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RWC 2011 Pool Draw (Live)


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Original Content on 1 Dec 2008 at 16:31
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So the time has come to find out who will be clashing with who at the 2011 RWC.

Sharksworld brings you the draw as it happens.

This is the first time the draw will be based on actual world rankings.

Read all about it here

The teams in the top three bands are as follows:

Band 1: New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Argentina
Band 2: Wales, England, France, Ireland
Band 3: Scotland, Fiji, Italy, Tonga

And here are the pools:

Pool A: New Zealand, France, Tonga, Americas 1, Asia 1
Pool B: Argentina, England, Scotland, Europe 1, Playoff Winner
Pool C: Australia, Ireland, Italy, Europe 2, Americas 2
Pool D: South Africa, Wales, Fiji, Oceania 1, Africa 1



60 Comments

  • Poms and Kiwi’s in the same pool will be so cool. :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.12.08 16:32:47 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Let me get some popcorn. :cool:

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.12.08 16:36:00 by McLovin Reply
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  • Opening game has to be France v NZ :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.12.08 16:40:13 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • can I have some, please?

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.12.08 16:40:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 3) : oh, that would be cruel!

    But not as cruel as France knocking them out again in the quarters

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.12.08 16:41:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Salt or sweet?

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.12.08 16:43:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • The only thing that would top the AB’s not even making final in NZ would be the Boks klapping them in the final. :cool:

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.12.08 16:45:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • I are seeing the pictures but no sound. But probably for the better as I’m at work. :cool:

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.12.08 16:47:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) : salt, please. I don’t believe in sweet popcorn.

    BTW, I don’t have sound either. Hoping it will come on at 15h00

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.12.08 16:50:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : toffee popcorn is not to bad, but gets very sticky. salt is how nature intended. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.12.08 16:51:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Forgot it only starts at 3. Was wondering why the hell they’re just standing there. :oops:

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.12.08 16:52:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 11) : wow – they’re all being very patient

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.12.08 16:56:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • it’s live

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.12.08 17:00:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • going through all the teams that have qualified now…

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.12.08 17:01:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Asia 1 – Pool A
    Playoff Winner – Pool B
    Americas 2 – Pool C
    Africa 1 – Pool D

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.12.08 17:05:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • now for Band 4:

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.12.08 17:06:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Americas 1: Pool A
    Europe 1: Pool B
    Europe 2: Pool C
    Oceania 1: Pool D

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.12.08 17:07:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • now for Band 3:

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.12.08 17:07:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • They should’ve used little rugby balls instead of the round ones. :twisted:

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.12.08 17:08:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • Tonga – Pool A
    Scotland – Pool B
    Italy – Pool C
    Fiji – Pool D

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.12.08 17:08:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • he he….

    Now for the interesting parts. Band 2 coming up

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.12.08 17:09:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • Pool A: France
    Pool B: England
    Pool C: Ireland
    Pool D: Wales

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.12.08 17:10:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • Eng and Scot in the same pool!

    Band 1 coming up

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.12.08 17:10:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • Pool A: New Zealand!
    Pool B: Argentina
    Pool C: Australia
    Pool D: South Africa

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.12.08 17:11:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • we got a PEACH of a draw!

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.12.08 17:11:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • ok – so let’s sum up here:

    Pool A: New Zealand, France, Tonga, Canada(?), Japan(?)

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.12.08 17:13:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • Pool B: Argentina, England, Scotland, Europe 1 (Georgia?), AN Other (Spain, perhaps?)

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.12.08 17:13:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • My picture froze. :evil:

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.12.08 17:14:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • Pool C: Australia, Ireland, Italy, Europe 2 (Spain?), Americas 2 (USA?)

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.12.08 17:14:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • Pool D: South Africa, Wales, Fiji, Oceania 1 (Samoa), Africa 1 (Namibia?)

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.12.08 17:15:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • actually, our draw might not be that ideal, give that we have both Fiji and Samoa to contend with. Fiji probably won’t be particularly bruising, but as we learned last time around, we certainly can’t afford to underestimate them. Samoa will try to break us in half, the way they always do.

    Wales will want to exact some revenge on BOTH Fiji and Samoa. Fiji caused Wales to miss out on the quarters in 2007, whereas Samoa knocked them out in 1991!

  • Comment 31, posted at 01.12.08 17:25:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 3) : Sauce, you bugger! I think you may have just called it

  • Comment 32, posted at 01.12.08 17:30:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • Winner pool A play winner pool B?

  • Comment 33, posted at 01.12.08 17:39:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • Our POOL is good but that then means we play a decent side in the 1/4s.

    let’s hope thw winner of our pool doesn’t have to play 2nd in Pool A. England probably

  • Comment 34, posted at 01.12.08 17:51:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 33) : nah, I doubt it…

  • Comment 35, posted at 01.12.08 17:53:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : Pool B sorry.

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.12.08 17:55:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : Yeah, of course not… :oops: Winner plays runner-up. :???:

  • Comment 37, posted at 01.12.08 17:56:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : shit – I missed that part… yeah, let’s hope first in D plays second in C.

  • Comment 38, posted at 01.12.08 17:57:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • Quarter Final 1: Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A
    Quarter Final 2: Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D
    Quarter Final 3: Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B
    Quarter Final 4: Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C

  • Comment 39, posted at 01.12.08 17:59:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • So we’ll see Aus or Ire in the quarters.

  • Comment 40, posted at 01.12.08 18:00:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • Semi-Final 1: Winner QF1 v Winner QF2
    Semi-Final 2: Winner QF3 v Winner QF4

  • Comment 41, posted at 01.12.08 18:01:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 39) : where did you find that?

  • Comment 42, posted at 01.12.08 18:01:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 39) :

    Well That’s cool then. SA v Ireland 1/4 Final

  • Comment 43, posted at 01.12.08 18:02:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • ah shit – New Zealand in the semis!

  • Comment 44, posted at 01.12.08 18:02:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • and Australia in the final

  • Comment 45, posted at 01.12.08 18:02:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 41) :

    NZ v SA. OUCH!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 46, posted at 01.12.08 18:02:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Okay I am going to go for a run.

    Back in a bit.

  • Comment 47, posted at 01.12.08 18:03:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Quarter Final 1: Eng v Fra
    Quarter Final 2: Aus v Wales
    Quarter Final 3: NZ v Arg
    Quarter Final 4: Boks v Ire

  • Comment 48, posted at 01.12.08 18:03:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • Semi 1: Fra v Aus

    Semi 2: NZ v Boks

  • Comment 49, posted at 01.12.08 18:05:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • Final: Boks v Whoever.

  • Comment 50, posted at 01.12.08 18:07:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : Keo.

  • Comment 51, posted at 01.12.08 18:12:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : enjoy it! I’m being lazy again.

  • Comment 52, posted at 01.12.08 18:17:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 48) : BTW, what makes you think England are going to beat Argentina and top Pool B? :)

  • Comment 53, posted at 01.12.08 18:17:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 53) : hehehehe :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 01.12.08 18:32:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • it’s obviously pretty difficult to predict what each team’s form is going to be like in 3 years’ time. Still, Wales are a pretty togh ask at the moment. The Aussies will concur :)

  • Comment 55, posted at 01.12.08 18:39:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • NZ gonna be at their best with all their top players coming back in 2011 eg-nick evans,luke mcallister

  • Comment 56, posted at 01.12.08 18:45:46 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

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  • @Bok-Clyde-Kiwi (Comment 56) : they’ll still choke :)

    Imagine how good we’re going to be by 2011

  • Comment 57, posted at 01.12.08 19:05:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 51) :

    Full report also on the IRB website.

  • Comment 58, posted at 01.12.08 19:05:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Morning…

    It’s an OK draw…I guess…but not as easy as it looks…

    Wales don’t look like they will take a few steps back between now and the WC- they are steadily progressing.

    What are the chances of seeing off the Islanders without any casualties?

    Ag, I’m moving this to the back of my brain…it’s a bit far…
    there’s still too much to worry about before 2011.

  • Comment 59, posted at 02.12.08 08:15:02 by blckshrk - BUCS Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 48) : I see youve put Wales in a Quarter… just a reminder, Fiji beat wales in the last world cup to put them out.

    IMO i think we got the worst of them all. Fiji & Samoa in New Zealand (Lots of support) could be tricky (We saw what tonga did with support), and wales a pretty good side too. We will still go through i guess, but its going to be a bumby ride.

  • Comment 60, posted at 02.12.08 11:19:42 by VanWilder Reply

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