World Rankings: Boks break into top four

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:28
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: South Africa replaced Australia in the top four in World Rugby's rankings after the opening round of the Rugby Championship.

South Africa's four-try, 37-15 win over Argentina in Port Elizabeth has resulted in the Springboks leapfrogging Australia into fourth place. 

South Africa now have 84.51 rating points, three-tenths more than the Wallabies, while Argentina are now a third of a point behind Fiji on 79.15 points.

It means Los Pumas drop one place to 10th. 

The All Blacks increased their advantage at the top of the World Rugby Rankings.

The All Blacks beat Australia 54-34 to increase their cushion over England at the top of the rankings to more than five points.

Source: @WorldRugby