The figures to remember from the record of victories of the XV of France

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The figures to remember from the record of victories of the XV of France

Breaking an 85-year-old record is dizzying. Last Saturday, after seeing his Blues take their winning streak to eleven, against Australia (30-29)and erase from the shelves the previous reference mark, engraved by the fifteen of France of 1937 (ten successes), Fabien Galthié tried to measure the feat accomplished by his team: “The numbers are there. The scenarios are different, but being able to win eleven consecutive matches makes us very proud. »

Especially since apart from the Springboks, opponents of the Blues this Friday evening (9 p.m.), the Habs have competed against all the major nations of world rugby – and knocked them down – during this series. If this team, so eager to make history, wants to equal the international record for victories (18 in a row), it must now win its two autumn tests (South Africa then Japan) and achieve a new Grand Slam in 2023. Another equally dizzying challenge.

Peato Mauvaka is the only one to have played all 11 matches in the series. Penaud, Flament and Gros are at 10. (S. Mantey / L’Équipe)

25

25 of the 38 French tries in the series were scored after 1 or 2 game times. The Blues have made fast attack their main weapon.

Melvyn Jaminet showed consistency.  (A. Mounic/The Team)

Melvyn Jaminet showed consistency. (A. Mounic/The Team)

18

Either the international record for the number of victories in a row in international tests (for the teams of Tier 1), held by England and New Zealand.

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