All Blacks number one for 46 months and counting
irb.com and James Mortimer 17 Sep 2013 Getty Images
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Even on the back of their first defeat of 2013, South Africa still sit nearly three rating points above the leading northern hemisphere team, England in third with Australia a further two points adrift in fourth.
Australia hung on to beat Argentina 14-13 in the weekend’s other Rugby Championship encounter in Perth to record their first win under new coach Ewen McKenzie. However, the victory on home soil had no impact on the rankings with Argentina remaining in 10th.
The Rugby Championship continues on 28 September when South Africa host Australia in Cape Town and New Zealand travel to La Plata to face Argentina.
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