Wallabies move down a spot in rankings, Wales up to third

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by Beth Newman

The Wallabies have moved back to fourth in the World Rugby rankings, with Wales jumping up to third.

Australia's loss to Ireland in the second June Test pushed them back down the rankings list, with the Welsh side's win over Argentina moving them to third.

A win over Ireland would have put the Wallabies into number two in the world, but they are far from the biggest movers in the rankings this week.

England has slipped to sixth overall, while South Africa has jumped from seventh to fifth, with Scotland moving down a spot to seventh.

New Zealand still sits on top, while Ireland is in second-place for another week, after scraping home in Melbourne.

France, Fiji and Argentina round out the top 10 this week, in what is a tight ladder after two June Test weeks.


World Rugby rankings, June 18

1. New Zealand - 93.99

2. Ireland - 89.20

3. Wales - 85.94

4. Australia - 85.41

5. South Africa - 84.65

6. England - 84.35

7. Scotland - 81.83

8. France - 79.10

9. Fiji - 78.51

10. Argentina - 76.75