World Cup Predictions



  • Pool A (winner, runner up)

    Ireland
    Scotland

    Pool B

    New Zealand (50:50 outcome)
    South Africa

    Pool C

    England
    France

    Pool D

    Wales
    Australia

    Q1

    England beats Australia

    Q2

    New Zealand beats Scotland

    Q3

    Wales beats France (50:50)

    Q4

    South Africa beats Ireland

    S1

    New Zealand beats England

    S2

    South Africa beats Wales

    F

    South Africa beats New Zealand (50:50)



  • From what I've seen the past month or so

    POOL A
    Ireland
    Japan

    POOL B
    NZ
    SA

    POOL C
    England
    Argentina

    POOL D
    Australia
    Wales

    QF 1
    England v Wales

    QF 2
    NZ v Japan

    QF 3
    Australia v Argentina

    QF 4
    Ireland v SA

    SF 1
    Wales v NZ

    SF2
    Australia v SA

    FINAL
    NZ v SA

    SA winners



  • Pool A
    Ireland
    Scotland

    Pool B
    New Zealand
    South Africa

    Pool C
    England
    Argentina

    Pool D
    Australia
    Wales

    Q1
    England beats Wales

    Q2
    New Zealand beats Scotland

    Q3
    Australia beats Argentina

    Q4
    South Africa beats Ireland

    S1
    New Zealand beats England

    S2
    South Africa beats Australia

    F
    New Zealand beats South Africa



  • Argentina have lost their last nine test matches.



  • @Tim So? Playing in tougher competition than France IMO building up to the WC. It will really depend on what type of French team turns up.



  • @Canes4life Ireland 28 17 Argentina Lansdowne Road 10 Nov 2018 Details

    France 28 13 Argentina Lille 17 Nov 2018 Details

    Scotland 14 9 Argentina Murrayfield 24 Nov 2018 Details



  • @Tim history means nothing at World Cups. Argentina have the players to make the Semis IMO, whether they do is another question. These games will be won by small margins and I have a gut feeling the Argies will make it out of their pool over France.



  • Unless a completely different Argentina turn up, they'll be vying with Ireland for the choke award.



  • @Canes4life said in World Cup Predicitions:

    @Tim So? Playing in tougher competition than France IMO building up to the WC. It will really depend on what type of French team turns up.

    You win the cliché competition in any case...



  • How pissed would World Rugby be with a repeat of the 2015 final. Unlikely but I can still see Aus upsetting SA in a one-off.



  • @mofitzy_ said in World Cup Predicitions:

    How pissed would World Rugby be with a repeat of the 2015 final. Unlikely but I can still see Aus upsetting SA in a one-off.

    If there is any way to have all the TRC teams in the final 4, let's do it!



  • What did we lead with in 2011? NZ vs Tonga? I imagine this will be a little more competitive than that. Getting a W on the board is important too, especially with no-doubt a large number of seats probably being filled by folk who don't watch rugby and think this would be a mighty victory.



  • @Rembrandt said in World Cup Predicitions:

    What did we lead with in 2011? NZ vs Tonga? I imagine this will be a little more competitive than that. Getting a W on the board is important too, especially with no-doubt a large number of seats probably being filled by folk who don't watch rugby and think this would be a mighty victory.

    This is the chance for one of the tournament favourites to play down a market against a fellow favourite. It doesn't get any bigger than this, I can't decide if I prefer us to have an easy game first, but its irrelevant now



  • @Tim said in World Cup Predicitions:

    Argentina have lost their last nine test matches.

    But they were only Friendlies



  • @canefan said in World Cup Predicitions:

    @mofitzy_ said in World Cup Predicitions:

    How pissed would World Rugby be with a repeat of the 2015 final. Unlikely but I can still see Aus upsetting SA in a one-off.

    If there is any way to have all the TRC teams in the final 4, let's do it!

    Please not again



  • @ACT-Crusader
    I understand why you wouldn't want it, but a strong RC is good for NZ. Results are our biggest bargaining chip when you compare the money available up north.

    England have Argentina then France as their last pool games, followed by Australia or Wales in the 1/4s. That's a tough run before/if they even get to the semis.



  • @mofitzy_ said in World Cup Predicitions:

    @ACT-Crusader
    I understand why you wouldn't want it, but a strong RC is good for NZ. Results are our biggest bargaining chip when you compare the money available up north.

    England have Argentina then France as their last pool games, followed by Australia or Wales in the 1/4s. That's a tough run before/if they even get to the semis.

    Yep.

    Called that in a different thread.



  • Pool A (winner, runner up)
    Ireland
    Japan

    Pool B
    New Zealand
    South Africa

    Pool C
    France
    England

    Pool D
    Wales
    Australia

    Q1
    Australia defeats France

    Q2
    New Zealand defeats Japan

    Q3
    England defeats Wales

    Q4
    South Africa defeats Ireland

    S1
    New Zealand beats England

    S2
    Australia defeats South Africa

    F
    New Zealand defeats Australia



  • Pool A (winner, runner up)
    Ireland
    Scotland

    Pool B
    New Zealand
    South Africa

    Pool C
    England
    France

    Pool D
    Wales
    Australia

    Q1
    England defeats Australia
    Q2
    New Zealand defeats Scotland
    Q3
    Wales defeats France
    Q4
    South Africa defeats Ireland

    S1
    New Zealand beats England (the winner of this one wins it all)
    S2
    South Africa defeats Wales

    F
    New Zealand defeats South Africa

    Player of the tournament - Richie Mo'unga



  • The team at Rugbypass have published their pre-RWC Power rankings for all 20 teams. Worth a read to pass the time until hostilities commence.

    see article

    Top 10 are:

    1. NZ
    2. SA
    3. ENG
    4. IRE
    5. WALES
    6. AUS
    7. FRANCE
    8. SCOTLAND
    9. ARG
    10. JAPAN

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