POOL DARK HORSE
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.