Rugby. France’s XV tops world rankings? The situation is possible, but …

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Pierre Burgherit’s France XV tops world rugby rankings? It is possible, but… (©Icon Sport)

Will this weekend make history? The blues ? If successful against Japan This Saturday, July 9 in Tokyo, Fabian Galtti’s men will equal the longest winning streak in history. XV of France (10), which dates from 1931-1937.

Accordingly World RugbyFrance’s XV, the highest body in charge of world rugby, can also rejoice 1st place in the world rankingThis will be a historic first since the said ranking was created in 2003.

Four teams at just 3.4 points

At the top of the classification, it should be recognized that the gaps are tight. L’South AfricaThe current world champion, 90.61 points, and All Blacks, second, just 0.89 points behind. In third place on the podium, France has 89.24 points, i.e. 1.37 unit difference between the first 3.

Note that Ireland is ranked 4thE Ranked with 87.25 points, despite a certain delay, XV of Clover can please this 1Time Square Samachathuram. We will explain everything to you.

World Rugby Rankings for 4th of July

1. South Africa: 90.61
2. New Zealand: 89.72
3. France : 89,24
4. South Africa: 87.25
5. Australia: 84.68

We must count the losses of the All Blacks and the Springboks

If France are to claim top spot in the World Rugby rankings, they must win against Japan this Saturday July 9 in Tokyo, which would be their second win of the 2022 summer tour. But also count the combined losses of South Africa and the All Blacks against Wales. Ireland under 15 points.

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So the planets have to align in an incredible way, especially since Ireland have never won on New Zealand soil in their history. Same story for the Springboks who heated up last week against a Leake XV thanks to a penalty after Damian Willemse’s siren (32-29).

If Ireland lead…

As we told you, Ireland can also be world no After this weekend. For that, Jonathan Sexton’s side, deployed despite a knock to the head during the first Test, need to win by more than 15 points in New Zealand, while Leake’s XV must beat South Africa. The result of France’s XV will have no effect.

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If that happens, we have to admit that it would be absolutely incredible…

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