SA up to No 2

The Springboks have jumped up to second place in the IRB rankings after their 31-8 victory over the Wallabies last weekend.

South Africa dropped from the No 2 spot after their 2011 World Cup quarter-final defeat to the Wallabies. However, their convincing showing in Pretoria last Saturday was enough to see South Africa (85.61 rating points) leapfrog the latter (85.21).

The All Blacks still hold first place, with their 54-15 drubbing of Argentina in La Plata seeing them top the standings by a margin of 6.82 rating points (92.43).

The Pumas find themselves in eighth place with 79.34 rating points.

IRB Rankings:
1 NEW ZEALAND 92.43
2 SOUTH AFRICA 85.61
3 AUSTRALIA 85.21
4 ENGLAND 83.09
5 FRANCE 83.03
6 WALES 82.26
7 IRELAND 79.85
8 ARGENTINA 79.34
9 SCOTLAND 77.97
10 SAMOA 76.23