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Friday, September 23, 2011

Kevin the Tipster - France vs New Zealand & Argentina vs Scotland

Last week we posted Kevin the Tipster's predictions and yet again he's come up with some big calls, this time for two of the weekend's biggest matches. It's France vs New Zealand, and Argentina vs Scotland.

Kevin will be predicting matches from all the world cup games and has already proven that he's got a knack for it. He came up a little short last time around however, as he picked the Wallabies to win over his native Ireland, and we all know what happened with that one.

Wales against Samoa was more informed though as he nailed it, so to date has a pretty good record. This weekend's matches are some of the most talked about, particularly the grudge match between France and New Zealand. As mentioned in a previous post, the loser might have a better route, although you'd expect both to want to keep a decent run of form and get the win.

Paddy Power say that they're offering 33/1 that the French are fined for throwing the game, having already picked what some in New Zealand are calling a French 'B' team. The All Blacks are 10/11 on an 18 point handicap with France 7/1 to upset the hosts with a surprise win.

Argentina vs Scotland is one of the closest games yet. The bookies have picked Argentina as marginal favourites to win the game though, at 4/6 to Scotland’s 6/5.

You can follow Kevin's tips and place some bets with our friends at Paddy Power now 



Posted by Rugbydump at 2:48 pm | View Comments (8)

Kevin the Tipster - Australia vs Ireland, Wales vs Samoa

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Juggernauter September 23, 2011 5:46 pm

WTF the commentator's voice haha.. I remembered the story that Epi Taione wanted to change his name during RWC 2007 to Paddy Power as a way to thank them for sponsoring their training camps hahaha

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WelshOsprey September 23, 2011 5:50 pm

I think argentina will rip scotland apart especially with contepomi back.
All blacks should beat france but if they meet again in the knockout stages i'd put everything on france.

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anonymous September 23, 2011 6:43 pm

he got last weeks prediction of ireland australia wrong hardly much of a tipster :P

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Rugby Expert September 23, 2011 9:09 pm

"NZ have bottled more World Cups than the French has wine..." - WHAT the! who is writing the rubbish this guy squeezes out of his nostrils? NZ have won ONE WC, 1 ... uno, and that was only because SA weren't allowed to play in that WC, even when SA won the All Black 3 out of 4 games the year before that WC as well as winning a World Team with lots of all blacks twice the year after that so called WC.
NZ have ZERO World Cups...

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LND September 23, 2011 11:39 pm

Are you being serious? You don't understand the irony of this? Good lord you are stupid!!!

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Rugby Expert September 25, 2011 6:42 am

Serious? Just stating the facts. How can anyone think they were the world champions when they did not play the worlds best? Especially if you lost to that team in the previous encounter (1986).

Two more facts coming up. 1) The Lord is good. 2) You are in denial.
Hope for your part they win it this year so they can at least boast for winning one fairly.

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Frenchie September 24, 2011 12:33 am

I'll be shouting at my tv tonight...Go On France!

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moddeur September 24, 2011 12:51 pm

That was a rout. France physically absent, but started looking good once the bench came on. NZ clearly very very good in a lot of sectors of the game (lineouts, rucks) although very naughty in scrums, where was Allain Rolland looking? NZ right prop's head aligned straight at France's left prop, to disturb him ... all throughout the match. If you were wondering why the "renowned" French scrum seemed dominated. France should not go beyond the quarterfinals or semis at best, they have no passion and lack a decent fighting spirit. ABs responded to all the pressure around this match with great passion and skill on the other hand! But I wonder if South Africa are as poor in defense as France's replacement front-rowers ...

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