Australia and South Africa swap places

Date published: October 10 2016

South Africa have dropped down to number four on the World Rankings after their heavy defeat to New Zealand.

The All Blcaks increased the gap between themselves and England to 7.08 points after their 57-15 thrashing of the Springboks. They moved to 96.57 points.

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.

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

World Rankings

1 New Zealand
2 England
3 Australia
4 South Africa
5 Wales
6 Ireland
7 France
8 Scotland
9 Argentina
10 Fiji