All Blacks reclaim top spot in World rankings | Daily News

All Blacks reclaim top spot in World rankings

Quinn Tupaea of New Zealand is tackled by two players from Argentina
Quinn Tupaea of New Zealand is tackled by two players from Argentina

New Zealand reclaimed the top spot in the World Rankings after beating Argentina 36-13 in their Rugby Championship fixture in Brisbane on Saturday.

The All Blacks are now 10 points clear in the Rugby Championship table having won all four of their games while Australia move up to third, one point behind South Africa.

New Zealand's win saw them leapfrog the Springboks into top spot prior to their meeting in Townsville next week.

In addition to leapfrogging South Africa in the rankings, New Zealand closed in on their 18th title with a 36-13 bonus-point success over an improved Argentina at the Suncorp Stadium.

Despite Coach Ian Foster having made 11 changes from last week's 39-0 win over the Pumas, the All Blacks were too strong for the South Americans with tries from Patrick Tuipulotu, TJ Perenara, Tupou Vaa'i (2) and Samisoni Taukei'aho enough to secure another dominant victory. (BBC)


 


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