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Springboks stay at No 1 despite All Blacks’ ton of points against USA

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Oct 26, 2021

Australia stayed in third place in the World Rugby rankings following their 32-23 victory over Japan in Oita, but with an improved rating of 87.51 points.

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The reward for winning their fifth consecutive match – their best run since Rugby World Cup 2015 – was just over half a point, meaning that the Wallabies have closed the gap on the All Blacks above them to 3.46 points.

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Meanwhile, New Zealand chalked up a century of points for the second time this year as they beat USA 104-14 in a fine demonstration of running rugby in Washington DC.

The All Blacks scored 16 tries as they eclipsed the 102-0 win over Tonga earlier this year.

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New Zealand and USA stay in second and 17th places, respectively, as no rating points were riding on the outcome due to the large points differential between the teams before kick-off.

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TOP 10 IN LATEST WORLD RUGBY RANKINGS:

1. South Africa – 91.13

2. New Zealand – 90.97

3. Australia – 87.51

4. England – 85.44

5. Ireland – 84.85

6. France – 83.87

7. Scotland – 82.02

8. Argentina – 80.69

9. Wales – 80.59

10. Japan – 78.61

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