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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Unread postby mcruic » Wed, 01 Apr 2020, 10:00

johnbirch wrote:As for the level, there was little to choose between this match and Netherlands v Russia. Colombia beating Kenya would be no surprise. Beyond that? They'd give Samoa a good game perhaps but not sure about Hong Kong/Kaz, or whoever the European team might be.


I'd say both Hong Kong and Kazakhstan are at a similar level to Samoa, and Netherlands and Russia are also at a similar level. So Colombia could give any of these teams a good game (and vice versa of course!). In my women's rankings, I have:

15. Samoa
16. Kazakhstan
17. Colombia
18. Hong Kong
19. Netherlands
22. Russia

But with Russia on an upward trend, there is literally nothing to choose between all of these teams. I'd put Kenya a little further behind (27th), so Colombia should beat them in the play-off, whenever that might happen...
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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Unread postby Canalina » Fri, 17 Apr 2020, 06:32

Ferns World Cup dilemma

The closeness between the Olympics and the World Cup could be a problem for several NZ players, according to a PNG article
https://postcourier.com.pg/ferns-world-cup-dilemma/

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Unread postby Canalina » Wed, 06 May 2020, 11:51

500 days to the World Cup

https://allsportdb.com/Sports/Rugby

Will they be enough to defeat the virus?

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Unread postby Canalina » Sat, 23 May 2020, 12:23

Hong Kong training path to the WCQ

Hull’s squad are now on a four-week return to a training programme, which is geared around gradual increments to avoid injuries, in the hope of resuming full practices soon.
World Rugby is expected to make a statement at the end of the month about rescheduling tournaments, Hull said. “The girls are ready to go. Once they make that announcement we can hit the ground running.”


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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Unread postby Canalina » Tue, 02 Jun 2020, 07:52

Ireland's Anna Caplice says she’s still targeting World Cup qualifiers in September

http://www.newschain.uk/sport/womens-sp ... ember-5258

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Unread postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 02 Jun 2020, 09:14

With absolutely no rugby being played right now and two Rugby Europe games still to be played there is no way how qualifiers can stay in September.

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Unread postby ugrugbychiclet » Tue, 02 Jun 2020, 12:07

Rugby Africa has cancelled all the 2020 competitions. http://www.rugbyafrique.com/rugby-afric ... s/?lang=fr

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Unread postby Canalina » Tue, 02 Jun 2020, 14:37

It will be not easy to complete the qualifying path.
The game with less obstacles, at the moment, appears to be Samoa v Tonga: according to the official data not even one case of covid was ever registered in the two countries.

Maybe, if the european games can't be played before, they could use the Six Nations 2021 as part of the qualifiers: the best placed between Ireland, Italy and Scotland qualifies to the World Cup, and the second best placed play with (Spain) for a spot in the repechage tournament. Or, to be more equanimous, (Spain) could play firstly versus the best placed for a direct qualification and then eventually, in case of loss, versus the second best placed; but in this case just a weekend of games would be spared respect to the original program

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Unread postby Canalina » Wed, 03 Jun 2020, 20:52

Asia Rugby decided to postpone the restart of the activity at least to the beginning of october, so the three RWC qualifying games (between Japan, Hong Kong and Kazakhstan) will not be played before that period.
Theoretically they could play the asian tournament in October and the repechage tournament in November, but of course the chance that this last tournament goes ahead in that month as programmed becomes now even more tiny

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