Boks in UK

Boks move past Wallabies

2012-11-12 15:26
Bok captain Jean de Villiers (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Springboks have moved into second spot on the International Rugby Board's rankings after their 16-12 win over Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

The Boks edged past the Wallabies - who were walloped 33-6 by France - and are now on 85.50 rankings points, still 7.41 points behind leaders the All Blacks who thumped Scotland 51-22 on Sunday.

Australia moved down into third spot with 84.82 points.

Other movers inside the world's top 10 were France - who leapfrogged England into fourth place - and Argentina - who moved past Ireland into seventh position following their impressive 26-12 win over Wales in Cardiff.

The Boks take on Scotland in Edinburgh on Saturday, before concluding their European tour the following week against England in London.

IRB rankings (Top 10, previous week's ranking in parentheses):

1(1) NEW ZEALAND 92.91
2(3) SOUTH AFRICA 85.50
3(2) AUSTRALIA 84.82
4(5) FRANCE 84.58
5(4) ENGLAND 83.09
6(6) WALES 80.60
7(8) ARGENTINA 80.29
8(7) IRELAND 79.04
9(9) SCOTLAND 77.97
10(10) SAMOA 77.14

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