Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Japan face a big test, as do Scotland!

 Israel Folau

There are a few matches this week, starting with Japan – everybody’s new favourite team (apart from ME where they don’t make my top 5) and the surprise package of the World Cup, who get to take on Scotland. It’s an acid test for the Japanese to see if their win over the Springboks was a flash in the pan. For the Scots, if they are going to have any chance of making it of group B they really have to win this match. I would say Scotland are going to win, but let’s see.

Australia make their debut with a match against Fiji – It’s a must win game for the Wallabies given their group.  They have the potential to win the World Cup, with stars like Israel Folau who are relatively unknown over here, and what do they say well started half done. I think they should win this without too much trouble.

In the last match today, France get to soften up Romania for us on Sunday, the lower ranked teams don’t get the rub of the scheduling do they?

Finally, New Zealand entertain Namibia –as expected the All Blacks field their squad players, and are captained by flank Same Cane, the heir apparent to Ritchie McCaw. Liam Messam, the other flank, had this to say about the comparisons between Cane and Richie McCaw, Messam: "They have got the same haircut. “ Could be a contender for biggest loss of the World Cup.

Rugby World Cup
Wednesday, September 23
Scotland vs Japan    13:30
Australia vs Fiji    15:45
France vs Romania    19:00
Thursday, September 24
New Zealand vs Namibia    19:00

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