The Springboks hold on to World Rugby No 5 position. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

LONDON – The Springboks have held on to their No 5 World Rugby Rankings slot following their narrow defeat to England at Twickenham on Saturday.

England's fourth spot behind Wales (3), Ireland (2) and New Zealand (1) could be n danger should the Boks win and England lose this weekend.

Springboks are up against France (8) in Paris and England host New Zealand in London this Saturday.

The latest World Rugby rankings (top 20):

1 New Zealand 92.96
2 Ireland 90.12
3 Wales 86.35
4 England 86.16
5 South Africa 83.03
6 Australia 82.86
7 Scotland 82.61
8 France 79.10
9 Argentina 78.01
10 Fiji 76.54
11 Japan 75.24
12 Tonga 73.84
13 Georgia 73.13
14 Italy 72.56
15 USA 71.66
16 Samoa 68.28
17 Romania 68.25
18 Uruguay 65.37
19 Russia 64.89
20 Spain 63.09

England's Zach Mercer is tackled during the Rugby autumn international match between England and South Africa at Twickenham stadium on Saturday. Photo: Facundo Arrizalaga/EPA
England's Zach Mercer is tackled during the Rugby autumn international match between England and South Africa at Twickenham stadium on Saturday. Photo: Facundo Arrizalaga/EPA

Other African rankings:

22 Namibia 59.97
28 Kenya 55.71
40 Zimbabwe 49.28 

African News Agency (ANA)


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