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Wallabies' Wales win widens gap over Boks

2016-11-07 20:52
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Cape Town - Following their 32-8 win over Wales in Cardiff at the weekend, Australia increased their lead over the Springboks in the official World Rugby rankings.

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The Wallabies, in third, increased their lead over fourth-placed South Africa to a fraction over two points.

The Springboks, who drew 31-31 with the Barbarians at Wembley Stadium, did not gain any points as their match was not an official Test.

Ireland - who claimed a shock 40-29 win over the All Blacks in Chicago - gained two rating points which lifted them up one place to fifth, on 83.67 points.

Following their first ever loss to Ireland, the All Blacks are now just over five points clear of nearest rivals England following the loss of two full rating points.

Argentina, meanwhile, climbed three spots to sixth after a convincing 54-20 win over Japan.

Both Ireland and Los Pumas move above the Welsh who are now down to seventh following their dispiriting home defeat to the Wallabies.

Top 15 in the latest World Rugby rankings:

1. New Zealand 94.57
2. England 89.49
3. Australia 86.86
4. South Africa 84.85
5. Ireland 83.67
6. Argentina 81.46
7. Wales 80.97
8. France 80.75
9. Scotland 80.44
10. Fiji 75.49
11. Georgia 75.23
12. Japan 73.81
13. Italy 72.23
14. Samoa 71.37
15. Tonga 69.47

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