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Saturday was the first time the Springboks have scored fifty points against England, and the performance was enough to see them make up some lost ground in the International Rugby Board’s (IRB) official world rankings.

The victory, combined with Ireland’s loss to Argentina, sees South Africa push ahead of the Irish to fourth position on the log.

Argentina, having beaten the Irish 22-20 on Saturday, are gaining ground on Ireland and they have another shot at the fifth-positioned team this Saturday.

South Africa slipped to fifth in March 2007.

Australia, having grasped victory over Wales in the final movement of Saturday’s Test, remain in third, with not much seperating the three sides tailing first-placed New Zealand.

The IRB rankings:

1 New Zealand 94.59
2 France 85.66
3 Australia 85.55
4 South Africa 84.95
5 Ireland 84.04
6 Argentina 80.88
7 England 79.11
8 Wales 76.26
9 Italy 75.39
10 Samoa 74.49
11 Scotland 73.94
12 Fiji 72.52
13 USA 68.73
14 Canada 68.52
15 Romania 66.79
16 Tonga 66.66
17 Georgia 66.05
18 Japan 65.19
19 Russia 64.37
20 Uruguay 63.44

 

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