World Cup 2023 knockout stage: who will qualify?

World Cup 2023 knockout stage: who will qualify?

The Rugby World Cup knockout stage will commence on October 14th. This article provides an overview of the teams that have qualified for the quarter-finals, as well as the schedule and betting odds.

In Pool A, France emerged as the winners after defeating Italy 60-7 on Friday. They remained undefeated throughout the pool stage, securing victories against New Zealand, Uruguay, Namibia, and Italy. France will face South Africa, the runners-up of Pool B, in the quarter-finals on October 15th. Notably, France is the only team to have reached the finals without winning one, having lost in 1987, 1999, and 2011.

Here is a summary of France’s pool performance:
– France 27-13 New Zealand
– France 27-12 Uruguay
– France 96-0 Namibia
– France 60-7 Italy

The odds of France winning the tournament, according to William Hill, are 10/3.

Moving on to Pool B, New Zealand bounced back from their defeat against France with bonus-point wins over Namibia, Italy, and Uruguay. However, France’s victory against Italy secured their position as the winners of the group, leaving New Zealand in second place. In the quarter-finals on Saturday, New Zealand will face Ireland, who emerged as the winners of Pool B.

Here is a summary of New Zealand’s pool performance:
– France 27-13 New Zealand
– New Zealand 71-3 Namibia
– New Zealand 96-17 Italy
– New Zealand 73-0 Uruguay

The odds of New Zealand winning the tournament, according to William Hill, are 4/1.

In Pool B, Ireland secured the top spot by defeating Scotland.Scotland lost to Ireland 36-14 in their final pool stage match. Ireland, the top-ranked team in the world, remained undefeated in the pool stage by also defeating Romania, Tonga, and South Africa. In the quarter-finals, Ireland will face New Zealand, the runners-up in Pool A.

South Africa finished second in Pool B after Scotland failed to beat Ireland. South Africa had three victories over Scotland, Romania, and Tonga, but lost to Ireland. In the quarter-finals, they will face France, who won Pool A.

Wales secured their spot in the quarter-finals with a 40-6 win over Australia and finished first in Pool C by defeating Georgia 43-19. They were the first team from Pool C to qualify after victories over Fiji, Portugal, and Australia.

The odds for winning the tournament according to William Hill are 11/4 for Ireland, 3/1 for South Africa, and the odds for Wales are not mentioned.Wales has secured a spot in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup in Australia. They will face the runners-up of Pool D, either Japan or Argentina, on Saturday Oct. 14. Wales had a strong performance in their pool matches, defeating Fiji 32-26, Portugal 28-8, Australia 40-6, and Georgia 43-19. Their odds to win the tournament are 20/1.

England, on the other hand, has also made it to the quarter-finals. They secured wins against Argentina, Japan, and Chile, and Japan’s victory over Samoa guaranteed England the top spot in Pool D. In their last group match, England narrowly beat Samoa 18-17. In the knockout stage, they will face the runners-up of Pool C, either Fiji or Australia. England has a strong history in the Rugby World Cup, winning in 2003 and reaching the final three times in 1991, 2007, and 2019. Their odds to win the tournament are 10/1.

The scores in the pool matches are calculated based on certain criteria. A match win earns a team 4 points, a draw earns 2 points, and scoring 4 or more tries earns 1 bonus point. Additionally, losing by 7 points or less also earns 1 bonus point.

In summary, Wales and England have both secured their spots in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup in Australia. Wales will face the runners-up of Pool D, while England will face the runners-up of Pool C. Both teams have had strong performances in their pool matches and are considered strong contenders in the tournament.

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