Ireland climbed to fourth in the World Rugby rankings following their 24-14 win over Wales in Dublin on Saturday.
Ireland were full value for their victory over the defending Grand Slam Six Nations champions, who looked a far cry from the side that went undefeated in the 2019 tournament. The result earned Ireland a 0.74 of a point increase, to lift them above Wales, who were docked 0.74 of a point.
The rest of the top 10 remains unchanged, but England gained 0.48 of a point following their 13-6 triumph over Scotland, whose rating shrunk by 0.48.
The Springboks are still sitting pretty at the top of the standings on 94.19 points, followed by the All Blacks, who have 92.11 rating points.
World Rugby rankings:
1. South Africa (94.19)
2. New Zealand (92.11)
3. England (87.80)
4. Ireland (85.36)
5. Wales (84.28)
6. France (82.37)
7. Australia (81.90)
8. Japan (79.28)
9. Scotland (78.58)
10. Argentina (78.31)
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