There was no Grand Slam in the Rugby World Six Nations Predictions Competition as none of the nine contenders called all 15 match-winners correctly. However, there was some Welsh success as the joint winners are the Rugby World editor Owain Jones, who hails from Wales, and the RFU’s referees manager Tony Spreadbury.
All the contenders were asked to predict the winners of the 15 RBS 6Nations games before the tournament began. Both Jones and Spreadbury called 11 correctly. They were tied at 9-9 before the final day and Spreadbury picked Italy, France and England to win, while Jones went with Scotland, Wales and England, so Wales’s triumph enabled the Rugby World boss to match Spreadbury’s score.
Just one point behind the joint winners at the end of proceedings were former France hooker Olivier Azam and Italian journalist Gianluca Barca, both with ten out of 15. Former Wales fly-half Jonathan Davies and Telegraph journalist Mick Cleary both managed nine, while Keith Wood got eight right and Stuart Barnes and Kenny Logan managed just seven. Must do better next year boys!