2019 Rugby World Cup

Fulcrum29

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The Rugby World Cup 2019 repechage starts today, 11 November:

Canada v Kenya (12.00 GMT)
Germany v Hong Kong (15.00 GMT)

The games will be streamed live on https://www.world.rugby.

Some South African flavour in Germany vs Hong Kong game.

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2018/11/10/match-preview-hong-kong-vs-germany/

Match Preview – Hong Kong vs Germany
Hong Kong will counter the South African influence of Germany with their own expats, naming Dayne Jans at hooker with former Southern Kings prop Grant Kemp making his test debut at tighthead. Michael Parfitt is a surprise choice on the blindside flank, the young second row adding extra bulk to counter an intimidating German pack.

Matt Rosslee starts at flyhalf with Liam Slatem getting the nod as his halfback partner, edging the experienced Jamie Hood and uncapped Bryn Phillips. Both are on the bench, Hood covering a variety of positions. As expected former Manawatu standout Casey Stone wins his first cap at fullback.

There are two debutantes named for Germany, one starting at hooker. Kurt Haupt completes a quality front row trio with former captain Julius Nostadt at loosehead prop and Saracens trialist Samy Füchsel at tighthead. It’s an all-South African back row with Jaco Otto the openside spcecialist a danger man. Sebastian Ferreira and Jarrid Els provide ball carrying and lineout options.
 

Fulcrum29

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Germany did really well at the Repechage, also running over Kenya, 43 - 6.

In the end, it was Canada's victory over Hong Kong, 27-10, and Germany, 29-10, last week which placed them in the Rugby World Cup.

So that is it, the Rugby World Cup is on.
 
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