After months of anticipation the World Cup 9’s are finally here.
12 nations in the mens and 4 in the womens all looking to be crowned the inaugural champions of this modified version of the game.
In today’s predictions I’ll give my picks as to which teams from each group will qualify for the knockout stages, player of the tournament, dark horse and winner.
Group A: New Zealand and Australia
Group B: England
Group C: Samoa
Womens: Australia and New Zealand
Player of the Men’s Tournament: Ryan Papenhuyzen
Player of the Women’s Tournament: Jessica Sergis
Dark Horse: Samoa
Winner Men’s: New Zealand
Winner Women’s: Australia