2015 Rugby World Cup: Pool A Preview

September 8, 2015 by Posted in Betting Tips, NRL Tips

The WallabiesWe previously looked at the history of the Wallabies in Rugby World Cups and now we continue our build up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup by taking a closer look at the chances of Australia, and more specifically, their competition, in the pool stage of the tournament in our rugby betting tips article.

Pool A is the group of death in the tournament with former champions England and Australia vying with Wales, Fiji and Uruguay. The next stage ticket will be only for the top two which makes the matches more interesting.

Australia
Coached by Michael Cheika and captained by Stephen Moore, the Wallabies hope that the lucky England shores will bring their third Rugby World Cup trophy. The recent results also are a cause of optimism with the cherry being their recent win over the All Blacks.

Although they crashed to a heavy defeat immediately against the same opposition, there is enough optimism in the camp for this year’s World Cup. Experienced players Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau bring solidity to the Wallabies but Cheika will still be concerned with their set piece problems. This side is talented enough to bring back the cup but they will have to overcome England first.

At odds of $1.40 at CrownBet, Australia is a safe bet to reach quarter-finals.

England
The hosts are coached by Stuart Lancaster and will be eager to win the toughest pool. The attacking talents of George Ford and Jonathan Joseph will be a plus for England. But, the player to watch out for will be Sam Burgess.

More than Australia, the challenge for England will be to manage the enormous expectations. Twickenham is their fortress but the World Cup is a different game altogether.

Reaching the semi-final looks a distinct possibility for England at odds of $1.55 at CrownBet.

Wales
Wales are the defending semi-finalists from four years ago but will be wary of their last pool match against the Wallabies. The Aussies have a very good record against Wales who will hope that their influential vice-captain and lock, Alun Wyn Jones will recover in time for the final two pool games.

The back row is a source of strength for the Warren Gatland managed team but the front five is still a concern. Much will depend on their game against England which promises to be a volatile one.

Fiji
Fiji are a dangerous side with players who can surprise opponents. They are two-time quarter-finalists and will be coached by John McKee. The side will depend heavily on the flanker Peceli Yato as well as the three-quarter Vereniki Goneva.

All eyes will be on Nemani Nadolo who is being pitched as the ‘one to watch’ on the big stage.

Uruguay
Making their third appearance in the World Cup finals, they are one of the weakest sides in the entire competition. Pragmatically, they can only hope to upset Fiji but even that looks beyond their limited reach.

The pool for Wallabies is definitely a close one to call. England may call the shots unless they get bogged down by expectations while Australia will want to progress in style.

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