Rugby World Cup 2019: All Blacks return to top of World Rugby rankings

The All Blacks have shot back to the top of World Rugby's official international rankings, after victory over the Springboks in their Rugby World Cup opener on Saturday.

New Zealand's 23-13 victory in Yokohama, which kept their historically flawless record through pool play intact, has lifted them above Ireland, who beat Scotland in their first match of the tournament.

The Springboks' loss drops them below Wales to fifth, with Scotland falling one to eighth, after their defeat and France’s nail-biting 23-21 defeat of Argentina in Tokyo.

Meanwhile, Fiji's loss is Japan's gain, as their hard-fought defeat to the Wallabies boosts the host nation to ninth, their highest-ever ranking.

The All Blacks next play against Canada on Wednesday October 2 in Oita.

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