2019 Rugby World Cup Predictions: Group Stages
Since the 2018 Fifa WC Prediction thread turned out to be decently popular, I figured I would make a similar one for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. I am fully aware that by talking about Rugby I have lost the majority of countries in the world but for the minority who is still reading, let's go!
Pool A: Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia and Samoa. Top 2: Ireland and Japan
Pool B: New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia and Canada. Top 2: New Zealand and South Africa
Pool C: England, France, Argentina, United States and Tonga. Top 2: England and Argentina
Pool D: Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji and Uruguay. Top 2: Australia and Fiji
For Pool A I think Japan have a real shot. The 2nd hardest in that group is probably Scotland and they haven't been doing a great job lately. Plus, this is the Japan that beat Ireland and is playing on home turf. Solid chance to pass group stages, I think.