- Dec 15, 2006
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Lol, if we lose to them in the group, we only see them in the Final (probably)
If we beat them in the group we will see them before the final (probably)
How does that work? The group winner's path shouldn't change depending on who wins it. Normally the structure is plain A1 vs. B2 etc.
Us or them winning the group won't change when we'll meet them again, assuming we both qualify out of the group.
I stand corrected, need to do some permutations, from the news24 feed:
Unlikely to happen, but IF the Springboks finish second in Pool B they will play the winners on Pool A (expected to be Ireland).
Should they win that, in the semi-finals they will play the winner of the quarter-final between the Winners of Pool C (expected to be England) and the Runners-up in Pool D (expected to be Wales)
World Rugby haven't confirmed it yet, but IF they keep the same structure as the last RWC, then the Winner of Pool A will play the Runner-up in Pool B
So ... if the Boks lose to NZ and finished second in Pool B, they will play the winner of Pool A in the quarters.
Pool A contains Ireland, Scotland, Japan and two otehrs who will have no say...