Asia Rugby: South Africa, dolphin of the Blacks

Springboks-300x200With 86, 94 points, South Africa remains the Dolphin of New Zealand in the new IRB rankings released on Monday. The Springboks are closely followed by the Wallabies of Australia third with 86, 87 points.

Despite a difficult period (editor’s note, 1 win, 1 draw and 5 losses in 2013), the XV of France which took a beating Saturday (against the All Blacks 33-0) moved up one place in the rankings. France (81, 59) takes the 4th place at the expense of Wales.

Zimbabwe (52, 57 pts), ranking second African nation, occupies the 31st place worldwide. The African podium is completed by Morocco 33th with 52.35 pts.

 

The Top 10 of the ranking

1st New Zealand 90.08 pts

2nd South Africa 86.94 pts

3rd Australia 86.87 pts

4th England 85.76 pts

5th France 81.59 pts

6th Wales 81.36 pts

7th Samoa 80.50 pts

8th Ireland 79.58 pts

9th Argentina 76.67 pts

10th Tonga 76.17 pts.

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