World Rankings: Boks still third

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:15
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: There has been no positional changes in World Rugby's rankings after last weekend's Rugby Championship matches.

New Zealand racked up a record 57-0 scoreline against South Africa in Albany, while Australia opened their account in this year's Rugby Championship with a 45-20 win over Argentina.

The win sees the Wallabies pick up 0.14 of a rating point in the World Rugby rankings.

However, the Wallabies remain in fifth position, on 84.19 points - 1.2 behind nearest rivals Ireland, while Argentina are still ranked 10th with 77.86 – more than four points clear of Japan who make up the world's top 10.

Meanwhile, the result in Albany did not affect either side's ranking as the All Blacks started the day 9.4 points better off than their opponents and were expected to win. 

Not even the most optimistic of All Blacks fans would have expected them to win by so many though.

Source: WorldRugby