May 16, 2022

All Blacks zero in on Springboks at best of world rugby rankings

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Springboks playmaker Handre Pollard sums up the loss to the Wallabies as their position at No 1 starts to look vulnerable.

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Springboks playmaker Handre Pollard sums up the reduction to the Wallabies as their posture at No 1 commences to glimpse vulnerable.

The All Blacks are closing in on the Springboks at the prime of the earth rugby rankings.

Last weekend’s Rugby Championship results were favourable to New Zealand’s quest to regain the No 1 situation.

The newest rankings update, issued on Tuesday, demonstrates South Africa’s direct at the top rated of the desk was cut by two points adhering to the world champions’ shock 28-26 loss to Australia.

Luke Jacobson claims it can be a boost for the All Blacks to take a look at Gold Coast seashores in their have bubble.

New Zealand’s 39- demolition of Argentina in the Gold Coastline doubleheader, consolidated their 2nd positioning and the All Blacks are now just 2.18 details in arrears.

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Out of the blue the Springboks look susceptible as the All Blacks search to regain their mantle.

Similar outcomes in the Rugby Championship rematches this weekend would see the All Blacks go into their 100th take a look at in opposition to the Springboks in Queensland on September 25 with the No1 rating up for grabs.

Meanwhile, the Wallabies have been handsomely rewarded for their final-gasp gain above the Springboks, secured mostly by Quade Cooper’s perfect night with the kicking tee.

Australia moved up two places to No 5.

Argentina dropped a single place to No 7 right after their reduction to New Zealand.

The only other test very last weekend observed the United States beat Canada 38-16. The United States moved up a person place to No 16 even though Canada remained at No 21.

Environment Rugby rankings for September 14 (Prior posture in brackets)

1 (1) South Africa 92.49

2 (2) New Zealand 90.31

3 (3) England 85.44

4 (4) Ireland 84.85

5 (7) Australia 84.11

6 (5) France 83.87

7 (6) Argentina 82.86

8 (8) Scotland 82.02

9 (9) Wales 80.59

10 (10) Japan 79.13

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