England climb rankings, Boks stay 3rd

Eddie Jones (Getty Images)
Eddie Jones (Getty Images)

Cape Town - England moved up to seventh place in the official World Rugby rankings released on Monday.

This follows their 15-9 victory Six Nations win over Scotland at Murrayfield last Saturday.

The result earned Eddie Jones's charges a points increase of 1.12, taking them above France, who eked out  a 23-21 win against Italy in Paris.

Scotland lost 1.12 ranking points, which costs them a place in the top 10 as they fall two places to 11th.

With Scotland falling out of the top 10, Japan and Fiji rise to ninth and 10th respectively.

Meanwhile, the Springboks - who finished third at last year’s Rugby World Cup - remain in the No 3 position, behind World Cup finalists Australia and world champions New Zealand.

World Rugby rankings (Top 20):

1. New Zealand 96.1
2. Australia 89.33
3. South Africa 87.66
4. Wales 83.49
5. Argentina 82.59
6. Ireland 81.17
7. England 80.89
8. France 79.77
9. Japan 77.05
10. Fiji 76.96
11. Scotland 76.82
12. Italy 72.74
13. Tonga 71.60
14. Georgia 71.45
15. Samoa 70.36
16. USA 68.66
17. Romania 66.59
18. Russia 64.08
19. Canada 63.62
20. Namibia 61.75

FULL RANKINGS

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