The upcoming Rugby World Cup is set to be the biggest Rugby World Cup to date. The third largest global sporting event sees an increase in ticket capacity to 2.45 million for the event-taking place in England and Cardiff later this year. More fans will get the chance to watch the rugby world cup 2015 live due to the increase in tickets from 2.3 million to 2.45 million. Thirteen match venues will stage the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
An important thing associated with the Rugby world cup other than the tickets and venue is picking the favorites for the title. According to many experts, there isn’t a team better placed to win the world cup than the All Blacks. I hate to say this but I just have to disagree with the experts on this once considering the fact that the All Blacks have only won two of the last six tournaments.
However, this by no means implies that I don’t see the All Blacks as favorites. All I’m saying is that I don’t see the All Blacks as dead certain to win the cup like the experts do. In fact, I give the All Blacks more than a fair chance of becoming the first team to successfully defend the title and I have good reason for that.
Since lifting the Webb Ellis trophy in 2011, the All Blacks have managed to win 38 out of the 42 games they’ve played. Add to this the fact that Steve Hansen has only lost two games since taking charge of the All Blacks. However, it only one bad game to lose the World Cup and the All Blacks are certainly not invincible.
As far as Springboks are concerned, I cannot see them winning the World Cup unless and until some miracle happens. Host, England have a fair chance but I think they will be a little worn out by the time the knock outs come around as they’ve been placed in the pool of death. This will eventually lead to their exit from the event. Victories over the SpringBoks and Australia in the calendar year 2014 make the Irish my dark horses for the World Cup.
Regardless of whom eventually lifts the trophy, this 2015 Rugby event promises to be a real spectacle and it would be unwise of you to miss any of the action that the World Cup has to offer.