New Zealand increase rankings lead

(IRB.COM) Monday 12 July 2010
New Zealand increase rankings lead
Ma'a Nonu scored one of New Zealand's tries against South Africa

New Zealand extended their lead at the top of the IRB World Rankings with a 32-12 win over second-placed South Africa at Eden Park in Auckland.


Defending Tri Nations champions South Africa came into the match knowing that a win would see them replace the All Blacks at the top of the rankings, but the home team scored four tries to none as their margin of victory increased their cushion over South Africa to 3.66 rating points.

Kenya move up three

Kenya retained their 100% record in the 2010 Victoria Cup with a 21-5 win over Uganda at the RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi and also moved up three places to 35th in the IRB World Rankings.

Nato Simiyu scored two first-half tries for Kenya in front of 4,000 fans. Uganda's only score came from Bishop Onen, a try sandwiched between Simiyu's efforts.