Rugby

England rise in rankings, Boks 3rd

2016-02-16 10:22
Eddie Jones (Getty Images)

Cape Town - England moved up to sixth place in the official World Rugby rankings released on Monday.

This follows their 40-9 Six Nations win over Italy in Rome at the weekend.

Eddie Jones’s men replaced Ireland, who have dropped down to eighth spot in the rankings after losing 10-9 to France in Paris.

The French moved into seventh spot courtesy of their one-point win at the Stade de France.

The top five remains unchanged with the Springboks still in third, trailing Australia and world champions New Zealand.

Wales, who beat Scotland 27-23 in Cardiff, remain fourth in the rankings, with Argentina fifth.

The Scots are languishing in 11th spot in the rankings.

World Rugby rankings (Top 20):

1. New Zealand 96.10
2. Australia 89.33
3. South Africa 87.66
4. Wales 83.58
5. Argentina 82.59
6. England 81.62
7. France 80.61
8. Ireland 80.27
9. Japan 77.05
10. Fiji 76.96
11. Scotland 76.80
12. Italy 72.01
13. Tonga 71.60
14. Georgia 71.45
15. Samoa 70.36
16. USA 68.86
17. Romania 67.37
18. Russia 64.08
19. Canada 63.42
20. Namibia 61.75

FULL RANKINGS

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