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Spring Box playmaker Hendre Pollard summed up the loss to Valbez as his position at No. 1 looked weak.
All black springs are at the top of the world rugby rankings.
The results of last weekend’s rugby championship were conducive to New Zealand’s attempt to regain the No. 1 position.
The latest ranking update released on Tuesday shows that South Africa’s top two points have dropped after the world champions lost 28-26 to Australia.
Luke Jacobson says it is a boon for all blacks to go to the Gold Coast beaches in their own bubble.
New Zealand beat Argentina 39-0 in the Gold Coast double header, consolidating their second position and the All Blacks now have just 2.18 points in their arrears.
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* All blacks interfered with the Spring Box’s World No. 1 ranking.
Suddenly the spring boxes look weak as all the blacks try to regain their screen.
This weekend’s Rugby Championships will see similar results as all blacks take part in their 100th Test against the Spring Boxes in Queensland on September 25, with the No. 1 ranked.
Vallabes, meanwhile, has been rewarded for his last breathless win at Spring Box, which is largely secured with a kicking tea through Quad Cooper’s perfect night.
Australia moved up two places to fifth.
After the defeat at the hands of New Zealand, Argentina dropped one place to 7th place.
The United States beat Canada 38-16 in just the second Test last weekend. The United States moved up one place to 16th, while Canada finished 21st.
September 14 World Rugby Rankings (Back position in brackets)
1 (1) South Africa 92.49.
2 (2) New Zealand 90.31.
3 (3) England 85.44.
4 (4) Ireland 84.85.
5 (7) Australia 84.11.
6 (5) France 83.87.
7 (6) Argentina 82.86.
8 (8) Scotland 82.02.
9 (9) Wales 80.59.
10 (10) Japan 79.13.