The groups of the Rugby World Cup 2023 have been drawn. The competitiom will be played in France from 8 September to 21 October, just one year before the Olympic Games in Paris. All Black will be with France, Italy, a representative from the Americas and one from Africa.
The world champions of South Africa will be with Ireland, Scotland, an Asia-Pacific team and a Europaea team. Wales will be with Australia, Fiji, one of Europe and the winner of the qualifying round. In the last group there will be England, Japan, Argentina, one from Oceania and one from the Americas.
Nine cities will be involved in the Rugby World Cup 2023, with the related stadiums: Bordeaux, with the Stade Atlantique, Lille, with the Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lyon, with the Stade des lumières, Marseille, with the Stade Vèlodrome, Nantes, with the Stade de la Beaujoire, Nice, with the Stade Riviera, Saint Etienne, with the Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Paris and Saint-Denis, with the Stade de France, and Toulouse, with the Municipal Stadium.
All-Blacks won the Rugby Championships!
In Sydney, on the last day of the tournament, Argentina and Australia drowerd: New Zealand champion. Australia and Argentina drew 16-16. A result which officially hands over the title to the All Blacks, who finished at 11 points: Argentina and Australia close together at 8.
Argentinian Mario Ledesma, after the first victory over the All Blacks, got criticisms at home for not having adequately honored Diego Maradona's death, and then he faced the old racist tweets of Pablo Matera, Guido Petti and Santiago Socino, initially suspended, complete with revocation of the rank of captain at the first, only to reach a hasty rehabilitation in 48 hours.
Australia dominates and in a quarter of an hour collects 93 percent of possession and territory, forces the Pumas to 5 infractions, finally takes advantage of James O'Connor's return to the opening to move the backs better, but for several small errors fails to take home points.
And at 15 'comes the yellow card for the second line Marcos Kremer, who in an attempt to clean the ruck hits O'Connor with a shoulder to the neck. Domingo Miott, at 30 'puts in a place and carries on his team. At 34 'from a possession on a touchline launched in their own 22 meters, Argentina first advances up to 10 meters with the maul, then with Felipe Ezcurra they break the break in the opposing half of the field, with the half offering then the run in goal a Bautista Delguy.
On the last possession beyond the siren the Wallabies look for the big target, but are rejected by the Argentine trench on the goal line, so on the offside they choose to place with Hodge for 6-13. At 60 'difficult decision of the referee and Tmo, who sanctioned the Australian second line Lukhan Salakaia-Loto with the red card for a high, violent and dangerous tackle, on Santiago Grondona, with Miotti, definitively taking over from Sanchez, who slips the consequent placing for 16-9.
At 66 'the situation is rebalanced for the yellow at the second line Lucas Paulos, who crushes an Australian maul two meters from the goal and so a minute later the Argentines can do nothing on the new maul finalized by Hooper, with Hodge transforming for the 16-16.
And in the 79th minute on an Australian throw from touch, an Argentine infraction and recently placed inside the half court, from an angled position for Hodge, who however sent wide.