Wednesday, 10 May 2017

RWC 2019 Draw

Rugby World Cup Draw for 2019

The waiting is over and although all the teams are not yet finalised with the global qualifying process not due to be completed until the end of 2018, the top 12 are in and the key elements of the groups have been decided.

The groups are split into 4 Pools (A-D) with 5 teams in each pool in order of world rankings. This is how it all looks:

Pool A
Ireland
Scotland
Japan
Europe 1
Play-Off Winner

Pool B
New Zealand
South Africa
Italy
Africa 1
Repechage Winner

Pool C
England
France
Argentina
Americas 1
Oceania 2

Pool D
Australia
Wales
Georgia
Oceania 1
Americas 2


The knockout stages: with our predictions in brackets...

Quarter Final 1
Winner of Pool A (Ire)
vs
Runner-Up Pool B (SA)

Quarter Final 2
Winner of Pool D (Aus)
vs
Runner-Up of Pool C (Fra)

Quarter Final 3
Winner of Pool B (NZ)
vs
Runner-Up of Pool A (Sco)

Quarter Final 4
Winner of Pool C (Eng)
vs
Runner-Up of Pool D (Wal)

Semi-Final 1
Winner of QF1 (Ire)
vs
Winner of QF2 (Aus)

Semi-Final 2
Winner of QF3 (NZ)
vs
Winner of QF4 (Eng)

FINAL
Winner of SF1 (Ire)
vs
Winner SF2 (Eng)

WINNER: England

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