Rugby Championship

Bumbling Boks remain 4th in rankings

2016-09-19 13:36
Allister Coetzee

Cape Town - Following their 41-13 defeat to the All Blacks, the Springboks remain fourth on World Rugby’s official rankings.

The All Blacks remain on 96.30 points after their win in Christchurch, nearly seven points clear of second-placed England, as their seventh anniversary as the world's best team looms into view.

They have enjoyed an unbroken run at the top of the rankings since November, 19, 2009.

Australia, ranked in third place, closed the gap on England to just under four rating points thanks to their 38-20 win against Argentina in Perth earning them a fraction over half a rating point.

Under the ranking points exchange system, Los Pumas lost the same amount of points as Australia gained but still hang on to seventh spot in the rankings, although there is only eighteen-hundredths of a point between themselves and the lower-ranked France.

Top 15 in the latest World Rugby rankings:

1. New Zealand 96.30
2. England 89.49
3. Australia 85.53
4. South Africa 84.30
5. Wales 82.49
6. Ireland 81.67
7. Argentina 80.93
8. France 80.75
9. Scotland 80.44
10. Fiji 75.49
11. Georgia 75.23
12. Japan 74.95
13. Italy 72.23
14. Samoa 71.37
15. Tonga 69.47


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