• Scots up to eighth

    Scotland moved up two places in the latest IRB world rankings following their win over the USA.

    The victory allowed the Scots to move above Argentina after the South Americans suffered their first defeat to Ireland on home soil.

    Samoa were the other losers, after drawing against 13th-placed Tonga in their Pacific Nations Cup opener.

    The rest of the top 10 remained unchanged.

    IRB rankings (Top 10)

    1. New Zealand 93.81
    2. South Africa 89.34
    3. Australia 86.91
    4. England 85.68
    5. Ireland 82.86
    6. Wales 80.70
    7. France 80.04
    8. Scotland 75.92
    9. Argentina 75.71
    10. Samoa 75.27
    Full rankings

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