Hi team, it’s L’Ovaliste, last week you had a choice to make between Australia and South Africa. This time the debates were very close, but the Wallabies finally won. Before starting this analysis, I ask you to stay until the end to answer to the next poll and to know my forecasts relative to this team in the World Cup, but also to know its potential XV type. I also invite you to join me on my social networks if not already done. the history of Australian rugby is strongly influenced by the history of Australia itself. this gigantic island is beginning to be colonized by the English at the end of the 18th Century. The British crown benefits from this
territory to somehow purge itself of all of its undesirable individuals. Thus, a number of penitentiaries of criminals or prostitutes. As you can imagine, Australia has quite bad press in the eyes of the British. the 19th century Australian bourgeoisie are trying to escape this degrading image. This is how rugby is seen as this degrading image. This is how rugby is seen as this degrading image. This is how rugby is seen as this sport had to be
however it comes up against the emergence of another discipline: the Australian rules. Inspired by Gaelic football and imported by the Irish. Rugby Union in Australia is essentially the sport of the elite, and it develops inside public schools, these schools that gather the superior classes’s childrens. Rugby matches are then an opportunity for the notables to show themselves and strengthen their ties. It is also interesting to note that unlike New Zealand where Maori have been integrated into the sport, this has not been the case for indigenous peoples in Australia. who have been largely excluded from society Today, the Aborigines have only one representative In the national team: this is Kurtley Beale Despite this, rugby Union still attracts workers, dockworkers, sailors, and the working classes in general. The first national team,was founded in 1899 but it was not until 1908 that a first tour of the British Isles was undertaken. There, because of their reputation as descendants of criminals and renegades, Australians suffer contempt from their opponents, from the public and even from the press. However, they will show character and refuse the “rabbit” nickname that the journalists wanted to give them. This nickname is quite deceitful since it is an insult disguised as a matter of fact since rabbits are an invasive and undesirable species that thrives in Australia and has been imported from England. The comparison with Australians, descendants of scraps of the society is therefore all found and rather coarse. In the face of this confrontation the Australian players will decide to take themelves their nickname : The Wallabies: a native species to Australia. Rugby union will fall sharply during the First World War since adult matches will be banned during the conflict on the grounds that it would not be patriotic to play while many players are engaged on the front line. This decision widely favorised the Rugby League, more popular, less elitist and widely supported by the catholics and the Labour, becoming the majority sport to the detriment of rugby at 15. Australian rugby union, at the gates of the death, however, benefits from support of South African and New Zealander federations. Australian rugby will be alive at the beginning of the second half of the 20th century, feeding on a few blows of brilliance against New Zealand in 1949 or against France in the sixties, but the real turning point is taking place in the eigthies, Australian rugby is trying a more pro approach with a much more advanced physical and tactical preparation. The game of the Wallabies gains in fluidity and and is articulated especially around the opening half Mark Ella who accelerates the game and attaches himself to throw the ball on the outside. The goal is to keep the ball alive, a game philosophy that will a lot inspire the Stade Toulousain. Thus, Aussies win many games until 1991’s Rugby World Cup the wallabies raised their first world cup there by beating the English in the final in their Twickenham garden by a score of 12-6. This is a symbol for Australians when we remember all the contempt they have suffered from the British. The Wallabies will maintain their hegemony 8 years later by winning another World Cup in 1999, led by the great Stephen Larkham. they beat the French in the final with a score of 35 to 12. They also reach the final during the 2003 World Cup, but they will be defeated by the English who will hold their revenge there. It should also be noted that australian rugby union benefits from the introduction a new competition in 1996 formerly Tri-Nation and now Rugby Championship This competition gathers New Zealand, South Africa and Australia before the integration of Argentina in 2012. The Wallabies will have a rather difficult time until the years 2010. During the 2011 World Cup, they have done a pretty good job, but they will be stopped in the semi-finals by the All Blacks. But their most recent feat comes at the 2015 World Cup, so they managed to get out of the “death pool” by winning all their matches against Wales, Fidji and Uruguay, but above all by eliminating England, which, as a result, did not make it to the quarter-finals. But the Wallabies finally lose in the final against all-blacks Since then, the wallabies have been in balance and are struggling to find their highest level back. Rugby union looses more and more fervour in Australia, concurrenced by the Australian rules and by Rugby League. In Rugby Championship, Australia is gradually being caught up by the Argentinians and is struggling more and more to exist despite some notable victories such as the one against New Zealand in 2018 However, it should be borne in mind that Australia remains an important nation of this sport, and that even when it appears in difficulty, it always shows a very beautiful face in the World Cup. Honestly, it’s one of the teams I’m having the hardest time grasping. This year, Honestly, it’s one of the teams I’m having the hardest time grasping. This year, Australia is in Pool D, which is the same as in 2015 but just Georgia replaced England. So the Wallabies will face Wales, Fidji, Uruguay and Georgia. A not easy pool even if there is not really an easy pool. I however think that the wallabies will reach the second place of the pool, because I believe that Wales will be first. And then especially Uruguay and Georgia are still too weak And I think that the Fidjians are still not mature enough to hope a qualification, even if the Aussies will have to keep a high vigilance If it goes as I predict it will go to the quarter-finals against the first in Pool C and I think that the first of the Pool C will be England And here it might be a little complicated for Australia in view of the dynamics and shape of the moment. But in all cases, it will surely be a big game. Okay, we’re going to move on to the typical composition Even if Michael Cheika still did’nt publish any list to appoint the players who will go with him to Japan, so I had to do what seemed logical to me In front row, Scott Sio, Polota Nau and Sekope Kepu For the locks : Adam Coleman and Rob Simmons In the back row, there will certainly be the Michael Hooper and David Pocock pruning shears on the sides of the scrum With either timu or samu in number 8, but Pocock could also play 8, so we’ll see how they’ll manage this For the halves, the irremovable Will Genia and Bernard Foley. At the midfield, a lot of choice, so I try : Samu Kerevi and Reece Hodge At the back, I think about Marika Koroibete and Haylett Petty on the wings and Kurtley Beale as fullback Because I remind you that Israel Folau has been banned off the national team following homophobic statements. Here is what seems me logical for this team, come and debate in the comments and write your opinion Do you think that Australia could overpass the quarter-finals ? I personally I would like to, because the game proposed by this team is very pleasant to watch. If you enjoyed this video : subscribe, like it and above all : share it. For the next analysis, an interceltical choc: you have the choice between Wales and Ireland, two strong contenders for the title. Anyway, make your bets, stay hydrated, drink beer, and don’t forget that rugby is a custom for us !