Boks jump to No 5 in world rankings

2017-06-12 13:39
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Cape Town - Following their 37-14 win over France in Pretoria on Saturday, the Springboks have moved up two spots in the official World Rugby rankings.

The Springboks are now ranked at No 5, up from the lowly No 7 position they had previously occupied.

Having picked up just over one rating point for their efforts at Loftus Versfeld, the Boks moved to 82.87 points, taking them above Scotland and France.

The French, who get the chance for revenge in the second Test in Durban this weekend, lost the identical amount of points and dropped to No 8, with Wales moving up one place to seventh as a result.

The rest of the ranking positions in the top 10 remain unchanged.

Top 20 in latest World Rugby standings:

1. New Zealand 94.78
2. England 89.87
3. Australia 86.35
4. Ireland 84.66
5. South Africa 82.87
6. Scotland 82.18
7. Wales 81.36
8. France 80.92
9. Argentina 79.58
10. Fiji 76.46
11. Japan 74.52
12. Georgia 72.92
13. Tonga 71.94
14. Samoa 71.25
15. Italy 71.17
16. Romania 69.86
17. USA 66.79
18. Spain 64.02
19. Russia 62.40
20. Namibia 61.80


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