England have moved up to third in the World Rugby rankings, while the Springboks have dropped back to fifth.
England smashed Ireland 57-15 at Twickenham to prevent the Irish from moving to top spot on the World Rugby rankings.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says it does ‘hurt’ to have suffered a whopping 57-15 loss to England in a World Cup warm-up game on Saturday.
Maro Itoje was at his physical best as England hammered Ireland 57-15 in a World Cup warm-up at Twickenham on Saturday. DYLAN JACK reports.
Ireland could become the second team to reach the summit of the World Rugby rankings in as many weeks if they beat England at Twickenham on Saturday.
The inclusion of Owen Farrell at inside centre is one of 10 changes to England’s starting lineup for Saturday’s warm-up match against Ireland at Twickenham.
World Rugby has announced a change in the law regarding replacements following George North’s try in Wales’ win against England last Saturday.
Joe Schmidt’s Ireland will move to the top of the World Rugby rankings should they defeat England in a World Cup warm-up fixture this weekend.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says that he’s never understood World Rugby’s ranking system after the All Blacks lost their No 1 position to Wales over the weekend.
Wales beat England 13-6 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.