The All Blacks might be confirmed as the unusual No 1 personnel within the sphere when the World Rugby world rankings are officially published on Monday, 20 September.
Fresh Zealand’s comprehensive 36-13 snatch over Argentina will spy them leapfrog the sphere champions Springboks for the first time in two years after the Springboks were overwhelmed 30-17 by Australia in Brisbane on Saturday.
The All Blacks spoke openly about reclaiming their No 1 ranking nonetheless couldn’t imagined they’d’ve done so so snappy.
It changed into once a darkish day all-round for Springbok rugby as they not easiest assign in their worst performance in residing memory, they lost the Nelson Mandela Discipline Plate as neatly as their grip on the Rugby Championship title.
The Wallabies 2nd consecutive snatch over the Springboks methodology they climb above Ireland and England into third space.
Argentina narrowly preserve above Scotland in seventh, while Six International locations champions Wales live ninth.
The Kiwis needed to beat the Pumas by larger than 15 aspects to direct top space and they did dazzling that due to the a 5-try model of attacking rugby.
The arena rankings are residence to replace tremendously over the subsequent couple of months as the supreme groups within the southern hemisphere head north to face the Six International locations facets.
By manner of the Rugby Championship, Fresh Zealand are genuinely sizable favourites for the title after winning their opening four matches. They face South Africa twice within the closing rounds.
TOP 10 IN THE LATEST WORLD RUGBY RANKINGS:
1. Fresh Zealand – 91.15
2. South Africa – 90.95
3. Australia – 85.65
4. England.- 85.44
5. Ireland – 84-85
6. France – 83.87
7. Argentina – 82.03
8. Scotland – 82.02
9. Wales – 80.59
10. Japan – 79.13