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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby Laighin Break » May 10th, 2017, 11:23 am

Our group probably provides the "easy QF"...
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby Dexter » May 10th, 2017, 11:32 am

Laighin Break wrote:Our group probably provides the "easy QF"...

Definitely..on past form.
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » May 10th, 2017, 11:33 am

The good thing is that the favourites tag always sits well with us at world cups :lol:

It'll seem different at the time when the pressure is on but it certainly looks good right now. If we manage to avoid having Scotland in the last group game then we'll really be in a great place, it'd be some change from playing France one week and Argentina the next.
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby ribs » May 10th, 2017, 11:36 am

As hosts Japan will be the first game but against who? I suspect we'll have Scotland in the last game
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby simonokeeffe » May 10th, 2017, 12:05 pm

Dont get this talk of England having group of death

Canada meh
Samoa rabble
Argentina theyve spanked last few times and are a bit disorganised
France resurgeant but they should beat

QF: Theyre beating Wales on the regular and 3-0'd Australia in Australia

For us think we're getting an insight into Scottish mentality that theyre delighted they think theyve a chance of an upset while confirming it would be an upset and they know it.
Then look at their recent record away from Murrayfield as opposed to our away record
Laidlaw will be 34 and Russell will still be Russell
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby cormac » May 10th, 2017, 12:15 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:Dont get this talk of England having group of death

Canada meh
Samoa rabble
Argentina theyve spanked last few times and are a bit disorganised
France resurgeant but they should beat

QF: Theyre beating Wales on the regular and 3-0'd Australia in Australia

For us think we're getting an insight into Scottish mentality that theyre delighted they think theyve a chance of an upset while confirming it would be an upset and they know it.
Then look at their recent record away from Murrayfield as opposed to our away record
Laidlaw will be 34 and Russell will still be Russell


As we well know, playing Argentina at a RWC is a completely different kettle of fish to playing them in June or November.
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby kermischocolate » May 10th, 2017, 1:04 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:Dont get this talk of England having group of death

Canada meh
Samoa rabble
Argentina theyve spanked last few times and are a bit disorganised
France resurgeant but they should beat

QF: Theyre beating Wales on the regular and 3-0'd Australia in Australia

For us think we're getting an insight into Scottish mentality that theyre delighted they think theyve a chance of an upset while confirming it would be an upset and they know it.
Then look at their recent record away from Murrayfield as opposed to our away record
Laidlaw will be 34 and Russell will still be Russell


Interesting to see how the Toonie Tombola works in an international setting. The more Laidlaw is there, the better it is for Ireland.
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby olaf the fat » May 10th, 2017, 1:09 pm

ribs wrote:As hosts Japan will be the first game but against who? I suspect we'll have Scotland in the last game


The hosts should get higher ranked teams for the last games - keeps them in the contest longer. I know that did not happen for England last time around! lessons learned and all that..
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby simonokeeffe » May 10th, 2017, 2:27 pm

cormac wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Dont get this talk of England having group of death

Canada meh
Samoa rabble
Argentina theyve spanked last few times and are a bit disorganised
France resurgeant but they should beat

QF: Theyre beating Wales on the regular and 3-0'd Australia in Australia

For us think we're getting an insight into Scottish mentality that theyre delighted they think theyve a chance of an upset while confirming it would be an upset and they know it.
Then look at their recent record away from Murrayfield as opposed to our away record
Laidlaw will be 34 and Russell will still be Russell


As we well know, playing Argentina at a RWC is a completely different kettle of fish to playing them in June or November.


I know but theyve been muck since the last RWC and only picking Argentina based players is hurting them, especially from only have one side which has to change between coaching setups

think we will play Japan first from what Ive seen based on need for big opening game involving hosts
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby Twist » May 10th, 2017, 2:38 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:
cormac wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Dont get this talk of England having group of death

Canada meh
Samoa rabble
Argentina theyve spanked last few times and are a bit disorganised
France resurgeant but they should beat

QF: Theyre beating Wales on the regular and 3-0'd Australia in Australia

For us think we're getting an insight into Scottish mentality that theyre delighted they think theyve a chance of an upset while confirming it would be an upset and they know it.
Then look at their recent record away from Murrayfield as opposed to our away record
Laidlaw will be 34 and Russell will still be Russell


As we well know, playing Argentina at a RWC is a completely different kettle of fish to playing them in June or November.


I know but theyve been muck since the last RWC and only picking Argentina based players is hurting them, especially from only have one side which has to change between coaching setups

think we will play Japan first from what Ive seen based on need for big opening game involving hosts


That would be a great occasion. Opening night in Tokyo

Agree it would also be very helpful to play the Scots early in the pool stages.


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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » May 10th, 2017, 2:53 pm

Scotland playing Japan in the last match would likely be a straight shout out to see who makes the QF...could be quite appealing to run with that.
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby cormac » May 10th, 2017, 3:53 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Scotland playing Japan in the last match would likely be a straight shout out to see who makes the QF...could be quite appealing to run with that.


I suspect they won't make the mistake of having the hosts play their two biggest group rivals in the first three games again. They won't want to run the risk of them going out too early in the competition. Suspect Japan won't have to play twice in four days either this time.
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » May 10th, 2017, 3:55 pm

I dunno Cormac, I really enjoyed that England Uruguay game :lol:
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby cormac » May 10th, 2017, 4:10 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:I dunno Cormac, I really enjoyed that England Uruguay game :lol:



:D

Not sure Japan v Romania will contain the same levels of schadenfreude. :wink:
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby simonokeeffe » May 10th, 2017, 6:23 pm

So we either then get in order

Japan Scotland Qualifier Qualifier or
Japan Qualifier Scotland Qualifier

Either way thats a decent fixture list
Ideally scenario 2 with Romania second
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » May 10th, 2017, 6:54 pm

Yeah it really is a dream draw regardless of the fixture list.
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby Peg Leg » May 10th, 2017, 7:31 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:I dunno Cormac, I really enjoyed that England Uruguay game :lol:

Yeah but that's because Uruguayan.
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby simonokeeffe » May 10th, 2017, 8:31 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Yeah it really is a dream draw regardless of the fixture list.


And playing the opening game is handy for welfare/rest periods
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby Oldschool » May 10th, 2017, 10:43 pm

Japan's best chance of getting thru is to play and lose (assumed) to Ireland in their first game with their last game against Scotland and Scotland's second last game against Ireland only four days earlier.
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Re: RWC 2019 Draw

Postby Ruckedtobits » May 11th, 2017, 7:41 am

Don't write out France. They have lots of talented players. They'll find a Coach with passion and ability to put them together. The President of the FFR will give the National team precedent above everything else.
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