• Wallabies cut Boks’ lead

    The Wallabies have closed in on the second-placed Springboks in the IRB rankings following their 24-23 win in Perth.

    Australia's ranking points increased from 87.19 to 88.10, while the Boks' decreased from 89.34 to 88.42.

    The Boks, though, remain in second position with a slender 0.32 points lead.

    The All Blacks' 28-9 win in Napier didn't have any impact on the rankings, because the Pumas are ranked so low.

    IRB rankings:

    1. New Zealand 93.56
    2. South Africa 88.42
    3. Australia 88.10
    4. England 85.68
    5. Ireland 83.44
    6. Wales 80.70
    7. France 80.01
    8. Scotland 77.78
    9. Samoa 76.59
    10. Japan 75.39
    11. Fiji 74.56
    12. Argentina 73.98
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    Mariette Adams