Rugby Championship

Boks leapfrog Wallabies in latest rankings

2017-08-21 14:59
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Following their 37-15 Rugby Championship win over Argentina, the Springboks have moved up one spot to fourth in the official World Rugby rankings.

Allister Coetzee's Springboks leapfrogged Australia, who were beaten 54-34 at home by New Zealand.

Following their win in Sydney, the All Blacks increased their cushion over England at the top of the rankings to more than five points.

Meanwhile, Argentina dropped one place to 10th following their loss in Port Elizabeth, with Fiji filling their vacancy in ninth to match their previous best position.

The Boks now have 84.51 rating points, three-tenths more than the Wallabies, while Los Pumas are now a third of a point behind Fiji on 79.15 points.

Top 20 in latest World Rugby standings:

1. New Zealand 95.21
2. England 90.14
3. Ireland 85.39
4. South Africa 84.51
5. Australia 84.21
6. Scotland 82.47
7. Wales 81.73
8. France 79.63
9. Fiji 79.48
10. Argentina 79.15
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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