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Six Nations: the XV of France first world nation if it does not lose in Ireland


In the event of a feat or a draw in Dublin on Saturday during the second day of the Six Nations Tournament, the Blues would rise to the top of the World Rugby rankings.

Capital shock.

Saturday (3:15 p.m.) in Dublin, at the opening of the 2nd day of the Six Nations Tournament, the first world nation, Ireland, receives its runner-up, France.

And, in the event of a victory or a draw, the Blues will pass in front of their hosts in the hierarchy.

To discover

  • Calendar and results 6 Nations

  • Ranking Tournament 6 of Nations

Before this confrontation, the XV of Clover has 90.70 points in the World Rugby ranking, ahead of the XV of France, 90.01 points and a current series of 14 victories in a row.

When the Irish surf, them, on another series: 14 consecutive successes at home since February 201 and a defeat against… the Blues.

In case of defeat, France will not lose its second place in the world

The field advantage being taken into account in the calculation of World Rugby, a victory but also a draw would allow the Blues to take first place.

The magnitude of the score also plays on the allocation of points, a large victory (more than 15 points) for Fabien Galthié's men would even give them a large lead at the top of the world hierarchy and would drop Ireland to 4th place. , behind New Zealand and South Africa.

In case of defeat, on the other hand, France will not lose its second place in favor of New Zealand.

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The first day of the Six Nations Tournament also caused some changes in the world Top 10.

By beating England for the third consecutive time (a first since 1972), Scotland climbed to 5th place, overtaking Australia and England.

The best ranking of the XV du Chardon since the spring of 2018.

Conversely, the Welsh, beaten at home by Ireland, continued their fall.

The Leek XV now points to 9th place in the world, under threat from Japan, 10th less than a point.

The Top 20 in the World Rugby rankings:

1. Ireland, 90.70 points

2. France, 90.01

3. New Zealand, 88.98

4. South Africa, 88.97

5. Scotland, 83.06

6. England, 82.15

7. Australia, 81.80

8. Argentina, 80.72

9. Wales, 78.02

10. Japan, 77.39

11. Samoa, 76.03

12. Italy, 75.95

13. Georgia, 75.19

14. Fiji, 74.84

15. Tonga, 71.21

16. Spain, 67.17

17. Uruguay, 66.24

18 Portugal, 65.97

19. United States 65.92

20. Romania, 64.79

Source: lefigaro

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