Rugby world cup 2019 Preview and Prediction
Do you know that the Rugby World Cup begins on September 20? This year competition is unique from other tournaments for numerous reasons. It will be the first tournament of a kind to be held in Asia. Away from that, it will be the first time where five favorite teams will be participating. There is no doubt that these teams have higher chances of raising the much-coveted trophy. Do you know that in the past it was quite hard to predict the best teams that would take the trophy home?
Japan Rugby World Cup 2019
Rugby World Cup Date: 20 September to 2 November
RWC Locations: 12 Venues across Japan
Teams: 20 Team
Number of matches: 48
TV channel: Rugby world cup tournament pass
Pools, Fixtures, kick-off time, Date, TV schedule
This year Rugby World Cup will bring together over 20 most famous teams in the world. How many matches does it feature? It will host 48 matches in over 12 locations. After the tournament kick-off on 20th September, it will take 6 weeks until the final match. Usually, all the winners and the runners up from every group will proceed to the quarter-finals.
As the date gets closer, every participating team is busy preparing for this year biggest tournament with big hopes that it will win all the games. Are you eager to know the top teams that can potentially win the Rugby World Cup?
Who are the most hopeful in this tournament? From a close look, England, Ireland, Wales and South Africa will battle it out with the popular All Blacks. For the last few months, we have seen some well-known Rugby enthusiasts and professional game analysts claiming that New Zealand will have a great time proving to the world that indeed they are the best.
It is good to keep in mind that New Zealand has featured in the Rugby World Cup three consecutive times. This means that they can try their best to take the trophy home this time around. You can agree with me that indeed they had a successful season. With that in mind, they should not be taken lightly. Let’s look at the most favorite teams to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
QF 2: Winner of Group B vs Runner up of Group A – All Blacks vs Japan
All Blacks will beat Japan in Japan/Scotland in the 2nd quarter-final game on 19 October 2019 at Tokyo Stadium.
Do you remember this team losing to Australia in the Rugby Championship? Again, they experienced one of the most challenging moments to slip the victory when they tackled Springboks. For a long time, they have always been considered as the undeniable favorites for any Rugby tournament. Have you ever watched them battling it out in the past?
They have an awesome game that is worth your time. Their air of invincibility went down drastically after they were knocked off by the Welsh. According to this year World Cup rankings, Welsh occupies the top spot. Do you know that most of their players have been playing for the last four years? Therefore they know what it takes to win any tournament.
When they are on a Rugby ground, they have never disappointed their fans. You can agree with me that they have been performing exceptionally well. This makes them the true top contenders in any Rugby game. They have not only thrashed some of the toughest teams in the world but also they boast of reliable players. They are arguably experienced than any other team in the world. This means that only an ignorant person can claim that they will not win this year Rugby World Cup.
QF 3: Winner of Group D vs Runner Up of Group C – Wales vs France
It is their first-ever Rugby World Cup in which they are one of the favorites to take the trophy. They were ranked the top team in the world after a successful debut. Before they were crowned as the best team, they boasted of incredible defense. In addition, they had a number of world-class players on the board. That is the reason why we can’t take this team lightly when we talk about the best teams that have the highest probability to win the World Cup. Although some of their most reliable players are injured, they have the ability to win without them. They are placed in a tough group that includes Australia and Fiji.
Wales will beat France in a 3rd quarter-final match at Oita Stadium on 20 October 2019.
QF 4: Winner of Group A vs Runner Up of Group B – Ireland vs South Africa
This is the only team that has beaten All Blacks time after time. The team is very lucky to have some of the most talented Rugby players. In this team, we have all types of players. They are definitely aiming to do wonders after a couple of difficult years. Based on their recent performance, there is no doubt that it will take a lot of dedication and energy for any team to beat the Springboks. As this time, Handre Pollard is the man to watch. If you have been lucky to see him playing, you can agree with me that he will be in top form.
Based on how they performed in 2018, they have greatly improved their game. You will never meet any team in the world that has many world-class players than Ireland. What is the most important thing for the Irish? The head coach must make sure that Jonathan Sexton and Murray are back to their normal form. Besides being aggressive, they are well known to form an extremely powerful forward pack. It will take a lot of effort to stop the duo. It is good to know that they have even beaten the All Blacks in their last two meetings.
This match is going to be the one kind of final game in Japan Rugby world cup 2019. In this match, the South African nation will win herein Tokyo Stadium on 20 October 2019.
QF1: Winner of Group C vs Runner up of Group D – Australia vs England
For the last few years, they have been on the road of victory. Since their defeat to other teams several years ago, this team looks great. Their coach has been providing a helping hand by simply giving them the necessary confidence to win any game. The Australian game is not only full of quality but also a passion. It will be no surprise to watch them on the top.
They appear to be on good form after a dour 2018 Six Nations. They triumphed beyond South Africa and Australia during the end of the year Internationals. Having lost to the All Blacks with one point, you can see that they will be at their best-come date 20 September. Also, they have shown tremendous improvement in World Cup warm-up matches. This is a serious team with great capability. England has power and speed to blow away its opponents.
Australia always raises their game against England, especially at World Cups. They beat the Red Rose 33-13 in 2015 to knock them out at the pool stage, defeated them in the 1991 final at Twickenham. But England will beat Australia in the first quarter-final on 19 October 2019 at Oita Stadium.
Predictions: Rugby world cup semifinals 2019
Winner of quarter-final one vs Winner of quarter-final two 1st semifinal between England vs New Zealand match will be held on 26 October 2019 at International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama. England has won just one of their last 16 matches against the defending World Champions, which was back in 2012.
Winner of quarter-final three vs Winner of quarter-final four rwc 2nd semifinal match between Wales vs South Africa will take place on 2 November 2019 at International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama. This game is going to be not only one of the best Rugby world cup semi-final match but also in the history of world Rugby.
Rugby world cup final 2019: South Africa to beat New Zealand in the final
Can any team stop All Blacks from winning a third consecutive Rugby World Cup? Yes! To my analysis, only South Africa can beat New Zealand in the 2019 Japan Rugby world cup championship by 42-38. So don’t miss the Rugby world cup final South Africa vs All Blacks live stream in Japan which will take place at International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama on 2 November 2019 kick-off at 6:00 pm JST.