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The Springboks have regained their World Rugby No 1 ranking after beating Scotland and watching on as the All Blacks lost to Ireland. Photo: Twitter @Springboks

Springboks back to No 1 after All Blacks crash to Ireland defeat

The Springboks have regained their World Rugby No 1 ranking after beating Scotland and watching on as the All Blacks lost to Ireland.

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The Springboks have regained their World Rugby No 1 ranking after beating Scotland and watching on as the All Blacks lost to Ireland. Photo: Twitter @Springboks

The world champion Springboks have regained their World Rugby No 1 ranking after beating Scotland and watching on as the All Blacks lost to Ireland.

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The Springboks entered the weekend 0.03 behind the All Blacks in the rankings, but picked up 0.49 points after thrashing Scotland 30-15 at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

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The All Blacks could’ve retained their top spot in the standings had they beaten Ireland in Dublin, but instead crashed to a dd defeat.

New Zealand’s finest lost 1.34 points to slump a full 1.81 points behind the Springboks.

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