The Rugby World Cup 2019 is still a few months away. But for rugby enthusiasts as us, it has never been too early to discuss the best teams that could have the perks to having the championship. Here is the Rugby World Cup 2019 Top 10 Teams preview that you need to check.
In the rugby world, there are many things about the New Zealand rugby team that we can discuss. The group consists of the best team players in the world. They has consistently been the number one international team for many years. No team can outmatch the achievement of New Zealand, yet.
Although the legendary players have retired, the current team consists of the world-class players which you can’t omit. There were sometimes when the New Zealand Team screwed up, but they can manage it back. Since 2011, they have been feared by many teams around the world. In 2015, it was the year that proves that winning is their habit. This year, the world has been expecting the spectacular performances from the team one again. Will they deliver? The competitive opponents won’t let it slide easily. New Zealand is currently number 1 in the world ranking.
Although many have argued about this team, we can’t neglect the fact that South Africa are the second best team in the world. They consist of excellent players who have a fantastic set of skills, durability, and vitality. What makes their opponents hard to deal is their unpredictable tactic that put into every member of their team. There is a rumor that “God of Thunder” Duane Vermeulen will return to the team. If this happens, it is going to be awesome. They often show up in major tournaments. We can say that the upcoming Rugby World Cup is just another routine event for them.
South Africa is currently at no. 5 in the world ranking.
Folks are expecting to see the actions of James Ryan, Dan Leavy, Sean O’Brien, Gary Ringrose, and Tadhg Furlong.
The coach has confirmed that there is adequate cover in every position. We can also expect some furious names like Will Addison and Andrew Conway. The team is ready to compete in the prestigious Rugby World Cup Event. The problem is the durability. Six Nations Grand Slam, a series in Australia, and a first home win over the All Blacks have contributed the prospects to Ireland team. Many experts agree that it is currently one of the best teams on the planet. They also opinionated that the club has the most excellent chance of winning the World Cup. Ireland is now at no.2 in the world.
The essential ingredients to form a great team like England are available for this year’s world cup. Owen Farrell and Manu Tuilagi will scale the mountain they slid further and further down. England is the only team that has ever brought a Webb Ellis Trophy back to the Northern Hemisphere. The last notable achievement was their appearance in 2007. They surprised anyone, including them in the Rugby World Cup event. With such track record, it is solid proof that this country deserves more than what they achieved. Although 2018 was not their best year, many big teams like Ireland and New Zealand always consider England as a fierce competitor. They currently rank at 4.
Australia has swallowed three defeats in the Rugby Championship. But they remain the fierce competitors in the World Cup of Rugby. The experts claim that neither Kurtley nor Bernard could be their solution. But they still have some of the best players in the niche like David Pocock and Israel Folau. It is not likely that the Australian team dominate the championship. But it is indeed possible that they can be the nuisance for the big teams. They are currently the 7th rank in the world.
France team have the key players. For instance, Les Bleus can appear more promising since it has been a top-three nation. France has the full side with every position covered. But not all are acceptable. We need to wait for several months later. France is currently 8th in the world ranking.
Wales must beat Australia first to set their feet on the right track in the Rugby World Cup. Wales are the team with a lot of confidences to head into the World Cup. They were the semi-finalists in 2011. The red card to the Welsh made them lose from New Zealand back then. Back in 2018, Wales had to deal with numerous injuries heading to the Six Nations.
To be more competitive in the upcoming World Cup, Wales will need to reach extra gear to find themselves in an excellent position. They are currently 3rd in the world ranking.
Competing with the All Blacks, Mario Ledesma brought his team to win the matches. Recently, the experts notice their accuracy and sharpness of their attack. Thanks to coach Gonzalo Quesada, the club have the sustainable energy and control to make the Rugby World Cup more competitive. They are currently 9th in the world ranking.
Scotland has been dealing with their players’ fitness issues. Stuart Hogg took off. Players drain is the big issue here. Finn Russell experienced the same sad thing as Johnny Sexton back in Racing 2015. Johnny Sexton’s body never recovered. Experts agree that Scotland was pretty similar to Ireland four years ago. They are currently 6th in the world ranking.
Presuming that the Samoans don’t get their act together, the big Kiwi can make a prospective move this year. Unlike the previous tournaments, Japan as the hosts are being treated as a Tier One. They are currently 11th in the world ranking.
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Who will win?
It seems to be evident that a team which holds more prospects are Ireland. They have all the talents they need to be dominating the championship event. New Zealand is the biggest threat for Ireland, followed by Africa. Basically, all the teams we mentioned above have the chances to be dominating the event. Guess we just need to wait until the event takes place.