Professor runs 10,000 simulations to see who'll win the Rugby World Cup - and the results are...
A professor of economics has run 10,000 simulations in a bid to see who will win theRugby World Cup - and the results make grim reading for Wallabies fans.
New Zealand-based academic Niven Winchester conducted the extensive research, and it won't surprise fans that hisalgorithm has the All Blacks hoisting the trophy on October 29 at theStade de France.
Ominously, Australia were rated just a 2.1 per cent chance to add to their previous World Cup triumphs in 1991 and 1999.
According to data obtained fromRugby Vision,New Zealand has a 33.5 per cent chance of winning their fourth World Cup, ahead ofSouth Africa (26.2 per cent), France (20.6 per cent) and Ireland (11.9 per cent).