"Boks heading home" - Sir Clive Woodward predicts all four World Cup quarter-finals - Ruck

“Boks heading home” – Sir Clive Woodward predicts all four World Cup quarter-finals

Following 40 matches spanning five weeks, the pool stage of the 2023 Rugby World Cup has drawn to a close, and the quarter-final matchups have been determined.

In Pool A, France and New Zealand secured their berths, while Pool B saw Ireland and South Africa emerge as qualifiers. Pool C featured Wales and Fiji as the advancing teams, and in Pool D, England and Argentina earned their places in the quarter-finals.

Sir Clive Woodward, the renowned coach of the England rugby team, earlier this week shared his predictions for all four upcoming matches on Mail Online.

So far it hasn’t gone to plan with the 2003 World Cup winner getting 100% of his predictions wrong.

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Wales v Argentina

Woodward said: “Warren Gatland has done an amazing job to take Wales from where they were in the Six Nations to the quarter-finals. To top a pool at any World Cup is an impressive feat and Wales have done it with 19 points from a possible 20.”

He added: “he Pumas hadn’t been at their best in France and although they were much more like themselves against Japan yesterday, Wales won’t be afraid.”

Prediction: Wales win

Warren Gatland, Head Coach of Wales is interviewed during the 2023 Guinness Six Nations Media Launch at County Hall, Lambeth, London on Monday 23rd January 2023 | Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK.