South Africa drop to sixth in World Rankings

A dejected Eben Etzebeth walks off the field against Japan

South Africa’s Springboks have dropped to sixth place in the World Rugby rankings
after their stunning loss to Japan in their Rugby World Cup opener.

South Africa were third before the match but have slumped down to sixth below
England, Ireland and Wales.

England’s victory over Fiji moves them into third behind Australia while Wales’
victory over Uruguay sees them move up to fourth.

Ireland hammered Canada in their world cup opener has them in fifth place.
New Zealand are unchanged in first place.

World Rugby Rankings.

1 NEW ZEALAND
2 AUSTRALIA
3 ENGLAND
4 WALES
5 IRELAND
6 SOUTH AFRICA
7 FRANCE
8 ARGENTINA
9 FIJI
10 SAMOA
11 JAPAN
12 SCOTLAND
13 GEORGIA
14 TONGA
15 ITALY
16 USA
17 ROMANIA
18 CANADA
19 URUGUAY
20 NAMIBIA

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