Tuesday, July 24, 2007

World Cup Countdown



We're six weeks away from the kick-off to RWC 2007 in France. All the major test match action is behind us, and it's now down to the teams to prepare for the Big One. In the next couple weeks we'll be previewing team chances. For the time being, here's the Pool groupings and TV schedule.

RWC 2007 Pools

POOL A
England
South Africa
Samoa
USA
Tonga

POOL B
Australia
Wales
Fiji
Canada
Japan

POOL C
New Zealand
Scotland
Italy
Romania
Portugal

POOL D
France
Ireland
Argentina
Georgia
Namibia

FULL RUGBY WORLD CUP 2007 SCHEDULE -- ALL TIMES EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME (North America: New York, Toronto)

Friday 7 September:
France v Argentina, Stade de France, St Denis, Pool D - 3:00 pm ET

Saturday 8 September
New Zealand v Italy, Marseille, Pool C -- 7:45 am ET
Australia v Japan, Lyon, Pool B -- 9:45 am ET
England v USA, Lens, Pool A -- NOON ET

Sunday 9 September:
Wales v Canada, Nantes, Pool B -- 8:00 am ET
South Africa v Samoa, Parc des Princes, Paris, Pool A -- 10:00 am ET
Scotland v Portugal, St Etienne, Pool C -- Noon ET
Ireland v Namibia, Bordeaux, Pool D -- 2:00 pm ET

Tuesday 11 September:
Argentina v Georgia, Lyon, Pool D -- 2:00 pm ET

Wednesday 12 September:
USA v Tonga, Montpellier, Pool A -- 8:00 am ET
Japan v Fiji, Toulouse, Pool B -- Noon ET
Italy v Romania, Marseille, Pool C -- 2:00 pm ET

Friday 14 September:
England v South Africa, Stade de France, Pool A -- 3:00 pm ET

Saturday 15 September:
New Zealand v Portugal, Lyon, Pool C --7:00 am ET
Wales v Australia, Cardiff, Pool B -- 9:00 am ET
Ireland v Georgia, Bordeaux, Pool D -- 3:00 pm ET

Sunday 16 September:
Fiji v Canada, Cardiff, Pool B -- 8:00 am ET
Samoa v Tonga, Montpellier, Pool A -- 10:00 am ET
France v Namibia, Toulouse, Pool D -- 3:00 pm ET

Tuesday 18 September:
Scotland v Romania, Edinburgh, Pool C -- 3:00 pm ET

Wednesday 19 September:
Italy v Portugal, Parc des Princes, Pool C -- 2:00 pm ET

Thursday 20 September:
Wales v Japan, Cardiff, Pool B -- 3:00 pm ET

Friday 21 September:
France v Ireland, Stade de France, Pool D -- 3:00 pm ET

Saturday 22 September:
South Africa v Tonga, Lens, Pool A --8:00 am ET
England v Samoa, Nantes, Pool A -- 10:00 am ET
Argentina v Namibia, Marseille, Pool D -- 3:00 pm ET

Sunday 23 September:
Australia v Fiji, Montpellier, Pool B -- 8:30 am ET
Scotland v New Zealand, Edinburgh, Pool C -- 11:00 am ET

Tuesday 25 September:
Canada v Japan, Bordeaux, Pool B -- NOON ET
Romania v Portugal, Toulouse, Pool C -- 2:00 pm ET

Wednesday 26 September:
Georgia v Namibia, Lens, Pool D -- Noon ET
Samoa v USA, St Etienne, Pool A -- 2:00 pm ET

Friday 28 September:
England v Tonga, Parc des Princes, Pool A -- 3:00 pm ET

Saturday 29 September:
New Zealand v Romania, Toulouse, Pool C -- 7:00 am ET
Australia v Canada, Bordeaux, Pool B -- 9:00 am ET
Wales v Fiji, Nantes, Pool B -- 11:00 am ET
Scotland v Italy, St Etienne, Pool C -- 3:00 pm ET

30 September:
France v Georgia, Marseille, Pool D -- 9:00 am ET
Ireland v Argentina, Parc des Princes, Pool D -- 11:00 am ET
South Africa v USA, Montpellier, Pool A -- 2:00 pm ET

6 October:
QF1: W Pool B v RU Pool A, Marseille -- 9:00 am ET
QF2: W Pool C v RU Pool D, Cardiff -- 3:00 pm ET

7 October:
QF3: W Pool A v RU Pool B, Marseille -- 9:00 am ET
QF4: W Pool D v RU Pool C, Stade de France -- 3:00 pm ET

13 October:
SF1: W QF1 v W QF2, Stade de France -- 3:00 pm ET

14 October:
SF2: W QF3 v W QF4, Stade de France -- 3:00 pm ET

19 October:
3rd place play-off, Parc des Princes -- 3:00 pm ET

20 October:
Final, Stade de France
-- 3:00 pm ET

Click here to view the full Rugby World Cup 2007 playing schedule.

3 Comments:

At 7:59 PM , Blogger Pacanukeha said...

There is a fellow who has created a nice excel (or OpenOffice) spreadsheet for this, including times and the knock-out stages.

Here

 
At 8:15 AM , Blogger Matt Rowley said...

Hi Dave - link done. Cheers, Matt
(Green and Gold Rugby)

 
At 3:24 AM , Anonymous Nursedude said...

In looking at the groups, I think Canada has a legit chance to get a couple of wins. I think they can win against Fiji and Japan. Wales is down this year, but I don't think they have fallen that far. I think Canadian Rugby has really improved in the last few years-not enough to beat Argentina for supremecy of the Americas, but still quite a bit. I was impressed with the amount of heart they showed against the AB's a few weeks ago.

 

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