Argentina climb to seventh in World Rugby Rankings, All Blacks continue to remain third

New Zealand head coach Ian Foster
New Zealand head coach Ian Foster

Argentina have climbed to the seventh position in the World Rugby Rankings following the latest round of the Rugby Championship.

Riding on a last-gasp try from Juan Martin Gonzalez, the Pumas scripted a 34-31 victory over the Wallabies in Sydney which saw them have an improved rating of 81.49 points.

Meanwhile, Australia rating points have been cut to 80.32 which saw them slip from seventh position to eighth. They now have two defeats from as many games since Eddie Jones took over.

The All Blacks extended their dominance in the ongoing competition as they sealed a 35-20 over the Springboks in Auckland. Aaron Smith, Shannon Frizell, Will Jordan and Richie Mo'unga all scored tries as Ian Foster's men consolidated their position at the top.

They were on target to displace France in the second position but Kwagga Smith's last minute try meant their winning margin remained at 15 points. They now have 90.32 rating points with Ireland and France retaining their top two positions with 91.82 and 90.47 rating points respectively.

Despite the defeat, South Africa continue to remain at fourth position in the table with 88.34 rating points.

World Rugby Top 10 Rankings:

Rank Team Rating Points
1 Ireland 91.82
2 France 90.47
3 New Zealand 90.32
4 South Africa 88.34
5 Scotland 82.77
6 England 82.12
7 Argentina 81.49
8 Australia 80.32
9 Wales 78.08
10 Japan 77.74