Rugby World Cup 2023 Group A Preview
It’s just five months to go till the 2023 Rugby World Cup starts in France. As avid Rugby fans we like to share our views on the upcoming tournament will all of you. In this article we dive deeper into Group A of the tournament.
The current back-to-back world champions are the team to beat in this tournament. The All Blacks have a squad packed with talented players and a strong track record of success in major tournaments. They will be aiming to make it three in a row and are expected to top this group with ease.
The French team has a reputation for being unpredictable, but they have shown signs of improvement in recent years under head coach Fabien Galthie. They finished second in the Six Nations earlier this year, beating England in the process, and will be looking to build on that momentum. They are expected to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament.
Italy is another team that have struggled to make an impact on the world stage, but they have made some progress in recent years. They have a talented group of players, including captain Michele Lamaro and will be hoping to cause an upset or two in this group.
Uruguay is one of the lesser-known teams in this tournament, but they have a strong rugby heritage and have been steadily improving in recent years. They caused a major upset at the 2019 World Cup by beating Fiji and will be looking to build on that success in this tournament.
Namibia are the lowest-ranked team in this group, but they are a tenacious and physical side that can cause problems for their opponents. They will be looking to put in some strong performances and gain some valuable experience at this level.
Overall, this group is likely to be dominated by New Zealand, but there should be some interesting battles for the other qualifying spot. France will be the favourites, but Italy and Uruguay will both fancy their chances of causing an upset. Namibia will be looking to make their mark and gain some valuable experience against some of the world's top teams.