Well, like clockwork - as soon as the Rugby World Cup 2023 draw is made - cue the moaners, whingers and cry babies about their group or even the draw itself. But, nevertheless, the draw has been made and the first layer of meat on the bones of Rugby World Cup 2023 has been placed!
What are the takeaways from this draw?
- Good or bad come in 3s? Japan upset South Africa (2015) and Ireland (2019) at the groups stages of Rugby World Cups in the past - can they do the same to England in 2023?
- Have we met before? Australia, Wales and Fiji will meet at the group stages for the THIRD time in a row!
- Group C AKA Group of Death? - With current world Champions South Africa in with Ireland and Scotland - Surely the Celtic Clash will be the decider of who goes through to the knockout stages?
Whatever you feel about this competition - we all know that when the tournament comes around - and Rugby is at the forefront of World Sport, we will all be there to get behind or Nations and show our support.
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