14 Jun 2016

English climb above Boks after win over Wallabies

9:08 am on 14 June 2016

England's win over the Wallabies on the weekend has seen the team leapfrog the Boks to reach No.3 in the World Rugby rankings.

Eddie Jones' team's 39-28 victory over an ill-disciplined Australian side has them 1-0 up in the three-Test series.

England's Marland Yarde (C) celebrates scoring against the Wallabies with team-mates Mike Brown (L) and Jonathan Joseph (R) in their international rugby union match played in Brisbane on June 11, 2016. 

England's Marland Yarde (C) celebrates scoring against the Wallabies Photo: AFP

And their first-ever win in Brisbane means the Springboks slip to fourth in the rankings, after the home loss to Ireland.

The 26-20 win at Newlands - despite playing an hour of the game down to 14 men - was the Irish team's first-ever triumph in South Africa.

Fiji leapfrog Japan up to No.10 after both teams won on the weekend.

Fiji came back from a 15-0 half-time deficit to open the Pacific Nations Cup with a 23-18 victory over Tonga in Suva, while the Japanese hung on to claim a 26-22 Test victory against Canada in Vancouver, despite playing the last 26 minutes with 14 men.

The All Blacks remain well on top of the rankings, ahead of Australia.