will be confident after their Tri Nations win.

    NEW NEALAND - The Perpetual Favourites are the only unbeaten team left in the tournament, but have some major injury crisis, They are now on their 3rd choice fly half, and inspirational skipper Richie McCaw is struggling with his fitness. The All Blacks on paper must still be favourites, but I wouldn't bet money on this game. The all Blacks will be hoping that Eden Park can be the fortress it always has been for them.
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