• England rise in rankings

    England have moved up to seventh place in the World Rugby rankings following their 15-9 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield.

    The result earned new coach Eddie Jones's charges a 1.12 ratings points increase, taking them above France, who ground out a 23-21 win against Italy in Paris.

    World Cup quarter-finalists Scotland have lost 1.12 ranking points, which costs them a place in the top 10 as they fall two places to 11th. The beneficiaries of Scotland's decline are Japan and Fiji, who rise to ninth and 10th respectively.

    Ireland's 16-16 draw with Wales in Dublin had no bearing on the rankings.

    World Rugby rankings (Top 20)

    1. New Zealand 96.1
    2. Australia 89.33
    3. South Africa 87.66
    4. Wales 83.49
    5. Argentina 82.59
    6. Ireland 81.17
    7. England 80.89
    8. France 79.77
    9. Japan 77.05
    10. Fiji 76.96
    19. Scotland 76.82
    12. Italy 72.74
    13. Tonga 71.60
    14. Georgia 71.45
    15. Samoa 70.36
    16. USA 68.66
    17. Romania 66.59
    18. Russia 64.08
    19. Canada 63.62
    20. Namibia 61.75
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    Mariette Adams