AllBlacks remain on world rugby's summit
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Australia’s loss on home soil means they have not only slipped further adrift of New Zealand, but also back into the clutches of South Africa, the difference between the two now just 1.11 points after the Springboks beat Argentina 27-6 in the weekend’s other Rugby Championship match.
South Africa’s gain in rating points was minimal, being the home side and ranked five places above the Pumas, at just over two tenths. Had South Africa suffered a first ever Test defeat to Argentina then they could have equalled their lowest ranking of sixth.
Argentina remain eighth despite the loss on their Rugby Championship debut, albeit now little more than a point above Scotland, as they head home to face the Springboks in the return leg in Mendoza this weekend.
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