RUGBY

Six Nations – England to win the grand slam and therefore the tournament. (February 2017) – (Edit: Won)

British Lions tour –  2-1 to NZ, including one absolute embarrassment for the Lions. Hurricanes beat them in the midweek game. (June 2017) (Edit: Lions lose to Hurricanes – Test Series is drawn 1-1)

Maro Itoje – Best player for the Lions. (June 2017) (Edit: Jonathan Davies voted player of the series)

Saracens – To win the English Premiership and the Champions Cup (Edit: Premiership loss , Champions Cup win)

FOOTBALL

Wayne Rooney – To move to China at the end of the season. (Edit: Rooney moves to Everton)

Transfer Record – The transfer record will be smashed. (Edit: Won – Neymar moves to PSG for £198m)

Lionel Messi will be the target of a bid from China of £200m+ (he will decline the move) (Edit: None made public)

Premier League finishing positions – Chelsea, Man City, Spurs, Liverpool, Arsenal, Man Utd. (Edit: Topt 6 all correct and in order Apart from 2 and 3 Switched)

Arsenal to win no trophies in 2017 but Wenger will stay. (Edit: Arsenal win FA Cup and Wenger stays)

Real Madrid will win the treble (Champions League, Spanish Cup, La Liga) (Edit: Real Madrid win La Liga AND The Champions League but lose Spanish Cup)

Europa League – will be won by Man Utd. (Edit: Man Utd won)

Red Bull will buy a club in the PL or Championship. My money is on Wigan becoming Red Bull Athletic

Homosexuality – A Premier League player could come out as gay but probably not before a World Cup in Russia in 2018.

TENNIS

Roger Federer to win the Australian Open and/or Wimbledon (January 2017 and June 2017) (Edit: Won Australian Open, Out in semis of French Open, Won Wimbledon, Injured for The US Open)

Rafa Nadal to win the French Open and have a ‘comeback’ year (May 2017) (Edit: Second in Australia Open, Won the French Open, Round of 16 at Wimbledon, Won The US Open)

Men’s Grand Slams – No new men’s winners of slams (Dimitrov, Nishikori, Raonic) – none will topple Murray / Nadal/ Djokovic / Federer. (Edit: Australian Open: Federer, French Open: Nadal, Wimbledon: Federer, US Open: Nadal)

Serena Williams to have another dominant year – she’ll win at least 2 majors (Edit: Won Australian Open but announced pregnancy so wont compete again)

Angelique Kerber, to finish the year as number 1. (Edit: Kerber 12th in September)

GOLF

Tiger Woods won’t finish in the top 10 in any major in 2017. (Edit Masters : No finish, US Open: No finish, The Open: No finish, USPGA: No finish)

Europeans to win more majors than Americans (Edit: Masters: Garcia (European), US Open: Koepke (American), The Open: Jordan Spieth (American), USPGA: Justin Thomas (American))

Hideki Matsuyama to finish top 5 in a major (Edit: Masters: 11th, US Open: 2nd, The Open: 14th, USPGA: 5th) WIN – USPGA

Jon Rahm Rodriguez to finish top 5 in a major (Edit: Masters: 27th, US Open missed cut, The Open:

OTHER

Anthony Joshua to beat Wladimir Klitschko (April 29th 2017) (Edit: Won by K.O.)

Gennady Golovkin to not lose a fight he faces this year. (Edit: 2 Fights 1 Win 1 Draw)

Floyd Mayweather to come out of retirement and beat whoever it is he’s fighting. (Edit: Beat Connor McGregor)

The Ashes – Australia will win the Ashes vs England in 2017 by at least 2 tests (November / December 2017)

The Champions Trophy – The England one-day team to finish runners-up (June 2017) (Edit: England lost in semi-finals)

Athletics – Wayde van Niekerk will continue to beat world records and will replace Usain Bolt as the golden boy of Athletics.

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