Movement For Ireland As Latest World Rankings Released
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The Springboks are back.
South Africa have moved up one place in the World Rankings in spite of Ireland after securing their fifth straight victory this past weekend.
The 2007 Rugby World Cup winners, who fell as low as sixth position last December, completed a double over Argentina on Saturday with an impressive 41-23 victory in Salta.
It was the Springboks’ highest score since they downed the USA 64-0 at Rugby World Cup 2015, and was worth 1.15 points, taking them to a total of 85.66 – just under three tenths more than Ireland. The two sides will take each other on in Dublin on November 11.
New Zealand are unchanged, on 95.21 points, at the top of the rankings after withstanding a fearsome challenge from a fired-up Australia, in one of the best Test games in recent memory.