The All Blacks retained the world No 1 ranking after Wales squandered a golden opportunity to unseat them at the top, while the Boks slipped to fifth.
The Springboks have moved up into fourth place in the official World Rugby rankings following their draw with the All Blacks in Wellington.
Tongan players have criticised World Rugby on social media for allowing their Pacific Nations Cup match against Samoa to proceed despite a water-logged field.
Former Springbok coach Jake White says law changes need to be made to reward teams that dominate possession.
World Rugby has confirmed that plans for the Nations Championship have been discontinued after the required unanimous agreement by unions to enter into exclusive negotiations was not achieved by Wednesday’s deadline.
World Rugby has set a deadline of this Friday for their Nations Championship proposal to be approved or rejected by the leading rugby nations.
World Rugby marks 100 days to go until the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Former Springbok wing Tonderai Chavhanga believes that Zimbabwe can be a top emerging team if the right structures are put in place. DYLAN JACK reports.
Former Springbok Stefan Terblanche and referee Freek Burger have been included in the team of judicial members for the World Cup in Japan.
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