OPINION: The All Blacks have arrived in Blighty to defend their Rugby World Cup title, with their first official duty being a civic reception at the Tower of London.
Honestly though, they may as well pencil in a few more sightseeing stops for the next few weeks while they wait for things to heat up.
Cocky? Yeah probably, but New Zealand rugby fans pretty much have every right to be. Since the last World Cup final the All Blacks' record is a ridiculous 42 wins, three losses and two draws. This is our World Cup to lose.
But first we've got to get through the pool stage.
Here, we have a look at what we could see from the All Blacks, Pacific nations and everyone else in the first few weeks.
What to expect from the All Blacks
Unfortunately, Pool C isn't exactly loaded with anything particularly interesting from an All Black point of view. They'll start off with a regulation 30-odd - 9 win over the Argies, then dish out three hidings to Tonga, Namibia and Georgia.
What not to expect
That everyone in NZ will be totally relaxed about a potential quarter-final with France in Cardiff.
Unlike the All Blacks, our friends from the Pacific have incredibly interesting pools.
What to expect from Manu Samoa, Tonga and Fiji
A couple of decent-sized upsets. Tonga will be fancying their chances against Los Pumas, Manu will be looking to smack Scotland around and Fiji's role in the pool of death could be a little bit more lethal than first thought.
What not to expect
That all of a sudden SANZAR, the Samoan Prime Minister and pro clubs around the world start treating these teams with a bit of respect and support.
There's a bunch more teams in contention spread out across the four pools, ready to cannibalise each another for our amusement.
What to expect from the big hitters
That the Boks will breeze through their pool, the Wallabies and the English will have an epic battle at Twickenham, and France will probably drop one of the games they should win and then beat Ireland in their last pool game.
There's also another bunch that have about as much chance of winning as John Key does of politely declining a photo op with Richie McCaw.
What to expect from the no-hopers
Wales will give Uruguay a towelling in their first game, cruelly giving their fans hope.
Everyone not familiar with the Japanese team will find their nickname of The Brave Blossoms both cute and amusing.
The USA Eagles will bemoan a lack of funding and organisation despite the fact that they are from the most advanced country in the world.
NZ fans will learn more about Georgia and Namibia during the broadcast of the All Blacks games against them than they ever did at school.
Italy will be sharply dressed, Romania probably won't be, but neither has to worry about a long trip home when they get knocked out.
We're only a matter of days away from the ref blowing time on the first game, so excitement is high. While it was a great deal of fun hosting it in 2011, this time around New Zealanders don't need to worry about trains getting to Eden Park on time, paying $10 for a can of beer because it's a different colour or Stephen Donald having to save the day in a jersey that doesn't fit him*.
* Actually, this could conceivably happen. Go Beaver.
Jamie 'The Benchwarmer' Wall grew up in Wellington and enjoyed a stunningly mediocre rugby career in which the sole highlight was a seat on the bench for his club's premier side. He's enjoyed far more success spouting his viewpoints on the game to anyone who'll care to listen.
The Benchwarmer's Comment will run throughout the World Cup on radionz.co.nz.