After what were the first two games through the July window, World Rugby released the update to the world rankings, which highlights Australia’s rise after the agonizing victory over France.
South Africa, which returned to activity after the 2019 World Cup, continues at the top, while New Zealand, England and Ireland remain their pursuers. For its part, in the fifth location is Australia, after the great victory against France, which just descended a step. In the event of defeating Australia on Tuesday, the French national team will return to fifth position, but if they lose, Wales will overtake them.
At the same time, should Australia take the victory by more than 15 points, it will overtake Ireland in the rankings. Welsh, after the equality against Los Pumas and the victory against Canada, dropped to seventh position, while Samoa and Italy rose to 13th and 14th respectively.
By last, The Pumas remain in ninth place, behind Scotland and ahead of Japan.