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KU rugby players weigh in on England’s chances in the Rugby World Cup

By Evan Watson Oct 21, 2023
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While England have made it out of the Rugby World Cup quarter finals, their future in the cup is uncertain, as KU players weigh in.

A close victory against Fiji this Sunday pushed England through to the semi finals facing South Africa, a top tier side. While England aren’t expected to prevail, they remain the only undefeated team in the cup.

Kingston University ex-captain, Zach Peacock said that he thinks England have shown what they’re capable of, however he also believes they will struggle against the bigger teams.

KURFC social secretary, Ollie Boyes said: “They’ll lose as soon as they face the Springboks,” also mentioning that pool D (the pool England were in) was the weakest in the tournament.

The world cup has, however, has been full of surprises, with Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga playing well alongside the top international talent and Australia taking a huge loss to Wales, the seventh ranked world team

George Cox, vice president of the team, said: “I think we’ve got a good chance, we’ve got some quality players on the team and if any one of them has a standout game, we can definitely win.”

In England’s first game against Argentina, England fly-half George Ford secured the win using drop-goals to score 27 to Argentina’s 10 points, proving that England have the talent in their squad to challenge top teams.

Despite a lack of hopefulness from the KURFC team for their country, the Rugby World Cup is sure to provide more impressive rugby and surprises.

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