• All Blacks increase rankings lead

    After round two of the Rugby Championship, the only movement in the IRB rankings comes from the Australasian sides.

    The All Blacks' 51-20 victory over the Wallabies has slightly increased their advantage at the top of the standings, with the world champions going from 93.42 to 93.56 ranking points. While the Wallabies' rating points decreased from 87.32 to 87.19, they remain in third place ahead of the leading northern hemisphere nation, England.

    The result in Salta didn't have any impact on the rankings, because the Pumas are ranked so far below the Boks.

    IRB rankings:

    1. New Zealand 93.56
    2. South Africa 89.34
    3. Australia 87.19
    4. England 85.68
    5. Ireland 83.44
    6. Wales 80.70
    7. France 80.01
    8. Scotland 77.78
    9. Samoa 76.59
    10. Japan 75.39
    11. Fiji 74.56
    12. Argentina 73.98
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    Mariette Adams