The Springboks are still in 5th position of the World Rugby log. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN – Following their loss to New Zealand in the Rugby Championship in Pretoria over the weekend, South Africa have remained fifth in the World Rugby rankings.

The Springboks held a 30-13 lead during the second half, but slipped to a 32-30 defeat as the All Blacks launched a powerful comeback for which they are renowned.

The defeat meant South Africa lost rating points as Scotland in sixth place close the gap on the Springboks. South Africa now have 83.52 points, with Scotland on 83.03.

New Zealand maintain their place at the summit of the rankings with 92.96 points.

Bok coach Rassie Erasmus' focus now shifts to the end-of-year tour. Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Bok coach Rassie Erasmus' focus now shifts to the end-of-year tour. Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

The top-10 World Rugby rankings are:

1. New Zealand 92.96

2. Ireland 90.12

3. Wales 85.94

4. England 85.68

5. South Africa 83.52

6. Scotland 83.02

7. Australia 82.86

8. France 79.10

9. Argentina 78.01

10. Fiji 76.54  

African News Agency (ANA)


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