Totally agree Jonny. This is the most open of World Cups we've seen.
The All Blacks seem to have been written off by the press and I can't explain why, but tellingly a few pundits (Warbuton to name but one) still think they're the form team. Two words: Beauden Barret.
For me, I think this could be the year the French stop being the bridesmaid but, as always, it will depend on which French team turn up. It's strange how a team can fire so hot and cold in consecutive matches.
I do think the Boks look good. Their scrum-half Faf de Klerk (who is not a huge hit with the Boks fans) was outstanding in the Four Nations and the centre, Lukhanyo Am, looks formidable.
As we all know to our cost, form tends to make very little difference going in to a World Cup, though.
Of the home nations, England, Wales and Ireland are all in with a shout. As a Welshman I can tell you I too will be cheering for whichever home nation makes the final. It is hard to cheer for a team that has Eddie Jones in charge, however...
ITV coverage, though. Ugh.