Australia reduce gap over England in World Rugby Rankings after win over South Africa

Michael Hooper scored the opening try for Australia in the game against South Africa
Michael Hooper scored the opening try for Australia in the game against South Africa
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Australia have narrowed their gap over England in the World Rugby Rankings following their 23-18 win in the third round of the ongoing Rugby Championship against South Africa in Brisbane last weekend.

Michael Cheika's men managed to bring an end to a four-game losing streak that saw them gain 0.49 rating points as they consolidated their fifth position.

They now have 84.45 rating points and are now separated from the fourth place England side by 1.23 rating points.

Meanwhile, South Africa continue to remain at seventh place but the defeat has costed them 0.49 rating points.

The table continues to be topped by World Champions All Blacks as they registered their third bonus point win in the tournament and have a 4.39 rating points lead over second placed Ireland side.

The fourth round of the Rugby Championship 2018 edition will kick-off on 15th September with New Zealand taking on South Africa in Wellington followed by Australia hosting Argentina in Gold Coast.

World Rugby Top 10 Rankings:

Rank Team Rating Points
1 New Zealand 94.52
2 Ireland 90.12
3 Wales 85.94
4 England 85.68
5 Australia 84.45
6 Scotland 83.02
7 South Africa 81.35
8 France 79.10
9 Argentina 77.02
10 Fiji 76.54
 

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