England is being tipped to win their World Cup group.
Scientists have fed data involving the 20 competing teams into a World Cup computer and simulated the tournament almost 4,000 times.
They have played a total of 180,000 games on the computer, each match replicated based upon a complex mathematical formula of actuaries.
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The All Blacks are given a 50 per cent chance of emerging again as world champions, with Warren Gatland’s Wales viewed as the next most likely winners.
Then come England, followed by Australia and South Africa.
THE HOME NATIONS GROUP RESULTS PREDICTED
Ireland 23 Scotland 16
Japan 21 Ireland 37
Scotland 28 Samoa 18
Ireland 52 Russia 12
Scotland 37 Russia 17
Ireland 32 Samoa 8
Japan 18 Scotland 28
England 33 Tonga 11
England 45 USA 9
England 27 Argentina 19
England 24 France 16
Wales 30 Georgia 9
Australia 21 Wales 22
Wales 29 Fiji 10
Wales 54 Uruguay 8