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timbow 17-09-2019 20:30

Rugby Union World Cup
 
Not long to go until it starts so can anyone tell me why Russia are in. I didn't even know they played the game?

Paul 17-09-2019 20:38

Re: Rugby Union World Cup
 
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Originally Posted by timbow (Post 36010468)
can anyone tell me why Russia are in.

Because they qualified ? :dozey:

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Originally Posted by timbow (Post 36010468)
I didn't even know they played the game?

Yep, for a long while : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia...gby_union_team

denphone 17-09-2019 20:47

Re: Rugby Union World Cup
 
My money is still on those All Blacks to retain the Web Ellis trophy.

tweetiepooh 18-09-2019 12:30

Re: Rugby Union World Cup
 
I'd like to see Wales win. But any of the southern hemisphere would do. Maybe if the US won it would improve the image of the game there but then they have all the "World" sports that only they play (mostly). Rugby doesn't allow for the needed ad breaks.

Mr K 18-09-2019 12:33

Re: Rugby Union World Cup
 
Bit of a bore the rugby World Cup until the later stages. The possible winners and the rest are wide apart.

denphone 18-09-2019 12:46

Re: Rugby Union World Cup
 
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Originally Posted by Mr K (Post 36010505)
Bit of a bore the rugby World Cup until the later stages. The possible winners and the rest are wide apart.

Upsets do happen you know.;)

Mr K 18-09-2019 19:26

Re: Rugby Union World Cup
 
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Originally Posted by denphone (Post 36010506)
Upsets do happen you know.;)

Yeah, but in an early round league system rarely change anything.

Russ 18-09-2019 19:29

Re: Rugby Union World Cup
 
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Originally Posted by tweetiepooh (Post 36010504)
I'd like to see Wales win.

Me too. And I'm sure we will :)

denphone 18-09-2019 19:31

Re: Rugby Union World Cup
 
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Originally Posted by Russ (Post 36010577)
And we will :)

Now now Russ you don't want to repeat England's tactics.;)

Mr K 18-09-2019 19:32

Re: Rugby Union World Cup
 
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Originally Posted by Russ (Post 36010577)
And we will :)

Have to admit being a born and bred Yorkshireman with Welsh parents, its Yorkshire for cricket and Wales for Rugby :)

Mr K 19-09-2019 19:31

Re: Rugby Union World Cup
 
Latest Odds:-
https://www.oddschecker.com/rugby-un...up-2019/winner

France look a tempting bet at 33-1. I know they aren't highly rated these days but still... If the odds plummet, it means i've put the house on it ;)

denphone 20-09-2019 09:35

Re: Rugby Union World Cup
 
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Originally Posted by Mr K (Post 36010812)
Latest Odds:-
https://www.oddschecker.com/rugby-un...up-2019/winner

France look a tempting bet at 33-1. I know they aren't highly rated these days but still... If the odds plummet, it means i've put the house on it ;)

Indeed 33/1 represents very good value for a team that can beat anyone on their day.

japitts 20-09-2019 17:39

Re: Rugby Union World Cup
 
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Originally Posted by Mr K (Post 36010505)
Bit of a bore the rugby World Cup until the later stages. The possible winners and the rest are wide apart.

Except in previous years, there's been one stand-out favourite and maybe a couple of challengers.

This time, there's maybe 5 or so teams that are genuinely in with a chance and - on their day - will be hard to beat. That the number-one ranked team in the world became number-5 in a fortnight, shows how open the tournament is!

Even England's group isn't a gimme - both France & Argentina could provide an upset.

TheDaddy 20-09-2019 18:43

Re: Rugby Union World Cup
 
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Originally Posted by Mr K (Post 36010581)
Have to admit being a born and bred Yorkshireman with Welsh parents, its Yorkshire for cricket and Wales for Rugby :)

I've always supported Wales at rugby, even though I played in a school team with a future England captain and two others who would turn top level pro, reason for it was because our sports master was Welsh, looking back, I think he might have brain washed me

Hugh 20-09-2019 21:14

Re: Rugby Union World Cup
 
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Originally Posted by TheDaddy (Post 36010903)
I've always supported Wales at rugby, even though I played in a school team with a future England captain and two others who would turn top level pro, reason for it was because our sports master was Welsh, looking back, I think he might have brain washed me

You weren’t at Lord Wandsworth’s, were you?


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