Sneakiest tries video has left many surprised
Andrew Forde’s sneakiest tries video has left many rugby fans surprised.
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An inspired performance by France saw them beat world champions New Zealand, leaving England as the only unbeaten team in the Women’s Rugby Super Series 2019 after they edged a titanic battle with Canada on matchday three.
France caused the upset of the Women’s Rugby Super Series 2019 so far with an impressive 25-16 defeat of world champions New Zealand in San Diego on Saturday.
Les Bleues had been well-beaten by Canada in their first match on Tuesday, but inspired by World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year 2018 Jessy Trémoulière, centre Maelle Filopon and scrum-half Pauline Bourdon they overcame New Zealand at the Chula Vista Training Centre.
Despite beating New Zealand, France will slip back to fourth in the World Rugby Women’s Rankings when they update on Monday. They did end the week with a slightly higher rating, but the 36-19 loss to Canada on Tuesday means the two sides will swap places for the second week running.
The defeat could also have cost New Zealand the number one spot they have held since August 2017 had England beaten Canada by more than 15 points rather than the narrow 19-17 win they managed thanks to captain Sarah Hunter’s late try as the North Americans paid the price for two yellow cards.
Instead, only seven hundredths will now separate the two sides to have occupied top spot in the women’s rankings.
New Zealand still top the Women’s Rugby Super Series standings with 10 points, one more than England with Canada third on six points, two points above France with USA yet to register a point after two heavy defeats.
The Black Ferns will sit out the fourth round on Wednesday when England will tackle France before hosts USA meet neighbours Canada.