Rugby Championship

All Blacks loss sees Boks slip in rankings

2017-10-09 14:00
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Springboks have slipped a spot to No 5 in the latest official World Rugby rankings.

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This comes after their narrow 25-24 defeat to the All Blacks at Newlands this past weekend.

Meanwhile, according to the World Rugby website, Australia's 37-20 win over Argentina in Mendoza - and subsequent second finishing spot in the Rugby Championship - saw them climb above Ireland and South Africa into third in the rankings.

The Wallabies are now on 85.59 points, after a gain of 0.93 of a point, two-tenths more than Ireland and a fraction over half a point more than the Springboks.

New Zealand, meanwhile, marginally increased their cushion at the top of the rankings.

The All Blacks one point win saw them earn 0.31 of a rating point and boost their overall tally to 95.52, giving them a 5.38-point advantage over England.

Los Pumas stay in 10th place, but with only a 3.14 point cushion over nearest rivals Japan.

Top 20 in latest World Rugby standings:

1. New Zealand 95.52
2. England 90.14
3. Australia 85.59
4. Ireland 85.39
5. South Africa 85.03
6. Scotland 82.47
7. Wales 81.73
8. France 79.63
9. Fiji 79.48
10. Argentina 76.93
11. Japan 73.79
12. Georgia 73.41
13. Tonga 71.72
14. Italy 71.00
15. Romania 70.27
16. Samoa 69.67
17. USA 65.84
18. Uruguay 63.15
19. Spain 63.15
20. Russia 63.13


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