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World Cup Draws
December 03, 2012, 20:19:13

Rhe final dews have been announcws and will be as follows:-

Pool A: Australia, England, Wales, Oceana 1, Play-off winner
Pool B: South Africa, Samoa, Scotland, Asia 1, Americas 2
Pool C: New Zealand, Argentina, Tonga, Europe 1, Africa 1
Pool D: France, Ireland, Italy, Americas 1, Europe 2

Pool A

This really is a very difficult pool and probably th most competitive - with Australia having to battle it out with England and Wales in that pool.   Wales was poor in the recent tests - but is likely to improve sunstantially.   Although Austyralia beat the POMS in the recent test - its likely to be a problem for Australia in the RWC, 

Pool B

Not a very difficult pool - the strongest opposition will come from Samoa.   I cannot see how the Springboks will have another bugger-up against Scotland like they managed in the most recent test.   We have never lost a test against Samoa in the WC - so there is real hope for us to advance to the next pjase with relative ease.

Pool C

New Zealand also have a relatively easy pool to contest with the only real opposition to come from Argentina.  Should be a walk-in-the park for the All Blacks

 Pool D

Relatively easy to predict but the qualifiers will probably be France and ireland.   Cannot see an upset in this pool.

The quarterfinals could be difficult for SA - since their opponent can come from either of Australia, England or Wales








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