Mon 11 Jun 2018 | 12:52

WORLD RANKINGS: Boks' win helps Wallabies

WORLD RANKINGS: Boks' win helps Wallabies
Mon 11 Jun 2018 | 12:52
WORLD RANKINGS: Boks' win helps Wallabies
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The Springboks’ 42-39 win over England did their Southern Hemisphere counterparts Australia a world of good.

The jubilant Springboks picked up just over one rating point for the home win but stay in seventh place behind Scotland, the Scots having beaten Canada 48-10 in Edmonton.

The result saw England drop to four, while Australia  moved into third.

The Wallabies edged out Ireland 18-9 in a titanic tussle in Brisbane. The victory ended  Ireland’s 12-match winning run and help Michael Cheika’s side pick up 1.07 points which take them above England and into third.WORLD RANKINGS: Boks' win helps Wallabies

For now, Ireland are safe in second place, behind New Zealand who turned in a second-half masterclass to beat France 52-11, but the difference between the Six Nations champions and the Wallabies is now down to one and a half points.

The All Blacks scored 44 unanswered points in the second half in Auckland to start their international season with a bang. However, the win did not come with any reward from a rankings point of view due to the near 15-point gap between themselves and Les Bleus who threatened to cause an upset when they led 11-8 at half-time.

Fiji equal their best-ever position of ninth after benefitting from Argentina’s home defeat to Wales.

John McKee’s side maintained their rating score of 77.93 points with an edgy 24-22 victory over Samoa in the opening round of the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup.

Source: @WorldRugby

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