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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 21 Jul 2018, 07:37

Canalina wrote:Gilbert produced a series of RWC 2019 balls dedicated to every finalist nation. Curiously there are all the nations but Russia; maybe they had prepared the Romania balls and was forced to hurriedly delete them from the page : )
https://www.gilbertrugby.com/eng/collec ... -world-cup

Yours can buy such a ball.

https://www.gilbertrugby.com/eng/collec ... nal/russia

Its better than nothing ... 8-)
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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby dwpeate » Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 15:15

Zimbabwe are the latest team to be officially eliminated from qualifying.
If Kenya beat Tunisia next week, Morocco, Tunisia and Uganada will all be eliminated

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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby Raven » Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 09:06

So the only way of making the African Gold Cup exciting is to actually have Kenya beating Tunisia, and hope for a big upset in Windhoek... otherwise it will be a back to back qualification for the Namibians...

Very unlikely to happen, but it would certainly make the Repechage a lot more open, even bringing up the chances of a potential 3rd African qualifier.

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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby Canalina » Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 09:12

Raven wrote:So the only way of making the African Gold Cup exciting is ...

RWC qualifying's domination by Namibia a part, I think Africa Gold Cup is a good surprise. I'd say that it's maybe the most interesting continental tournament, even if georgian and romanian fans will not agree.
There are decent crowds, fans enthusiasm on the stand, some spectacular tries, good media coverage, free live streaming of all the matches, a solid schedule; they're doing a good job, I think, overall if compared with some naive habits the african rugby used to show

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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby Raven » Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 09:30

TBH, to start, I don´t like tournaments in which teams play each other only once. Home advantage may play a key role. But on the other side, if the other African teams were unable to compete with Namibia throughout there might be a reason for it, so in fairness, credit to them. It´s just one doesn´t like one sided tournaments yet alone qualifiers. Sort of like Japan in Asia, or Argentina when they had to play the other American teams to Qualify. Although these two have been the big fish for a lot longer than Namibia in Africa I suppose.

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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby Neptune » Sat, 11 Aug 2018, 13:50

Looking forward to the repechege in November in France. Canada, Hong Kong, Kenya and Germany. All the best to the teams, and may the best man win.

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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby Canalina » Sun, 12 Aug 2018, 19:39

The nations qualified, still qualifying and eliminated between the top 30 of the ranking. All the others of course are eliminated

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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby myth » Sun, 12 Aug 2018, 20:14

Canalina wrote:The nations qualified, still qualifying and eliminated between the top 30 of the ranking. All the others of course are eliminated

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- 20 participating teams
- 18 marked green
- 1 team will win the „yellow“ repechage
- All the others of course are eliminated

Obviously fake news ;-)

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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby qwerty » Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 02:50

And one will qualify directly.

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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby dwpeate » Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 15:54

6 games remain: 4 teams, 3 potential debutants

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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby Tomster7uk » Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 16:31

dwpeate wrote:6 games remain: 4 teams, 3 potential debutants


I thought the repechage is just one game each....?

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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby Buffalo » Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 16:35

Tomster7uk wrote:
dwpeate wrote:6 games remain: 4 teams, 3 potential debutants


I thought the repechage is just one game each....?


Each team plays each other once in a round robin tournament so there are six games left to be played in qualification.

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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 20:59

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PUZZLE ALMOST SOLVED

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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby Canalina » Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 17:25

Qualified countries by population. The total of people involved will be a bit over one billion if Germany won the repechage pool, a bit less if they didn't win

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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby qwerty » Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 17:56

Big jump from Hong Kong to Australia. Also pool D is way less populous than all others.

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Re: RWC 2019 Qualifying

Postby Canalina » Wed, 03 Oct 2018, 21:14

Rugby World Cup social media are publishing every two or three days one nice pseudo-ancient japanese illustration of everyone of the 20 national teams qualified for Japan '19. Wales, France, Russia and Italy so far

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