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It will live on in the annals of Welsh rugby and will become a great memory. XV of France. Thanks Gareth Anscombe adapted an essay by Josh Adams In 78E minutes, Wales get their first ever win in South Africa (12-13), thus emulating Ireland’s first win in New Zealand this Saturday 9th July 2022 (12-23).
The Welsh, who suffered an earlier defeat last week to reigning world champions Springboks who escaped a penalty from Damian Willemse after the siren, managed to withstand a physical challenge during a committed match, but there was a dispute at the wrong pace. Offensively, they didn’t create anything (100 meters of ball covered in the entire match!), but defensively they were barbed wire (94% successful tackles). Until this flash from Josh Adams (for his 20th international try), Leake has been a lone, but very crucial, XV.
France’s XV became world no
We told you about it on Friday: France’s XV topping the World Rugby Rankings is a highly unlikely scenario. Although they were mediocre to win the second Test in Japan (15-20), the Blues saw all the planets align perfectly.
Ireland needed less than 15 points to win in New Zealand and Wales needed the same in South Africa. What happened. On Monday, July 11, for the first time in history, France’s XV will be ranked number one in the world. With less than a year to go until the 2023 World Cup in France, all the lights are starting to turn green.
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