The Rugby Championship saved the best for last. South Africa beat New Zealand 31-29 in the game of the year and not only left it with a smile because of the rivalry that exists between both teams (today the 2 best in the world), but also because will allow the greens to once again be number 1 in the ranking to be published on Monday by World Rugby.
The fall of the world champions seven days ago to the All Blacks stripped them of first place, but victory in the gold coast night in the last minute with Elton Jantjies’ penalty, put South Africans back on top of the selection ranking.
The Springboks had that position since they won the 2019 World Cup in Japan, they gave it up for a week and quickly got it back. In this way, South Africans guaranteed to stay up at least until the November window where teams will have action again.