All Blacks ranking gap grows

2014-12-01 14:06
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The All Blacks have stretched their lead atop the World Rugby standings, thanks to the Boks' defeat to Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

Wales toppled the Boks 12-6, which saw the All Blacks open up a 5.47 point lead.

Wales closed the gap on Australia in fifth after the Wallabies went down 26-17 to England at Twickenham.

Top 20 in the latest IRB world rankings:

1. New Zealand 93.70
2. South Africa 88.23
3. Ireland 85.48
4. England 84.85
5. Australia 82.95
6. Wales 81.64
7. France 79.66
8. Scotland 78.78
9. Argentina 78.23
10. Samoa 75.39
11. Japan 74.70
12. Fiji 74.57
13. Tonga 74.12
14. Italy 71.19
15. Georgia 70.76
16. USA 67.61
17. Romania 67.38
18. Canada 66.83
19. Russia 64.12
20. Uruguay 63.58

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