All Blacks extend rankings lead

Date published: August 22 2016

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New Zealand extend their lead at the top of the World Rugby Rankings following their 42-8 victory against Australia in Sydney last Saturday.

The world champions increased their advantage over England at the top of the table to 6.81 points after their 12th successive triumph.

New Zealand gained two tenths of a rating point to make their overall tally 96.30 with England on 89.49 points. Australia remain fourth.

The Springboks stay in third place after a marginal gain of nine hundredths thanks to beating Argentina, who remain unchanged in ninth.

World Rankings
(Previous position in brackets)

1(1) New Zealand 96.30
2(2) England 89.49
3(3) South Africa 86.41
4(4) Australia 84.23
5(5) Wales 82.49
6(6) Ireland 81.67
7(7) France 80.75
8(8) Scotland 80.44
9(9) Argentina 80.12
10(10) Fiji 75.49

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