Jim Lenehan (48)
Long range weather forecast currently has London's 3pm weather as clear with a <5% chance of precipitation ATM. Hopefully it comes to fruition.
Maybe, but that'll be before. Pretty sure the kickoff is at 3am our time, which is 4pm in London.
Not 50-50. 35-65ish.
All Blacks deserved favourites, but Australia still in with a really really good shot.
It's personal for me.
Mrs Funk is a Kiwi. The father in law is a mad golfer and All Blacks fan. I have had 4 years of the mongrel joyfully pointing out they are WC champions and that is all that matters.
My only response has been to send him a box of golf balls with the Wallabies Logo each year for his birthday.
The alickadoos didn't expect two SH teams to reach the final, OC. The time for the final was set aeons ago.
2am is alright start for me I'll be lubricanted and settling in to wake up everyone in a 5 k radius..Well it would be fine for South Africa, but surely given history the chances of Australia or New Zealand making the final was always pretty high.
I just don't understand the motivation for a 4pm kick off. Surely it's not even perfectly ideal for European TV networks, given it clashes with all the soccer matches. Is it something to do with whatever agreement the RFU has with Twickenham residents/council?
In future the ARU and NZRU should throw their weight around a bit more over stuff like this IMO.