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Rugby World Cup 2019

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

  1. dillyboy Jim Clark (26)

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  2. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I think the format has been exactly the same for the last four RWCs.

    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. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    Thanks, but Wikipedia is only as good as the referenced souces. Nothing there.

    I could edit the page now and change it another way. :)

    Clicking on Note 9 delivers a 404 error. - There must be a WR doc somewhere.

    You would think that makes sense.

    But has something explicitly stating that been officially published?

    If it has, it's hard to find.
  4. Twoilms Trevor Allan (34)

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    It's not a research essay.
  5. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    Yup, it's a mere cut'n'paste from 2015.

    Not worth the electrons it's printed on.
  6. dillyboy Jim Clark (26)

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    Ha ha ha ha, I just read a Jim Tucker article - Dick Graham is the Georgia backs coach.

    I didn't know whether to laugh or feel sorry for them...
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  7. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    This is merely the first phase of our plan - he will work his way up the ranks, destroying opposition teams from the inside until he gets to the All Blacks HC position. From here, he will quietly dismantle the on and off-field departments, introducing arrogance, nepotism and shitty play into the NZRFU and All Blacks to help the Wallabies finally reclaim the Bledisloe Cup. You see, he is on our side. I mean, just look at his face - his smile disguises his true intentions:


    RedsHappy, we found a use for him - he is an Agent of Evil in the service of the ARU.
  8. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    Our version of Robbie Deans (at least according to many conspiracy theorists on this site).;)
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  9. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ what makes you think Deans & Graham aren't Master & Apprentice? Makes perfect sense if one believes that Deans was an NZRU plant to begin with, NZRU apparently being rugby's Dark Side......
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  10. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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  11. zer0 Alan Cameron (40)

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    Graham Henry reacts to accusations that he Belichick-ed the Wallabies.

  12. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    The Senate will decide your fate
  13. Dismal Pillock Peter Sullivan (51)

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    anyone got a rough take on most likely final groupings? asking for a friend. ps just putting finishing touches on Official IRB website. psp doesnt have to be actually entirely accurate. might still biff a Laos etc in there

    Pool A:
    Europe 1 (Romania)
    Playoff winner

    Pool B:
    New Zealand
    South Africa
    Africa 1
    Repechage winner

    Pool C:
    Americas 1 (USA/Canada)
    Oceania 2 (Samoa)

    Pool D:
    Oceania 1 (Fiji)
    Americas 2 (USA/Canada)
  14. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I think you could predict USA should be Americas 1 and in Pool C.
    Canada USA 2 in Pool D.
    Fiji - Oceania 1
    Samoa - Oceania 2
    Europe 1 - Romania
    Africa 1 - Namibia
    Playoff Winner - Tonga
    Repechage Winner - Uruguay on past form.
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  15. Dismal Pillock Peter Sullivan (51)

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    thanks mate, you're the best. well, 2nd best after me. although I will be 15,000th best after I publish this website. oh god it is a race relations shocker #choppers_over_the_pitcairns
  16. Omar Comin' Desmond Connor (43)

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    I hope we don't have the exact same teams as 2015. Kenya and Zimbabwe were both very close to qualifying ahead of Namibia last time so perhaps one of them could come through as Africa 1 this time.

    I also think Spain are a decent chance of getting through, either by beating Tonga in the playoff or more likely winning the repechage. They have quite a few professional players in France - most only play for them sporadically so they're not often at full strength, and probably a number of others who are eligible through parents or grandparents that might put their hand up if Spain were to be so close to qualifying (Russia are still a chance at beating them to the playoff spot).
  17. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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  18. Dismal Pillock Peter Sullivan (51)

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  19. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    I'd be feeling sorry for them.
  20. Merrow Phil Hardcastle (33)

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