The reactions to the crazy 2023 Rugby World Cup draw
The internet has reacted in shock to the 2023 Rugby World Cup draw which was drawn this morning. There were plenty of surprises in the draws.
Ugo Monye and Elma Smit hosted the draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup which will take place in France.
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England, New Zealand and South Africa will be the three main teams in the tournament, with France emerging as another of the top teams coming through.
Fans were frustrated that they took so long to make the draw.
World Rugby – just make the bloody draw.
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) December 14, 2020
Can Wales just get drawn with Australia and Fiji already. FFS. #RWC2023
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) December 14, 2020
We are now being reminded that there have been other World Cups. #RWC2023
— Will Kelleher (@willgkelleher) December 14, 2020
— Sir Bill Beaumont (@BillBeaumont) December 14, 2020
Owen Farrell and Siya Kolisi both featured on the stream.
The coaches of the different nations tuned into the Rugby World Cup draw from home, as social distancing meant none of the coaches could attend physically .
This is how the pools looks so far for the 2023 Rugby World Cup Draw.
New Zealand, France, Italy , Americas 1, Africa 1
South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Scotland, Asia, Pacific 1, Europe 2
Wales, Australia, Fiji, Europe 1 Qualifier Winners
England, Japan, Argentina, Oceania 1, Americas 2
French President Emanuel Macron helped the draw in France.
There was chaos as the whole of YouTube dropped midway through the draw, much to the unhappiness of thousands of fans on social media.
And for the 16k watching the World Cup draw on You Tube, a special present for 2020. pic.twitter.com/4LZ90l3KSk
— Owain Jones (@OwainJTJones) December 14, 2020
The internet reacted with shock to the news that Australia, Wales and Fiji were drawn in the same group again. There were many memes circulating as they always seem to face each other in a World Cup.
Take that society 👊👊👊👊😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁 https://t.co/HFctrtpxkL
— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) December 14, 2020
England rugby fans will undoubtedly be pleased with the draw that they had which includes Japan and Argentina. The main thing for the men in white, is that they will avoid South Africa and New Zealand in the quarters and semi-finals of the tournament.
That’s nigh nights to Scotland with that draw!! England with a tidy draw should see us win the group comfortably!
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) December 14, 2020
There is an unwritten rugby law that Wales, Australia & Fiji must be drawn together in the World Cup. I make that 4 of the last 5 tournaments with Wales & Fiji also together in 2011 😂
Eddie Jones will be absolutely delighted with England’s draw…
— Rob Sutton (@RobSutton97) December 14, 2020
French fans, on the other hand, may be concerned as they were drawn with New Zealand, probably the best rugby side on the planet.
There was nervous excitement during the draw when both names were pulled together.
France have come on leaps and bounds in the past year or so under a new coaching set up. Could they beat the All Blacks again?