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All our rugby-game winners from RWC 2011

The World Cup is over and the judges' scorecards are in. It's a landslide victory King Larry, who will be celebrating about as hard as everyone in Auckland combined after taking home over 50 grand in SuperSport.com's rugby games run during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

There were 26 prizes in total up for grabs in the Fantasy, Prediction and Dream Team games sponsored by Shield, with Dunlop weighing in heavily in their sponsored pool in the Prediction game.

Of those 26, King Larry - or Laurent Riviere in the real world - claimed three, winning R30 000 for being the best predictor, another R25 000 for becoming Dunlop's champion, and a set of four Dunlop SP Sport 6060 225/40 R18 tyres for being the top Dunlop-pool player in the knockout stages of the game.

"Words can't describe my emotions and feelings, it's outta this world, awesome," said Laurent when told of his good fortune. And how did he go about making his selections? He obviously took it quite seriously: "I look at previous head-to-heads, previous results of that team, history of both teams, look at current form, and I also look at who is and isn't playing, those sort of things."

There you go then, all of you that just jumped in on a morning and made your predictions within five minutes. Do your research!!

Of course there were plenty of other winners, with Genevieve Grobbelaar Loff taking home R30 000 for winning the Fantasy game, while Akpeisama Daniel, Gerhard 'shuffling' and Devlin Conway's dreams came true in the Dream Team game, as each took home R16 000 for having the closest World Cup XVs to the game's overall side.

All the winners are listed below, and thanks once again to all of you for playing. A huge thanks as well to Shield and Dunlop Tyres for making the game as attractive as it was.

Also, don't forget that the predicting fun (and prize-winning opportunities!) continues in our other current games, so go to the Games page to see what's available.


PREDICTION GAME, sponsored by Shield
1st place - R30 000: Laurent Riviere
2nd place - R13 000: Abdullah Desai
3rd place - R5 000: Mario Malcolm Van Rooi    

FANTASY, sponsored by Shield
1st place - R30 000: Genevieve Grobbelaar Loff
2nd place - R13 000: Gerrit Grobler
3rd place - R5 000: Lance Easton

DREAM TEAM, sponsored by Shield
R16 000 each:
Akpeisama Daniel    
Gerhard 'shuffling'
Devlin Conway


Dunlop Wheelie Cooler boxes
Matthew Tarboton        
Mark Westcott
Sue Blackie        
Wayne Titus        

Set of 4 Dunlop SP Sport 6060 225/40 R18        
Prashant Ravi    
Laurent Riviere
Grand Prize
R25 000 - Laurent Riviere


Prediction Game - R4 000 each

Neville Jones    
Laurence Webber    
G Nyasha Walter Mukurumbira    
Fred Ampadu    
Ronald Mbunju    
Jaco Engelbrecht

Fantasy Game - R4 000 each
Carl Rautenbach    
Noel Callaghan    
Gerhard van der Ryst    
Pieter Fourie    
Tertius Els    
Francois Nel


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