HEREFORD Rugby Club's Luke Yarranton won the 2017 Hereford Times sporting predictions competition on a tie break.

He was just 12 out when predicting what the highest attendance would be at Edgar Street during the year.

t was 4,712 for Hereford's FA Cup match against AFC Telford and Yarranton said 4,700.

In total, five people scored four points.

They were Hereford FC PA announcer Matt Healey, Westfields chief executive Andy Morris, former Wellington manager Derek Williams, ex-Luctonians director of rugby Alex Davidson and girls cricket and netball coach Anna Robertson.

They all correctly predicted that Hull and Sunderland would be two of the teams that would be relegated from the Premier League, England would win the RBS Six Nations and Lewis Hamilton would be crowned the Formula 1 world champion.

Elsewhere, Anthony Robbins, who was Pegasus Juniors player-manager at the time, former Greyhound RFC player Matt Eden and South Wye Police Boxing Academy secretary Vince McNally all scored three points.

Bringing up the rear was ex-Hereford FC captain Joel Edwards, whose only correct predictions were that Hull would be relegated and that England would win the Six Nations.

A number of sporting personalities have once again predicted what would happen in 2018, with Yarranton defending his title.

He thinks Manchester United will finish second in the Premier League, Argentina will win the FIFA World Cup, England will win the RBS Six Nations, Roger Federer will defend his Wimbledon men's singles title and Anthony Joshua will bag he BBC Sports Personality of the Year prize.

The Hereford FC representatives this year are captain Jimmy Oates and PR & administration officer Jamie Griffiths.

They also think England will win the Six Nations and Federer will win Wimbledon, but think Tottenham striker Harry Kane will win the SPOTY award.

Even though Griffiths would love England to win the FIFA World Cup, he thinks it will be Germany, while Oates has gone with his heart and thinks his home country, Australia, will rule the world.

If the competition is a draw, this year's tie break question is, how many league wins will Hereford FC win in 2018?

Oates has gone for at least 20, while Griffiths has gone for 36 and Yarranton 37.

The other personalities that have offered their predictions are Westfields manager Sean Edwards, Wellington player Will Perkins, Lads Club payer-manager Danny Moon, Luctonians head coach Ryan Watkins, Ledbury RFC captain Rob Anscomb, Herefordshire CCC chairman Richard Prime, girls cricket and netball coach Anna Robertson, professional darts player Jim Williams and South Wye Police Boxing Academy secretary Vince McNally.

See this week's Hereford Times for all the predictions and what the participants want to happen this year.