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Rugby World Cup 2019

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

  1. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    More or less guaranteed quarter final with Italy being so poor currently, and the RepĂȘchage/African teams have typically occupied bottom slots in whichever pools they've found themselves in.

    Plus having NZ in the Pools would mean you can't possibly meet them in knockouts until the final itself.
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  2. zer0 John Solomon (38)

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    Runner-up pool C. RWC 2015 playoffs went as:

    QF1: Winner pool B vs runner-up pool A
    QF2: Winner pool C vs runner-up pool D
    QF3: Winner pool D vs runner-up pool C
    QF4: Winner pool A vs runner-up pool B

    SF1: Winner QF1 vs winner QF2
    SF2: Winner QF3 vs winner QF4
  3. The_Brown_Hornet David Codey (61)

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    Bloody hell that's a relief. We couldn't really have asked for much better than that.
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  4. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    No. I was talking about the draw.

    Of all the qualifiers, the top 7 ranked sides based on world rankings plus the host go in pot 1 to determine who headlines each pool.

    The other qualifiers are grouped by geographic location and the allocated to the pools randomly from there.

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  5. Benaud Charlie Fox (21)

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    Geez I hope that's the case again. Easiest pool, England/France/Argentina in the quarters, Ireland/South Africa in the semis. Avoid the Kiwis until the final.
  6. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Then Scotland would get Ireland in the quarter final whereas now they get New Zealand unless they can beat Ireland and then they get South Africa which is also less than ideal.

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  7. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    When was the last time 2 of AUS, RSA and NZL were in the same pool?
  8. Dismal Pillock John Thornett (49)

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    BORING!

    I much prefer the groups from the 2011 RWC, as chronicled here in The Official NZRU 2011 RWC website:

    http://rugbyworldcup.page.tl
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  9. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Pretty sure never.
  10. flat_eric Alfred Walker (16)

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    You're assuming Scotland will be able to dispose of Japan. I doubt whether that is a sure thing.
  11. KOB1987 Paul McLean (56)

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    Another first will be when we play Georgia, it's never happened before.
  12. D-Box Ted Thorn (20)

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    If remember right South Africa played Australia in the 96 World Cup in South Africa

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  13. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I was suggesting why Highlander wanted Pool B.

    I am guessing he isn't unhappy with Pool A because he doesn't think Scotland can make the quarters from there.

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  14. BLR Banned

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    Ahhhh the 96 World Cup, the memories.
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  15. D-Box Ted Thorn (20)

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    Whoops 95

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  16. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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  17. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    We beat them twice from two attempts with a half strength team playing like crap last June, in Japan.

    At this point in time, our aim should be to top the pool, and the pass mark is making the Quarters.
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  18. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    So if both us and NZ win our pools we can't play them until the final. If England win Pool C they would play the All Blacks in the semi.

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  19. Upthenuts Syd Malcolm (24)

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    poor ABs will be tired by rwc 2019, 3 seasons of soo much winning
  20. Twoilms Trevor Allan (34)

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    Ludicrously fortuitous draw. Bit of a contrast to the last world cup which makes me suspicious we will get knocked out early.
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