IST Rugby World Cup Quarter Final Predictions

October 12, 2023
5 min read

Eight will become four as we look ahead to what promises to be an incredible weekend of Rugby at Rugby World Cup France 2023. There’s a lot to discuss so let’s get straight into our thoughts and predictions for the Quarter Finals. Who are you backing?

To help with the predictions, we’ve called upon Andy Nicol, the former Scotland and British & Irish Lions scrum-half, Infinity Sports Travel’s official Ambassador for Rugby World Cup France 2023 AND the host of The Breakdown onboard the ship.

Wales vs Argentina

Wales come into this tie with a perfect record and are favourites to make it to the Semi Finals. They are facing Argentina who have improved throughout the tournament and will cause Wales problems. With key players injured too, Wales will need to step up to see this through. 

Andy Predicts: Wales

Ireland vs New Zealand

New Zealand stumbled out of the blocks with an opening loss to France but since then have put their foot down. However, they face an Ireland team in a rich vein of form, with the boys in green having been imperious thus far. This promises to be quite the spectacle. 

Andy Predicts: Ireland

England vs Fiji 

Less than two months ago, Fiji beat England at Twickenham and, although they only scraped through following defeats against Wales and Portugal, they’ll be up for this. England will have a tough game on their hands and will need to rely on their experience in the latter stage of tournaments. 

Andy Predicts: England 

France vs South Africa - 

Saving possibly the best till last as the host nation goes up against the holders. This will be a tough test for France as South Africa certainly have the tools to beat them. But with a raucous crowd behind them, France can send the champions home early. 

Andy Predicts: France

So there you have it! Andy Nicol predicts victory for Wales, Ireland, England and France. Do you agree with him? Who do you think will go on to win? Let us know. 

Before the tournament, the IST team had their say on the tournament. If you haven’t checked out our early predictions, click here: IST RUGBY WORLD CUP PREDICTIONS. Good collective predictions all round. Let’s see who ultimately gets it right!

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