2019 Rugby World Cup

Fulcrum29

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Lol, NZ, it is Italy which we should be worried about. Then we may also end up with South Korea or Hong Kong... We don't play well in unknown territory.
 

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Not a bad thing actually, means we may only get them in the final, if we get that far :crylaugh:
Getting them in the group stages already, means we may only get them in the final? :crylaugh:
 

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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)
 

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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.
 

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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...
 

Ho3n3r

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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...
Fair enough. :)
 

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Africa 1: Winner of Rugby Africa Championship (2018 Africa Cup)
Repechage winner: Four teams who haven't qualified play a round-robin group for the remaining place.
(the winner of a knockout series between the best sides from the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Asia/Oceania play-off* that have not qualified)

* - The Asia/Oceania play-off is a two-legged play-off between the winner of the 2018 Asia Rugby Championship and the winner of the 2017 Oceania Rugby Cup. The winner of this qualifies for the repechage.
 
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Fulcrum29

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* - The Asia/Oceania play-off is a two-legged play-off between the winner of the 2018 Asia Rugby Championship and the winner of the 2017 Oceania Rugby Cup. The winner of this qualifies for the repechage.
My money is on Hong Kong, they are doing very well at the moment.
 
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