• All Blacks move clear

    The All Blacks have increased their lead at the top of the IRB rankings after their 14-10 victory over the Springboks.

    The world champions have gone from 93.56 to 93.75 ranking points, while the Boks' decreased from 88.42 to 88.24. The gap between the world's two leading sides is now a mammoth 5.51 rating points.

    The Wallabies' narrow 32-25 win over the Pumas on the Gold Coast didn't have any impact on the latest rankings, because Argentina are ranked so low.

    IRB rankings:

    1. New Zealand 93.75
    2. South Africa 88.24
    3. Australia 88.10
    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