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messageRugby World Cup 2019 - Japan
Posted by TheCat 15 May, 2019 09:59

This thread may sit dormant for a while, as the RWC is still a number of months away, but starting a thread to perhaps see ongoing discussion as we roll towards (and throughout) the tournament.

My one liners on the main contenders:

New Zealand: Still the top of the heap, but I think more vulnerable than they have been in a while
Australia: Coached by a bully with zero technical acumen. Only a serious change in direction from recent 'strategy' can see the Wallabies advance past the Qtr Finals.
South Africa: Showed some great improvement last year under new coach. If it comes together properly for them this year, some of their talent is scary good.
England: Steady Eddie knows how to prepare a team for a world cup. As long as the players can handle the pressure, I see England going a long way in this tournament
Wales: Will win their pool (wallabies being the other major in their pool); but as good as they have been recently, I cant see them stepping up to the next level to beat the heavyweights 3 weeks in a row to take the title.
Ireland: Less than 12 months ago lauded as the best team in teh world. What the hec happengin in the 6 nations? Have they been figured out?
Scotland: Much improved, but still cant see them progressing past qtrs.
France: Who knows....

My fearless prediction...an England vs South Africa Final.....

(NB: I am Australian, which may explain my anger above directed towards the wallabies setup)

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was 2019:05:15:10:02:22 by TheCat.

messageRe: Rugby World Cup 2019 - Japan
Posted by teddyboy23 15 May, 2019 18:55

Maybe Australia can go (all the way). new Zealand good team good (neighbours) south Africa have the (power and the passion). England if they win all games (home and away). Wales if they can keep (possession). Ireland (you never know ). Scotland are they as good as (the class of 74 ). France out early and (return to eden) 😉

messageRe: Rugby World Cup 2019 - Japanattachment
Posted by Alan Medic 16 May, 2019 07:30

Current WC betting:


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messageRe: Rugby World Cup 2019 - Japan
Posted by JohnL 16 May, 2019 10:00

Alan Medic Wrote:
> Current WC betting:
> [www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk]?
> 20,file=327088

What no Wales. We've been excommunicated then smiling smiley

messageRe: Rugby World Cup 2019 - Japan
Posted by Alan Medic 16 May, 2019 12:41

That's a weird one. I didn't notice.

messageRe: Rugby World Cup 2019 - Japan
Posted by JohnL 09 August, 2019 12:07

Wales name full strength team for warm up game with England at Twickenham on Sunday.


Wales could also be World Number 1 ranked by Sunday morning if the All Blacks lose to Australia on Saturday. Could be one of the shortest stays at Number 1 ever though smiling smiley

messageRe: Rugby World Cup 2019 - Japan
Posted by Alan Medic 25 August, 2019 09:14

Ha! Ireland will be No.1 if they beat England at Twickenham today! It is today isn't it?

messageRe: Rugby World Cup 2019 - Japan
Posted by JohnL 10 September, 2019 17:58

Well done Ireland - many Welsh supporters will be cheering on Ireland too (need as much support as you can get in Japan - it's a long way away).

messageRe: Rugby World Cup 2019 - Japan
Posted by TheCat 10 September, 2019 18:54

Japan will be a great host nation.....really sad I can't make it over....


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