Rugby Championship

Boks remain a lowly 7th on World Rugby rankings

2018-09-10 15:30
Rassie Erasmus (Gallo)

Cape Town - The Springboks remain a lowly seventh on the official World Rugby rankings.

This follows their 23-18 Rugby Championship defeat to the Wallabies in Brisbane at the weekend.

The Boks lost 0.49 ratings points and currently boast 81.35 points, 2.25 points ahead of eight-placed France.

It remains South Africa's joint-lowest position since the rankings were introduced in October 2003, having also been ranked at No 7 in 2017 and earlier this year.

Australia remain fifth but have closed the gap on England. They picked up a fraction under half a rating point for the win to move on to 84.45 points - 1.22 behind England in fourth place.

Elsewhere, the All Blacks remain 4.39 points clear of nearest rivals Ireland after a 46-24 win over Argentina in Nelson.

Top 20 in the current World Rugby rankings:

1. New Zealand 94.52
2. Ireland 90.12
3. Wales 85.94
4. England 85.68
5. Australia 84.45
6. Scotland 83.02
7. South Africa 81.35
8. France 79.10
9. Argentina 77.02
10. Fiji 76.54
11. Japan 75.24
12. Tonga 73.84
13. Georgia 73.13
14. Italy 72.56
15. USA 71.66
16. Samoa 68.28
17. Romania 68.25
18. Uruguay 65.37
19. Russia 64.89
20. Spain 63.09

Other:

22. Namibia 59.97
39. Zimbabwe 49.28

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