2 Dec 2008

Tough groups good says Smit

9:32 am on 2 December 2008

There are 4 very competitive pools for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, which is a good thing according to the last man to lift the William Webb Ellis Trophy.

New Zealand have been drawn with France and Tonga... Argentina, England and Scotland are the contenders in pool B, Australia, Ireland and Italy in pool C and South Africa, Wales and Fiji should fight out pool D.

The Springboks had a tough pool in 2007 and just got past Fiji in the quarter-finals before going on to win the tournament and their skipper John Smit quite likes the look of their opposition this time.....

PLAY AUDIO:RUGBY HARDEN

IN:......It's....

OUT:...get through.

DUR:...21 secs

Last year the 4 teams from the 2 toughest pools made the semi-finals.