#1 The odds are against the All Blacks winning Rugby World Cup 2019
It’s just really, really, really hard to win a World Cup. It’s a bazillion times harder to win two in a row. Multiply that by a jazillion for a threepeat. That’s a big number we’re trying to beat.
Not saying it can’t be done. Not saying it shouldn’t be done.
Just saying we should look the monster in the face.
Why this matters
It’s rugby. It’s the All Blacks. That is all.
Here’s the context.
Year Winner Result in next Cup
1987 New Zealand 3rd
1991 Australia Quarter-final
1995 South Africa 3rd
1999 Australia 2nd
2003 England 2nd
2007 South Africa Quarter-final
2011 New Zealand Winner
2015 New Zealand TBD