Tag: Rugby World Cup 2023

France makes history with a 27-13 victory over the All Blacks in Rugby World Cup match in Paris
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France makes history with a 27-13 victory over the All Blacks in Rugby World Cup match in Paris

By Score More In a stunning upset, the host nation France handed the New Zealand All Blacks their first-ever loss in a men's Rugby World Cup pool match, securing a 27-13 victory in the tournament's opening game. In the previous nine editions of the World Cup, the All Blacks had consistently advanced from the pool stage without a single defeat. However, they succumbed to a spirited French team, playing in front of an enthusiastic home crowd at Paris's Stade de France. The All Blacks started the match strongly, with winger Mark Telea scoring a try just two minutes into the game. Despite this early success, France regrouped and managed to take a narrow 9-8 lead at halftime, ultimately securing the victory in the second half. Winger Damian Penaud and substitute Melvyn Jaminet contribut...
Rugby World Cup 2023: Owen Farrell red card appealed by World Rugby
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Rugby World Cup 2023: Owen Farrell red card appealed by World Rugby

By Score More * World Rugby is set to contest the decision that reversed the red card issued to England captain Owen Farrell during the match against Wales. Originally shown a yellow card, Farrell's penalty was elevated to a red card through the new 'bunker' review system due to a high tackle incident. However, a disciplinary panel assessed the situation on Tuesday and identified mitigating factors, leading to the reversal of the dismissal. World Rugby, emphasizing player welfare as its foremost priority, expressed its intention to appeal this decision in a statement. Should World Rugby's appeal prove successful, Farrell would miss a significant portion of England's World Cup pool stage matches. In England's recent 19-17 victory over Wales, Farrell became the first English player t...