Springboks end the year at No 1 despite not playing a single Test

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Test rugby is finished for 2020.

Sunday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash at Twickenham between England and France was the final Test of the Covid-19 disrupted year.

SPRINGBOKS DIDNT PLAY A SINGLE TEST IN 2020

The Springboks started the year atop the standings having just won the 2019 Rugby World Cup and they will finish the year in the same position.

This despite not playing a single Test over the past 12 months.

Nevertheless, the Springboks will end the year on 94.20 points.

England will finish in second place on 89.49, some 4.71 points adrift of South Africa.

The All Blacks will have to be content with third spot on 88.95.

The top 3 will be followed by France, Ireland, Australia, Scotland, Argentina, Wales and Japan in rounding out the top 10.

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TOP 10 IN THE FINAL 2020 WORLD RUGBY RANKINGS:

1.South Africa – 94.20

2.England – 89.49

3. New Zealand – 88.95

4. France – 85.30

5. Ireland – 84.65

6. Australia – 83.08

7. Scotland – 80.82

8. Argentina – 80.31

9. Wales – 79.36

10. Japan – 79.29

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