Argentina Squad, Fixtures And Groups for RWC 2019

In 2018 Rugby Championship Argentina beat Australia and South Africa. Fans have bought their Rugby World Cup Tickets and hoping for Argentina to get the trophy.

Argentina Rugby team players performed outstandingly in Rugby Championship last year. But the World Cup is more than the championship so, it will be really hard to defeat all teams and win the Rugby World Cup 2019.

Argentina Squad, Fixtures And Groups for RWC 2019 Tickets
Argentina Squad, Fixtures And Groups for RWC 2019

Argentina is one of the 12 teams who qualified automatically in the tournament. Guido Petti, Nicolas Sanchez are good players of their team and hooker Agustin Creevy is a highly skilled player and important asset for the team.

Daniel Hourcade was Argentina`s Rugby coach who quit last June. Contrary to this, Mario Ledesma replaced with Daniel. Ledesma, who was Australia`s assistant coach when they reached the final at England 2015, has signed with the Union Argentina de Rugby until the end of 2021. “It is very clear that our success will depend on how we work from now on to the World Cup.”

Head coach Ledesma is a legend of Argentina he played 84 times for his team. “We need to define urgent things and Rugby World Cup will be the cherry on the top. Today we must work in defining our identity and setting up structures, but it is very clear that all of this will be useful in preparing for Japan next year.”

Argentina Rugby World Cup 2019 – Group

Argentina is in Group C along with four teams England, USA, France, and Tonga.

Argentina Rugby World Cup 2019 – Fixtures

  • 21 September 2019: France VS Argentina
  • 28 September 2019: Tonga VS Argentina
  • 05 October 2019: England VS Argentina
  • 09 October 2019: USA VS Argentina

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Rugby World Cup 2019 – Samoa Squad, Matches And Groups

Samoa faces it very tough to get qualified for Japan and having to trust on a playoff win against Germany. Samoa was the last team who qualify for the tournament. Rugby lovers should buy Rugby World Cup Tickets and enjoy this event by supporting their team.

Rugby World Cup 2019 - Samoa Squad, Matches And Groups Tickets
Rugby World Cup 2019 – Samoa Squad, Matches And Groups

Samoa found it really tough to qualify. However, without Samoa, it wouldn`t be a World Cup. After coming 3rd in the Pacific Tri-Nations behind Tonga and Fiji, Samoa had to get into a playoff with Germany to secure their selection for the tournament. The Islanders well-tried too strong securing a total win of 108-43 and they get listed in Group A.

Experienced backs Paul Preze and Tusi Pisi are vital. However, it`s game-breakers like Sinoti and beastly forwards Jack Lam, TJ Iloane and Ofisa Tervitanus that fans want to see.

Samoa had re-advertised the position of head coach Steve Jackson while Titimaea Tatfua was in the hot seat. He had won only 2/7 Tests in charge however, those were the vital two against Germany. High-performance management Zane Hilton was believed to be the man to step up, but it has since been announced that Auckland Blues assistant coach, Steve Jackson, will take up the head coaching role.

Samoa Rugby World Cup Group

Samoa are in Group A along with Scotland, Japan, Ireland, and Russia

Samoa Rugby World Cup Fixtures

  • 24 September 2019: Russia VS Samoa
  • 30 September 2019: Scotland VS Samoa
  • 05 October 2019: Japan VS Samoa
  • 12 October 2019:  Ireland VS Samoa

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Rugby World Cup 2019 – Ireland Squad And Fixtures

In the world`s best Rugby teams Ireland is on 2nd position. Rugby viewers and Ireland supporters have a lot of expectations in Rugby World Cup 2019. Individuals and families are booking there Rugby World Cup Tickets.

Rugby World Cup 2019 - Ireland Squad And Fixtures Tickets
Rugby World Cup 2019 – Ireland Squad And Fixtures

Ireland is 1 of the favourite in Rugby World Cup 2019. After Knocking at the door for years, their pragmatic and ruthlessly efficient style has seen them, become deservedly the number 2 side in the World. A Nov test with New Zealand was highly anticipated such as Chicago in 2016 the Irish came out on top.

Ireland is 1 of the favourite in Rugby World Cup 2019. After Knocking at the door for years, their pragmatic and ruthlessly efficient style has seen them, become deservedly the number 2 side in the World. A Nov test with New Zealand was highly anticipated such as Chicago in 2016 the Irish came out on top.

Ireland is one of the automatic qualifiers for 2019 RWC. Jonathan is the best player of Ireland in fly-half and he also performs half-back partner with Conor Murray.  Tighthead is the cornerstone of the scrum. Murray and Sexton both are the backbones for Ireland.

Ireland rugby team coach Joe Schmidt is a precise, demanding and a brilliant Kiwi coach. Ireland`s first winning in 2016 over All Blacks and a Six Nations this year both were in Joe Schmidt presence. As well as they got 2 championship titles back to back in 2014 and 2015. Joe was an assistant when the won the Top fourteen in 2010 and he also led Ireland team to two European Cups.

Ireland Rugby World Cup 2019 – Warm-Ups

  • 10 August 2019: Ireland VS Italy
  • 24 August 2019: England VS Ireland
  • 31 August 2019: Wales VS Ireland
  • 7 September 2019: Ireland VS Wales

Ireland Rugby World Cup Group

Ireland is in Group A alongside Scotland, Japan, Russia and Samoa.

Ireland Rugby World Cup Fixtures

  • 22 Sep:  Ireland VS Scotland
  • 28 Sep:  Japan VS Ireland
  • 03 Oct:  Ireland VS Russia
  • 12 Oct:  Ireland VS Samoa

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RWC 2019 – Sean Maitland and Chris Harris ruled out of Wales and Scotland clash

Scotland has suffered another injury setback with Sean Maitland and Chris Harris each dominated out of Saturday’s Six Nations clash with Wales at Murray field. Saracens wing Maitland picked up a foot injury throughout his club’s win over Northampton last weekend whereas Harris suffered a calf strain as urban center beat Worcester.

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RWC 2019 – Sean Maitland and Chris Harris ruled out of Wales clash and Scotland

Sean Maitland and Chris Harris will now sit out Scotland’s penultimate Six Nations clash, with Maitland’s absence especially one coach Gregor Townsend may do without, having already lost full-back, Stuart Hogg. Confirming the news, a spokesperson for the Scottish Rugby football Union said: “Maitland and Harris will return to their clubs for ongoing care and assessment.”

Back-to-back defeats by Ireland and France have complete Scottish hopes of snatching the Guinness Six Nations crown. But Townsend’s team will still play the part of an influential person over the ultimate time period of the competition, as they combat title contenders Wales and European nation.

Glasgow winger Tommy Seymour said: “There’s been a disappointment and that we will actually resurrect a lot of stuff in the next 2 games.” In terms of what we wish to get out of it, it’s primarily about where we have a tendency to see ourselves and what we’ve done.

It’s a big year for every international side going into a Rugby World Cup 2019 and we’ve got a lot of things we wish to simply put right for ourselves, get across on the park for the fans, for us. “If we are able to get 2 wins, it puts us in an exceedingly higher light and will wonder for Scotland. That is our main concern.”

Rugby World Cup 2019 – Warren Gatland’s ability to grab best from Wales bodes

The Six Nations trumps the rugby football Championship for preparation. Wales, European country and Ireland have an opportunity of glory in Japan. Before the beginning of the Six Nations this month, Ireland was thought to be Europe’s prime challengers within the Rugby World Cup. Then it had been European country when their emphatic victory in the capital of Ireland and denuding of France at Twickenham, however within the third round the odds on the favorites New Zealand turning into the primary team to win the Webb Elis Trophy for a 3rd consecutive time shrink.

Rugby World Cup 2019 - Warren Gatland's ability to grab best from Wales bodes Tickets
Rugby World Cup 2019 – Warren Gatland’s ability to grab best from Wales bodes

“Wales won by default in Six Nations clash with England,” blared one headline in New Zealand this week. The rubbish remarked to the lack of space either side manufactured with the ball in hand however, matches within the knockout stage of a World Cup can be just as claustrophobic.

Gatland’s ability to squeeze the most effective out of his team has made him the media favorite to interchange Eddie Jones as England’s head coach, whenever which will be with the Australian contracted until 2021. England sounded out Gatland, who had enjoyed a trophy-rich stint with Wasps earlier in the decade, in 2007, a few weeks before Wales called him, however, failed to follow it up.

England, the country everybody likes to beat, would vary, as would its domestic system. Gatland is that the master of Welsh rugby football wherever, as in Ireland and New Zealand, the national team is at the highest of the pyramid. Jones needs to deal with a strong union of clubs who have become emboldened by an infusion of cash from a private equity company. There could be trouble ahead. Jones has largely remained above the politics however, non-interference has not been an approach taken by Gatland.

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Australia remove assistant coach Stephen Larkham before Rugby World Cup 2019

Rugby Australia has removed Stephen Larkham from assistant coach job. He had strong differences with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika. He is appointed as national performance national high-performance coach adviser. The decision to axe Stephen Larkham from attack coach post was made by head coach Michael Cheika. His removal is surprising because there are just little over seven months are left in the Rugby World Cup 2019.

Rugby Australia (RA) issued a statement: “Larkham will move into the new role with immediate effect after a decision was made by head coach Michael Cheika that Larkham should no longer continue in the role of assistant coach of the Wallabies”.

Australia remove assistant coach Stephen Larkham on head coach Michael Cheika's demand
Australia remove assistant coach Stephen Larkham on head coach Michael Cheika’s demand

Stephen Larkham had been attack coach since 27th October 2015. Michael Cheika had chosen him for assistant coach role after joining wallabies as head coach in 22nd October 2014. Michael Cheika and Stephen Larkham guided Australia to final of 2015 Rugby World Cup, where they eventually lost to New Zealand. Relationship between the two coaches deteriorated. They were not on same page regarding strategy and game philosophy. Stephen Larkham will focus on coach mentoring, coaching and skills development across Rugby Australia’s national programmes, including Australian sevens program, Junior Wallabies, state under-20s academies and Wallaroos.

Stephen Larkham said: “Ultimately Michael is responsible for the performance of the team. We have differences in attacking strategy and overall game philosophy. We couldn’t agree on these key points and it is in the best interest of the team that they receive clear and consistent messages from their coaches. I am obviously disappointed with this outcome as I had chosen to pursue the experience of taking the Wallabies through to the World Cup, however I am pleased to be able to continue coaching and contributing to Australian Rugby in this new role.”

Australia gone through worst season in 2018, winning just 4 out of 13 matches. This was worst win-loss record for Wallabies in 60 years. Rugby Australia reviewed dismal performance, but shown faith in coaching of Michael Cheika. RA though have roped in Scot Johnson for newly created post of Director of Rugby. Shuffling in team management has also resulted in resignation of Haydn Masters from head of athletic preparation job.

New Zealand favourite for Rugby World Cup with Ireland following

Three times world champions New Zealand are favorites for 2019 Rugby World Cup. But they will have to keep close eye on Ireland. World number one ranked All Blacks had a seesaw year in 2018 with highs and lows. World No. ranked Irish side had defeated New Zealand 16-9 in Autumn Internationals 2018 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Steve Hansen’s All Blacks have now lost two out of three last games played against Joe Schmidt’s Irish team. Johnny Sexton, Ireland vice-captain played important role in the wins. Ireland have revealed that there are some weakness in New Zealand’s arsenal in a long while. This opens up the stacks for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

New Zealand are Favourite for Rugby World Cup with Ireland following
New Zealand are Favourite for Rugby World Cup with Ireland following

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen said: “As of now they are the number-one team in the world. So if you want to make them World Cup favourites, go ahead. I guess they are favourites.”

New Zealand top the World Rugby Rankings, closely followed by Ireland. While other top Rugby Union teams like Wales, England, South Africa, Australia and Scotland are trailing closely behind. It is hard to think of a World Cup like the 2015 edition, when all four semi-finalists came from the southern hemisphere.

This comes after All Blacks lost 34-36 against South Africa in September 2018 at Wellington, thus ending 15-match winning streak by New Zealand. It was first loss at home by All Blacks versus an international Rugby Union side since 2009, apart from defeat against British and Irish Lions in 2017. New Zealand are ruling the World Rugby scene since their third Rugby World Cup title win in 2015. All Blacks are double defending champions as they had won RWC edition at their home turf in 2011. New Zealand were also world champions of the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987.

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus said: “We’ve shown on the day when everything’s aligned and the guys are all in the same frame of mind, we can beat the All Blacks away and win a series against England”.

“It’s wide open,” he said of the World Cup. “I’ve been involved in World Cups since 1995, but really this one I couldn’t put money on who’s going to be in the semi-finals.”

Wales defeat Australia 9-6 in Autumn Internationals 2018

Wales beat Australia 9-6 in the 2018 Autumn Internationals match at Millennium Stadium (Principality Stadium) in Cardiff. Welsh team finally ended 13 match losing streak against Wallabies. It is first win for Wales in a decade versus Australia. Stephen Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar scored for Welsh side. Australian team scored with Bernard Foley and Matthew Toomua. This game was important for national rugby teams of both Wales and Australia in their preparations of Rugby World Cup 2019.

Wales Vs Australia Rugby - Autumn Internationals 2018
Wales Vs Australia Rugby – Autumn Internationals 2018

Wales scored first in the match with Leigh Halfpenny hitting a penalty in 21’. Australia responded with Bernard Foley smashing a penalty on 33′. Halfpenny missed two penalties in the first half. Scoreline on break time was 3-3 with honours equal. Halfpenny put Wales in front with 67’ penalty in second round. But then Halfpenny had to leave pitch following a high tackle by Samu Kerevi which hit his head. Wallabies player Matthew Toomua equalized the score with 74′ penalty. Dan Biggar sealed the game for Welsh team with 76′ penalty. Wales have been victorious in two matches played in Autumn Internationals 2018 so far. This will serve good in Welsh preparation for RWC 2019. Both teams are scheduled to play in Japan 2019. Australia have lost eight matches of the last ten played recently. Wallabies coach and team will have to bring their End of Year Rugby Union Tests 2018 campaign on track. Australian preparation for RWC 2019 in Japan also needs a fresh start.

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones said: “It has been a long time coming. Someone reminded me I was the sole survivor from the win in 2008 and that shows how old I am. This is sweeter. Dan is a competitive animal and he probably wouldn’t have wanted it any other way that for it to come down to the wire and then come on and do his job.”

Australia captain Michael Hooper said: “It has been a long-time jinx playing us and you could see how happy they were to get on top. It was a real grudge match. Congratulations to Wales, but it really hurts. We will re-group. We have got two more games to play on this trip and a hell of a lot to play for each week.”

Wales Vs Australia 9-6
10 November 2018 – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Wales: 9
Pen: Halfpenny (21′, 67’), Biggar (76′)
Australia: 6
Pen: Foley (33′), Toomua (74′)