Wallabies and Boks trade places in rankings


Australia traded places with South Africa in the World Rugby Rankings after defeating the Boks in the third round of the Rugby Championship.

The Wallabies' 23-17 victory sees them gain just under eight-tenths of a rating point as a result and move on to 85.02 points in the rankings, while South Africa drop to fourth place on 84.30.

In Hamilton, a victorious 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.

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.

World Rugby Rankings
Previous position in brackets

1(1) New Zealand 96.30
2(2) England 89.49
3(4) Australia 85.02
4(3) South Africa 84.30
5(5) Wales 82.49
6(6) Ireland 81.67
7(7) Argentina 81.44
8(8) France 80.75
9(9) Scotland 80.44
10(10) Fiji 75.49

With thanks to World Rugby