Sonny Wool baaacks black for final
Sonny Wool the psychic sheep doesn't believe the All Blacks will be suffering les bleus come Sunday.
The four-legged soothsayer - who has backed the All Blacks through the Rugby World Cup - this morning again plumped for them ahead of France in the final.
In a special ceremony at Parliament, Sonny Wool said baaaaah to the container of food next to the French flag and headed straight for the Kiwi cuisine, while about 40 All Blacks supporters cheered him on.
His manager, Dan Boyd, said the sheep has so far proved his psychic abilities by predicting all the All Blacks games right, but "all will mean nothing, unless he gets this one right".
Boyd was unable to sleep last night, nervous Sonny Wool would pick France, but he was now confident the All Blacks would triumph.
"My heart says it's definitely going to happen. I do think there will be a bit of argy-bargy a bit earlier on from the French, but I don't think they can keep it up and I think history will repeat from 1987 and we'll win."
What would happen to Sonny Wool after the Rugby World Cup was still unknown, he said. "We'll probably have to see if the weekend result is right before we decide what to do with him."
All Blacks fan Rachel Unuia said, at least for now, Sonny Wool wouldn't end up on the barbie.
"I'm happy with his decision ... France should book their flights now."
Fan Aaron Dann wasn't surprised with the sheep's decision, saying "it was expected".
"We are going to smash the French. They are going down," he said.
Sonny Wool's All Blacks jersey, which was signed by his namesake Sonny Bill Williams, was being auctioned on TradeMe to raise money for the SPCA.
The auction closed at 5.30pm, with the winning bid coming in at $605.