Rugby World Cup: New Zealand’s impressive stats… which could be matched on Saturday night

Rugby World Cup: New Zealand’s impressive stats… which could be matched on Saturday night

Defeated Argentina in the World Cup semi-final (44-6), Friday, October 20, 2023, and New Zealand displays an impressive statistic…that could be matched this Saturday!

Victory for Argentina In the Rugby World Cup semi-final (44-6), Friday, October 20, 2023, All blacks Heading to the final! A qualification that allows them to display an impressive statistic… but one that could be matched on Saturday.

The fifth final…in ten copies!

By overcoming the Argentine obstacle on Friday in Saint-Denis, the New Zealanders succeeded in booking their ticket to the World Cup final. Their fifth… in ten posts. In other words, the All Blacks at least reached the bottom of the competition half the time. As a reminder, on the occasion of the first four, There were three successes (1987, 2011, 2015) And vice versa (1995).

The English can do the same

Five finals in ten World Cups, this is the performance New Zealand has achieved. But it’s a feat Which the English could also achieve. Before bidding for the 2023 World Cup, de la Rose’s XV has reached four finals in nine matches. With a less impressive record than the All Blacks, as England were not named Once only (2003) For three failures (1991, 2007, 2019). Should they qualify, on Saturday evening against the Bucs, they will participate, within a week, in their fifth final in ten matches. Like all blacks!

South Africa aims… for the same percentage!

The situation is a little different for South Africa. She missed the 1987 and 1991 World Cups, and competed for her part. His eighth worldthis year 2023. In their first seven appearances, the Springboks Three times in the final. And they offer 100% win (1995, 2007, 2019). Should they qualify on Saturday evening against the English, they will leave for Final Four in eight editions. And so it will be The same ratio From New Zealand and England, that is, one final in two.

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Finalists since 1987

With five finals to go, the New Zealanders, before the semi-final match between South Africa and England, have reached the finals. Those who dominate the rankings of finalists. What other countries have managed to reach the final since 1987? How much did they argue? We do inventory:

  • New Zealand: 5 (1987, 1995, 2011, 2015, 2023)
  • Australia: 4 (1991, 1999, 2003, 2015)
  • England: 4 (1991, 2003, 2007, 2019)
  • South Africa: 3 (1995, 2007, 2019)
  • France: 3 (1987, 1999, 2011).

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