RWC 2011 pool groups announced
The Rugby World Cup 2011 Pool Allocation Draw took place yesterday.
The RWC 2011 pools are:
Pool A: New Zealand, France, Tonga, Americas 1, Asia 1
Pool B: Argentina, England, Scotland, Europe 1, Final Place Playoff
Pool C: Australia, Ireland, Italy, Europe 2, Americas 2
Pool D: South Africa, Wales, Fiji, Oceania 1, Africa 1
If Canada is to be the Americas top-gun, that puts them into a very tough group, with hosts New Zealand, and perennial powerhouse and two-time RWC finalist France.
For full details of the draw, including knock-out stage ramifications, visit the official RWC website for more info.