What must happen for the Springboks to regain the No. 1 spot in the world?


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What must happen for the Springboks to regain the No. 1 spot in the world?

The Springboks can regain the number one spot in the world this weekend if they can defeat their old rivals New Zealand., in the second and last game for the Rugby Championship. For your part, The Pumas could move up one place if they manage to beat Australia.

South Africa, who have already confirmed their team, will once again be the number one team if they beat New Zealand at the Cbus Super Stadium in Queensland on Saturday. If they don’t, the All Blacks will keep the top spot. and will open a significant gap to the world champions in the world rankings produced by World Rugby. New Zealand would increase its cushion over South Africa to 4.99 rating points with a victory by more than 15 points. Neither team can fall below second place, even if it is exceeded by more than 15 points.

In the meantime, the Wallabies can’t improve on third place on the podium, but those who could climb a ladder are The Pumas. Those of Mario Ledesma they will regain the seventh place who lost to Scotland last weekend if they beat the australians.

On the other hand, Uruguay to overtake USA if they avoid defeat in first leg of Americas 1 qualifier for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Teros must win by more than 15 points to climb another place at 15, while the loss will see the Eagles drop two or three places, depending on the margin.

United States cannot improve 16th place, as even a victory by more than 15 points would leave the Eagles 0.42 rating points behind Tonga, the team immediately above them. The neighbors of Canada cannot improve their position, even with a resounding victory over Chile, in a two-game tiebreaker to determine who advances to the World Cup qualification as Americas 2. They will only get 0.02 points with the victory.

However, the Canucks they will fall below Hong Kong if they tie with Chile and they fall two or three places in defeat. A setback of more than 15 points will see Canada equal its lowest position of 24, which it last held in November 2017.

Chile will climb over Belgium to 27th place with a draw against host Canada. A victory would also elevate them above Brazil in their highest ranking since February 2018. Chile cannot fall in a loss, as they would still have at least a sufficient point cushion over Switzerland, which is below Los Cóndores.


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