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Rugby World Cup 2019

Discussion in 'Sports Bar' started by Bushpig, Sep 11, 2019.

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Who will win the RWC in 2019

  1. New Zealand

    43.5%
  2. England

    22.6%
  3. Australia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Ireland

    4.8%
  5. Scotland

    1.6%
  6. France

    1.6%
  7. South Africa

    9.7%
  8. Wales

    6.5%
  9. Argentina

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  10. Japan

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    0.0%
  11. Georgia

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  12. Italy

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    0.0%
  13. Fiji

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. United States

    4.8%
  15. Russia

    0 vote(s)
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  16. Namibia

    4.8%
  1. Bushpig

    Bushpig Sasalele Platinum Member

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    Pool A
    Ireland
    Scotland
    Japan
    Russia
    Samoa

    Pool B
    New Zealand
    South Africa
    Italy
    Namibia
    Canada


    Pool C
    England
    France
    Argentina
    USA
    Tonga


    Pool D
    Australia
    Wales
    Georgia
    Fiji
    Uruguay

    https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/teams

    Dates: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 – Sat, 2 Nov 2019
    No. of nations: 20 (93 qkualifying)
    Number of nations: 20 (93 qualifying)
    Host nation: Japan

    The opening ceremony is scheduled for 20 September 2019 in Tokyo Stadium.[13]

    World Rankings


    1. New Zealand
    2. England
    3. Ireland
    4. Australia
    5. South Africa
    6. Wales
    7. Scotland
    8. Argentina
    9. Fiji
    10. France
    *fixed rankings - https://www.rugbypass.com/news/updated-world-rugby-rankings
     
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  2. Bushpig

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    NZ are obviously big favourites, but it is actually quite open really.

    Ireland and Wales always seem to hit a ceiling of quarters/semis every WC.

    England could get to the final or lose in the group stage.

    I’ll go NZ over England in the final (without actually looking at brackets etc).
     
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    On further inspection of the draw seems NZ v England Woolf more likely be in the semis.

    NZ v England
    Australia v Ireland

    Aus v NZ final, yawn.
     
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    I agree.

    After the win in Chicago I was picking Ireland to win the RWC.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport...eport-all-blacks-result-chicago-a7400096.html

    They don't seem to be the same team anymore. While England are peaking right now imo, time will tell if they remain strong by the time the semis begin.
     
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    Ireland seem to just plateau at every WC. Can’t remember them ever getting past the quarters, no matter their talent or form.

    They are officially the number 1 team in the world.....still expect them to lose in the quarters as always (probably to South Africa).
     
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    Aussie picked up a win against the ABs not too long ago now. I don't think anyone wants to see that rehashed rivalry as the final. Though it would be sweet revenge if the Wallabies won.

    I saw an interesting piece comparing the current All Blacks to the team that won in 2015.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...-all-blacks-team-compare-to-the-class-of-2015

    That team that won in 2015 looks like a dream team compared to the team that has gone to Japan.
     
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    Besides New Zealand, South africa and England both look in shape currently.
     
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    South Africa going into the world cup undefeated this year. If Etzebeth makes it they could be the dark horse of the tournament.
     
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    I'll be going to the games in Yokohama. Pretty stoked.

    I picked Wales but they are apparently banged up. So I'll go with Canada.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I am totally jealous of you right now.

    I hope you have a great time, beautiful weather and plenty of these...

    [​IMG]
     
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    ↑↑↑↑ Hands down the best Japanese beer. One of my overall favorites. ↑↑↑↑
     
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    Certainly the most beatable the All Blacks have been in a while.
    NZL
    ENG
    AUS

    France has an interesting squad.

    Ireland & Wales still wont make it past the QF.
     
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    DangDaGawd Tough Scene

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    What is the USA's best shot at winning a game? Obviously England and France murk us and I'm thinking Tonga probably does as well. Do we have a shot against Argentina?
     
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    Argentina are way better than Tonga. Whilst mainly losing to the big boys, they are normally competitive and win games from time to time.

    Would guess USA will lose all their games, but maybe half a shot at beating Tonga.
     
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    Argentina have always been a top ten team but they have become a force to be reckoned with in world rugby. The Pumas scrum was feared in the 80s

    https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2019/rugby-world-cup/power-rankings/
     
  18. Vegeta

    Vegeta I’ll never give in to you circus freaks!

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    All blacks.
    Also, pool B;
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    Argentina would smash Tonga. Real good, tight scrummaging team and better organised in genenral.

    The team also play a lot together for the Jaguares and face regular competition while Tonga (and all the PI nations tbh) have players that can't make it because they're contracted to European clubs and can't get together to train, let alone play games.
     
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