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So a CAT has predicted the Rugby World Cup?!

So a CAT has predicted the Rugby World Cup?!

The World Cup is weird and wonderful, and when you have a cat predicting World Cup games, you know that we’ve come full circle.

RugbyPass captioned the video…

Working off a tip-off, RugbyPass scoured the streets of Toyko to track down a clairvoyant cat who’s predicting the #RWC2019 Here’s how the little critter is calling it.

We absolutely love this, and the cat is calling some pretty big games.

Australia vs Wales

England vs Argentina

Scotland vs Japan

CREDIT: RugbyPass

We’re loving some of the feedback from the video on Twitter.



This reminds us very much of the Octopus that predicted England’s Euro group stage games and we think this is a highly accurate model to predict games.

Here is what the cat went for…

England vs Argentina

Wales vs Australia

Scotland vs Japan

We find it hard not to agree with those picks. Many will be shocked by the fact that the pussy is backing Australia over Wales but it’s not actually that far from the truth.

Similarly, Japan beating Scotland isn’t exactly a massive stretch from the truth either.

In other news…

The Ireland coaching group have named the match day 23 for their second game of Rugby World Cup 2019 as they take on the host nation Japan at the Ecopa Stadium in Shizuoka on Saturday afternoon.  (KO: 08.15am Irish Time).
Rory Best captain’s the side and is joined in the front row by Cian Healy and Tadgh Furlong.  Iain Henderson and James Ryan are named at lock with CJ Stander named at No.8, Peter O’Mahony at blindside and Josh van der Flier at openside.
Conor Murray and Jack Carty are named at half-back with Chris Farrell and Garry Ringrose partnered in midfield.  Rob Kearney is named at fullback with Jacob Stockdale on the left wing and Keith Earls on the right.

The replacements are Sean Cronin, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Tadgh Beirne, Peter O’Mahony, Luke McGrath, Joey Carbery and Jordan Larmour. Cat wouldn’t pick this team.


The game will be televised by EIR and RTE (ROI) and ITV (NI) and live radio commentary from RTE Radio (ROI) and BBC (NI).
IRELAND team to play Japan, Pool A RWC19, Ecopa Stadium,
Saturday 28thSeptember, 2019
15. Rob Cat Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 92 caps
14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 78 caps
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 25 caps
12. Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) 8 caps
11. Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 22 caps
10. Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) 8 caps
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 75 caps
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 92 caps
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 121 caps CAPTAIN
3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 37 caps
4. Iain Henderson (Queens Cat University/Ulster) 49 caps
5. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 20 caps
6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 60 caps
7. Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 20 caps
8. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 34 caps


16. Sean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 70 caps
17. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 32 caps
18. Andrew Porter Cat (UCD/Leinster) 19 caps
19. Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster) 9 caps
20. Rhys Ruddock (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 23 caps
21. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 15 caps
22. Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 19 caps
23. Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 17 cat