This Saturday, Los Pumas defeated the All Blacks by 25 to 15 for the Three Nations, in what meant the first victory of the Argentine team over the New Zealander in all its history. And that, by nature, had a lot of repercussions.
One of them, for example, is reflected in the World Rugby Ranking, which underwent changes. The selected one directed by Mario Ledesma, who had not played a test match since the last game of the 2019 World Cup against the United States, went from 10th to 8th, beating both Japan and Wales (they lost to Ireland in the Autumn Nations Cup).
The All Blacksmeanwhile, they had also fallen to the Wallabies by the second date of Three nations (They did not lose two consecutive games since 2011), they went from being second to being third. The selected one who took his place was the Englishman, who on the last Saturday beat Georgia 40-0.
Another blow for a team used to being the leader of the World Rankings: 509 consecutive weeks was New Zealand at the top of it. It was between November 16, 2009 and August 19, 2019, until Wales took that place away from him in the RWC Japan qualifier.
Thus, South Africa, which made the decision not to participate in the Rugby Championship 2020 (which is why it was renamed Three Nations), is still in power of position 1, with even more difference in score compared to what it had until Saturday.
The Wallabies, the next rival of the Argentine team in the competition that brings together the powers of the Southern Hemisphere, is sixth, below France.
1. South Africa – 94.20
2. England – 88.42
3. New Zealand – 88.17
Four. France – 84.59
5. Ireland – 84.57
6. Australia – 83.86
7. Scotland – 82.28
8. Argentina – 80.31
9. Welsh – 79.75
10. Japan – 79.29