Rugby: Rugby-France to host South Africa, Australia and Japan in November

(Reuters) – France will host reigning World Cup champions South Africa in addition to Australia and Japan in November, the French Rugby Federation (FFR) stated, as they construct in direction of staging the worldwide showpiece in 2023.

France, ranked quantity two in the world, haven’t misplaced since being overwhelmed by Australia in July 2021 and claimed their first Six Nations Grand Slam and championship title since 2010 in March.

Their Autumn Nations Series begins towards the Wallabies on Nov. 5 earlier than they face world primary South Africa at Marseille’s Stade Velodrome per week later.

France conclude the collection on the Stadium de Toulouse on Nov. 20 towards Japan, who they may even face twice in July.

France will host subsequent 12 months’s World Cup from Sept. 8 to Oct. 28.

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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