Category: All Blacks

Rugby World Cup Bronze Final Prediction – New Zealand vs Wales

Their tournaments may be over but for the two losing semi finalists, there is still one more game to be played. New Zealand and Wales will take part in the game that no one wants to play, the bronze playoff match, which decides third and fourth place. This games always more of a case of who wants to show up…. Continue reading “Rugby World Cup Bronze Final Prediction – New Zealand vs Wales”

Rugby World Cup Semi Final Prediction – England vs New Zealand

Eight has become just four and now this weekend we will be down to just two! World Cup semi finals take place this weekend with two cracking matches, England will face New Zealand and Wales will take on South Africa for a place in the final. Today we will be looking at the first semi final and if it will be Owen Farrell or Kieran Read celebrating at the final whistle. Just as long as there is no boundary countbacks….. Continue reading “Rugby World Cup Semi Final Prediction – England vs New Zealand”

Rugby World Cup Predictions – Quarter Finals Day One

Twenty teams have become just eight as we say goodbye to twelve sides who are departing Japan. England, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Wales, France, Japan and South Africa are the remaining eight to decide who will become the final four and eventual Rugby World Cup Champion. Today, we look at the two quarterfinals to be played on Saturday. Continue reading “Rugby World Cup Predictions – Quarter Finals Day One”

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Quarter Final Preview: Ireland vs New Zealand

Quarter final rugby is here and this weekend we have four big matches! The highlight for fans of the defending champions is their match against Ireland and All Blacks fan Christian Catley has been kind enough to give his thoughts about the match to be played on Saturday night. Continue reading “Quarter Final Preview: Ireland vs New Zealand”

Rugby World Cup predictions – Day Nineteen

What once promised as a very big day of the Rugby World Cup has since turned into a huge fight over the decision World Rugby has made and if cancelling two matches from day nineteen due to Typhoon Hagibis is the right decision. Regardless of everyone’s opinion, New Zealand and Italy wont meet and neither will England and France. As things stand, Ireland and Samoa will still go ahead so at least we have one game to look forward to and it’s pretty big for pool A. Continue reading “Rugby World Cup predictions – Day Nineteen”

Rugby World Cup predictions – Day Fifteen

Red cards, ref inconsistencies, electric crowds and scorching heats summed up day fourteen of the Rugby World Cup. Again the results went as we expected with Australia, England and Japan (fantastic game) picking up the wins. Onto day Fifteen there is just two matches to look forward to with New Zealand back in action against Namibia, very quickly after facing Canada in Pool B. Then out of Pool C, France will look to meet the pace set by England in their fixture the day before. We are getting into the final week of pool play where teams just cannot afford to slip up. How will these matches play out….? Continue reading “Rugby World Cup predictions – Day Fifteen”

Rugby World Cup predictions – Day Eleven

After the second day of scratching our heads wondering what to do as the World Cup has an off day, we kick back into action with two games on match day eleven. From pool D, France will start the day against the USA and then to wrap it up, New Zealand will take on Canada from pool B. Continue reading “Rugby World Cup predictions – Day Eleven”

Rugby World Cup predictions – Day Two

We are finally underway with the opening clash and now the real rugby starts. Day two has three really intriguing battles that will go a long way to deciding each pool already. Australia open up against the Fijians, France will battle Argentina and finally the big one, New Zealand vs South Africa. How will these games go down? Let’s take a look: Continue reading “Rugby World Cup predictions – Day Two”

All Blacks three-peat could be decided by injuries

⁸By Cornflake

Injuries are a bit part of modern day professional sport. They dictate career lengths, the opportunities won, the opportunities lost, the value of a career, but most importantly results. Today we take a look through the All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad and see just how fragile it really is. Continue reading “All Blacks three-peat could be decided by injuries”

Hansen answers with action. The All Blacks Rugby World Cup Squad

By Cornflake

My seven good reasons were not enough to save Liam Squire’s omission, but that’s not the big bombshell selection from the All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad named today. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has once again shown he has no issues promoting youth and inexperience, as he leaves a double World Cup winning prop at home and takes a one cap bench cameo flanker to Japan. Continue reading “Hansen answers with action. The All Blacks Rugby World Cup Squad”