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England rise to third in IRB rankings
ESPN Staff
August 20, 2013

England have risen to third in the latest International Rugby Board rankings following Australia's 47-29 loss at the hands of the All Blacks.

The Wallabies could have moved up to second had they prevailed in the Bledisloe Cup clash but they have now moved down to fourth. And despite the Springboks beating Argentina by a 60-point margin, they stay in third.

The All Blacks continue to reign supreme at the top of the rankings with the last time they were off the summit back in November 2009. In another change to the rankings, Canada have climbed to 14th after defeating the USA at the weekend.

The IRB World Rankings:
1(1) New Zealand 91.55
2(2) South Africa 87.03
3(4) England 85.76
4(3) Australia 85.41
5(5) France 81.59
6(6) Wales 81.36
7(7) Samoa 80.42
8(8) Ireland 79.58
9(9) Scotland 76.95
10(10) Argentina 76.67
11(11) Tonga 74.77
12 (12) Italy 74.17
13(13) Fiji 73.56
14(15) Canada 72.68
15(15) Japan 71.98
16(16) Georgia 67.66
17(17) Romania 66.18
18(18) USA 64.91
19(19) Russia 61.99
20(20) Spain 60.44

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