Scotland have been rewarded for a highly successful Autumn international campaign with a move up the World Rugby Rankings.
Gregor Townsend has built on the significant progress made by former coach Vern Cotter with victories over Australia and Samoa, and his side were within a whisker of beating the All Blacks – something that has been reflected in the rankings that will be announced by World Rugby tomorrow.
Scotland’s record victory over Australia, coupled with Wales’ win over South Africa yesterday, has seen the men in blue leapfrog the Boks and regain the 5th spot – a place they held for the first time ever earlier this year following their own win over Wales in the Six Nations.
The sides sitting above them are New Zealand (1st), England (2nd), Ireland (3rd) and the Australians (4th) who Scotland thrashed last week.
Should Scotland have a successful Six Nations then they will be on course to replace Australia and reach their highest ever World Rugby ranking of 4th.
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