So RWC 2011 is being held in NZ, last time it was here in 1987 the All Blacks took the cup (albeit South Africa weren't invited ). During that year global markets were also in turmoil. We're in a similar position now it seems - could the planets be aligning for this to be the year of the AB's again?
The Wallabies would like to think otherwise, they looked very dangerous in the 1st half last weekend and had a great deserved win in the Tri-Nations. That win has been good for the tournament overall, big jump in late bookings coming in from Australia which is just what the tournament needs.
Auckland is really starting to get a hum about it. Roll on Friday!