New World Rugby rankings desk as Australia surge and South Africa’s two-year reign as primary may now finish in days

Australia have climbed the world rugby rankings desk and France and Argentina have been demoted.

The Wallabies’ 28-26 victory over world champions South Africa within the Rugby Championship on the weekend noticed them declare two full rankings factors, rising two locations to fifth within the rankings and overtaking Les Bleus and Los Pumas (now in sixth and seventh respectively).

Andrew Kellaway scored a try to Quade Cooper, enjoying his first Take a look at in additional than 4 years, nailed eight profitable kicks out of eight and slotted over the match-winning 45-metre penalty on the Cbus Tremendous Stadium on the Gold Coast.

The Springboks, in the meantime, have seen their rankings lead over the All Blacks dented considerably, because it has been minimize to only 2.18 factors.

Bongi Mbonambi scored a try to substitute Malcolm Marx crossed twice for the ‘Boks – technically the house aspect for the encounter – and Handré Pollard kicked three penalties however transformed solely one of many three tries.

As for the All Blacks’ 39-0 win over Argentina, the ultimate rating had no actual impression on the rankings because of the 7.45 score factors between the groups and New Zealand – whose 5 tries got here from Rieko Ioane, Sevu Reece, Dalton Papalii and a Luke Jacobson brace – being the designated residence staff by SANZAAR.

All of it means the Springboks may see their lead minimize to only 0.25 factors in the event that they have been to lose closely to the Wallabies subsequent week and New Zealand ease previous Argentina.

The All Blacks and South Africa then face one another on September 25 – the day the place Ian Foster’s aspect may regain their standing because the world’s primary staff with victory over the ‘Boks, offering they’ve misplaced to Australia and New Zealand have overwhelmed Argentina.

The USA have been additionally in motion on the weekend, beating Canada 38-16 to progress to face Uruguay – who the USA climbed above within the rankings to sixteenth place – in a house and away play-off in October to bid to succeed in the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Wales stay ninth – behind Six Nations rivals England, France, Eire and Scotland.

New world rugby rankings as of September 13

  1. South Africa – 92.49 factors
  2. New Zealand – 90.31
  3. England – 85.44
  4. Eire – 84.85
  5. Australia – 84.11
  6. France – 83.87
  7. Argentina – 82.86
  8. Scotland – 82.02
  9. Wales – 80.59
  10. Japan – 79.13
  11. Fiji – 76.87
  12. Georgia – 73.73
  13. Samoa – 73.59
  14. Italy – 70.65
  15. Tonga – 68.57
  16. USA – 67.12

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