Rankings have been updated & AB are indeed #1 by 91.15 to 90.95 so obviously the "No Home Advantage" part of the algorithm doesn't apply which is imo just bizarre: an AB win in Townsville will count as a win in Dunners? But a win in Brisbane counts as a win in Jo'burg or Cape Town? Not to mention we got as many points for the Brisbane win as we would've had it been in BA. That's so messed up.
Anyways, it is what it is & adds a little more spice to the upcoming matches.
Wobs have leap-frogged Ireland & Ringinland into third. Probably not enough points on offer v Argentina to go any higher but quite the turnaround & cause for optimism I'd have thought.
1. Who is their top hookers? Samisoni and Asafo are extremely powerful, and I think the ABs need ball-carrying and raw power in their forward pack. In 2019, the only line-bender they had was Ardie Savea.
2. It seems pretty much locked-in that bar injury, 4 and 5 will be Retallick and Whitelock respectively. So who wears the 19 jersey?