South Africa is back at number seven in the World Rugby rankings, for the third time since the rankings system was introduced, back in 2003.

The Springboks slipped back to seventh in the world after the embarrassing 32-19 defeat away to Argentina in the Rugby Championship.

They occupied that spot earlier in 2018, and also once in 2017.

The world rankings paint a desperate picture for the Rugby Championship in general, with Australia ranked fifth and Argentina moving up to 9th, hardly a good reflection on a tournament that is meant to showcase the best rugby in the world.

The All Blacks still top the standings, followed by Ireland, Wales and England.