Rugby World Cup

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  1. bringbackrattles

    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    Anybody fancy England to lift the trophy ?
    Got a great chance but for me it has to be the All Blacks. Dark horses ? Maybe host nation Japan, could cause the odd shock like they did in beating South Africa in 2015, but not strong enough to reach the final.
     
  2. SBAndy

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    This could come back to bite me on the arse, but NZ won’t make the final. Could see Wales win it.
     
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    my dark horse for this one is argentina, capable of beating anyone on there day.
    I also cant see the all blacks making the final.
    but I can see the trophy coming back to England !
     
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    I'm prepared to be wrong, but England do not currently have the Big Game mental strength to win it. Wales being top of the rankings is a joke, but so is people reading so much about them losing three warm-up matches. They *could* provide a shock, but i think it's pretty open. Apparently you could get 8/1 on SA not long ago, which is where a lot of the sound money is going.
     
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    All Blacks. All day long.
     
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    Assuming there is no smoke without fire, WTF is Rob Howley thinking, putting a fookin bet on?! Mind you, he's not a decent coach - Wales only real dodgy period in the past 10 years was when Gatland took a sabbatical for family health reasons and Howley stepped in.

    Mind you, bringing in Stephen Jones, the least attacking outside half in history, as ATTACK coach is a poor decision!
     
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    I may regret this but it has to be an All Blacks trophy win. I want England to lift the Cup but for me New Zealand have experience and skill when it matters.
     
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    Great game All Blacks totally dominated by S Africa but somehow punishing them with two great tries.
     
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    All Blacks just moved up a gear and are showing why they are champions.
     
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    Boks looking dangerous - my tip to go far in this competition.
     
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    They are playing well.
     
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    Fantastic game this.
     
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    Yep, can't take your eyes of it.
     
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    Actually prefer these ITV commentators to the usual BBC lot.
     
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    New Zealand
     
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    Playing for Tonga today v England is a Coventry Rugby Club player called David Halaifonua. I think it will be the first ever Coventry player in a World Cup Finals ?
    England will win by a big margin, but great to see Cov represented.
     
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    Scotland forwards are absolutely shattered against Ireland after 30nins . Not sure they'll have any fit for the next game!
     
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    Just put a fiver on England winning by between 36-40 points. Returns : £30.00
     
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    Springboks looked very strong in defeat yesterday. There's better to come and I reckon they'll grow into the tournament.

    Currently 11/2 to win it looks big, that'll do for me.
     
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    Someone told me tonight that more players from CRFC than Wasps have appeared in the World Cup so far. That can't be right can it?
     
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    Ireland all the way! Piece-a-cake! The trophy's going back to Dublin!
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    Yes it is, post on drunken Wasps mentions it.
     
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    Wales looked impressive in the first half this morning. Little more shaky second half but they’d made a lot of changes and had already secured the bonus point.
     
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    Yes surprised at how poor Georgia were bearing in mind there's been calls to demote Italy from the 6 Nations and allow them in as a more competitive nation.
     
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    Almost a shutout against USA, conceding a try with the last play of the game. Overall a pretty solid performance littered with handling errors. Could have quite easily added another 30-40 points to our total.
     
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    bonus point win, no injuries we now play the argies and see where we really in the great scheme of things
     
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    Erm... is it?
     
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    Japan have caused a shock before beating the Springboks in the last tournament. But to beat Ireland is some scalp.
     
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    I reckon they could do a job on the Jocks too, and end up winning the fookin' group!
     
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    They'll beat Scotland no problem.
     
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    I hope not, my accumulator includes Wales, Ireland, England and New Zealand to win their respective groups!
     
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    Still in shock from this morning! :emoji_open_mouth:
     
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    Surely Japan will be classed as a tier 1 team in the next year or so..... gotta be better than Italy already.
     
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    They totally surprised me. I watched their opening match against Russia. They trounced them. Ireland should have seen something in them, then.
     
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    Imagine Japan and Samoa qualifying!
     

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