Bum­bling Boks re­main fourth

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CAPE TOWN — Fol­low­ing their 41-13 de­feat to the All Blacks, the Spring­boks re­main fourth on World Rugby’s of­fi­cial rank­ings.

The All Blacks re­main on 96.30 points af­ter their win in Christchurch, nearly seven points clear of sec­ond-placed Eng­land, as their sev­enth an­niver­sary as the world’s best team looms into view.

They have en­joyed an un­bro­ken run at the top of the rank­ings since Novem­ber, 19, 2009.

Aus­tralia, ranked in third place, closed the gap on Eng­land to just un­der four rat­ing points thanks to their 38-20 win against Ar­gentina in Perth earn­ing them a frac­tion over half a rat­ing point.

Un­der the rank­ing points ex­change sys­tem, Los Pu­mas lost the same amount of points as Aus­tralia gained but still hang on to sev­enth spot in the rank­ings, al­though there is only eigh­teen-hun­dredths of a point be­tween them­selves and the lower-ranked France.

Top 15 in the lat­est World Rugby rank­ings: 1. New Zealand 96.30 2. Eng­land 89.49 3. Aus­tralia 85.53 4. South Africa 84.30 5. Wales 82.49 6. Ire­land 81.67 7. Ar­gentina 80.93 8. France 80.75 9. Scot­land 80.44 10. Fiji 75.49 11. Ge­or­gia 75.23 12. Ja­pan 74.95 13. Italy 72.23 14. Samoa 71.37 15. Tonga 69.47 — Sport24.

Spring­boks coach, Al­lis­ter Coet­zee

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