Our team of experts name their winners and why.. will it be one of the home nations?

Our team of experts name their winners and why.. will it be one of the home nations?

Top try scorer: George Bridge
Not as flashy as Sevu Reece, his All Blacks team-mate, but Bridge is rapid, a potent finisher and can also feature at full-back. Could be a breakout star.
Dark horse: Argentina
Choosing between them or France to finish up behind England in Pool C is toss of a coin, but the Pumas thrived four years ago and are stronger after Super Rugby.
How England will do:
Semi-finals (loss to NZ). No shame in this, but while England are clearly good enough to knock off France, Argentina and Australia, the All Blacks are a different beast.
Richard Bath
Winner: New Zealand
Far from a classic All Blacks side but they avoid South Africa until the final and have good strength in depth.
Runner-up: South Africa
If they lose opener to NZ, they avoid Kiwis and probably England until the final, and will be favourites to win quarter and semis.
Top try scorer: Sevu Reece
The prolific All Black wing only has three caps so will play as often as possible, making hay against Italy, Canada and Namibia.
Dark horse: France
They are making massive strides under Jacques Brunel, have fearsome World Cup pedigree, like hot conditions, and are monstrously physical.

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