Mary Mahy, Media365 Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 12:40 PM.
This Saturday, World Rugby revealed the World Team for 2023. There are two French women: scrum-half Pauline Bourdon-Sansos and center Gabrielle Vernier.
The French women’s rugby team was in the spotlight. This Saturday, at the end of the new WXV International Championship, World Rugby unveiled the World Team for 2023. In this team, we find a total of two French women. The two lucky winners are scrum-half Pauline Bourdon-Sansos and center Gabriel Vernier. This Saturday, England won the first edition of the WXV, thanks to its victory over the host country of the competition, New Zealand (33-12). A few minutes later, the best player in the world was chosen. She is English third grade Marley Packer. England continue their run, having remarkably won the last edition of the Six Nations. Allowing the selection to place a minimum of seven players in the same 15th world for the year.
New Zealand revelation of the year
Besides them, we also find six New Zealanders, and therefore two French women. On Saturday, the French team ranked fifth and penultimate in this new competition. After its second defeat in a row, this time it suffered against Canada (20-29). In his third and final meeting. This year’s global reveal is young New Zealand winger Katelyn Vahakulu, who is now 23 years old. The best attempt this year went to Italian Sofia Stefan. Last week, one New Zealander was really in the spotlight. In fact, it was Ardi Savea who was named FIFA World Player of the Year. Despite New Zealand’s defeat the previous day in the World Cup final against South Africa (12-11).
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