Monday, 12 August 2019 15:08

The Springboks have dropped a spot to fifth in the World Rugby rankings despite their 46-13 win over Argentina on Saturday and clinched the Rugby Championship.

England moved past the Springboks due to their victory over Wales.

Wales had the chance to move to No 1 in the rankings above New Zealand,who lost 47-26 to Australia but it was not meant to be as they succumbed to a 33-19 defeat.

 

Top 20 in the latest World Rugby rankings:

1. New Zealand 89.04
2. Wales 89.89
3. Ireland 88.69
4. England 87.34
5. South Africa 86.83
6. Australia 84.41
7. Scotland 80.17
8. France 79.42
9. Japan 77.21
10. Fiji 76.98
11. Argentina 76.29
12. Georgia 74.42
13. Italy 72.04
14. USA 71.93
15. Tonga 71.49
16. Samoa 69.08
17. Spain 68.15
18. Romania 66.69
19. Uruguay 65.18
20. Russia 64.81