Rugby World Ranking: South Africa in the lead but on an ejection chair

World Rugby unveiled Monday, September 13 the new classification of the selections. Despite losing to Australia, South Africa still leads the world rankings. But the reigning world champions lost two points. It is now neck and neck with New Zealand.

South Africa takes pride of place in world rugby. This is what emerges from the World Rugby ranking published this Monday, September 13. The Springboks are still in the lead with 92.29 points. The South Africans lost two points, however. Their loss to Australia was not without consequence. The Wallabies have indeed surprised the reigning world champions by snatching the victory in stoppage time in the Rugby Championship (28-26) Sunday, September 12.

As a result, New Zealand, second, get closer to Jacques Nienaber’s men. Only two separately point the two nations. And that could change if the Rainbow Nation were to bow to the Australians again on September 18. The All Blacks will only have 0.25 points over their great rival. The two formations clash on September 25. This match will be decisive for the first place. The New Zealanders are also in very good shape. They crushed Argentina (39-0) Sunday, September 12.

The executioners of South Africans, on the other hand, are making a big breakthrough. The Wallabies grab two places and climb to fifth place. France and Argentina are regressing. They are respectively sixth and seventh.

Amy WANE

Top 5 of the world ranking

1- South Africa, 92.49 points
2- New Zealand, 90.31
3- England, 85.44
4- Ireland, 84.85
5- Australia, 84.11

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