Boks drop to third

The Springboks have fallen below the Wallabies in the latest IRB rankings.

Last week, the Springboks’ Rugby Championship win over the Wallabies in Pretoria saw the victors jump up to second place. However, Saturday’s 32-16 defeat to the All Blacks sees them drop back down to third with rating points of 84.69.

The Wallabies’ 25-19 win over Argentina in Rosario sees them elevate to second place.

The All Blacks still enjoy a comfortable lead at the top of the standings (93.35 rating points), while the Pumas find themselves in seventh place.

IRB RANKINGS (Top 10):
1 NEW ZEALAND 93.35
2 AUSTRALIA 85.92
3 SOUTH AFRICA 84.69
4 ENGLAND 83.09
5 FRANCE 83.03
6 WALES 82.26
7 IRELAND 79.85
8 ARGENTINA 78.63
9 SCOTLAND 77.97
10 SAMOA 76.23