Now that the first shake-up is over, the IRB rankings have been released.
The top five all stay in the same order – New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Argentina and France. England take sixth place from Ireland, pushing our boys down to seventh. Scotland are up two places to eighth, and Fiji are in the top ten at ninth place. The team Fiji sent home at the weekend, Wales, drop two places to tenth. Italy do likewise, falling from ninth to eleventh.
Further down the rankings, those mighty Namibians who caused us so much difficulty in our opening match, dropped one place to 25th.
Full rankings here.