| Springboks close ranking gap on France, Ireland as All Blacks reach new low

1 min read | Springboks close ranking gap on France, Ireland as All Blacks reach new low

Springboks celebrate (Photo by Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images) Following their emphatic 26-10 demolition of New Zealand on Saturday in Mbombela, the Springboks will remain in the third position in the World Rugby rankings.With their loss to South Africa, the All Blacks, however, have dropped to number five in the rankings, their lowest position ever. READ | Nelspruit’s spine-tingling SA anthem moves Springboks: ‘You could hear the passion’When the official rankings are released later this week, South Africa will have 89.41 points, the same as France in second place.Ireland still holds the number one ranking after their series win against the All Blacks in New Zealand, as they sit at the summit with 90.03 points.The All Blacks have swapped places with England as Eddie Jones’ men move into fourth position. Despite their  41-26 win over the Pumas in Mendoza, Australia remains in sixth position.World Rugby rankings1 Ireland – 90.032 France – 89.413 South Africa – 89.414 England – 86.255 New Zealand – 86.136 Australia – 83.307 Scotland – 81.938 Wales – 81.289 Argentina – 79.3210 Japan – 77.74 We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won’t be billed. Read More

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