Japan rise to No 7 in world rugby rankings after Scotland win (VIDEO Highlights) Springboks at No 5

Cape Town – Japan rose to a record high of No 7 in the official World Rugby rankings on Monday.

 

This follows their 28-21 win over Scotland in Yokohama on Sunday which saw them qualify for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals for the first time.

The Brave Blossoms climbed one spot above France and currently also sit higher than Scotland and Argentina in the rankings.

Japan beat Scotland with a fantastic performance, setting the Rugby World Cup alight.

 

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Top 20 in the latest World Rugby rankings:

 

  1. New Zealand 90.98
  2. Wales 88.87
  3. England 88.13
  4. Ireland 85.93
  5. South Africa 85.75
  6. Australia 83.52
  7. Japan 82.08
  8. France 81.38
  9. Scotland 79.23
  10. Argentina 78.31
  11. Fiji 76.21
  12. Italy 72.04
  13. Tonga 71.44
  14. Georgia 71.26
  15. Samoa 70.72
  16. Spain 68.15
  17. USA 68.10
  18. Uruguay 67.41
  19. Romania 66.69
  20. Russia 63.09

 

Japan are set to meet the Springboks in the quarterfinals next weekend.

 

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