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    World Cup 2019

    There have been some articles in Balls.ie and elsewhere regarding the upcoming Typhoon Season and the possibility of games being cancelled or abandoned.

    The Regulations of the competition see here state:

    If a game is abandoned at or after half time, the score at the time becomes the result. Points are awarded as per the usual regs.

    In a knockout game if the scores are level, the tie breakers are:

    Tries scored in the game,
    Match Points in the Pool Stage,
    Points Difference in the Tournament,
    Tries Difference in the Tournament,
    Points Scored in the Tournament,
    Tries Scored in the Tournament,
    World Ranking at the start of the match.

    If a match in the Pool stages is unable to start, it will not be re-scheduled and it will be deemed to have been a nil-all draw, two points apiece.

    If a match in the Knockout stages is unable to start, it will be re-scheduled. If it cannot be played on the re-scheduled date it will be treated as an abandoned game and the tie breakers are:

    Match Points in the Pool Stage,
    Points Difference in the Tournament,
    Tries Difference in the Tournament,
    Points Scored in the Tournament,
    Tries Scored in the Tournament,
    World Ranking at the start of the match.

    If a Pool match is abandoned before halftime it will be deemed to be a draw. The teams will keep any points scored in the game and also any Try Bonus gained (the regs make no mention of a Losing Bonus in this case)

    If a knockout match is abandoned before halftime it will be re-scheduled as above. If it cannot be played on the re-scheduled date the tiebreakers are:

    Match Points in the Pool Stage,
    Points Difference in the Tournament,
    Tries Difference in the Tournament,
    Points Scored in the Tournament,
    Tries Scored in the Tournament,
    World Ranking at the start of the match.

    In the Final, all the above rules and tiebreakers apply with the exception of the World Ranking one. If the other tiebreakers fail to separate the teams, they will be declared joint winners.

    #2
    If a knockout match finishes level, there will be ten minutes of Extra Time followed, if necessary by ten minutes of Sudden Death followed by a Kicking Competition where five kickers will be nominated. All kicks will be taken from the 22.
    1&4 from straight in front of goal, 2&5 from the 15-yard line to the left facing the goal and 3 from the 15-yard line to the right.
    If it's still level it goes to sudden death using the same five kickers starting at position 1and following the same sequence until one player scores and the other misses.

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      #3
      Tis all about determining an outcome.
      Is this related to the recent 'drawn' series, Ireland and the neighbouring Island v New Zealand?
      Gwan Joe!!

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        #4
        Possibly. I have a vague memory that in previous World Cups if the Final was drawn after the Sudden Death Extra Time, the Title was shared.

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          #5
          https://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2019/...ed-at-airport/

          thats terrible. Just terrible

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            #6
            Won’t somebody think of the baby orcs
            "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

            Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

            Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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              #7
              Originally posted by Piquet View Post
              If a knockout match finishes level, there will be ten minutes of Extra Time followed, if necessary by ten minutes of Sudden Death followed by a Kicking Competition where five kickers will be nominated. All kicks will be taken from the 22.
              1&4 from straight in front of goal, 2&5 from the 15-yard line to the left facing the goal and 3 from the 15-yard line to the right.
              If it's still level it goes to sudden death using the same five kickers starting at position 1and following the same sequence until one player scores and the other misses.
              Hate to see games decided this way. They should take a leaf out of Ice Hocky's book,and start pulling off players from each side at intervals, gradually reducing the numbers left on the pitch, until one team scores. You'd soon see a try as space opens up.

              Erse end of nowhere

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                #8
                Potential banana skin ahoy!

                https://youtu.be/KoIL2G5p-Yg

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                  #9
                  Paul Rees is a disrespectful ****

                  Rugby World Cup’s true kick-off will be South Africa v New Zealand

                  https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...a-new-zealand?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by lilleexile View Post
                    Paul Rees is a disrespectful ****

                    Rugby World Cup’s true kick-off will be South Africa v New Zealand

                    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...a-new-zealand?
                    He could dismiss this game as easily as the Japan one. Going all out to win this game would be foolish by either side if it resulted in injury, nothing is really on the line except bragging rights and the opportunity to top the group, it won’t give any easier route to the final so I’m not sure it will be the game of the group stages that it’s being made out to be.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by lawrence View Post

                      He could dismiss this game as easily as the Japan one. Going all out to win this game would be foolish by either side if it resulted in injury, nothing is really on the line except bragging rights and the opportunity to top the group, it won’t give any easier route to the final so I’m not sure it will be the game of the group stages that it’s being made out to be.
                      Both of these sides would far rather face Scotland or Japan than Ireland in a QF. They’ll be looking to top the group.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Spiffy View Post

                        Hate to see games decided this way. They should take a leaf out of Ice Hocky's book,and start pulling off players from each side at intervals, gradually reducing the numbers left on the pitch, until one team scores. You'd soon see a try as space opens up.
                        The NHL only does the 3 on 3 overtime and then a shootout during the regular season; during the playoffs, its 5 on 5 until someone scores. Games can go on for hours that way. You can't really do that in rugby unless you allowed guys to come back on, and even then it would be pretty bad. Going to sevens after two extra time periods would be interesting.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by lawrence View Post

                          He could dismiss this game as easily as the Japan one. Going all out to win this game would be foolish by either side if it resulted in injury, nothing is really on the line except bragging rights and the opportunity to top the group, it won’t give any easier route to the final so I’m not sure it will be the game of the group stages that it’s being made out to be.
                          Not sure I agree with you there. Assuming Ireland top the group neither of them would want to face us. NZ lost 2 of the last 3 and South Africa 6 out of the last 10. The bigger question for me is which one of them we want to win that game. I'm kind of leaning towards the Saffars odd though it might seem.
                          "They’re the benchmark that everyone else has to raise their game to meet." Alan Quinlan on Leinster

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by offshorerules View Post

                            Not sure I agree with you there. Assuming Ireland top the group neither of them would want to face us. NZ lost 2 of the last 3 and South Africa 6 out of the last 10. The bigger question for me is which one of them we want to win that game. I'm kind of leaning towards the Saffars odd though it might seem.
                            They may prefer it, but there is no guarantee of it and playing this game with the intensity of a final could be counter productive if it fills their sickbay
                            so early in the competition.

                            Going all out to win would be funny if Scotland turn over Ireland the following day.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by lawrence View Post

                              They may prefer it, but there is no guarantee of it and playing this game with the intensity of a final could be counter productive if it fills their sickbay
                              so early in the competition.

                              Going all out to win would be funny if Scotland turn over Ireland the following day.
                              If Scotland turn us over, neither NZ or SA need worry about the QFs!

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