Rugby World Cup 2019 predictions

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  1. Brigantine

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    That's a good stat.

    Here's hoping the semis and final aren't influenced by cards.

    Re South Africa losing a game, and Wales not...
    South Africa losing to NZ but denying them a BP: -0.16 RP
    Wales beating Australia but conceding a LBP: -0.37 BP <- this was a notable under-performance from Wales

    South Africa beating Italy, Namibia, Canada: +0.05
    Wales beating Fiji, Georgia and Uruguay: +0.22

    South Africa beating Japan: +0.27
    Wales beating France: +0.17
     
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  3. Brigantine

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    Last time each team was ranked #1:

    New Zealand: current
    Wales: August 26 - 8 weeks ago
    South Africa: 2009 - 10 years ago
    England: 2004 - 15 years ago

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    Whoever wins the final will be #1 at least until the 6 Nations.
     
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  4. duncanb

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    So hard to predict the outcome of these 2 games .
    At the start I guess this what most thought semis would be.
    I'll have a stab at NZ v Wales final but would not be surprised to see any combination to be honest.
     
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    What else is interesting. Ah, Eddie Jones has never won the World Cup as a head coach of a team. And has only won a WC medal as an assistant coach.

    The Springboks have now won 59/59 of their own lineouts...
     
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    Oooo stats.
    New Zealand has won 100% of the games where they scored more points than the opposition and finished no worse than second in games where they didn't score more points.

    Sorry just wanted to feel included.
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  7. Umaga's Witness

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    This could have been stunning if only you had realised who was going to play who in the semis. Pretty darn good though
     
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    So did we all channel our inner Nostradamus? Here’s how my crystal ball gazing stacked up....

     
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    Thanks for reminding me of this old prediction from 2017 Umaga's Witness (when I think I predicted a Wales vs SA final - see, the second semi was the 'real' final :p).

    I was fully behind England as firm favourites in 2019, so can't claim that at all. This tournament was absolutely brutal to predict with a lot of the top teams being hugely inconsistent. I shall return undeterred in February with more ill informed 6N, REC & ARC predictions.
     
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