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All rugby fans across the world, whether England, South Africa, neutral or torn, will be eagerly awaiting this final tomorrow.
In what in going to be a tough battle, England face South Africa for their 2nd World Cup final against each other.
We are on the edge of our seats in anticipation of this enthralling battle of rugby giants.
The third place play-off is not where New Zealand or Wales want to be at the end of the World Cup 2019. Unfortunately, that’s where they will end their tournaments. What impact will this have on our rankings model?
South Africa were victorious in the highly contested semi-final match with Wales, earning the right to face England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final. This is hugely important to the South African side who could now match New Zealand’s World Cup haul of 3 with a win in the final.
England defeat New Zealand to put them in touching distance of the World Cup and World Number 1 Spot
What an exciting tournament this has turned out to be! With underdog victories coming from the most unlikely of places, and some of the strongest teams playing the quality of rugby that leaves little doubt as to how they’ve earned their positions at the business end of the tournament.
With Typhoon Hagibis causing havoc to this weekend’s World Cup fixture schedule, Australia’s final Pool game against Georgia has narrowly escaped the chaos, but ranking scores and places are on the line.
An exciting day of rugby saw the final Pool games for some teams as they either exit the tournament or go forward to the Qualifiers. It should be an amazing weekend of World Cup rugby to come. The battle for ranking supremacy continues as well, here we review all the above.
Following South Africa’s strong 66 – 7 victory over Canada, South Africa has confirmed their place in the quarter finals and increased their ranking score to once again move them up into 4th place in the rankings, ahead of Wales.
There were some highly anticipated games this weekend, not least of which the Pool C grunt match between England and Argentina. But there were also high expectations for hosts Japan against Samoa, and they did not disappoint. How did the weekend’s games effect the rankings? Read on for more details…
In what started as a messy game for both sides, Scotland took control in the end and won comfortably. As well as putting their world cup back on track, this result served to compensate for their relatively poor result against Ireland and returns them to the same ranking score they had at the beginning of
The coming weekend is representative of the contrasts of the tournament. Saturday brings us three encounters of established first tier nations taking on significantly lower ranked from the second tier across Pools A, B and C.
Four days ago Russia battled valiantly against the hosts Japan and although they lost 30 – 10, they improved their ranking as they lost by a smaller margin than expected ( see our blog – did we see what we expected from the first round). They remain ranked in 19th position for the tournament, although they will be looking to build on this when they
Following Wales’ empathic 43-14 victory over Georgia their ranking improved by 0.2 points, which was enough to lift them to 4th position in the rankings, above South Africa. RankTeamScore1New Zealand18.52England15.63Ireland13.94Wales8.15South Africa7.96Australia7.6 This bodes well for them going into their next pool game against Australia, which many believe could decide who wins pool D, with the
t all began with the hosts Japan taking to the field against Russia. The visitors managed to put Japan on the back foot after picking up a missed catch to score a converted try in the first five minutes.
Our ranking system models margin of victory using more advanced methods than the official ranking, it appreciates that these ‘tight games’ could’ve gone another way on another day and adjusts the rankings accordingly.