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England Go Top Of The World Ahead Of World Cup Final

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England are now ranked as the number one side in the world after their excellent win over the All Blacks on Saturday in the Rugby World Cup semi-final. 

Of course, there are much bigger prizes at stake for Eddie Jones and his side as they aim to lift the Webb Ellis trophy for the first time since 2003 when they meet South Africa this weekend.

England’s excellent performances throughout this World Cup has seen them rise from 3rd (88.13 ranking points) before the tournament began to 1st (92.29) after their win over Steve Hansen’s side.

South Africa have also risen. They are now up to second-place after a previous position of 4th before their narrow win over Wales on Sunday.

World Rugby Rankings
Current World Rugby Rankings

New Zealand are now down to third in the world while Wales drop to 4th.

Ireland are down to 5th after their desperately disappointing World Cup campaign with Australia, France, Japan, Scotland and Argentina rounding off the Top-10.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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