Boks drop to fifth in rankings, All Blacks stay No 1

2019-08-12T14:41:26+02:00

The Springboks have slipped to fifth in the World Rugby rankings despite beating Argentina 46-13 in Salta.

The Pumas’ heavy loss sees them drop to 11th, below Fiji.

England move up to fourth after their 33-19 win against Wales, who would have replaced the All Blacks at No 1 if they had won at Twickenham.

The Wallabies gained 2.49 points for beating the All Blacks 47-26 in Perth, but remain sixth.

World Rugby rankings:

1. New Zealand 89.05
2. Wales 88.89
3. Ireland 88.69
4. England 87.34
5. South Africa 86.83
6. Australia 84.40
7. Scotland 80.17
8. France 79.42
9. Japan 77.21
10. Fiji 76.98
11. Argentina 76.29

Full rankings
How the rankings work