As the year 2014 is reaching its fag end, and the dawn of 2015 is ready to usher soon, rugby fans around the world are now in their final leg to wait for the tournament to begin in England. Although the tournament will begin in September next year people, especially in the British media the speculations and predictions about the ultimate winner of the premier rugby tournament are very much on. In one such article about the predictions making rounds in the rugby related media, we have come across an interesting way to predict an ultimate winner of the trophy. The sports website balls.ie has made some of the interesting predictions about all the pool games, quarter finals, semi finals and the final.
About Pool A where England, Australia, Wales, Fiji and Uruguay are the participants the website has admitted that it is the toughest group to call because of the presence of big three plus the ever improving Fijian side. But taking the home advantage in England’s favor even when they take on the Wales at the Twickenham and looking at the strength of Australia, the sports site has predicted Australia and England to advance in the quarter finals.
Another tough group is the Group B where South Africa, Scotland, United States, Samoa and Japan are part of it. The prediction about this pool is that the South Africa will qualify for the quarter finals in any case the second spot for the quarters is up for the grabs for Japan and Scotland. Japan is one of the most improved side since the last world cup, but Scotland has won big games against Argentina had a narrow loss against the All Blacks and despite being at the losing side against Italy, the site believes that Scotland will accompany the Springboks in the quarterfinals from their group.
The easiest group to predict is the Group C where New Zealand All Blacks are pitted against Argentina, Namibia, Tonga and Georgia. One can easily predict that mighty All Blacks and one of the underdogs to win this world cup Argentina are the sure teams to march towards quarters.
Pool or Group D is kind of a mixed bag with 3 European sides Ireland, France, Italy are going to play against Canada and Romania. With records of the 6 Nations Tournament clearly suggest that Italy is the weakest of all these 3 European Rugby giants, Ireland and France are more likely to represent Pool D in the quarter finals.
The website has further predicted about the quarter finals in which they have given easy wins for New Zealand against France and Australia against Scotland. At the same time they have given a sneak win for England against South Africa and Ireland against Argentina.
In the semi finals the prediction is that the home team England will lose against the All Blacks as they will be missing some of the key players and key moments to cash on. In the other semi finals the website has surprisingly predicted Ireland’s win over the Willoughbies after a tough game.
If the All Blacks are winning the semis against mighty England in the semis, then it is easy to predict that they will go all out in the finals and thus will lift the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Trophy by beating Ireland in the finals.