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Springboks LOSE No 1 ranking as All Blacks run riot in Cardiff

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Oct 30, 2021

The world champion Springboks have lost their coveted World Rugby No 1 ranking to their closest rivals, the All Blacks.

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Thanks to their 54-16 victory over Wales, the All Blacks picked up 0.39 points to move ahead of the Springboks who had topped the standings with 91.13 points – 0.16 ahead of the All Blacks (90.97) – heading into the Test.

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The Springboks won’t be in action until next Saturday when they too take on Wales, before Tests against Scotland and England.

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The All Blacks will take on Italy, Ireland and France in their three remaining Tests of 2021.

UPDATED TOP 10 IN THE WORLD RUGBY RANKINGS:

1. New Zealand – 91.36

2. South Africa – 91.13

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 – 80.20

10. Japan – 78.61

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