The World Cup

The Rugby World Cup will be played in Japan later this year. The southern hemisphere teams like the Springboks, Wallabies and All Blacks no longer dominate the game as in previous decades, but will now have to contend with strong competition from UK  and France. As the sport has become more and more professional over the years teams from the UK and elsewhere has also improved and lifted their standard of play and performance. Ireland and England are prominent and teams to be watched in the tournament. Teams like Wales and France are also always in it with a chance. Even a dark horse like Argentina cannot be underestimated this time around. One can also expect the usual upset where a weak team might beat or eliminate a strong one. As such the tournament is wide open and no-one can predict who will be in the final. Even the mighty All Blacks are not assured of a clean path to victory.  This makes the event all the more exiting and the outcome all the more unpredictable. The crowds will be in for a feast of rugby and a spectacular display of individual sporting skills. ‘Go Springboks!’ and may the best team win.