The next world Cup will be played in France in 2023 and by the end of this year, the December 12th, the draw. There are always several candidates, including the reigning champions, South Africa, and New Zealand (each won 3 World Cups), England who played the final against the Springboks in 2019. However, for Clive woodward the next candidate it’s france as he wrote in his column in the Daily Mail newspaper in England.
“All my life as a coach and now working in the media, I saw the giants of the southern hemisphere as the benchmark to test you. If you beat him regularly, especially away from Twickenham, eventually you will be the best in the world, “Woodward began in his comment, adding that” I think It is France against whom England must measure itself”.
The coach who led England to their only Rugby World Cup in 2003 also explained why France is the best team today: “I see an exceptional generation of brilliant players, forwards and backs, maturing together. Once Fabian Galthie and Shaun Edwards sort out some loose ends and get over the discipline problem, they will be formidable. “
“I see potentially the best media couple in the world in Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack, a fantastic cross pair of Virimi Vakatawa and Gael Fickou, try scorers like Teddy Thomas and magical players like Thomas Ramos. In the forwards, led by the incredible Camille Chat, they are big, athletic and fearsome. There are still things to fix, but France is only going one way, as we saw in their convincing victory over Wales on Saturday, ”justified the former coach.