Both England and Fiji make progress in World Rugby Rankings

Both England and Fiji make progress in World Rugby Rankings
James Haskell was instrumental in England's victory over Australia in Brisbane.
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England have displaced South Africa from the third position in the World Rugby Rankings after their historic 39-28 victory over Australia in Brisbane last weekend.

Having started the series at the fourth position, the victory at the Suncorp Stadium has increased England's rating points by 1.77 and they are now positioned at third with 86.37 points.

All Blacks continue to lead the table with 96.10 points and Australia have maintained their second position despite the defeat to England in the opening game of the three-match series.

Springboks have slipped to the fourth spot with 85.66 points after their shocking 20-26 defeat to Ireland in Cape Town.

Despite, the victory helped them gain two rating points, Joe Schmidt's side are unchanged at the seventh position, but they have now closed on sixth placed Wales, who lost to the All Blacks 39-21 in Auckland.

Fiji's 23-18 victory over Tonga at the National Stadium in their opening game of the 2016 Pacific Nations Cup helped them secure the 10th spot displacing Japan, who narrowly defeated Canada 26-22 over the weekend.

World Rugby Top 10 Rankings:

Rank Team Rating Points
1 New Zealand 96.10
2 Australia 87.56
3 England 86.37
4 South Africa 85.66
5 Argentina 82.59
6 Wales 82.49
7 Ireland 82.33
8 France 78.36
9 Scotland 78.32
10 Fiji 77.13

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