A take a look at the quarter-final qualification situations as groups input the overall week of pool-stage motion on the Rugby International Cup (present pool issues totals in brackets).
Eire (11 issues) can ensure development with a bonus-point victory over Samoa (5) on Oct. 12 however a win with no bonus level may open the best way for a three-way tie on the best on 15 issues. In that state of affairs, the impasse can be settled via general issues distinction within the pool fits, with Eire then assured some of the best two slots.
Scotland (5) will be expecting to say a bonus-point victory over Russia on Wednesday to arrange an Oct. 13 showdown with Japan (14). If Scotland win that sport with out a bonus issues for all sides, they’d move above Japan on their head-to-head consequence. If Japan acquire a dropping bonus level and Scotland fail to say an advantage level, Japan would end above the Scots and advance to the knockout level in first or 2d position.
Whilst victory or a draw for Japan would seal best spot, they might additionally undergo as pool winners in the event that they lose to Scotland via seven issues or much less however rating 4 tries, handing over an extraordinary however no longer inconceivable two bonus issues.
Assuming Scotland take the utmost 5 issues in opposition to Russia, they might succeed in the quarter-finals with a bonus-point win in opposition to Japan equipped they deny the host country an advantage level themselves.
4 years in the past Japan gained 3 video games however completed 3rd of their pool as a result of bonus issues, pipped to qualification via Scotland and South Africa – the one time a crew has gained 3 pool fits and no longer stepped forward.
Most probably consequence: Eire to qualify. Too just about name on who joins them.
South Africa’s (10) development will probably be assured in the event that they acquire a bonus-point victory over Canada (0) on Tuesday whilst New Zealand (14), who’ve by no means misplaced a pool sport, would best the crowd with victory of their final sport in opposition to Italy (10).
If Italy pull off a surprise victory with out a bonus issues for both crew, they might advance via distinctive feature in their head-to-head file. But when Italy, New Zealand and South Africa all finish on 14 issues it will be the similar state of affairs as in crew A, with total issues distinction the deciding issue, which would depart Italy virtually no probability of advancing.
Most probably consequence: Wins for New Zealand, who would end best, and South Africa, who would undergo as runners-up.
England (15) and France (13) are each via to the final 8 and their Pool C stumble upon on Saturday will come to a decision who tops the crowd.
Australia (11) will advance with victory in opposition to Georgia (5) on Oct. 11 however can be via sooner than then if Wales (9) beat Fiji (7) on Wednesday. That might ship Wales via, with the danger of securing best spot with victory over Uruguay (4) of their last sport.
Must Fiji beat Wales, as they did in 2007, then they, Wales, Australia and Georgia would all nonetheless have a possibility.
However although Fiji triumph, Wales can be prone to win their final sport in opposition to Uruguay to make sure qualification. Australia can be anticipated to overcome Georgia, so the highest two positions might be determined on via bonus issues. If Wales and Australia end at the similar issues general, Wales can be best because of their victory over the Wallabies.
Most probably consequence: Wales to win final two video games and best the crowd forward of Australia.
Oct. 19 Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D
Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A
Oct. 20 Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C
Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B
Oct. 26 Winner QF1 v Winner QF2
Oct. 27 Winner QF3 v Winner QF4
Nov. 1 3rd position playoff
Nov. 2 Ultimate