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421. MrsDavy’s Guide to RWC2015 #11

Now MrsDavy, I know that I cannot reasonably expect (on past performance and stated intentions) that you will watch all 40 pool matches with me on the couch. So I thought I would reduce the expectation by highlighting the ten matches … Continue reading

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415. MrsDavy’s Guide to RWC2015 #10

While we’re on the subject of breaking a tie, let’s go through the rules around knock-out matches that end in a draw. Because it’s a knock-out: only one team can advance. Let’s start with Tournament Rule 1.1.5: For quarter-finals, semi-finals, Bronze … Continue reading

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411. MrsDavy’s Guide to RWC2015 #9

How’s that anxious going? Mine’s climbing into the stratosphere as we get closer to kick-off. Damn this time stuff that goes too slow then too fast. So let’s add a little more intrigue while we wait impatiently. Specifically Tournament Rule … Continue reading

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406. MrsDavy’s Guide To RWC2015 #8

MrsDavy and I occasionally, not enough, play Bridge. As I keep reminding her, it’s not the cards you’re dealt that matters, it’s how you play them. The sequence of play is everything. For the advanced student of RWC2015 (pay attention MrsDavy) … Continue reading

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386. MrsDavy’s Guide To The Rugby World Cup 2015 #7

Each team is allowed a 31-player squad for the tournament, which needs to be advised to the organisers by 31 August. There’s always someone who RSVPs straight away because they’re so thrilled to have been invited, and this year it’s … Continue reading

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369. MrsDavy’s Guide to Rugby World Cup 2015 #6

The twenty teams that will play at RWC2015 have to submit their 31-member squads to the organisers by 31 August. 31 is an interesting number. (Well, not really. Unless you’re into numerology, and even then it’s at least 31st on … Continue reading

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363. MrsDavy’s Guide to RWC2015 #5

Time to embrace our anxious. Let’s put aside all the mathematical permutations and make some assumptions. Which I hate to do, generally, because as I have told the LittleDavy’s time and time again: “Assumption is the enemy of success.” (For example: … Continue reading

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358. MrsDavy’s Guide to the Rugby World Cup 2015 #4.d

We keep heading south for the last four stadia to be used for RWC2015. Leicester City Stadium Leicester, 32,312 capacity, grass/synthetic hybrid Completed in 2002 for £38 million, the new stadium was opened just after Leicester City were relegated from … Continue reading

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357. MrsDavy’s Guide to RWC2015 #4.c

Now we get to the stadia that are football grounds rather than rugby grounds. Let’s start in the north and roll downhill. St James’ Park Newcastle upon Tyne, capacity 52,049, grass A lovely ground this one, first used for football … Continue reading

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355. MrsDavy’s Guide to Rugby World Cup 2015 #4.b

Moving on from the real rugby grounds, we come to a couple of so-called “multipurpose venues”, by which they mean they’ll put on anything for lots of people if you’ve got enough of the folding stuff. Wembley Stadium  London, 90,000 … Continue reading

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