With the Rugby World Cup 2023 quarter-final line-ups still uncertain, here are the full pool permutations with one round of matches left to play.
With one round of the Rugby World Cup 2023 pool phase left to play, only two teams - Wales and England - are already guaranteed qualification for the quarter-finals. Six places in the last eight are still to play for and below we outline how results in each of the pools could still affect the outcome.
These permutations also highlight teams who can secure automatic qualification for Rugby World Cup 2027 by finishing no lower than third in their pool.
Qualified for quarter-finals: Wales
Georgia and Portugal cannot qualify for the quarter-finals and cannot gain automatic qualification for Rugby World Cup 2027 as they are on three and two points respectively with one game to play. This mean Wales, Australia and Fiji have qualified for RWC 2027.
Wales have already reached the quarter-finals and the other place will be secured by either Australia or Fiji:
- Wales need one point against Georgia to guarantee top spot in Pool C.
- Fiji need one point against Portugal to confirm second place on the head-to-head rule having already beaten Australia.
- If Fiji get nothing from the match, Australia will qualify for the quarter-finals as runners-up.