New Zealand is the new leader of the World Rugby world rankings


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New Zealand is the new leader of the World Rugby world rankings

The huge 54-16 win over Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff left very good news for the fans. All Blacks, who not only showed off with a splendid performance, especially on the closing of the match, but also they again seized the first place in the ranking from World Rugby.

From the aforementioned win, New Zealand will occupy first place in the world rankings and move South Africa to second place. The All Blacks lost the top of the rankings after their defeat to the Springboks at the Rugby Championship final date, but their win against Wales, who are in ninth place, is enough to put them ahead of their old rivals.

The Dragon remains in the ninth position, though the gap closed between them and Japan, ranked tenth, who could surpass them if they beat Ireland next weekend.

While New Zealand is the only team to move up the rugby world rankings after this weekend’s action, as the only other match between Scotland and Tonga turned out unchanged, there is plenty of room to move next week. Northern Hemisphere teams have the most to win in this November window in matches against the top three finishers: New Zealand, South Africa and Australia.


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