Slim chance Boks go to No 1

2014-11-07 12:54
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - There is a mathematical chance the Springboks will find themselves at No 1 in the IRB rankings when they are released next week.

The Springboks can end New Zealand's five-year reign as the top-ranked side in the world if they beat Ireland on Saturday (kick-off 19:30 SA time) AND have England beat the All Blacks by 15 points.

While the IRB ranking make little sense to anyone, Heyneke Meyer's men could be celebrating their No 1 status come Monday.

Latest IRB Top 10 rankings:

1. New Zealand 93.15
2. South Africa 90.41
3. England 85.68
4. Australia 84.53
5. Ireland 83.44
6. Wales 80.70
7. France 80.01
8. Scotland 77.75
9. Samoa 76.35
10. Argentina 75.97

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