Another thrilling test rugby weekend that went down in history as Georgia beat Wales for the first time ever in Cardiff, England’s stirring comeback victory against New Zealand, Scotland’s chaotic match against Argentina, and France’s accomplishment of going a calendar year unbeaten.
Scotland bumped up from ninth to sixth in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings thanks to their 52-29 victory over Argentina, a squad that received three yellow cards and one red card in the process.
Georgia shocks the world after beating Wales
Wales’ 13-12 loss to Georgia, their first-ever defeat to the Lelos, caused a much more sad atmosphere in Cardiff.
Wales still has a chance to end the year on a positive note when Australia plays at the Principality Stadium the following Saturday, but they will enter the game rated ninth, one spot below Australia, as a result of their two-place drop in the rankings.
Georgia replaced Fiji in 13th place after claiming its first victory over Wales at the fourth attempt with a two-point rating bonus.
Ireland, France, New Zealand, South Africa, and England made up the top five in that order, with Scotland remaining in the top spot.
As a result of their victories over Australia and Japan, respectively, Ireland and France did not receive any extra points.
Due to the significant point differentials between the teams before home advantage was taken into account, Ireland and France did not receive any extra points for their victories against Australia and Japan, respectively.
However, the Springboks did receive a little bonus of 0.20 of a point for their 63-21 victory over Italy in Genoa, while England’s rating was raised by 0.17 of a point when they rallied from a 25-6 deficit to tie New Zealand 25-25.