Australia
Wallabies up to fifth on World Rugby rankings
ESPN Staff
July 21, 2015
Australia 24-20 South Africa (Australia only)

The Wallabies have received another psychological boost following their win over the Springboks with the latest World Rugby rankings seeing them climb one spot to fifth.

The two-time Rugby World Cup champions plunged to their lowest mark of sixth earlier this year, just a few months after they returned home from Europe with just one win from four Tests.

But a four-point triumph over South Africa in Brisbane on Saturday night was enough for them to move above Wales into fifth; the news sure to be well received when the Wallabies eventually arrive in Mendoza ahead of their Rugby Championship clash with Argentina.

Meanwhile, the All Blacks' victory over the Pumas in Christchurch has increased their lead at the top of the standings as they prepare to face the second-placed Springboks in Johannesburg.

Rankings: New Zealand 93.70, South Africa 87.00, Ireland 85.76, England 85.40, Australia 84.18, Wales 84.07, France 79.74, Argentina 78.23, Samoa 75.91, Fiji 75.22.

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