.Ntiense Williams: Expects former champions in the last four. –
Ntiense Williams, a member of International Rugby Board, IRB, is already looking at the possible last four teams to reach the semi finals as Day 29 of the on going 2015 Rugby World Cup in England gets underway.
With the week long break almost over after the hectic twenty teams pool matches which have now been whittled down to eight quarter finalist, the teams have had the opportunity to refresh, re-assess and re-strategies given injuries scar, as they go into the knock out stage of the four yearly competition.
Ntiense Williams is upbeat who goes through in the quarter-finals and possibly go through to win the coveted Webb Ellis Cup.
“That’s the question on the lips of every Rugby faithfuls around the world. Who would advance: Would it be the defending and two time champions New Zealand? Or the two time champions South Africa or Australia?
.Dan Lydiate of Wales (left) in action.
“What about heart breakers Wales, their neighbours Ireland and even Scotland? Three time finalists France are also on board and the Pumas; Argentina are also a strong side”, Ntiense Williams asked in his special preview made available to eyeonthenews.com on Friday.
At 4pm, African champions South Africa will trade tackles with Wales who sent hosts England out of their championship at this same venue Twickenham.
“Can the Springbock bully their way through to the semis? Hope they have learnt the hard lesson from giant killers Japan, who caused the first upset of the 2015 Rugby World Cup by defeating two time champions in the opening match of their pool B encounter.
“Will the ghosts of 2007 reignite itself and hunt the defending champions New Zealand as they lock horns with France at the Millennium Stadium by 8pm on Saturday?.
“It is worth noting that, France sensationally won a quarter-final like this against New Zealand during the 2007 France Rugby World Cup match played at Cardiff. Can it happen again? This time around, the match will be played at Millennium Stadium in England I can’t wait to see the games”, Ntiense Williams said.
The first match on Sunday 19 October will feature Ireland against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium by 1pm.
Also, Australia will take on Scotland at the home of Rugby – Twickenham by 4pm to round off the very busy and exciting weekend of Rugby in England.
“Presently we have five teams from the Northern Hemisphere, while the South has just three left in the quarter final stage.
“Predictions are that bearing no upsets or unfortunate surprises, the three former champions will sail through, to be joined by Ireland in the Semis. Let’s see how these predictions will come true”.
.Issued by Ntiense Williams.