France vs New Zealand Prediction RWC 2023 Group A
France vs New Zealand will kick off the Rugby World Cup 2023 to be played in France. The match will be valid for matchday 1 of Pool A, which also includes Italy, Namibia and Uruguay. The match will be played on Friday, September 8 at 21:15 local time and will take place at the mythical Stade de France, which has a capacity of approximately 81 thousand spectators. Both teams are serious candidates to win the trophy.
Predictions France vs New Zealand the first match of the Rugby World Cup
France vs New Zealand Betting Tips Rugby World Rugby World Cup 2023
The home team has been one of the best teams in the world despite finishing second in the 6 Nations behind Ireland who won the title. The All Blacks have just won the last Rugby Championship in 2022, a competition they won 9 out of the last 10 times it was played. Both have players of hierarchy such as Sam Cane, Ardie Savea, Beauden and Jordie Barret, Richie Mounga on the side of the Haka. France vs New Zealand this Rugby World Cup 2023 will be a high voltage match!
How France and The All Blacks play and statistics
France’s style of play focuses on intensity, keeping the ball alive and vertiginous attacks. There is constant passing in contact that unsettles a defense that comes back and creates inconveniences for them. New Zealand is what is already known. A pragmatic, simple rugby that does what the play demands. Everything is done with criteria and with a sense according to the place on the field where the game is taking place. It is true that maybe it is not the fearsome team of 2011, 2015 or even 2019, but likewise, it is a squad that always shows up in key situations.
France vs New Zealand Match Preview
France vs New Zealand have met 62 times: 48 wins for the team in black, 13 wins for Les Bleus and one draw. In world championships they played 7 times from 1987 to the present: 5 times the Kiwis won (two of them were in the final) and 2 times the French. It should be noted that the Oceanians have 3 Webb Ellis Cups (1987, 2011, 2015), a runner-up (1995) and 3 third places (1991, 2003, 2019).
On their side, the Europeans never won the competition and finished second 3 times (1987, 1999, 2011) and once third (1995). New Zealand played 57 World Cup matches: they won 49, drew one and lost 7, an effectiveness of 86%. France played 53 World Cup matches: they won 36 times, drew twice and left empty-handed 15 times, an efficiency of 68%. Both played in the 9 editions of the tournament.
Upcoming Matches Rugby World Cup 2023 Round 2 Group A
After the France vs New Zealand match, there will be more action in the Rugby World Cup 2023. France vs Uruguay will play the second day of the tournament at 21:00 local time at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille. The match will be key to get 5 points and fight with the men in black for the first place until the last matchday. The Charrúas will be looking to make history and spoil the party for the locals.
New Zealand vs Namibia will make their second presentation on September 15 at 21:00 local time at the Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse. It will be a match similar to the one France will have, it will serve to settle in the group and add an offensive bonus that will position them as leaders. Namibia, on the other hand, will have to withstand the onslaught and try to get a defensive bonus to hope for a qualification that nobody expects.
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Prediction France vs New Zealand Rugby World Cup 2023
It is clear that France vs New Zealand will be an even match where the pressure will dominate due to the debut and for being the match that will surely determine who will get the first place. The All Blacks have the advantage of playing with a very favorable record against the French in this tournament. It is well known how inefficient the local team is when playing in that condition and at key moments. The Europeans have a better replacement which can change the story in the second half.
Prediction: New Zealand 25-12 France. Victory for the All Blacks
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