World Rankings: Wallabies leapfrog Boks

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:03
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NEWS: Australia trade places with South Africa in the World Rugby Rankings after defeating the Springboks 23-17 in the third round of the Rugby Championship.

Australia gain just under eight-tenths of a rating point as a result of the victory in Brisbane and move on to 85.02 points in the rankings, while South Africa drop to fourth place on 84.30.

In Hamilton, New Zealand were given their sternest test of the year by an Argentinian side determined to play at the same high tempo as the All Blacks. New Zealand won 57-22.

Neither side's ranking was affected by the outcome, with New Zealand remaining out in front by some distance as the world's number one team and Argentina unchanged in seventh.