Ireland Climbs to Top of World Rugby Rankings: Springboks Suffer Defeat

Ireland Claims Top Spot in World Rugby Rankings

In a thrilling World Cup Pool B match at Stade de France, the Springboks had the chance to secure the top spot in the world rankings, but they faced a heartbreaking 13-8 defeat.

Impact on World Rugby Rankings

The outcome of this match had a significant impact on the official world rankings, with Ireland emerging as the new leaders.

Ireland’s Rating Rises

Ireland’s rating increased by 3.20 points following their impressive 13-8 victory over South Africa.

This surge in points propelled them to the top of the world rankings.

France in Pursuit

France now stands as the nearest challenger to Ireland, with a rating of 90.59, leaving them 0.89 points behind Les Bleus.

Springboks’ Ranking Decline

The Springboks, following their defeat, lost 1.97 points, resulting in a new rating of 89.70 points.

They are now 0.89 points behind France and 4.09 points adrift of Ireland.

Australia’s Fall in Rankings

In another noteworthy development, Australia’s significant loss to Wales led to them dropping to their lowest-ever position of 10th in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings.

Argentina Rises

Argentina’s scrappy 19-10 win over Samoa earned them 1.72 points and saw them climb to ninth place, while the Wallabies fell to 10th.

France Takes Second Place

Despite not earning any points for their remarkable 96-0 win over Namibia, France secured the second spot in the rankings, surpassing South Africa.

Shifting Rankings for Other Teams

Italy’s victory over Uruguay resulted in them overtaking Samoa in the rankings, securing the 11th position.

Similarly, Japan’s 18-18 draw with Portugal led to them taking the 13th place from Georgia.

Scotland and England Maintain Positions

Scotland and England remained unchanged in the rankings, holding the fifth and sixth positions, respectively, after securing bonus-point wins over Tonga and Chile.

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