Teams

Rugby World Cup Pool B: South Africa

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The old enemy always rate as a contender and this year is no different with flair in the backs and power up front.

Rugby World Cup Pool A: England

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Home advantage ought to nudge the northern hemisphere favourite along as Twickenham sings for them.

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Fiji

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Crusaders Super Rugby star Nemani Nadolo will need his match-winning form if his team are to escape the "pool of death".

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Uruguay

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An unlucky pool draw leaves Uruguay in the unenviable position of only playing for pride.

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Australia

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Some hot pre-tournament form has the pundits talking up the Wallabies as title contenders.

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Wales

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A tough tussle in the "pool of death" for Wales, in most-likely a three-horse race for two quarterfinal spots.

Rugby World Cup Pool B: Samoa

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A team whose history says they can cause an upset - they'll need to do it again if they are to make it out of pool play.

Rugby World Cup Pool B: Japan

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Coach Eddie Jones will need to find something special if his charges are to advance beyond pool play.

Rugby World Cup Pool B: Scotland

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Men from the north likely to make the quarterfinals, though they'll need to beat Samoa to get there.

Rugby World Cup Pool B: United States

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USA will be looking to build on their showing at the 2011 tournament, but a win might be a bridge too far.

Rugby World Cup Pool C: New Zealand

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Defending champion All Blacks march into this year's tournament deserved favourite as world's No 1 side.

Rugby World Cup Pool C: Argentina

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A shot at semifinals rugby beckons for the bruisers from Buenos Aires.

Rugby World Cup Pool C: Tonga

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A team with fire in their bellies at this tournament, they could sneak a place in the quarterfinals.

Rugby World Cup Pool C: Georgia

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A team with everything to play for in one game - against Tonga - they may hold their best back until then.

Rugby World Cup Pool C: Namibia

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Playing for pride, this year's minnow will be lucky to get a win.

Rugby World Cup Pool D: France

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Ever-dangerous French side ready to cause some upsets despite early 17:1 odds.

Rugby World Cup Pool D: Ireland

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Defending Six Nations champion boasts confidence, but will have to conquer southern giants to win.

Rugby World Cup Pool D: Canada

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Captain Tyler Ardron will need to lift his team if they are to progress beyond the pool stages.

Rugby World Cup Pool D: Romania

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They're best result coming into the tournament is beating Canada, making them a 5001:1 chance.

Rugby World Cup Pool D: Italy

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Grim form of late sets up Italy as a rank outsider at this year's Rugby World Cup.

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