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Rugby World Cup predictions: Legends pick their 2019 winners

Andy Goode: In 2003 England had their match-winning hero in Jonny Wilkinson and I think Farrell is of that ilk. He’s a super-intense guy who brings everything to the team. You just have to look into his eyes as he’s coming on to the pitch. He can be a real star and hopefully will be lifting the trophy on November 2.

Shane Williams: If Alun Wyn Jones plays out of his skin, which he’s probably going to do, Wales can win the World Cup and it’s as simple as that really.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – OCTOBER 21: A dejected Shane Williams of Wales reacts during the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup bronze final match between Wales and Australia at Eden Park on October 21, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Stuart Barnes: South Africa. They have the full range to win it. A solid defence, a pack with strength in depth, an in-form set of half-backs, a goal kicker and a little bit of magic in the back three/

Brian O’Driscoll: I absolutely think Ireland can win it but they need a lot to go for them. But on the basis of what I’ve watched in the last two years, they can win the World Cup. Irish Independent