France’s World Favorite XV of 2023?

France's World Favorite XV of 2023?

Axel May, edited by Alexandre Dalifard

12th win in a row for the Blue Army with a 30-26 win over world champions South Africa on Saturday evening. Under Fabian Galthy’s orders, France’s XV beat every major nation in rugby for a year. Ten months after the World Cup in France, they are now the team to beat.

For twelve XV of France. On Saturday evening, the Blues dominated the defending world champions South Africa (30-26). On the turf at Marseille’s Velodrome Stadium, Fabian Galthy’s men had to come together to overcome the Springboks. With this victory, the French team won their twelfth consecutive victory, a record, and positioned themselves as favorites for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Blues and Ireland are world favourites

Favorite status is not far off Captain Antoine Dupont of France’s XV Happy with this win despite being kicked out for a dangerous and unruly gesture. “Now, all the teams will want to bring us down. Let us continue at the level we are today, once again, grow and increase this experience, this common experience, that is, in such a situation, we are stronger and more calm”, he underlined after the meeting.

The encounter against the world champions was no cakewalk for Fabian Galtti’s men. On the grass at the velodrome, it was 80 intense and suspenseful minutes. We had to wait till the end of the game to see the victory of the Blue Army. A victory that allowed them to continue their unbeaten record with twelve consecutive victories. But are they the biggest favorites for the 2023 World Cup? When asked about the topic, the Springboks coach replied, “The Blues are not far off getting the title, but with Ireland, who are currently number one in the world.”

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France’s XV’s next meeting is their third Test match against Japan on November 20 next. Will the Blues break their record again and claim a 13th straight win?

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