Football. Fifteenth for France first in the world ranking? The scenario is possible, but…

The XV of France of Pierre Bourgarit is number one in the rugby world rankings? It is possible, but… (© Icon Sport)

Will this weekend be historic for blues ? In the event of victory over Japan In Tokyo on Saturday 9 July, Fabian Galette’s men will equal the longest winning streak in history fifteenth of France (10) which dates back to the period 1931-1937.

According to the scientistthe supreme body responsible for world rugby, could also be happy 15th for France 1st place in the world rankingwhich would be a historical precedent since the aforementioned classification was established in 2003.

Four teams in just 3.4 points

We must realize that the gaps are narrow at the top of the rating. L ‘South Africathe world champion, has 90.61 points, and all blackThe second is only 0.89 points behind. In third place on the podium, France has 89.24 points on the clock, i.e. 1.37 units difference between the first 3.

Note that Ireland is at 4e In the standings with a score of 87.25 points, and despite some delay, the XV of Clover can also be pleased with this 1time Field. We will explain everything to you.

World rugby rankings as of July 4

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 on defeating the Blacks and the Springboks

For France to top the rugby world rankings, they must actually beat Japan on Saturday 9 July in Tokyo, which would be a second victory in this 2022 summer tour. But it also counted on the combined defeats of South Africa against Wales and the All-Blacks against Ireland by less than 15 points.

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So the planets will have to align in an incredible way, especially since Ireland has never defeated New Zealand in its history. Same story for the Springboks, who were hot last week against Leek XV, winning thanks to a penalty kick after the whistle of Damien Willemsey (32-29).

Ireland is on top if…

as we told you, Ireland could also be number 1 in the world After this weekend. Pour cela, il faudrait que les coéquipiers de Jonathan Sexton, aligné malgré un coup reçu à la tête lors du premier test, s’imposent par plus de 15 points en Nouvelle-Zélande, et que dans le même temps, le XV te Poir South Africa. The result of the fifteenth for France will not have any effect.

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