South Africa have reached the top position in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time since 2009 following their World Cup triumph in Japan.
The Boks registered a 32-12 win over England in the final to lift the World Cup for the third time and as a result were awarded 3.48 rating points that saw them climb past New Zealand to the pole position. They now have a 2.08 lead over second placed New Zealand side.
Meanwhile, England have slipped to the third position in the table following the defeat and now have 88.82 rating points while the All Blacks' win over Wales in the bronze medal face-off saw them positioned second with 92.11 rating points.
Wales, Ireland and Australia are positioned at fourth, fifth and sixth respectively and are followed by France, Japan, Scotland and Argentina at the end of the showpiece event.
World Rugby Top 10 Rankings: