Eddie Jones dismisses pool of death fears after England are drawn against

Posted May 18, 2017

Wales will face Australia in Pool D, with both sides having qualified ahead of England from the group stage of the 2015 World Cup.

The United States and Canada are favourites to get the two Americas places, while Fiji, Samoa and Tonga are traditionally the strongest teams in Oceania. "You can't expect it to be the same as a western tournament", Jones said.

The 2019 World Cup pool stages draw took place in Kyoto, Japan today and Irish rugby fans will certainly be pleased with how it all turned out. On the other hand, we know Ireland pretty well and have a couple more opportunities to play them before the World Cup, while we also know a lot about their players through the Guinness PRO12. We will focus on our journey towards the RWC 2019 and make sure we are ready and well prepared. The top two teams from each pool will reach the quarter-finals in 2019. France have reached three finals, and Argentina have made the semifinals of two of the last three World Cups.

The draw was held on Wednesday and the Africa victor will join reigning champions New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and repechage victor in Group B.

The two-time winners avoided a "Group of Death" scenario, which they had at the 2015 tournament, when they were pitted with Wales and Georgia in Pool D at the draw in Kyoto on Wednesday.

"We were eagerly looking forward to this draw", Noves said.

Now the Wallabies will be heavily favoured to cruise through the pool stages too, with Wales the lowest-ranked team from the second band of seedings they could possibly have drawn.

McDonald's Expanded Their Delivery Service With the Help of UberEATS
Customers often spend less when ordering delivery, especially at casual dining chains that rely on alcohol orders to drive sales. Delivery is the newest trend in fast food, but hiring a fleet of drivers can be a huge undertaking for chains.

Pool A - Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Europe 1, play-off victor.

This means that should Ireland top the group, they will likely face either New Zealand or South Africa.

We've got two Tests against Argentina in June so we can practise a little bit, " said coach Eddie Jones, who has led England to 17 wins in 18 games and two straight Six Nations titles.

Another African team, most likely Namibia or Kenya, and the victor of the repechage round of qualifying, who will be among the weakest teams at the tournament, will complete the pool.

Land Rover is a proud worldwide partner of Rugby World Cup 2019 and has a heritage in supporting rugby at all levels from grassroots to elite.

But New Zealand coach Steve Hansen admitted everyone would "get excited" by the prospect of another All Black and Springbok battle.