Okay, we are halfway through the competition and I'm curious to know where we could possibly finish. Here's some rough guesses as to what the future results will be :-
Bay of Plenty.
Lose to Taranaki. Beat Northland, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu and Southland. Total extra points 16.
Lose to Waikato and Auckland. Beat Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay and Southland. Total extra points 12.
Lose to Waikato, Taranaki, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury and Tasman.
Total extra point 0.
Lose to Wellington, North Harbour, Waikato and Canterbury. Beat Northland.
Total extra points 4.
This obviously does not include bonus points which could totally change things.
Anyway if we add these extra points to those already won the final points would read :-
Bay of Plenty 32
Hawkes Bay 23
I'm totally aware that this is just "pie in the sky" stuff and I'm often wrong (almost always). What it does show however is that it is still anyone's competition to win and one upset could decide the final winners or one result could change the final standings. (Hawkes Bay could beat us which would leapfrog them to second but we would remain on top.) It will be fascinating.
I know my predictions will be scoffed at by many (particularly those from Hawkes Bay). I know The TAB predict Taranaki to end above us on the table and they are more often than not right.. What I would like to know is "How far out am I ? "