Campo flies Bok flag

Wallabies legend David Campese reckons the Boks are the dark horse to win the World Cup.

There is one proviso, though. The Boks can only succeed, says Campo, if Jake White starts selecting form players.

Campese’s favourites are host nation France and he was dismissive of the challenge of England, Australia and New Zealand.

“If I was having a bet on the tournament, my money would be on the host nation,” wrote Campese in his Daily Telegraph column. “New Zealand clearly rates itself the best and its results this year, while rotating two teams, indicate that judgment is fully warranted. But let’s wait to see it under the pressure of playing for the Webb Ellis trophy. Just in case the Kiwis have forgotten, they haven’t won a World Cup since 1987 and have been notorious for choking on the biggest stage.

“They say this time around will be different. The same words were uttered in 1999 and again in 2003.”

Campese wrote that the Wallabies had no chance to win the World Cup while George Gregan played scrumhalf.

“He is predictable and only increasing the pressure on the rest of the backline by not threatening himself. A new No.9, preferably Matt Giteau, is needed.”