Rugby World Cup 2015 – Pool D (Ireland, France, Italy, Canada, Romania)

Pool D A huge carrot for the winner as victory in the pool means avoiding New Zealand in what could be termed the ‘easier’ half of the draw. Ireland have won the last two 6 Nations’ Championships and have been given a fine opportunity here by being placed with France – fourth in the last… Read More Rugby World Cup 2015 – Pool D (Ireland, France, Italy, Canada, Romania)

The Rugby World Cup 2015 – New Zealand, Argentina, Tonga, Georgia, Nambia

Pool C This should be a stroll for New Zealand, who beat Argentina comfortably in their recent Rugby Championship meeting, have never lost a pool match, and lost just three times since taking the title on home soil – four years ago. Argentina have sometimes struggled badly in The Rugby Championship at times but have… Read More The Rugby World Cup 2015 – New Zealand, Argentina, Tonga, Georgia, Nambia

The Rugby World Cup 2015 – Pool B (South Africa, Scotland, Samoa, Japan, USA)

Pool B South Africa have struggled in the leadup to the World Cup but it will be a disappointment if they don’t finish top. Their three Rugby Championship losses came after they had worked themselves into an excellent position against Australia and New Zealand and one would hope that similar efforts would suffice against Samoa,… Read More The Rugby World Cup 2015 – Pool B (South Africa, Scotland, Samoa, Japan, USA)