No change for Boks in rankings

2012-06-26 12:36

Cape Town - England’s 14-all draw against South Africa in Port Elizabeth returns them to fourth spot, just a whisker ahead of France in the latest IRB world rankings.

According to the IRB website, France sit only six-hundredths of a ranking point behind the English, moving up from seventh thanks to their 49-10 victory over Argentina in Tucuman - their first away win over the Pumas since 1998.

Defeat leaves Argentina eighth, which is relevant looking ahead to the next Rugby World Cup. At the end of 2012, the IRB world rankings will be used to determine the seeding for the 12 sides who have already qualified for the 2015 showpiece.

The sides will be seeded in three bands, meaning 1-4 in the world (plus 5-8 and 9-12) will be guaranteed separate pools.

New Zealand, Australia and South Africa remain the top three sides in the world, but the flurry of Test activity means every side from fourth to 12th changes position.

Ireland, blown away 60-0 by the All Blacks, rise one to eighth thanks to events around them, while the Welsh, having lost to Australia by the narrowest of margins, drop two spots to sixth.

Scotland put a disappointing Six Nations campaign behind them to outdo their touring European counterparts with a three from three record.

Their one-point win over Samoa in Apia at the weekend translates to a one-place rise in the standings to ninth - having started the month 12th - and relegates their opposition one spot to 10h.

Fiji’s 29-17 victory over Tonga secured second place in the IRB Pacific Nations Cup and shunted their opponents down one place to 12th in the world.

Canada - one ahead of 14th-placed Fiji - consolidated their position by beating Georgia handsomely 31-12 in British Columbia. Wins by 16 points or more attract greater credit so Canada’s tally goes up by more than half a ranking point.

Latest Top 20 in the IRB rankings:

1. New Zealand 91.43
2. Australia 87.05
3. South Africa 84.87
4. England 83.09
5. France 83.03
6. Wales 82.26
7. Ireland 79.85
8. Argentina 79.25
9. Scotland 77.97
10. Samoa 76.23
11. Italy 76.03
12. Tonga 74.79
13. Canada 72.30
14. Fiji 70.60
15. Georgia 67.95
16. Japan 67.93
17. USA 66.61
18. Romania 64.54
19. Russia 62.05
20. Spain 61.63


  • Harold - 2012-06-26 12:53

    Don't worry, it's just a matter of time before Heyneke takes us to number 1.

      cape.maori - 2012-06-26 12:55

      What are you smoking? hahahahhahahaha

      Deon - 2012-06-26 13:10

      Ek wou mos se die Harold mofie is dom!!!!

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-06-26 13:10

      "What are you smoking?" is Harold from the Flats as well. He does come across as a person who been on Tik for a while. Proudly Springboks, Proudly Anti South African Silver Fern supporters

      Harold - 2012-06-26 13:16

      What is a 'mofie'?

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-26 13:24

      @cape- "What are Harrold smoking?" he smoke's cape maori's and me too?? want to join us for a joint.... hahahahhahahaha

      René - 2012-06-26 13:26

      @Harold, net Graad 3 (of is dit Sub 3?)

      Harold - 2012-06-26 13:28

      René, I doubt it.

      Deon - 2012-06-26 13:28

      Harold n mofie is n kussing byter, n H@l speurder en hul krap in die sjokelade box!!!

      René - 2012-06-26 13:32

      @Harold, is dit 'n geval van 'oxymoron' of net 'moron'?

      Harold - 2012-06-26 13:37

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, René. You are on a roll today.

      MaakdieBulle - 2012-06-26 13:41

      "bruintjies" klink soos n troetel naam vir H@l speurder

      shayne.r.barker - 2012-06-26 19:09

      Wtf is wrong with you ppl? EVERYONE wanted PDiv out. And when SARU announced HM as coach you all jumped up and cracked a beer. It was awesome! Happy days ahead. Fast forward a few weeks and now we already on the verge of hating the coach? Wtf for? Because of a draw? England came out guns blazing in the third match. We did well to NOT loose! And just because a coach is showing commitment to one player doesn't mean he sux. He said he doesn't want to loose at home. The fans deserve more. Well did he loose at home? NO! And yes, the AB did thump Ireland 60-0, but they will not a F@ck have done that England. Point is we beat them 2-0 in a series. And HM did it on his first time out as coach. And he did it with a team he took over from PDiv (not JW). For crying out loud. Respect the team. Respect the coach. Give him time. You call yourself a sprinkbok fan? Bull Sh@t!

      Caleb - 2012-06-27 03:19

      Shayne, I dont understand why you are so suprised, this has been your countrymen's mentality as long as i have been around at least. 99% of what i see on here is hateing on someone. Ref, opposition team, opposition coach, own coach, own team, own fans, SARU, IRB, SANZAR other people on this forum. Its a country full of negativity

  • MaakdieBulle - 2012-06-26 12:53

    The Bokke scored a total of 72 points, of which The Bulls scored 47points(65.2%) the Sharks 20points(27.8%)and the stormpies only 5 points(7%) For the first and second test there were 3 stormers in the Team, who played a total of 218 and 201 minutes and the Bokke won both games, the 3de test there were 4 stormers ,who played a total of 294 minutes and the match were drawn. Makes you think hey !

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-26 12:58

      What postions do the Stormers players play,makes you think hey!

      Harold - 2012-06-26 12:59

      With 4 Stormers in the team I predicted that we were going to lose the 3rd test, but luckily the Bulls and Sharks prevented it.

      Harold - 2012-06-26 13:01

      Wing, centre and fullback, Lionel. You lose this argument.

      Tom - 2012-06-26 13:01

      thank god for bulls and sharks

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-26 13:02

      What about lock???

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-26 13:04

      Harry,read the last line of the article,if the win is by 16 or more the greater the credit,so in other words if Steyn did not kick so cr@p we would be 2nd in the standings,not so???

      Jed - 2012-06-26 13:04

      I think Steyn missed another 47 points?

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-26 13:06

      Raven,WO looked good cause he played next to JDV thats all:):)

      Harold - 2012-06-26 13:08

      Lionel, Morne missed 8 points, not 16. Vallem, please explain to us where you get 47 points from, since Morne only missed 10 kicks.

      Tom - 2012-06-26 13:09

      Last line of article 20. Spain 61.63

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-26 13:10

      Raven,what a load of cr@p,HM probably prevented him from doing it,if u ask me.

      Jed - 2012-06-26 13:11

      World XV. Sharks 3 Stormers 1 Bulls 0 (LOL) I bet you if there was a Loser XV most of the Bulls would make the team.

      Tom - 2012-06-26 13:12

      Morne intercepted a pass around 70min 5 meters from our line to prevent a 4 point loss

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-26 13:12

      Harry,read it over slowly what I said about the standings and the 16 points,then u just may understand

      Tom - 2012-06-26 13:14

      Too much importance is placed on the world 15 because frankly who the f is the guy who wrote that article? A nobody just like u and me tool

      Jed - 2012-06-26 13:15

      You should of seen Steyn's face when they booed him off the field. It was priceless.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-06-26 13:15

      wow you great with numbers can you also show us the percentages of idiots wingnuts and clutchplates that attended the matches as well? and those figures are stats they can be manipulated any way too make any argument look good. why not show the penalty conceded by the provinces and points concededd by the players of provinces then see what you get. also include points prevented in provincial stats? and you also need to include the time that the players had possession of ball to creat points?

      Harold - 2012-06-26 13:19

      Lionel, I've read as slowly as I can, but your comment still makes no sense.

      P.J. - 2012-06-26 13:19

      @ MaakdieBulle. Jis jy is 'n dom d**@ ! Die game wat ons ge-draw het was die game met die meeste Bulle in die starting line-up! Duidelik "nothing makes you think"!

      René - 2012-06-26 13:20

      I think if the article was about the start of WWIII, it would still turn into a 'lets play the blame game'!! @MaakdieBulle, I'm sure Rassie has already passed those stats onto HM, lessons learned!!!

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-26 13:26

      @maakdieBulle- gelukkig was daar ni 5 stoomers in di bloubokke span ni!!! dit kon 'n gal smaak in mond gelos het??

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-26 13:29

      @lionel- "What about lock???' I do agree lionel...lock these stoomers away?? then the bokke will win by 20+...........

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-26 13:32

      @Raven,remember 1st half we got a penalty and JDV goes for the corner cause of the stiff breeze,we get another penalty a helluva lot closer and guess, and Steyn misses again,what more help does Steyn need:):)

      René - 2012-06-26 13:35

      @Lionel, he needs the other 14 players to pull their weight and not just rely on him for a win.

      Harold - 2012-06-26 13:38

      Lionel, the overrated captain should've made a call to replace the kicker. Captaincy for dummies.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-26 13:39

      @Rene,then whats he in the team for,definetly not his defence or attacking skills.

      Tom - 2012-06-26 13:39

      Zzzzzzzzz same old same old, anything new to contribute Lionel? This is getting tedious

      Harold - 2012-06-26 13:42

      Peter Grant? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      Jed - 2012-06-26 13:44

      That IDIOT Meyer should have made the call to Replace Steyn with Jantjies after the first 10 minutes. But no, we keep the worst fly half on the planet on.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-26 13:45

      @Vallem,could not agree more,cant someone in Japan or Europe offer Steyn a contract.

      Jed - 2012-06-26 13:48

      Best fly half in the country Harold, his won more games on his own than , the Bulls have this season.

      Harold - 2012-06-26 13:49

      Japan isn't big enough for Morne and Peter.

      Jed - 2012-06-26 13:49

      Morne's new nick is Booooo for some reason every time he touched the ball last week that's all I heard, Boooooooo, I wonder why? LOL

      gareth.bird.56 - 2012-06-26 14:02

      @ René the other 14 players played well enough to get the penalty and the OPPORTUNITY for morne to kick for goals!!! THAT IS WHAT HE IS THERE FOR!!!!

      Jed - 2012-06-26 14:03

      No Raven that was the w hole country apart from Pretoria. In Pretoria they watch a different game from the rest of us, Morne get charged down it's the forwards fault, Morne misses a kick the weather was crap. Morne lost the game on his own. And Meyer should of replaced him with Jantjies.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-26 14:09

      Vallem,I really dont like the booing etc but what was funny was the booing by the Bulls supporters Sat:):)

      bill.vanzyl - 2012-06-26 14:09

      Poor old Bulls kicker with a 55% success rate when aiming at the posts certainly helped the cause, didn't it. And when the Bulls flyhalf and inside center cannot pass a ball to the outside centre, wing or full back is it any surprise that the Stormers could not contribute more???? Crashball and high-kick-and-charge rugby is such fun, especially when the kicker has no idea where the ball is going when he launches it skywards. As for a center whose claim to fame is crashball and dying with the ball, I have no doubt that the All Blacks are looking forward to playing against him. Play Lambie at flyhalf, Pienaar as first choice scrummie, get Frans Steyn back from honeymoon, and pension off Steyn. Send Winkelpop Wynand and Kanko to Japan a little sooner and bring back Heinrich Brussouw or we will die when facing Pocock and McCaw on the ground. As for the Anna Kournikova of rugby (all looks and no game) also known as Pierre Spies, please please please try someone else, even one of the Junior Bokkies will do more than just look good.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-26 14:24

      Raven,Oh I forgot,you guys run onto fields and try attack players:):):) Sharks are lucky they have that extra weeks break,forwards did look tired Sat.

      nick.spangenberg.52 - 2012-06-26 14:29

      should have scored 120 points atleast but timotei can't pass and maureen can't kick from 20m infront rather pathetic lets not forget stormers created majority of tries and their defence saved them with sies hanging around wing so that his mom could also notice him hougaard should be sponsored by fiat he's more of an uno player than R8

  • bootman.bokke - 2012-06-26 12:56

    What rubbish is this? The boks should have been number 1.............besides they don't even have to play. They just pitch up at the field and their apponents roll over and die. They have Heyneke (the man with a plan) Meyer as coach. Shame on you IRB for feeding us these bogus ratings.

      cape.maori - 2012-06-26 12:58


      Harold - 2012-06-26 13:00

      Small things..................

      cape.maori - 2012-06-26 13:02

      I've been reading Harold's posts for the past months. Shame.

      Tom - 2012-06-26 13:02

      such is the power of the heyneke

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-06-26 13:08

      What level of retardation must one be to name a Facebook page "Bootman Antibok". Good grief what a dimwit

      René - 2012-06-26 13:16

      @Stephy, that would be a 'proud Stormer' supporter! Embarrassing don't you think??

      bootman.bokke - 2012-06-26 13:32

      Stephen I make a comment and immediatedly you go snooping around on my facebook page, which anybody with half a brain could see is not a real facebook page, and you want to speak about levels of retardation. Stormers supporter or're not very bright.

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-06-26 13:47

      @bootman, wth are you smoking. The link goes to Facebook right so therefore its a page. Anycase you still put in the effort to call this page Antibok. @Renee, wow you are certainly a walking cliche for the Vlou Nulle, what has Stormers got to do with any of my comments.

      Harold - 2012-06-26 13:49

      I love it when Stormers supporters fight among each other.

      Press - 2012-06-26 18:29

      Just wonder how the Cape Black Caps like Bootman and Cape Maori feel about the reputed post final match exploits of their under-20 team - after all its not the first time one of their heros got reported to the SAPs

  • Provence - 2012-06-26 13:08

    No news Springboks are consistently 3rd. We play 3rd place rugby consistently well.

      cape.maori - 2012-06-26 13:25

      Wow - blue is back. Welcome son.

      bootman.bokke - 2012-06-26 13:27

      Remember Nick Mallet? WP man of note.

      Harold - 2012-06-26 13:29

      Cape, Blue is actually employed, unlike the rest of us losers.

      cape.maori - 2012-06-26 13:33

      @H - mooi!

      Tom - 2012-06-26 13:33

      Zzzzzzzzz more negativity from the cape inhabitants boring

      bootman.bokke - 2012-06-26 13:38

      That doesnt make him any less of a WP man...........

      Marcel - 2012-06-26 14:00

      thanks to pdv we were 4th after the world cup, give us until after the 4 nations and you'll see us at least at 2nd, we will be climbing the ladder slowly, it doesnt happen over night.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-06-26 15:25

      consistently third agreed but we will also get our \consistent\ third world cup too!

      paul.sdoow - 2012-06-26 15:26

      consistently third agreed but we will also get our \consistent\ third world cup title too in 2015!

  • andre.stols.581 - 2012-06-26 13:18

    waar kry Spain hulle 61,63 punte vandaan?

      Harold - 2012-06-26 13:24

      They beat Pakistan and the West Indies.

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-26 13:58

      they beat the sitbokke in an unfriendly??

  • theunis.botha.96 - 2012-06-26 14:18

    Did you people take note how the barometre came to a sudden drop,almost the same as a vehicle running out of fuel in the third and final test?Guess you did.Did you ask yourselves "why?".Now reasoning around in circles all you mathematical impaired appear to be missing the answer which is standing out as large as life in front of you...The absence of Alberts,Lambie and Frans Steyn.Case closed.Now go kiss and make up for being so nasty towards each other,and missing the point from all sides.

      Ashley - 2012-06-26 15:06

      That does not change the fact that MS missed so many kicks

  • Justin - 2012-06-26 14:57

    Harold - you're living in a dream world. Unless Heyneke does a 180 degree about turn, and gives up on his old blue bull style of play, the boks are doomed. Steyn must be dropped - immediately, and Hougie (as much as I love the okes x-factor) - needs to move to scrumhalf school. Then bring back Brussow to openside, Marcell to blindside, and Alberts to 8th man. Sorted.

      Benny - 2012-06-26 15:58

      Jy is besig om jou naam gat te maak. Stop dit nou.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-06-26 17:02

      No Justin YOU are in a dream world. You actually believe you know more about what it takes to win at that level than a successful and highly regarded professional Rugby coach . It's called 2nd order incompetence and it runs strong with you

      Craven Luyt - 2012-06-26 22:17

      Dear Justin, this is the same coach that made NZ franchises crap in their pants when they played the Bulls. Yes NZ and Aus teams. Patience. Regards Craven.

  • charl.koegelenberg - 2012-06-26 15:14

    All Blacks stays on top where thay belong.

      Craven Luyt - 2012-06-26 22:14

      Liewe Charl, sies man jou Engels is sleg! Bly maar met Afrikaans. Groete Craven

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  • allblacksfanatic - 2012-06-26 16:35

    NZ ALL BLACKS = Benchmark of World Rugby!!! #Fullstop

      smellarat.smith - 2012-06-26 23:56

      True. Unfortunately that does not make me a New Zealander. I lost the ability to imagine that I am someone else at some point during toddlerhood.

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