France have been rewarded for their third successive win in the Six Nations, leapfrogging England into third place in the latest official World Rugby Rankings.
England have moved back up to third place, while France climbed to fourth in the World Rugby rankings following this past weekend’s Six Nations results.
England have been demoted to fourth place, while Ireland rose to third in the World Rugby rankings following this past weekend’s Six Nations results.
The Springboks will finish the year with a nearly two-point lead over the second-placed All Blacks in the World Rugby rankings.
The Springboks are set to overtake the All Blacks and move back to the top of the World Rugby rankings when the updated list is released on Monday.
The All Blacks have increased their lead over South Africa at the top of the world rankings, while Argentina have slipped down the pecking order.
The Springboks have officially relinquished their status as the No 1-ranked team in the world to the All Blacks.
World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the fourth round of Rugby Championship matches this weekend.
South Africa’s lead at the top of the World Rugby rankings has been reduced to just over two points by the All Blacks, while Australia have climbed two places on the list.
New Zealand have reduced South Africa’s lead at the top of the World Rugby rankings while Australia have sunk to a record-equalling low on the list.