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Prediction - WC winner

Postby paddy no 11 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:56 pm

One man 1 vote

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Re: Prediction - WC winner

Postby Renniks » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:03 pm

All Blacks. Sadly.

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Re: Prediction - WC winner

Postby Adder » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:21 pm

Pool A
1 Scotland
2. Japan

Pool B
1. NZ
2. South Africa

Pool C
1. England
2. France

Pool D
1. Wales
2. Fiji
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QF
England Vs Fiji: England
NZ Vs Japan : NZ
Wales Vs France : France
Scotland Vs South Africa : SA
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Semi- Final:
England Vs New Zealand : England
France Vs South Africa : France
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3rd spot
NZ Vs SA : SA
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Winner : France.

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Re: Prediction - WC winner

Postby Puja » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:26 pm

Pool A
1. Ireland
2. Japan

Pool B
1. South Africa
2. New Zealand

Pool C
1. England
2. France

Pool D
1. Australia
2. Fiji
_________________________________
QF
England Vs Fiji: England
NZ Vs Ireland : Ireland
Australia Vs France : Australia
Japan Vs South Africa : SA
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Semi- Final:
England Vs South Africa : England
Ireland Vs Australia : Ireland
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3rd spot
Aus Vs SA : SA
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Winner : England


I can dream. We'll probably go out in the first round instead.

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Re: Prediction - WC winner

Postby Adder » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:54 pm

A bit more likely than my prediction. :)

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Re: Prediction - WC winner

Postby Mikey Brown » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:58 pm

Puja wrote:Pool A
1. Ireland
2. Japan

Pool B
1. South Africa
2. New Zealand

Pool C
1. England
2. France

Pool D
1. Australia
2. Fiji
_________________________________
QF
England Vs Fiji: England
NZ Vs Ireland : Ireland
Australia Vs France : Australia
Japan Vs South Africa : SA
_________________________________
Semi- Final:
England Vs South Africa : England
Ireland Vs Australia : Ireland
_________________________________
3rd spot
Aus Vs SA : SA
_________________________________
Winner : England


I can dream. We'll probably go out in the first round instead.

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The first round? That would take some doing wouldn’t it?

I guess if Farrell gets caught out with a shoulder charge and cops a ban we might just forfeit the tournament entirely.

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Re: Prediction - WC winner

Postby paddy no 11 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:27 pm

Lets say there are 10 teams with a possible chance of winning the tournament......thats being generous

Fiji: 100/1 – Tough group and never been past semi final however, footballing ability gives them a 100/1 shot

Scotland – 100/1 – Brutal QF, selection all over the place, pedestrian scrum half, no depth

Argentina – 50/1 – Destroyed in warm ups, left the makings of a good team at home, outmuscled in tri nations, S14 success not transferrable to international rugby though still a very talented team

Wales 25/1 – Lack depth and primarily ball carriers why is Rob Evans watching on the telly – tough group and think the toll of hard games will impact on them too much to make a final

Ireland 25/1 – 2nd favs for their QF – pedestrian backrow and doubts over half backs....these areas are where world cups are won

France 10/1 – who knows with these guys.....lopez not good enough at 10.......

Australia 8/1 – previous winners, super competitiors maybe coming into a bit of form.....decent half back combinations and have found players who can physically compete at 6/8 which they haven’t had a while. Will as usual defy being rubbish between world cups to turn up and give a decent account of hemselves (Israel Falou being out can only be a good thing) Can get to a final but dont see them having physical capacity to beat the big 3 in a final

England 7/2 – Super chance for the english to collect a 2nd world cup. Picking right people at 9,10,15 gives them a huge chance....really think a bit of onfield leadership when going gets tough and they could win it out........can’t for the life of me understand why spencer isn’t travelling

SA 3/1 – super 6 front rowers – good backrow, Quality half back pairing.......doubts are 12 (distribution) 13 (experience), mapimpi’s defence and willie leroux just not being exceptional. Have players who will light up tournament in the righ positions peter steph, faf de klerk. No doubt they will generate enough quality posession to win the tournament can they take the chances


NZ 5/2 – appear unsettled, franks gone should read have followed, unsure of 6/8, centre combo.....not the strongest squad ever assembled by NZ...favs on history but a toss up between SA, NZ and Eng for me

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Re: Prediction - WC winner

Postby Lizard » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:51 am

I’ve tried to reason this through, but it’s all to complex so fuck it I’m just going with the heart. NZ is the bookies favourite but they are not the team they were in 2015. If we can’t win it, I would like to see a new winner. Realistically this means Ireland or Wales, maybe France. I’m picking Wales just because Ireland always choke in the QFs.
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Re: Prediction - WC winner

Postby switchskier » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:45 am

10/1 for France seems very generous. They've got some good players and will be better than in the 6N as the coach gets more time with them, but lack of dynamism in the back row will hurt them. They sit alongside Scotland for me as a team that could spring a surprise but could also not make the QF. No way they string together five quality performances to take the title.

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Re: Prediction - WC winner

Postby Puja » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:59 am

switchskier wrote:10/1 for France seems very generous. They've got some good players and will be better than in the 6N as the coach gets more time with them, but lack of dynamism in the back row will hurt them. They sit alongside Scotland for me as a team that could spring a surprise but could also not make the QF. No way they string together five quality performances to take the title.


I thought that, but they've got a good draw. Come second in Group C and likely play Wales or Australia, which is a winnable game for them. Get through to the semis and anything can happen.

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Re: Prediction - WC winner

Postby paddy no 11 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:49 pm

The french tight 5 just average

Backrow not very dynamic

10 is a mess (as ever)

Teddy thomas probably the best winger in Europe left at home

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Re: Prediction - WC winner

Postby paddy no 11 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:08 pm

France are 40-1 with real bookies if you fancy a flutter easily the best each way value

Real bookies also give ireland and wales a far better chance than I do


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