Saturday, November 17, 2012

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: Europe Round 4 Test Matches


Czech Republic v Ukraine in Dnepopetrovsk (WCQ Europe R4; ENC 1B)

The Czech Republic has lost both it’s test matches so far this season-3-29 to Poland and 18-22 to Sweden, both home games. The Ukraine has defeated Sweden 22-10 and lost 28-46 to Germany. I’d expect Ukraine to win this one at home.

GWC Rugby Rankings
Europe Table-Ukraine 11th, Czech Republic 19th

IRB Ranking Points
Ukraine 53.61, Czech Republic 47.84

Prediction: Ukraine by 14 points

Moldova v Germany in Heidelberg (WCQ Europe R4; ENC 1B)

Moldova had a disastrous result 6-54 against Sweden away a few weeks ago. They have another away game against a German side that has defeated Ukraine 46-28 but lost to Poland 13-22. Id expect Germany to win at home.

GWC Rugby Rankings
Europe Table-Germany 10th, Moldova 18th

IRB Ranking Points
Germany 54.09, Moldova 49.96

Prediction: Germany by 20 points

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