In the history of the Rugby World Cup (RWC), Russia has been mentioned only in whispers of the qualifying stages. With a recent, hard-fought win over Romania in the European Nations Cup (ENC or 'Six Nations B') and a world ranking of 16, Russia may finally have what it takes to squeeze past Romania and qualify for the first time for the Rugby World Cup in 2011.
Always the underdog at the big show, Georgia (formerly of the USSR) is currently defending their reputation – earned at the 2003 Rugby World Cup – as a determined and spirited side. Despite almost missing the 2003 RWC (the IRB had to step in to finance Georgia’s RWC kit and traveling expenses), the Lelos played [...]
RWC 2007 Predictions 1 – Pool D Well, hopefully you have all joined a 2007 RWC pool by now because I am really anxious to take your money ☺. However, to be a fair sportsman, let me start my RWC predictions with a quick look at Pool D. I chose to look at Pool D [...]