Rugby World Cup draw for 2011

England are thrown a World Cup lifeline having been drawn in the same group as Argentina, rather than New Zealand, Australia or South Africa, although no group looks easy at the moment.

2011 Rugby World Cup draw:

Pool A – New Zealand, France, Tonga, Americas 1, Asia 1
Pool B – Argentina, England, Scotland, Europe 1, play-off winner
Pool C – Australia, Ireland, Italy, Europe 2, Americas 2
Pool D – South Africa, Wales, Fiji, Oceania 1, Africa 1

Pool A looks particularly exciting, given the history between France and New Zealand at previous World Cups, and Martin Johnson must be thanking the gods that are smiling upon him.

Who do you think will win?

4 thoughts on “Rugby World Cup draw for 2011

  1. Excellent. Slight cloud on the horizon – England’s inevitable victory in their group will lead to them playing the All Blacks in the quarters after France do unto New Zealand what Argentina did unto them, turning over the hosts in the opening game.
    Winners of that quarter likely to play Wales in the final in an incredible reversal of fortunes for the ailing Northern Hemisphere. Australia to make shock group exit after surprise defeat to Portugal (it happens in 7s).

  2. Do the words yet another fix to ensure England scape in so the television rights are worth something sound like a moaning Welsh supporter?
    Or is there what is known as a ring of truth about the comment

  3. I think that when NEW ZEALAND and FRANCE CLASH whom ever wins will
    top GROUP a:as group a is clear that FRANCE and NEW ZEALAND will -make the finals whast as group b is alot tighter because ENGLAND,SCOTLAND and ARGENTINA are all very good teams hears how i think the groups will finish like pool a:NEW ZEALAND,FRANCE,ASIA,AMERICIAS

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