• All Blacks well clear despite draw

    Saturday's Rugby Championship matches had little impact on the IRB world rankings.

    The 12-12 draw in Sydney saw the All Blacks' ranking points cut from 93.81 to 93.42, while the Wallabies' went from 86.94 to 87.32.  

    The Springboks did not benefit at all from their 13-6 win against the Pumas as far as the rankings are concerned, because Argentina are ranked so low.

    IRB rankings:

    1. New Zealand 93.42
    2. South Africa 89.34
    3. Australia 87.32
    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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    Simon Borchardt