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Today promises a fascinating 8 hours of rugby with huge permutations on Rugby World Cup 2023 as quarter-final places are booked and final group positions are arranged.
From the very first whistle to the very last, action, intensity, passion, joy and despair are all on the cards in Rugby World Cup’s final round of pool stage fixtures.
So lets look at the very best odds on offer for this magnificent day of rugby so you don’t have to trawl through endless mind-numbing figures and you have more time to sit back, relax and enjoy the rugby
Wales vs Georgia prediction and odds
The first game of the day at 14:00 GMT at the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes sees group-leaders Wales take on Rugby Europe Championship winners, Georgia, who stunningly defeated them in Cardiff last year in their most recent fixture, establishing somewhat of a grudge between the two sides.
Akaki Tabutsadze to score the first try @ 16/1 (17.0)
Tabutsadze is one of the most prolific international try-scorers of all time with an absolutely remarkable conversion rate. The 26-year-old winger has 30 tries in his 34 international caps, a rate of 0.9 per game which is better than just about every winger at the Rugby World Cup, including the likes of Jordan, Penaud, Villiere, Kolbe, Adams etc.
If Georgia score first, which they very well might, you can almost guarantee that it will be the little guy with the red scrum cap on the right wing.
England vs Samoa predictions and odds
Game two of super-Saturday at 16:45 GMT at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille, sees England hunting for a clean-sweep of victories in Pool D. Are they really that good? Or is their pool weak? We don’t know but we do know they are on course for four wins from four, unprecendented before the tournament.
Meanwhile, Manu Samoa have fell short of expectations at Rugby World Cup 2023 and need a win, or at least a strong performance, to hide their blushes.
Theo Dan to score the last try @ 11/1 (12.0)
The young Saracens hooker has already proven himself to be a prolific try-scorer with his two scores versus Chile in round three of Rugby World Cup 2023.
Coming off the bench for Jamie George he will add intensity and impetus and will likely pop up at the back of a driving maul or from a short range pick-and-go towards the end of the game as bodies begin to tire and the Samoan defence begins to weaken.
Ireland vs Scotland prediction and odds
The final game of the day and the crescendo for an incredible 8 hours of rugby will kick-off at the stunning Stade de France in Saint-Denis, with Pool A leaders Ireland still needing a result versus their Six Nation’s rivals Scotland to ensure a place in the quarter-finals.
Similarly, Scotland need to win by more than eight points with a try bonus point to somehow pinch an unexpected place in the quarter-finals in the most dramatic of circumstances.
James Lowe to score the first try @ 13/1 (7.50)
Ireland start fast and they start with intensity, that’s just what they do. In fact, come to think of it, Ireland just play fast and intense all the time. Sadly, Scotland have no hope, the Irish juggernaut is just too hard to beat and Scotland a have an annoying habit of losing to them quite often and for many years consecutively. Don’t be surprised if Scotland don’t score a try at all for that matter.
Lowe is lethal and proving to look more like one of the best wingers in the world every single week. The guy has 11 tries in his 25 international caps and only has one at Rugby World Cup 2023 so far, so it feels like he’s due another. Furthermore, Lowe scored a try the last time these teams faced each other in the 2023 Six Nations, it’s written in the stars.
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