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Rugby World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:18 pm

Time to speculate on the rugby world cup. Will the All Blacks retain the title or will we see a Northern hemisphere team walk away with it this time. Personally I hope the man in black will take the title but if I look at the performance over the last few months then I'm not so sure.
Contenders:
Springboks look In pretty good form.
Wales, the new number one team maybe
Ireland?
England?

You're thoughts?
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I have modified the title. Welcome to the offical Rugby World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread.
 
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:49 pm

Here's the link to the official website
https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/matches
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:04 pm

Wales aren’t No. 1, they lost to Ireland today. It would have been a farce if Wales went into the World Cup as No 1. when they have a snowballs chance in hell of beating New Zealand. Ireland have beaten NZ twice in their last 3 games, I don’t mind if they are ranked ahead of us.

My prediction is the All Blacks will win this World Cup.
 
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:38 am

As a NZer I'm backing the All Blacks. However you can't rule out the Boks, Wallabies & the Irish.

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Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:11 pm

As a former SA resident (for three years) and proud wearer of a Springboks jersey when I exercise, my sympathies are for them, of course. I couldn't follow the latest news closely - coverage of rugby is close to zero in my country - but I suspect that the All Blacks will defend their title. Not the worst outcome, I'd say.
 
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:50 am

Is anyone in or going to Japan for the RWC? A few shops etc... here have flags and things out in anticipation. Wonder if theres a buzz there even though rugby isnt huge
 
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:49 am

Unfortunately not going to Japan,would have liked to. Here the world cup doesn't live at all, football country I'm afraid. I will get my black shirts out and put them on on game day.
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:52 am

First, as a french I have to say I'm not believing my team at all (B. Laporte destroyed our national team structure and he's now head of the federation, what a shame). I actually just hope we're not being too ridiculous. We will probably know our fate this saturday, if we can't win Argentina we will not even go the quarter, and maybe even have to fight hard to at least end 3rd of the group.

I think the WC winner is in the group B, Blacks or Bocks, and they'll meet in final. I'd say the winner will be the same as the pool stage winner, for the psychological impact of the first win, and because the group second would likely have to play Ireland when the winner should have an easier quarter-final.
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:33 pm

The French are definitely in a difficult poule. I wish them all the best but looking at their past performance I feel that a 3rd place in the poule is all the can get. But it's a tournament and stranger things have happened.
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Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:40 pm

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Is anyone in or going to Japan for the RWC? A few shops etc... here have flags and things out in anticipation. Wonder if theres a buzz there even though rugby isnt huge


Rugby is a popular sport in Japan. They have the 4th largest number of rugby players in the world.
 
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:16 am

The only teams that have a chance are New Zealand, South Africa and maybe Australia.
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The only teams that have a chance are New Zealand, South Africa and maybe Australia.


Australia? I know you said maybe, they beat us once this year but got hammered the next week.

I’d say South Africa or Ireland, backing the AB’s 100% but I feel like this will be tougher than 2015.
 
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:49 pm

First game over. Japan 30 Russia 10
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:52 pm

Two good games tomorrow France v Argentina and Springboks v All Blacks. Both could be close games.
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:58 pm

The AB's will win their pool, Ireland will wins theirs, then it will be Ireland v Boks in the quarter final, this could go either way but I'm picking Ireland, I don't see Australia making it past the quarter finals, so that results in an England Ireland semi final, which I would give the nod to the Irish, setting up my dream AB Ireland final which will be a cracking game, if the last three games between the two sides are any indication.
 
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:45 pm

Fairly entertaining start to proceedings, for someone as me who doesn't normally watch rugby. Wasn't too sure what to make of Russia as the opponent in the opening game, as I'm only really familiar with the major teams, and even though they did look like they lost a bit of steam as the game wore on, they did fight back to at least get into double figures points-wide.

As I usually support South Africa in cricket, I suppose I'll cheer for them at the RWC as well ;)
 
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:10 am

Interesting watching the Fiji Australia game with 30 to go.... Fiji for the upset maybe?
 
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:27 am

Sounds like Australia got away with that one - and Mssrs. Hodges & Hooper having some luck with the ref!
 
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:31 am

France just clinched a victory over Argentina, like I said close game 23-21. Last minute penalty clinched it for the French.
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:39 am

Great match between France and Argentina! France dominated the first half and then Argentina hit the pedal to the metal and lost the game by a few centimetres with the last kick.

Now waiting for the first highlight - All Blacks vs Springboks! A question ahead on the Haka - why does only New Zealand do this thing? Other nations could make similar stuff - the French e.g. could do a Cancan or whatever. Would make for a good laugh at least.
 
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:55 am

Fiji, Samoa and Tonga also perform challenges before their games.

https://youtu.be/HxIEtXEd5zw
 
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:18 am

Wasn't there a bit of a brouhaha a few years ago, when an opposing team declined to take the field during the haka, staying in the dressing room instead?

A bit annoying having to settle for live text updates for NZ v SA. For some reason the Danish broadcaster decided to only show the first two games of the day on flow TV, and then putting the big one on their streaming platform, presumably to make room for Premier League football in an hours time...
 
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:36 am

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Wasn't there a bit of a brouhaha a few years ago, when an opposing team declined to take the field during the haka, staying in the dressing room instead?

A bit annoying having to settle for live text updates for NZ v SA. For some reason the Danish broadcaster decided to only show the first two games of the day on flow TV, and then putting the big one on their streaming platform, presumably to make room for Premier League football in an hours time...

Same here,not a single station is broadcasting so highlights and the app keep me informed. Football is all that matters. AB leading at the moment 17-3
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:51 am

First win for the All Blacks. Happy camper.
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:18 pm

Close games today. Personally very pleased the All Blacks brought it home
 
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ABs I’d say have about a 60% chance of winning the RWC, England, Ireland, Wales, Sth Africa, Australia are all pretty even so they each have about a 7% chance leaving 5% total for the other teams (France, Argentina, Scotland etc).
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:01 pm

That ref in the NZL v RSA match was absolutely terrible.
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That ref in the NZL v RSA match was absolutely terrible.

The one in the Fiji/Australia match was just as bad.
 
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Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:42 am

Ireland v Scotland 27-3 the Irish are down to 14 man after a yellow card. Don't see the Scots getting back into this one, the Irish are turning up the heat.
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Same old Scotland, far too many mistakes. Gifted the game to Ireland.
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Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:10 am

Not a good performance by Scotland, they really need to up their game if they want to make it to the next round. Japan could be a real threat for second place in the poule.
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CPH-R wrote:
Wasn't there a bit of a brouhaha a few years ago, when an opposing team declined to take the field during the haka, staying in the dressing room instead?

A bit annoying having to settle for live text updates for NZ v SA. For some reason the Danish broadcaster decided to only show the first two games of the day on flow TV, and then putting the big one on their streaming platform, presumably to make room for Premier League football in an hours time...


Do you get viasat in Denmark? In Norway they are playing most of the games on viasat sport which I get through my Canal/Telenor subscription.
 
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Kiwirob wrote:
CPH-R wrote:
Wasn't there a bit of a brouhaha a few years ago, when an opposing team declined to take the field during the haka, staying in the dressing room instead?

A bit annoying having to settle for live text updates for NZ v SA. For some reason the Danish broadcaster decided to only show the first two games of the day on flow TV, and then putting the big one on their streaming platform, presumably to make room for Premier League football in an hours time...


Do you get viasat in Denmark? In Norway they are playing most of the games on viasat sport which I get through my Canal/Telenor subscription.

Yeah, their (Viasat) parent company has the rights for all the Nordic countries, so we're getting the games on their various Danish channels, but the bulk of them appears to only be available through their streaming platform, which I don't have a subscription for. Most of the games in the coming week appears to be streaming only, with just England v USA available on flow tv, but I haven't looked at the schedule for the coming weekend.
 
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:59 am

Anyone watch England vs Tonga. Apparently the English had to grind quite hard for it?
 
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:17 am

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Anyone watch England vs Tonga. Apparently the English had to grind quite hard for it?


It was a comfortable win but England were far from their best. Lots of handling errors. Probably blew two or three good scoring opportunities.

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Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:25 am

Bit of an upset with Uraguay vs Fiji... good on em
 
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:18 am

First shocker, Japan beat the Irish. wow!
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:20 am

Massive upset, Japan defeat Ireland 19-12

I’ve not watched any games at all so far but great to see some upsets.

For something different I was picking an Ireland South Africa QF with the winner going on to win the WC, I’m not so sure now. AB’s must be huge favourites now, though I don’t like to get to far ahead.
 
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First shocker, Japan beat the Irish. wow!

They’re making a habit of it... South Africa last RWC now Ireland! Ireland peaked last year, I don’t rate them a chance to win this cup.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:05 am

This is going to put some pressure on the Scots if the want to make it to the next round. But to be honest I don't see that happening.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:14 pm

After Japan and Uraguay... this world cup is more open than I realised. I hope Japan make the quaters, what a great achievement for them that would be. Top of the pool is not out of the question too. Good job
 
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Great win by Wales too bad the officiating was absolutely abysmal.
 
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Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:16 am

Good win, looking at the rest of their games you say they are through to the next round.
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And the Welsh hung on to beat Australia. I love seeing Australia rolled in any sport.
 
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And the Welsh hung on to beat Australia. I love seeing Australia rolled in any sport.

Hmm no love for the Aussies then.
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And the Welsh hung on to beat Australia. I love seeing Australia rolled in any sport.

Hmm no love for the Aussies then.


If they are playing against an American side I’ll be supporting Aussie!
 
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Half time in France vs USA. Much closer that I expected so far...
 
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Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:35 am

Italy has more points than France, what's going on ?
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Italy has more points than France, what's going on ?


Considering this morning game against USA (and past performance in the VI nations) that's already a little miracle France won against Argentina and enjoy 9 points. Let's hope our best enemies don't do anything stupid against Argentina saturday and we should be relatively confident to reach the quarter.

And with the two next game waiting for Italia, they'll probably finish their WC with nothing more than those 10 points. :fight:
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