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Sport24: Top 5 reactions to the RWC 2019 pool draw

2017-05-11 17:39

Cape Town -  The Springboks have been drawn alongside the All Blacks in Pool B for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan following Wednesday's draw.

In addition of that blockbuster encounter, the Boks will also play Italy, as well as a yet-to-be-determined Africa 1 team and the Repechage winner in the pool phase.

In case you missed any reaction from the 2019 World Cup draw, here are our top FIVE stories:

1. SPRINGBOKS V NZ WORLD CUP RECORD: HONOURS EVEN

Did you know ... The Boks share a 50/50 record with New Zealand on the World Cup stage with two wins apiece?

CLICK to read all the stats

2. BOOKIES NO BELIEVERS IN BOKS' RWC 2019 CHANCES

South African bookmakers have reacted to the pool draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup - by making the Springboks even greater outsiders for the title.

CLICK to see who the bookies are backing...

3. HANSEN CALLS SPRINGBOK 2019 DRAW 'TOUGH'

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says having to play the Springboks is a "tough" draw for his side, despite the Boks current No 7 world ranking.

CLICK to read why Hansen believes the Boks will be 'tough' nut to crack

4. COETZEE: IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO BOKS FACE AT RWC 2019

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says he's not perturbed after his team was drawn in the same pool as the world champion New Zealand for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

CLICK to find out Coetzee's reaction to the draw


5. READ WARNS OF 'DANGEROUS' SPRINGBOKS AT 2019 RWC

All Blacks skipper Kieran Read has backed the Springboks to emerge from their current slump and pose a real threat when the rivals meet in pool play at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

CLICK to read why Read expects New Zealand v South Africa to be a 'massive' clash

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