NZRW PRE­DIC­TION HOW

NZ Rugby World Tournament Guide - - POOL C -

POOL WILL FIN­ISH

Prob­a­bly the eas­i­est pool of all to pre­dict how it will wash up. With the best will in the world, the three Tier Two coun­tries just don’t have enough fire­power to knock over ei­ther New Zealand or Ar­gentina. Tonga may push the Pu­mas hard and knock them about for a bit but the lat­ter’s ex­po­sure to the Rugby Cham­pi­onship has given them more than enough pol­ish to ne­go­ti­ate the Is­lan­ders.

Ge­or­gia ver­sus Tonga may be the tight­est game of all and could end up be­ing a flick of the coin, while Namibia aren’t un­likely to be any­thing other than cannon fod­der. As long as the All Blacks don’t come out cold and give the Pu­mas a sniff in their open­ing game, we be­lieve the pool will fin­ish like this:

1. NEW ZEALAND

2. AR­GENTINA

3. GE­OR­GIA

4. TONGA

5. NAMIBIA

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