Rugby Championship

No change in IRB rankings

2014-08-18 14:30
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - There has been no change in the Top 12 of the IRB world rankings following the opening round of the Rugby Championship.

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Despite seeing their 17-Test win streak end in Sydney thanks to a 12-12 draw with the Wallabies, New Zealand continue to lead the way on 93.42 points.

The Wallabies, courageous in their efforts - and perhaps a little unlucky - remain in third position on 87.32.

The Springboks, 13-6 winners in the rain and hail at Loftus Versfeld against Argentina, hold on to their second spot (89.34), some 4.08 points adrift of the All Blacks.

Argentina, brave in defeat in Pretoria, find themselves down in 12th position ahead of the return fixture against the Boks in Salta on Saturday (kick-off at 21:40 SA time).

New Zealand and Australia lock horns in the day's earlier match (09:35) in Auckland.

Top 12 in the latest IRB standings:

1. New Zealand - 93.42
2. South Africa - 89.34
3. Australia - 87.32
4. England - 85.68
5. Ireland - 83.44
6. Wales - 80.70
7. France - 80.01
8. Scotland - 77.78
9. Samoa - 76.59
10. Japan - 75.39
11. Fiji - 74.56
12. Argentina - 73.98

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