2021 RLWC draw

Discussion in 'World Cup 2021' started by Jim from Oz, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. latingringo101

    latingringo101 Juniors

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    He's a military man and RL forms bonds similar to what soldiers form while on duty (not comparing a soldiers life to a RL player totally different lines of work) but there's been a rich history of military involvement in RL in the past 15-20 years.

    Harry has probably seen how our sport can relate to people like him and has gotten on board
     
  2. Coastbloke

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    Well now he can be the sport's North American Ambassador, because it looks like he's living there 50% of the time minus Royal title.. :thinking:
     
  3. adamkungl

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    I expect by tomorrow we'll be finding a new royal to do the draw haha
     
  4. Perth Tiger

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    Just proving what a black sheep of the family he is by associating with RL
     
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  5. Coastbloke

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    I've given up trying to copy and paste, but News.com have decided to give the game a kick up the arse with the story that Harry has withdrawn from the event.

    Couple of other things. According to the article it's an embarrassment to the the NRL (Not the IRL)

    They called the IRL the RLIF..

    This bloke who just got the job in the IRL (Barclay?) has the hardest job in the world. Trying to get this game out of Amateur hour. Good luck buddy. You're gonna need every fibre of your b being to help us..
     
  6. deluded pom?

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    Apparently Harry is going to honour his patronages, he’s the patron of the RFL. The WC draw on Thursday could be huge publicity for the tournament as it will be his first public appearance since he took early retirement. The world’s press will be there. Maybe Harry could draw teams for groups A and C and Meghan could do groups B and D.
     
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  7. adamkungl

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    I'll believe it when I see it haha

    A royal quitting the 'job' just to avoid having anything to do with us is basically peak rugby league
     
  8. Burns

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    So the draw is fixtures isn’t it with dates.

    I am so nervous and excited
     
  9. adamkungl

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    The draw is the pool drawings, not a confirmed schedule except for the opener
     
  10. Jim from Oz

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  11. Springs09

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    So I believe the draw is 11pm tonight in Australia? Anywhere in Australia where it's livestreamed?
     
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    Least predictable/most even pools?
    This drawing would have Aus and NZ pissing it in through the pool games, but gives every nation a decent shot at 2nd place and a QF spot.
    Pot 3 and 4 nations will be hoping to match up with Lebanon in pot 2 rather than one of the stacked Pacific nations! Though France and Ireland might fancy their chances against Samoa on a good day

    Greece
    Jamaica
    Lebanon
    New Zealand

    Ireland
    Scotland
    Samoa
    Tonga

    Cook Islands
    France
    Fiji
    England

    Italy
    Wales
    PNG
    Australia
     
  14. Springs09

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    Hmm most even pools I'd go:
    England, PNG, Scotland, Greece
    Australia, Fiji, France, Italy
    NZ, Samoa, Wales, Cook Islands
    Tonga, Lebanon, Jamaica, Ireland

    I'd say those are the least likely to see blowouts. England aren't great at putting countries to the sword even at home. Fiji/France/Italy are probably the least likely to get 70+ put on them by Australia. NZ are never great in England and while Tonga can beat Aus/NZ they are still less likely to flog Lebanon or Jamaica.
     
  15. TDD91

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    Draw is now live.
     
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    England, Samoa, France, Greece
    Australia, Fiji, Scotland, Italy
    NZ, Lebanon, Jamaica, Ireland
    Tonga, PNG, Wales, Cook Islands

    England vs Samoa opens the tournament in Newcastle.
     
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    So thoughts:
    - Greece did indeed get drawn in England's pool, probably the best outcome
    - If Samoa can be at full strength (especially if SBW plays) the opener could be a ripper
    - Australia's group is probably the strongest, though unlikely that anyone will get within 30 points of them.
    - Ireland with a big chance to make the finals. NZ v Lebanon/Jamaica could be ugly.
    - Tonga/PNG/Cook Islands will all be interesting match-ups

    Full Fixtures (no order)
    Group A
    England v Samoa
    France v Greece
    Samoa v France
    England v Greece
    England v France
    Samoa v Greece

    Group B
    Australia v Fiji
    Scotland v Italy
    Australia v Italy
    Fiji v Scotland
    Australia v Scotland
    Fiji v Italy

    Group C
    NZ v Lebanon
    Jamaica v Ireland
    Lebanon v Ireland
    NZ v Jamaica
    NZ v Ireland
    Jamaica v Lebanon

    Group D
    Tonga v PNG
    Cook Islands v Wales
    Tonga v Wales
    PNG v Cook Islands
    Tonga v Cook Islands
    PNG v Wales
     
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  18. deluded pom?

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    As an aside, who will be meeting for the first time at full international level?
     
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  20. Burns

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    Group B is super interesting and means we won't have to see Australia v Fiji and a Semi Final haha.
    Group C looks very easy for NZ.

    Anyone know how the Semis would work out?
     

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