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Latest Rugby World Rankings Released

World Rugby have released the latest Rankings following the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.

It was a tough weekend for the Northern Hemisphere as a whole, as France, Wales, Ireland and Scotland all bowed out. With England and Italy already eliminated in the pool stages, this is the first time there will be no Five/Six Nations side in the final four of the World Cup.

Next weekend, New Zealand will play South Africa, and Australia face Argentina to determine who will compete for the Webb Ellis Trophy on 31st October. The Southern Hemisphere dominance is reflected in the latest rankings.

Argentina are the big climbers, rising into the top four for the first time since 2009. Ireland drop out of the top five, behind Wales. France also drop due to their massacre at the hands of New Zealand, and are leap-frogged by the Pumas. England remain eighth, ahead of Scotland who narrowly missed out to Australia yesterday.

Japan remain tenth having become the first ever side to win three pool games and not progress to the last eight of the competition.

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These rankings are set to change further over the next two weeks as the World Cup draws to its conclusion.

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