Wallabies drop in rankings

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by Beth Newman

The Wallabies have slipped in the world rankings after a dismal loss to Scotland, but their drop is not as dramatic as predicted.

While some permutations could have seen the Wallabies drop from third down to sixth, their actual downgrade has been just one spot, back to fourth.

Ireland’s 50-22 win over Japan has put them into third, leapfrogging the Wallabies, while Scotland’s sixth has turned to fifth.

Scotland’s rise came at the expense of South Africa, with the Springboks down to sixth despite beating France at home on the weekend.

The All Blacks still lead the pack, with England four points behind, though the top two have a big gap on the Irish in third.

Wales, France, Fiji and Argentina round out the top 10.


1. New Zealand (94.78) (-)

2. England (90.14)

3. Ireland (85.09)

4. Australia (84.63)

5. Scotland (83.90)

6. South Africa (83.63)

7. Wales (81.45)

8. France (80.16)

9. Argentina (79.31)

10. Fiji (76.63)