Ireland, victorious on Saturday in Auckland from the New Zealand All Blacks (22-32), will once again become world number 1 on Monday for the first time since September 2019, according to projections by World Rugby, the governing body of world rugby. The Irish succeed in this first place to the French, who have only occupied it since last Monday, after their 20-15 victory against Japan.
The XV of Clover had already occupied the first rank in the world in September 2019 after a 19-10 victory against Wales. On Saturday, the Irish outclassed the All Blacks, scoring 4 tries, and thus winning the second victory in their history in New Zealand, after that obtained 23-12 on July 9. A week earlier, they lost 42-19 to the Blacks for the first test of their summer tour.
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