November 18, 2012
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Fiji-Samoa RWC2015 grouping likely

The Flying Fijians, provided they win the 2013 Oceania Cup and next Tuesday’s final rankings remain into the final round of November Tests next weekend, is likely to be grouped with Samoa again at the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England.

Fiji was grouped with Samoa in the last World Cup in New Zealand, losing 7-27 in their Eden Park clash.

They could meet again in England in three years time, thanks to Samoa’s impressive win over Wales in Cardiff yesterday which has seen them jump to ninth from 10th in the provisional IRB World Rankings table.

The Samoans face France while Fiji take on Georgia in their final November Northern Hemisphere Tests next Sunday.

Latest provisional IRB World Rankings - top 12
1 NZL 92.91
2 RSA 86.05
3 AUS 85.94
4 FRA 84.99
5 ENG 81.96
6 ARG 79.89
7 IRE 79.04
8 WAL 78.95
9 SAM 78.79
10 SCO 77.42
11 ITA 76.61
12 TGA 74.51

As they stand, the Pool Allocation Draw seeding on 3 December would be:
Band 1: New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, France
Band 2: England, Argentina, Ireland, Wales
Band 3: Samoa, Scotland, Italy, Tonga
Band 4: Oceania 1, Europe 1, Asia 1, Americas 1
Band 5: Africa 1, Europe 2, Americas 2, Repechage winner

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