June 20, 2024

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Blues in Pool A with New Zealand and Italy

France, hosts of the Rugby World Cup-2023, will face New Zealand All Blacks from Group A (Group A), according to a draw in Paris on Monday. By the end of qualifications running until November 2022, the Blues will know their two team rivals, a team from the American continent and a team from the African continent.

In the quarterfinals, the second-placed team in the group will face outgoing world champions South Africa, who appear to be favorites for Group B, where they will face Ireland and Scotland.

An affordable print

If the Blues find themselves with the All Blacks, the three world champions and the pool favorites, they will also meet the Italians, the weakest team in the Six Nations tournament, and often reach the Blues. Except for one major disaster, France’s XV should therefore qualify for the quarterfinals of the tournament. But if the Blues finish second in their group, they could cross paths with world champions Springbox.

The results obtained by France XV in 2020 this year, plagued by the new corona virus infection, are encouraging. The French won 7 of 9 matches, losing slightly to England in the six-nation tournament as of the fall.

A promising new generation

The desire to establish a younger generation by 2023, along with Romain Endomac (21) and Antoine DuPont (24), was a valuable win against England (24-17). Until December, completely new French reservists to this position approached XV de la Rose in Twickenham (22-19 after overtime) to teach a lesson of humility. France XV’s second defeat came during a match in Scotland in March (28-17), where they played more than most of the match, following the ouster of Mohamed Houas.