POOL DARK HORSE

NZ Rugby World Tournament Guide - - POOL C -

It’s tempt­ing to say Tonga but we all know they have the po­ten­tial to do some dam­age as they did at the last tour­na­ment. They won’t be able to carry the el­e­ment of sur­prise, but Ge­or­gia on the other hand...

Coached by Kiwi Milton Haig, the Ge­or­gians have been one of the big­gest im­provers in world rugby in re­cent years. They have climbed ahead of Italy in the world rank­ings and have shown a clear and in-depth un­der­stand­ing of their game­plan.

Many in their squad play pro­fes­sion­ally in France and that has given them a lift in con­di­tion­ing and tech­ni­cal ap­pli­ca­tion. They might be tougher to beat than any­one re­alises.

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