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Rankings blow for Scotland

Scotland have dropped outside the world's top 10 following their RBS 6 Nations home defeat against England on Saturday.

The Scots' 13-6 loss relegated them one place to 11th, swapping positions with Samoa in the latest International Rugby Board rankings list.

England stay fifth, but Wales have climbed two places to sixth as a result of Sunday's thrilling 23-21 victory over Ireland in Dublin, with the Irish falling to eighth.

Six Nations title favourites France, conquerors of Italy two days ago, remain third behind world champions and runaway leaders New Zealand, while Australia lie second.


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