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Springbok drop in rankings….again


The Springboks have slumped to their lowest world ranking in history.

The new rankings by World Rugby shows that South Africa are taking up the 7th spot, the two time World Champions lowest ranking position.  Wales jumped to sixth place after the win over Ireland and


In the grand scheme of things rating points would ordinarily take a back seat to world record attempts and back-to-back Grand Slam bids, but for France and Wales the result of their match on Saturday, a couple of hours before England go for glory against Ireland in Dublin, will be of the utmost importance given the proximity of the Rugby World Cup 2019 pool draw.

Wales’ stirring 22-9 victory over Ireland has put them virtually one rating point behind Ireland (1.02) in the World Rugby Rankings, knowing that victory in Paris could potentially result in them moving into the world’s top four – and the first band of seeds for the RWC 2019 draw on 10 May – if Ireland lose points against England in Dublin.


Here is the current rankings: 

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  1. On current form France and Argentinia will beat Vroteas – so AC will claim 7 is actually quite good!

  2. Brexit
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    Obviously a Stargate of some sort opened allowing jokers access to the levers of reality.
    Luckily SA isn’t playing Fiji @ 15s this year !

  3. I think world cup draw is around the time of France series, which could make for us getting a really hard draw.

  4. RWC draw in May this year…

    Boks lose the June tests and another to Argentina… they’ll be sitting at 9 in front of the likes of Fiji… it’s almost unfathomable how quickly it’s happened… and with the next stage of quota’s quickening pace and requiring 50% transformation by 2019… it’s not unfathomable that they won’t even make it out their pool…

  5. @Craven:

    Seems I have been mistaken. I see from 2011 the qualifying format was changed. The top 3 from each pool from the previous world cup qualify automatically. Boks should be save, surely?

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