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Author Topic: Only two teams can win Rugby World Cup  (Read 475 times)

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DOK

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Re: Only two teams can win Rugby World Cup
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 10:16* »
The two teams in the actual Final?

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Re: Only two teams can win Rugby World Cup
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 10:44* »
Only one team can win the World Cup.
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Re: Only two teams can win Rugby World Cup
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 11:26* »
You could have said it was from the NZ Herald, DOK. Would have saved me seconds of my life I wont get back by clicking on the link.

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Re: Only two teams can win Rugby World Cup
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 12:00* »
You could have said it was from the NZ Herald, DOK. Would have saved me seconds of my life I wont get back by clicking on the link.

To be fair it's a reasonably balanced article when you read it, and the headline is a little misleading. The article actually makes the case that there are four countries that either have the "winning streak and belief" or have had that recently and can re-discover it: NZ (obviously), Ireland, SA, and England. It suggests that the winner next year will come from that group.

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Re: Only two teams can win Rugby World Cup
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 12:21* »
You could have said it was from the NZ Herald, DOK. Would have saved me seconds of my life I wont get back by clicking on the link.

Especially as, in just over a month, the NZ Herald has gone from "only NZ can win" to "only two (well really 4) teams can win". Amazing what a loss will do.

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Re: Only two teams can win Rugby World Cup
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 12:57* »
What a pointless article. Ignores Ireland's history of chokin, ignores SA and Aus' world cup pedigree, says that SA and England might improve

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Re: Only two teams can win Rugby World Cup
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 13:08* »
How Ireland handle the pressure will be interesting. They can't hide behind the old "we're the underdog, we'll give it a go" as there is a level of expectation that has not been there previously.  England could do anything - make it to the final or via a combination of EJ and the press do very little.

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Re: Only two teams can win Rugby World Cup
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 15:21* »
I hate to say it as an Englishman but I only see Ireland being able to compete with NZ. South Africa seem to have improved. England should get to the semi's but I can't see them in the final. Ireland have the belief. NZ, SA or Ireland in the final

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Re: Only two teams can win Rugby World Cup
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 16:17* »
I thought it was going to be New Zealand and New Zealand 2nd XV.

 

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