We’re now through the group stages and looking forward to the quarter finals this weekend.

We have now drawn the teams for each entrant and carried out the ballots for 5th, 4th and 3rd place prizes

(Thanks to Bronagh, Roisin and Chris for making the draw!)

ArgentinaPool D – 2ndJack Hampton
David Smith
AustraliaPool C – 3rdHudson Foster
Ivan Smith
ChilePool D – 5thAaron Murray
Jordan Foster
EnglandPool D – 1stRuth McCormack
Tommy Hyndman
FijiPool C – 2ndSeamus Kennedy
John Kennedy
FrancePool A – 1stIain Harrison
Steve McCormack
GeorgiaPool C – 5thMary Hampton
Julie Cochrane
IrelandPool B – 1stWille Allen
John Curry
ItalyPool A – 3rdAmber Bolton
Harry Harrison
JapanPool D – 3rdDon O’Neill
Jim Nolan
NamibiaPool A – 5thEddie Hampton
Jimmy Parkhill
New ZealandPool A – 2ndRobin Logue
Michael Oswin
PortugalPool C – 4thMichael Cochrane
Raymond Letters
RomaniaPool B – 5thPauline Connaghan
Clare Molloy
SamoaPool D – 4thIan Boyd
Paul Cochrane
ScotlandPool B – 3rdDonna Foster
Rebecca Nicholl
South AfricaPool B – 2ndBeth Hampton
Paul Laverty
TongaPool B – 4thIvan Millar
Conor McCormack
UruguayPool A – 4thDan Wilson
Danny Cochrane
WalesPool C – 1stEric Wilson
Brendan McErlane

5th Place Prize

Teams finishing in 5th place were Namibia, Romania, Georgia and Chile

Winner of the 5th Place prize of £20 is Clare Molloy!

4th Place Prize

Teams finishing in 4th place were Uruguay, Tonga, Portugal and Samoa

Winner of the 4th Place prize of £20 is Conor McCormack!

3rd Place Prize

Teams finishing in 3rd place were Italy, Scotland, Australia and Japan

Winner of the 3rd Place prize of £20 is Ivan Smith!

We’re now half way through the group stages of the world cup. We’ve had some real nail biters already, and some high scoring games.

Here are how the teams are scoring at the minute:

View the original guesses here!

At the end of the group stages, we’ll make the draw to assign teams to entrants, and we’ll have the ballots for the 5th, 4th and 3rd place group teams. We’ll ask 2 people who aren’t taking part in the competition to carry out the draws.

We have 40 entrants in the sweepstake, meaning 2 people will have the same team.

Teams will be drawn at the end of the group stages and ballots will take place to determine who wins the prizes.

Prizes will be as follows:

5th place in the group£20(1 prize)
4th place in the group£20(1 prize)
3rd place in the group£20(1 prize)
Losing quarter finalist£50(4 prizes)
Losing semi finalist£70(2 prizes)
Losing finalist£100(1 prize)
World Cup winners£250(1 prize)

There will also be a prize for the closest guess to the total number of points scored by the winning team over the whole competition. Here are the entries and guesses:

Raymond Letters113
Pauline Connaghan133
Jim Nolan143
Danny Cochrane155
Julie Cochrane165
Aaron Murray169
Tommy Hyndman174
Robin Logue183
Michael Cochrane185
Mary Hampton194
Steve McCormack197
Iain Harrison200
Ruth McCormack202
Dan Wilson203
Donna Foster205
Conor McCormack206
Hudson Foster210
Jimmy Parkhill216
Ivan Millar220
Jack Hampton220
Don O’Neill222
Jordan Foster222
Harry Harrison225
Amber Bolton227
Eddie Hampton235
David Smith245
Rebecca Nicholl245
Ian Boyd247
Beth Hampton250
Michael Oswin260
Wille Allen270
Paul Cochrane279
Seamus Kennedy285
Ivan Smith305
Paul Laverty306
Brendan McErlane320
John Kennedy327
Clare Molloy335
John Curry440
Eric Wilson454