Springboks move to 4th in World Rankings

The Springboks have moved up a spot in the latest World Rugby rankings released on Monday.   South Africa’s 41-7 win over Japan in Saitama, coupled with Wales’ 19-10 defeat to Ireland in Dublin was enough for them to move above the Welsh into fourth spot. Meanwhile, Ireland’s victory saw them reach the summit of the rankings for the first time, with New Zealand dropping to second. Wales, who have now lost back-to-back Tests to Ireland, have dropped from first to No 5 in a matter of weeks.    …

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Ireland can now become World No1 in the Rugby rankings

Wales knocked the All Blacks off the top spot in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time in nearly a decade this week – but their reign at the top could be short-lived.   With Warren Gatland’s men not in action this weekend – Ireland can become the number one team in the world if they manage to defeat England at Twickenham by any margin.   A win for Eddie Jones’ England however, would see the top three sides retain their current positions, while the English would reclaim fourth…

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