Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Rugby | Rugby World Cup

Move over Paul, here's Sonny Wool



After Paul the Octupus, it had to happen.

New Zealand have come up with their own “psychic” animal, and its an aptly named sheep called “Sonny Wool”.

On Wednesday the Argentineans may feel a bit aggrieved, as Sonny Wool came close to choosing them, before turning his back on the Pumas and deciding that the All Blacks would win the tie.

It was Sonny Wool’s fifth correct prediction at this World Cup, and he’s heading the same way as the infamous Paul, who predicted eight games correctly at the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

But Sonny Wool has hardly been tested, all four games he picked thus far were All Black ones, with the hosts moving rather easily through to the next round of the tournament.

Sonny Wool has also predicted an All Black clean sweep of the tournament and that they will win the trophy.

His owner, ahem, agent Danny Boyle was relieved when Sonny Wool picked the “right team” in the clash, sending local schoolchildren into an “all black” chant.

"He had a good wee sniff around the Argentina flag, but then he decided better off and apparently we can do it without Dan Carter," Dan Boyd told stuff.co.nz.

"Sonny Wool is backing Colin Slade all the way."

Sonny's owner Beverley Dowling insisted they were doing everything to make sure his sheepish predictions were fair.

"We don't do any training through the week and we swapped the food over to the left-hand side because we had a few people saying we're being baa-ad, so we changed it over to prove things."

All we know is that we haven’t seen the last of this sheep-seer for a while now.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Brendan Venter
Square peg, round hole
On Saturday, Nick Mallett’s post-match comment that South African coaches should simply learn from...

Gavin Rich
Steyn provides significant boost to Boks
Having seen so many Springbok coaches come and go in the more than two decades since the end of...

Tony Johnson
Weighing up the collateral damage
As attention switches rapidly to the upcoming international programme, the three national coaches...

Brenden Nel
Ludicrous to blame it all on Frans
The cloud of despair that hangs over the Loftus Versfeld stadium will not disappear overnight, but...