Bok ranking under threat

If France beat the Springboks on Saturday they will move into second place on the IRB World Rankings.

Jake White’s side has 88.76 points, with the French just behind them on 85.95.

According to Pick and Go’s statistics, if the Six Nations champions win the match by between 1 and 15 points they will earn 1.581 points, with the Boks losing the same number. That would see South Africa slip to third on the rankings.

If France win by more than 15 points they will pick up 2.372 points, with the Boks losing the same number.

Ireland also have a great chance to go past Australia and move up to No 4 in the rankings.

If the Irish win by 1 to 15 points they will earn 1.512 points (and the Wallabies losing the same number). If they win by more than 15 they’ll get 2.268 points (and the Wallabies losing the same number).

World Rankings:

1. New Zealand 93.32
2. South Africa 88.76
3. France 85.95
4. Australia 84.86
5. Ireland 82.74
6. England 79.66
7. Scotland 77.72
8. Argentina 77.49
9. Wales 76.34
10. Samoa 74.34
11. Italy 72.11
12. Fiji 71.84
13. Canada 68.16
14. USA 67.50
15. Romania 67.31
16. Tonga 66.51
17. Georgia 65.56
18. Uruguay 65.15
19. Russia 64.54
20. Japan 63.42