In less than two weeks, we are finally watching the most popular sport spectacle on earth called 2019 Rugby World Cup. It has never been too early to preview what we are going to see in the pool A. if you happen to notice your favorite team participating in this pool or anything else, and then you have come to the right place. The pool A features the hosting country Japan, Ireland, Scotland, Russia, and Samoa. Here are the previews of each team.
In the entire history of the RWC, we haven’t seen that Ireland team make to the quarter-finals. There are a lot of things to do for this team. In the warm-up game, they lost to England with disappointing results. Let’s not overlook the fact that it was quite an achievement in 2019 wherein Irish team made All Blacks surrender. However, they only won three of the five Six Nations matches.
Japan team has quite rapid improvement since it was established. We cannot easily forget their victory over South Africa back then in 2015. Since then, it seems that there is nothing that can stop them from growing. Japan team’s game has continued to grow and improve. So, if you are fond of this team, you can rest assured that they will do their best for the upcoming tournament.
Russia is amongst the top 20 teams in the world. Things to note here is that it will be their second in the prestigious World Cup event. So, they are relatively new and inexperienced in the world cup. Back in European Rugby Championship, they only won two of their five games. But who knows that they can turn the table.
Scotland is amongst the top 10 national rugby teams in the world. But we can’t neglect the fact that they also don’t have the best years. In the 2019 Six Nations, they only managed to take on Italy but losing their other four matches. It has been worse year for them. Their journey might be harder than the other teams.
The cool fact here is that only eight players in Samoa national rugby team who have the past experiences of World Cup. So, most of the rosters are going to face their first rodeo challenges. But it does not mean that this team is less potential. On the contrary, there are some qualities that experts can look.