World rankings: Boks down to fourth

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:26
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NEWS: The Springboks have dropped down to fourth in the world after their 15-57 defeat to the All Blacks in Durban.

South Africa's defeat combined with Australia's 33-21 win over Argentina at Twickenham means the Wallabies leapfrog the Springboks into third place in the rankings. They are now on 85.33 points – still more than four adrift of England – with South Africa on 84.85.

The All Blacks gained 0.27 of a rating point to move on to 96.57 points, increasing the gap between themselves and second-placed England to 7.08 points.

Los Pumas fall to ninth in the rankings, with France and Scotland moving up one place to seventh and eighth respectively