South Africa dropped below Scotland into seventh place in the latest World Rugby rankings, equalling their lowest position since the rankings were introduced in October 2003 – report Rugby 365.
The Boks lost 1.48 rating points after their 19-32 loss to Argentina in Mendoza in Round Two of the 2018 Rugby Championship.
The last time the Boks dropped to seventh in the world was in March 2017 when Allister Coetzee was still in charge of the national team.
The Boks are at risk of dropping below 81 ranking points for the first time since 2003. Their current tally stands at 81.84.
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Meanwhile, Los Pumas climbed the World Rugby Rankings after breaking their losing streak in home tests.
Saturday’s win lifts Los Pumas above Fiji, into ninth, in the World Rugby Rankings.
New Zealand and Australia’s ranking is unaffected by the result due to the large points differential between the world number one All Blacks and the Wallabies, ranked in fifth.
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