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England climb in World Rankings

England skipper Chris Robshaw has led his England side well during the Six Nations competition. Photo: Planet Rugby

England skipper Chris Robshaw has led his England side well during the Six Nations competition. Photo: Planet Rugby

Rugby Championship heavyweights New Zealand, Australia and South Africa will go into RWC 2015 as the top three nations in the World Rugby Rankings.

Long-time leaders New Zealand remain untouchable – for a fortnight at least – on 92.89 points, with Australia 6.22 points behind in second and South Africa a further 1.52 points back in third.

Australia were unable to make up any ground on their cross-Tasman rivals despite being the only side of the three in action over the weekend, as their 47-10 win over the USA in Chicago did not come with any ratings points given the double-figure difference in rankings positions and rating points between the nations.

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