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Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 01 Jul 2018, 08:46

I didn't even think about the fact there could be three African nations in the one pool next year.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby Figaro » Sun, 01 Jul 2018, 10:23

Given that the repechage team is going to end up in the same pool as NZ and SA, I hope they don't get too one-sided scores as otherwise it will make people start questioning the smaller sides participation, as usual.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 01 Jul 2018, 10:26

If it's Canada nobody will question anything at all. They aren't framed as a "smaller side" even if current results say otherwise.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby Grayday88 » Sun, 01 Jul 2018, 13:12

I do wonder if this is 4 years too early for Hong Kong come 2023 they could have a chance to qualify especially with a team in the IPRC

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 01 Jul 2018, 13:30

They might be 4 years too early but they've also got the best chance they are ever going to get to qualify. Looking at what Germany and most likely Kenya served up over the weekend, I struggle to see Hong Kong losing to either based on what I saw from them against Cook Islands. Whether they can beat Canada is probably going to come down to what team Canada pull together and how mentally prepared they are. The pressure is going to be well and truly on the Canadian to qualify, more pressure than Hong Kong. But I would agree much like Germany and the African nations, they are probably 4 years away from being genuinely contenders for a spot.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby Figaro » Sun, 01 Jul 2018, 13:47

Can't see it being anyone other than Canada at this point. They really benefitted from the European Eligibility fiasco as there's no way they would beat Romania at the moment.

That said, the other repechage teams will have nothing to lose and certainly won't feel the pressure Canada will.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 01 Jul 2018, 13:54

I honestly believe Romania would have beaten Samoa on the weekend.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby Brigantine » Mon, 02 Jul 2018, 04:06

Figaro wrote:Can't see it being anyone other than Canada at this point. They really benefitted from the European Eligibility fiasco as there's no way they would beat Romania at the moment.


It would have been Spain they had to play. After Belgium beat Spain, Romania would have qualified directly.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby dwpeate » Mon, 02 Jul 2018, 14:47

As it stands, its teams 21 22 28 and 29 in the rankings that are most likely to be there. Does anyone know if this is, as far as the rankings are concerned if this is going to be the "closest" repechage yet?

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby sk 88 » Mon, 02 Jul 2018, 18:01

Regarding pressure a lot will depend on the order of the fixtures.

If its Canada v HK last up and its basically a final then the pressure will massively be on Canada. If its first up then even if HK spring a surprise they'd have to win two more games under intense pressure, and we saw what that did to Spain (regardless of eligibility issues that came out afterwards).

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby marvinparsons » Mon, 02 Jul 2018, 23:48

Figaro wrote:Can't see it being anyone other than Canada at this point. They really benefitted from the European Eligibility fiasco as there's no way they would beat Romania at the moment.

That said, the other repechage teams will have nothing to lose and certainly won't feel the pressure Canada will.


Canada has been awful and we have zero depth. If we can field our absolute best side i.e. there are no injuries whatsoever and a few 7s guys suit up, then we have an OK chance. But this has literally never happened though except for the 2015 World Cup, though even then I believe a few guys were out injured. It's unlikely.

If we field the same team that played the three test matches this summer then I'd pick the field over Canada in the repechage. Our reserves are guys that'd be at home on an English amateur club side.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby Canadaman » Wed, 04 Jul 2018, 02:39

Yes we have been awful, but if we can field a near full strength line up, we should advance.

Side that should do it:

1. DSD
2. Who cares
3. Ilnicki
4. Larsen
5. Olmsted
6. Baille
7. Heaton
8. Ardron

9. Mack
10. O'Leary
11. Paris
12. Trainor
13. DTH (need all our play makers on the field)
14. Hassler
15. Evans

16. Who cares they all suck.
17. Can Kieth play here?
18. Tienery
19. One of the Beukeboom's
20. The other Beukeboom
21. Rumball
20. Who's ever healthy
21. Braid
22. Coe

Of course, they all need to be healthy. We have a little depth, but not much for when the injuries hit.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby snapper37 » Wed, 04 Jul 2018, 14:49

Canadaman wrote:Yes we have been awful, but if we can field a near full strength line up, we should advance.

Side that should do it:

1. DSD
2. Who cares
3. Ilnicki
4. Larsen
5. Olmsted
6. Baille
7. Heaton
8. Ardron

9. Mack
10. O'Leary
11. Paris
12. Trainor
13. DTH (need all our play makers on the field)
14. Hassler
15. Evans

16. Who cares they all suck.
17. Can Kieth play here?
18. Tienery
19. One of the Beukeboom's
20. The other Beukeboom
21. Rumball
20. Who's ever healthy
21. Braid
22. Coe

Of course, they all need to be healthy. We have a little depth, but not much for when the injuries hit.




Side that should do it:

1. South African guy who plays for UBC (DSD is Lazy)
2. Anybody but Barkwell (pick the U20 hooker)
3. Ilnicki
4. Larsen
5. Olmsted
6. Baille (?)
7. Heaton
8. Ardron

9. Mack
10. O'Leary (Hirayama)
11. Paris (I've never been a fan)
12. Trainor
13. DTH (need all our play makers on the field)
14. Hassler
15. Evans

16. Who cares they all suck. (Any of the 7"s guys)
17. Can Kieth play here?
18. Barker
19. One of the Beukeboom's
20. The other Beukeboom
21. Rumball
20. Campbell
21. Braid
22. Coe

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby Canadaman » Wed, 04 Jul 2018, 15:01

snapper37 wrote:
Canadaman wrote:.




Side that should do it:

1. South African guy who plays for UBC (DSD is Lazy)
2. Anybody but Barkwell (pick the U20 hooker)
3. Ilnicki
4. Larsen
5. Olmsted
6. Baille (?)
7. Heaton
8. Ardron

9. Mack
10. O'Leary (Hirayama)
11. Paris (I've never been a fan)
12. Trainor
13. DTH (need all our play makers on the field)
14. Hassler
15. Evans

16. Who cares they all suck. (Any of the 7"s guys)
17. Can Kieth play here?
18. Barker
19. One of the Beukeboom's
20. The other Beukeboom
21. Rumball
20. Campbell
21. Braid
22. Coe



You had me until you mentioned Hirayama. Nice try though.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby amz » Wed, 04 Jul 2018, 15:03

Canadaman wrote:You had me until you mentioned Hirayama. Nice try though.


:thumbup:

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby Neptune » Sat, 07 Jul 2018, 17:23

So far , Canada, Germany and Hong Kong all confirmed for the repechage. Just awaiting the African team to join them. All the best to all teams participating.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby victorsra » Sat, 07 Jul 2018, 20:09

Germany not yet. There is one more match.
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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby Tomster7uk » Sat, 07 Jul 2018, 21:08

Neptune wrote:So far , Canada, Germany and Hong Kong all confirmed for the repechage. Just awaiting the African team to join them. All the best to all teams participating.


Please correct your facts. Germany have not qualified for the repechage yet, one more game to go. It does look like Germany will go into the repechage.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby Sick » Sat, 07 Jul 2018, 22:18

Guys, sorry, Germany in repechage is a forgone conclusion.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby victorsra » Sat, 07 Jul 2018, 22:38

Yeah, it will be Canada, Germany, Hong Kong and Kenya. It is a matter of time.

Venue France or Hong Kong after all?
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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby dwpeate » Sun, 08 Jul 2018, 00:35

Today's commentary team for the Hong Kong game mentioned that it would be in France

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby Neptune » Sun, 08 Jul 2018, 04:07

Tomster7uk wrote:
Neptune wrote:So far , Canada, Germany and Hong Kong all confirmed for the repechage. Just awaiting the African team to join them. All the best to all teams participating.


Please correct your facts. Germany have not qualified for the repechage yet, one more game to go. It does look like Germany will go into the repechage.


Honestly speaking, do you think Germany will come back from a 66 point deficit? As much as it's good to be hopeful, let us also be realistic please.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 08 Jul 2018, 07:25

Let's not get bogged down with technicalities. Yes, we all know it's possible, as unlikely as it is, that Samoa could leak 66 points. The odds of it actually happening are as close to zero as you can get however. So unless the rugby gods are smiling on Germany next week, and Samoa have the biggest collapse in the games history, the likelihood of Germany being at the repechage is a pretty safe bet.

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby dwpeate » Sun, 08 Jul 2018, 10:42

52-0 will do it for Germany. Much more manageable than 66...!

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Re: Possible Repechege teams for the 2019 RWC

Postby Thomas » Sun, 08 Jul 2018, 11:04

That maybe so, yes I am pragmatic but calling the result before the match has taken place is a bit disrespectful for players participating on Saturday be it Samoa or Germany.

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