Weekend’s Results Set To Have DRAMATIC Effect On World Rankings
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Things are about to get even worse for Eddie Jones and his England team following their fifth (sixth including Barbarians) successive defeat on Saturday, after they fell to South Africa in Bloemfontein
The series loss to the Springboks will see them drop to as low as sixth in the world, having been pegged back to fourth last weekend. Rassie Erasmus’ men meanwhile are set to jump from seventh in the world all the way up to fourth thanks to their win, gaining 1.51 points.
Ireland’s win over Australia also gave them some serious breathing room in 2nd place, with Joe Schmidt’s men now on over 90 points after gaining 2.07 points for their win over Cheika’a men in Melbourne. I’m not 100% sure on this, but I think this is the first time Ireland has ever had crossed the 90 point mark.
And finally, perhaps the biggest winners from the weekend are Wales. Their back-to-back wins over Argentina has seen them jump all the way up to third in the world, a fraction ahead of the Springboks thanks to their win over them earlier this month.
The USA win means they take nearly maximum ranking points off the Scots, but there are no positional changes.
— Rugby4Cast (@Rugby4Cast) June 17, 2018