by Rugby4Cast / 04th October 2019
World Cup 2019


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So the second round of the Rugby World Cup 2019 is done and dusted and the pools are now starting to take shape. The Algorithm had a 9.22 margin of error after round 2, with 15 correct results from 18 matches.

Those three incorrect results all came in this round (following our 100% record in round 1), with Wales coming out on top in their crunch tie with Australia by four points, which went against the Australia win by 1 point that the Algorithm gave us. Japan’s defeat of Ireland completely went against the Algorithm (and everyone’s expectations), which churned up an 18 point Irish win. Likewise Uruguay’s victory over Fiji also went against the Algorithm unexpectedly.

Not the kind of week we had in round 1 – with our spot on NZ vs SA prediction – but some good results in there, with only single digit differences in margin between results and predicted scores in South Africa vs Namibia, Argentina vs Tonga, England vs USA and Russia vs Samoa. The closest we came to the exact margin of victory was the New Zealand vs Canada score, with the Algorithm’s margin of error just 5.

Some impressive performances saw Italy, Fiji and Scotland all out-score their predictions by some way. What does round 3 have in store?

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