After what were the last games through the July window, World Rugby published the update in the world ranking, which highlights the rise of Los Pumas after closing their tour of Europe with a great victory against Wales in Cardiff.
Argentina climbed from ninth to seventh in the World Rugby rankings following their series win over Wales last weekend at Principality Stadium. In addition, those led by Mario Ledesma had beaten Romania in their first game in Europe and, the following Saturday, they got a draw against the Red Dragons.
On the other hand, while South Africa continues at the top, France climbed to fifth place after their tour of Australia, Wales fell to ninth place. In addition, in the Top 20, Spain and Portugal exchanged positions.
🇦🇷⬆️ #ThePumas they defeated @WelshRugbyUnion by 33-11 and this meant climbing two positions in the World Ranking. The @Springboks continue at the top and @FranceRugby ranks fifth after his tour of #Australia. 📈📉#RUGBYxESPN pic.twitter.com/wgfJkUvoJp
– ScrumRugby (@ScrumESPN) July 19, 2021