Rugby Championship

Little change in IRB rankings

2013-08-26 15:30
Heyneke Meyer (AP)
Cape Town - The gains as a result of matches in the Rugby Championship were minimal this past weekend, with New Zealand gaining less than a tenth through beating Australia 27-16 in Wellington, while South Africa’s narrow 22-17 win over Argentina in Mendoza improved their rating by 0.26 points.

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According to the IRB website, this results in no changes to the positions of the four sides with New Zealand still the No 1 side in the world, albeit with a cushion now of 4.35, while fourth-ranked Australia and Argentina in 10th, slip a little further away from the sides above them.

Top 10 in the latest IRB rankings:

1. New Zealand 91.64
2. South Africa 87.29
3. England 85.76
4. Australia 85.32
5. France 81.59
6. Wales 81.36
7. Samoa 80.42
8. Ireland 79.58
9. Scotland 76.95
10. Argentina 76.41

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