Supercomputer simulates Rugby World Cup thousands of times – predicts England’s chances

England is being tipped to win their World Cup group.

Scientists have fed data involving the 20 competing teams into a World Cup computer and simulated the tournament almost 4,000 times.

They have played a total of 180,000 games on the computer, each match replicated based upon a complex mathematical formula of actuaries.

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The All Blacks are given a 50 per cent chance of emerging again as world champions, with Warren Gatland’s Wales viewed as the next most likely winners.

Then come England, followed by Australia and South Africa.

THE HOME NATIONS GROUP RESULTS PREDICTED

POOL A

Ireland 23 Scotland 16

Japan 21 Ireland 37

Scotland 28 Samoa 18

Ireland 52 Russia 12

Scotland 37 Russia 17

Ireland 32 Samoa 8

Japan 18 Scotland 28

POOL C

England 33 Tonga 11

England 45 USA 9

England 27 Argentina 19

England 24 France 16

POOL D

Wales 30 Georgia 9

Australia 21 Wales 22

Wales 29 Fiji 10

Wales 54 Uruguay 8

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