• Boks close gap on All Blacks

    The Boks have made inroads on the All Blacks' lead at the top of the IRB rankings following their dramatic 27-25 victory at Ellis Park on Saturday.

    The Boks' ranking points increased from 89.27 to 90.41, while New Zealand's dropped 1.15 rating points from 93.75 to 92.60.

    Argentina have moved into the top 10 after their 21-17 win over the Wallabies in Mendoza. They earned two ranking points to leapfrog Japan and Fiji.

    The Wallabies were dealt another blow, as they were replaced by England in the top three, slipping from 87.07 to 85.07 rating points. 

    IRB rankings:

    1. New Zealand 92.60
    2. South Africa 90.41
    3. England 85.68
    4. Australia 85.07
    5. Ireland 83.44
    6. Wales 80.70
    7. France 80.01
    8. Scotland 77.75
    9. Samoa 76.35
    10. Argentina 75.97
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    Mariette Adams