Richard Ferguson

Boks get All Blacks in RWC2019

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, Argentina, RWC 2019, Springboks, Wallabies on 10 May 2017 at 10:32
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The Springboks have been drawn in Pool B for the Rugby World Cup in 2019 to be held in Japan.

South face the task of playing the World number 1 ranked team in the pool stages, as well as having to face Italy, the very team the Springboks lost to for the first time in 2016. The other 2 teams are yet to qualify, but will be the Africa 1 winner as well as the Repechage winner.

Pool C will be known as the pool of death, featuring all three of England, France and Argentina, with one of those big names falling out at the pool stages already.

Pool A sees Ireland get Scotland and hosts Japan. Japan with a realistic chance of getting through the pool stage should they be able to beat Scotland.

Pool D has Australia and Wales meet again at consecutive World Cups, joined by Georgia.

Full pools below:

Pool A:
Europe 1
Play-off Winner

Pool B:
New Zealand
South Africa
Africa 1
Repechage Winner

Pool C:
Americas 1
Oceania 2

Pool D:
Oceania 1
Americas 2


  • Eina

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.05.17 10:34:24 by Die Kriek Reply
  • …and Italy 😯 😈

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.05.17 10:36:39 by FireTheLooser Reply
  • If I recall correctly, Scotland was the only team that beat Japan at the previous World Cup so your statement incorrect in that regard

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.05.17 10:38:07 by blesbok007 Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) : damn you beat me to it… just like Italy beat the Boks.

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.05.17 10:38:30 by Farlington Reply
  • One positive note is we should only meet them, where it counts, in the final and not the semis again.

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.05.17 10:38:33 by durbsguy Reply
  • Who plays who in the quarter finals? Pool A top two against Pool D and Pool B against Pool C?

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.05.17 10:40:18 by Farlington Reply
  • @blesbok007 (Comment 3) :

    My apologies..

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.05.17 10:43:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Am I the only one thinking this isn’t a bad draw as we meet the All Blacks in the pool stages when it doesn’t really matter and we really should qualify to go through. We then go to the other half of the draw so not having to play the All Blacks but also get god prep for the knockouts having played against them. We really should easily beat the others in the pool. So fr me this is a good draw.

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.05.17 10:46:00 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 8) : Only problem… do you realistically see us beating England in the quarters?

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.05.17 10:54:47 by boertjie101 Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 8) : Agree, better than being drawn with Ireland and Scotland or England and France for instance. We really should progress from this group and should also probably be spared from meeting the AB”s again until the later stages of the tournament (if we are really lucky enough to get through). It could have been worse.

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.05.17 10:55:28 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 8) : Yes we should easily beat Italy. Just like we should have last year, just like we should have beat Japan in 2015. With Allister at the helm anything is possible

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.05.17 10:55:39 by Die Kriek Reply

  • No big deal. Looking forward to it. 😎

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.05.17 10:57:49 by McLovin Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 8) : Agree rather get hiding from the AB’s early than Tonga or Samoa,but what a sad day when we 2 x champions lose our A seeding.

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.05.17 11:20:24 by The hound Reply
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  • @boertjie101 (Comment 9) : Would we not be playing pool A in the quarters? and then across to Pool C /D in the Semi’s?

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.05.17 11:28:34 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @boertjie101 (Comment 9) : @Die Kriek (Comment 11) : Look currently I cant see the Boks beating Namibia. So with that viewpoint it shouldn’t matter who we draw as we wont be I the comp long. But taking a more positive view I still think this is a god draw

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.05.17 11:32:20 by SheldonK Reply

  • Been a while since we have met NZ in the world cup.

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.05.17 12:07:35 by Dunx Reply

  • @Dunx (Comment 16) : Yeah, about 2 and a half years ago…

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.05.17 12:14:04 by Quintin Reply

  • @Dunx (Comment 16) : We played against them in the last world cup, not in tje pool stages but remember we lost 20-18, until that game NZ was putting teams to the sword

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.05.17 12:16:44 by HB Reply
  • @Farlington (Comment 6) : in 2015 it was A vs B and C vs D which should put us against Scotland or Ireland in qf

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.05.17 12:46:45 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 14) : You’re quite right. We faced Wales (2nd in pool A) in RWC 2015 (We were 1st in pool A)

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.05.17 13:18:53 by boertjie101 Reply

  • @boertjie101 (Comment 20) : I meant 1st in pool B

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.05.17 13:19:48 by boertjie101 Reply

  • @Quintin (Comment 17) : Well done, not what i meant though haha

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.05.17 13:20:32 by Dunx Reply

  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 19) : which should put us in a pool C semi vs France, Eng or Arg.
    Actually better to have ABs in pool stage since you wont meet them again until final. Wishful thinking level 500

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.05.17 13:49:20 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • Well could have been worse!!!! Could have been in pool C!!!

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.05.17 13:53:07 by JD Reply
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  • Not a bad draw all in all…

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.05.17 15:40:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • With Allister Coetzee coaching, It pretty much doesn’t matter what pool were in, its all a pool of death.

  • Comment 26, posted at 10.05.17 17:37:18 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 26) : Squad of death turns every game into a game of death.

    Need new coach with the ability to create a strong team culture….Strauss reminds me of Vosloo(?), Cant even remember his name, but Strauss is as underwhelming.

    My Sharks bias/optimism has me rooting for Philip.

  • Comment 27, posted at 10.05.17 18:21:04 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 27) : *…new captain

  • Comment 28, posted at 10.05.17 18:22:42 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 27) : Yep I must say I’m much happier since I stopped watching or caring about springbok rugby.

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.05.17 18:55:05 by coolfusion Reply

  • Goodnite, goodbye, only thing left is which ref is going to get the blame

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.05.17 08:13:19 by benji Reply
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  • Wonder how the AB’s must feel about us being in their pool.
    A Bok team written off as no hopers ,with nothing to loose has got to be their worst nightmare.

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.05.17 11:59:39 by The hound Reply
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