Rugby World Cup 2019 Thread

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No one has done one I see, I have had a lot off issues I have been trying to sort out so don't post at all here any more. Apologies if I posed shite recently. But fuck it I thought I would do one for this.
Ireland just dominated Scotland in a game I thought would be tighter. Ire look very good.

The NZ vs Boks game yesterday was great fun, boks had NZ on ropes for a good 25 mins....then NZ scored two stunning trys and won game. Boks did come back 2nd half mind you. France were a tad lucky against Argentina, but look very strong. Australia were behind Fiji for a while in a very good game but got on top in end sat.

England get there world cup campaign going against Tonga, live on itv1 right now. Tonga's pack look huge, but I am sure England will get on top and over power them. Get them moving about and knacker them out.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/scores-fixtures/2019-09-20

All results since Friday on there so far. Tonga will lose, BUT I wonder if any key England players will get injured. Its a balance for eddie jones eng manager to win well, but protect key personal. Englands bench and whole squad looks very strong, so he has options once eng no doubt get on top.
 
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Tonga put in a huge hit and get pen 3-3, eng not really done much yet, but early days.
 
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Eng started slow, need to take time and stop giving up silly pens. Tonga did well for 65 mins or so against oz in a pre world cup friendly, so it will take time to break them down.
 
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Underhill near try unlucky. Need to make tonga commit a lot to tire them out.
 
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Eng blow restart ffs, that's just pathetic. Tongan pen that they miss Need to sort that out
 
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Good reffing there, some refs would have sent tongan off there. Nothing great from eng, scored there points when they had chances.

No injurys and winning easy. End of half.
 
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Tonga will I'd say tire 2nd half, eng will then use bench to get a 45 plus or so win..save some of the big boys like Farrell etc. Give most guys a run out to blood them.
 
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Im well out with score unless eng go mad last 10 mins. Bit of a weird game, tonga did ok, but eng 2nd half been pretty so so. Early days and they will get win.
 
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Tough win over Tonga for England in end 35-3, a team who remember shipped 14 trys 2 weeks back to NZ, but that was a friendly. The France and Argentina games will be the tests, Eng will want to top group by winning every game, something they can do....but im not sure they will.
 
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Untill NZ got those quick fire 2 trys, boks looked very good. Got back into it 2nd half and maybe a bit unlucky in end.
Yep. That's basically my assessment of the game.

It looks likely the boks will face ireland in the quarters, which is obviously a very winnable game for them. After that, it's a semi against probably Aus or Wales?

If that's the route for them, I expect them in the final to avenge their defeat to the All Blacks.
 
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Yep. That's basically my assessment of the game.

It looks likely the boks will face ireland in the quarters, which is obviously a very winnable game for them. After that, it's a semi against probably Aus or Wales?

If that's the route for them, I expect them in the final to avenge their defeat to the All Blacks.
Ire looked strong today, ablit against a pretty poor Scottish team. Ire have a poor record in world cup, would love for them to regain there form from a year or so ago and make the semis and hopefully final.
 
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Russia vs Samoa, russias 2nd match and they need to win or at least get a bonus point if they lose. Samoa should be to much for them, but russia played ok 1st game in world cup opener against japan, did better then i thought they would so who knows. Samoa can be very hit and miss.