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Rugby World Cup 2019

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by waiopehu oldboy, May 8, 2017.

  1. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Quick guide to who will be in Pots 4 & 5:

    "Oceania 1, Oceania 2 (the top two teams from the 2016-17 Pacific Nations Cup between Fiji, Samoa and Tonga) [current leader Fiji]
    Europe 1 (the winner of the 2017-18 Rugby Europe Championship, currently led by Romania)
    Americas 1 (the winner of a two-legged play-off between the USA and Canada next month)
    Americas 2 (the winner of a two-legged play-off between the loser of the Americas 1 play-off and the winner of the 2017 South American Rugby Championship)
    Africa 1 (the winner of the 2018 Africa Cup)
    Play-off winner (the winner of a two-legged play-off between the loser of the 2016-17 Pacific Nations Cup and the second-placed team from the Rugby Europe Championship, which is currently Tonga and Spain)
    Repechage winner (the winner of a knockout series between the best sides from the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Asia/Oceania play-off* that have not qualified)

    * - The Asia/Oceania play-off is a two-legged play-off between the winner of the 2018 Asia Rugby Championship and the winner of the 2017 Oceania Rugby Cup. The winner of this qualifies for the repechage."

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rugby/news/article.cfm?c_id=80&objectid=11852104

    I've seen some conflicting reports but the consensus seems to be that the "(Region) 1" teams will be in Pot 4 & the 2's plus the Play-off & Repechage winners in Pot 5. According to the article the draw is being streamed on www.rugbyworldcup.com from 18:00 AEDT.
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  2. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    Not exactly right WOB.

    The European team in the Continental playoff is the winner of the playoff between 2nd in the REC and the winner of the playoff between the winner of the RET and the winner of the Playoff between the Regional Conference winners.

    Boy that's a mouthful.

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  3. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    ^^^^^^^^^^ writer probably trying to keep it simple, The Hurld coming out've D'Auckland :)
  4. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    are we guaranteed a spot?
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  5. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    "The final draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup took place on 6 December 2013"

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_FIFA_World_Cup_seeding

    The tournament kicked off on 12 June 2014 so ~6 months after the draw. So why can't WR not leave it until say mid-2019 to do their draw? Way fewer teams & media attending so I would've thought that logistically it'd need less lead time?
  6. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I guess it comes down to the basis of the seeding.

    The RWC top 12 is based entirely on the last RWC so it is somewhat detached from world rankings (i.e. Italy are a top 12 team).

    For the FIFA World Cup draw, the seeded teams are entirely based on world rankings (plus the host) and have nothing to do with the previous World Cup.

    In some ways pushing the draw closer to the next RWC is counter-intuitive to basing the seeding off the results at the previous RWC.
  7. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Pool A:
    Ireland
    Scotland
    Japan
    Europe 1
    Playoff winner

    Pool B:
    New Zealand
    South Africa
    Italy
    Africa 1
    Repechage winner

    Pool C:
    England
    France
    Argentina
    Americas 1
    Oceania 2

    Pool D:
    Australia
    Wales
    Georgia
    Oceania 1
    Americas 2
  8. KOB1987 Paul McLean (56)

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    Fucking aye :p

    Pool D
    Australia
    Wales
    Georgia
    Oceania 1

    Americas 2
  9. KOB1987 Paul McLean (56)

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    Pool B
    New Zealand
    South Africa
    Italy
    Africa 1
    Repechage winner
  10. Merrow Bill McLean (32)

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    I thought we'd be sure to get C. Happy dances here.
  11. KOB1987 Paul McLean (56)

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    Pool C
    England
    France
    Argentina
    Americas 1
    Oceania 2
  12. BLR Banned

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    It's based off qualifying matches.

    A top team can miss out because they were kicked out in the qualifiers while a rank 50 team can get it through winning the qualifiers.

    I don't know if the winners of the previous cup get auto qualifying but from what I understand the rest all have to qualify.

    Much better system, how good would it be if the AB's had a few upset losses and missed out on the World Cup.
  13. zer0 John Solomon (38)

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    England in another pool of death?

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  14. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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  15. Benaud Charlie Fox (21)

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    Fantastic result for Australia and Ireland!

    How does the finals work? Who do we face if we win Pool D?
  16. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Pool C.
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  17. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    Happy with that.

    Wanted Pool B, but at least we avoided Argentina.

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  18. BLR Banned

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    Why the hell would you want that Pool? Jesus.
  19. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    If they follow the same format as at least the last three Cups, runner-up in Pool C.
  20. Benaud Charlie Fox (21)

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    Hopefully the Argies again!

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