missed New Zealand, loss of control and England world number one

No match Tuesday, but no match on Friday for many New Zealanders, while the All Blacks face Wales for third place.

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It's today

New day without a rugby match on Tuesday. It will be necessary to wait another 72 hours for the small final between New Zealander and Welsh, Friday (10 hours). Meanwhile, three Ligue 1 clubs are entering the last League Cup history (be careful, it is only if you are really lacking football). Nimes (L1) receives Lens (L2) at 18:45, while Bordeaux welcomes Dijon (21:05). And if you prefer basketball, know that Asvel faces the Spaniards of Vitoria for the fifth day of the Euroleague (8:45 pm).

It missed

During the match between England and New Zealand, October 26. Mark Baker / AP

Hard blow for TVNZ. The main channel in New Zealand will have to do without the small final between the All Blacks and the XV Leek, provide New Zealand media Monday. "We had the right to broadcast twelve games, and unfortunately the match for third place is not part of it. This is not our choice », defend the chain. The match will be well broadcast, but on a pay channel, Spark Sport. According to a spokeswoman for Spark, this situation is not engraved in the marble.

But, for now, TVNZ's New Zealand viewers will have to settle for the "Coronation Street" drama.

It is class

Come on, thank you, but the first place is for us.
Come on, thank you, but the first place is for us. Christophe Ena / AP

There is change at the top of the new World Rugby ranking. After the World Cup semifinals this weekend, it is now England, who leads South Africa, who wins two places. The next two finalists are ahead of The New Zealanders (who lose two places), and the Welsh (who lose one).

Since the ranking evolves over the meetings between the various protagonists, it is not very surprising to find the two finalists in the first two places. Ranked third and fourth before the start of the World Cup, the British and South Africans have therefore slightly lie predictions. The Irish have fallen from the top, from first before the World Cup, to fifth nine weeks later.

France, which has not played since last week and its elimination in quarters by the Welsh, retains its seventh place.

It's seen

A few hours before winning his 82e PGA Tour in Inzai, Japan, Tiger Woods had embarked on a rugby conversation with Irishman Rory McIlroy about the World Cup. And the American was obviously surprised by the length of the competition, who spent five days on the Japanese greens to match Sam Snead's PGA record.

"How long are they there? "

"Between the preparation phases, and the competition, it's three months. But they had to arrive a week before the start of the matches. So a month and a half or so. "

"Wow. It's a sacred commitment. "

More than a week, Tiger. More than a week…

It is said

"At this moment of the game, we were in a favorable context. I thought, "Bug, this is the opportunity to score and maybe kill the game." I was full of energy, full of aggression, envy. And everything overflowed. I lost control and left … Until then, I felt like I was in my game, to do a good game. And I ruined everything. "

Sebastien Vahaamahina's elbow on Aaron Wainwright in the quarter-final between France and Wales on 20 October 2019.
Sebastien Vahaamahina's elbow on Aaron Wainwright in the quarter-final between France and Wales on 20 October 2019. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP

Sebastien Vahaamhina came back on his elbow, which led to his exclusion and played a turning point in the quarter-final between France and Wales, Sunday, October 20. In an interview with Olympic Midday, the ASM player also explains that the reason for the announcement of his international retirement is purely personal, and that it was taken before this incident.

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