The All Blacks retained the world No 1 ranking after Wales squandered a golden opportunity to unseat them at the top, while the Boks slipped to fifth.
New Zealand’s humiliating 47-26 defeat by the Wallabies cost them 2.50 rating points – from 91.54 to 89.04 – and would have had them slipping to second, but Wales’ defeat by England meant New Zealand stay at summit.
Australia gained 2.50 points for their stirring effort against the 14-man All Blacks team in Perth, but remain sixth as the increase isn’t enough to push them up the rankings.
Wales stay in second spot after a 1.07 points deduction following their 33-19 loss at the hands of England at Twickenham. Eddie Jones’ team gained 1.07 points to move back up to fourth.
The Springboks’ commanding 46-13 victory over Argentina earned them 0.53 of a rating-point increase, from 86.30 to 86.83. But England’s elevation up the order means South Africa drop to fifth despite an improved tally.
Lower down, 0.53 of a point deduction has Argentina falling out of the top 10 to 11th, while Japan climb two spots to ninth above Argentina and Fiji.
World Rugby rankings:
1. New Zealand 89.04
2. Wales 88.89
3. Ireland 88.69
4. England 87.34
5. South Africa 86.83
6. Australia 84.41
7. Scotland 80.17
8. France 79.42
9. Japan 77.21
10. Fiji 76.98
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