Following their stunning victory over Australia, Scotland have moved up to their highest ever World Rugby Ranking.
It was only a few months ago that Scotland broke all previous records and moved up to 5th, but now they’ve gone one better an taken 4th place following a strong Six Nations and back to back victories over Italy and then Australia on their Summer tour.
Going into Saturday’s game the men in blue were in 6th, having slid down a place after losses to France and England, but they now leapfrog both South Africa and Australia to put them amongst the top sides in the world.
Only the All Blacks (1), England (2) and Ireland (3) sit ahead of Gregor Townsend’s men.
The move up will further call into question Warren Gatland’s decision to ignore the talents of so many Scottish players in the Lions squad. But their loss is clearly Scotland’s gain.