Sonny Wool Predicts Home Team To Win First Match Rugby World Cup
First there was paul the octopus, now there’s sonny wool – new zealand’s world cup-match predicting sheep.
Paul rose to prominence during last year’s football world cup in south africa by successfully picking the result of germany’s matches before backing spain to go on and win the tournament.
Sonny wool is following in paul’s footsteps and picked new zealand to beat tonga in the opening match of the rugby world cup by choosing between two containers of food, each marked with a flag of the teams playing.
As a lamb, sonny wool predicted when it was going to rain, according to his owner dan boyd.
He hoped the three-year-old sheep would be able to emulate the oracle octopus’
the only special psychic sheep in the country.”
Boyd was confident sonny would be able to handle the pressure and attention, as he preferred the company of humans anyway.
Sonny will continue pick the outcome of the all blacks’ games throughout the tournament.