Monday, 10 October 2011

A fascinating fact for you...

Since the inaugural World Cup in 1987 the defending champions have, apparently, always been beaten by the team that goes on to lift the Webb Ellis Cup.

So, Australia for the World Cup?

I’ve had a sneaky, nagging feeling about the Aussies for some time now, a feeling that refuses to go away following their heroic effort against the Springboks on Saturday.

5 comments:

AMGS said...

I don't think that's right - Australia won in 1991, lost to England in the QF in 1995 who lost to NZ in the semi. South Africa won in 1995

AMGS said...

on further research, South Africa did indeed beat Australia in a group game in 1995 ...

IWasThereWereYou said...

Another for you...no team that has lost in the pool has won the final.

Amazingly, NZ are the only winning team.

Nursedude said...

Australia got outplayed and won in spite of themselves. I don't think they can play that scenario and win against the All Blacks-regardless of who wears the #10 Jersey.

Chasing The Egg said...

Agreed, i think the Aussies have it, they'll beat the French in the final. Wales' have lost out putting Hook at 10, I've had a rant about it here.