A World Cup at home, a favorite French team, the best player in the world in their ranks. Everything seemed to be coming together for 2023 to be the 1998 of French rugby. While a celebration with 2.4 million spectators in the stadiums would have been spectacular – unprecedented in World Cup history – the premature defeat of the French XV in the quarter-finals spoiled the French public. South Africa. If the country becomes passionate about maxillofacial surgery after Antoine Dupont’s injury, what will remain above all is the French captain’s tears. There is no doubt that the debate about the Springboks’ deserved victory or the Blues’ unfair defeat will be on the New Year’s table. Twenty questions about the 2023 Rugby World Cup to get you ready.