this is the problem with world rankings. It's reliable up to a point. No question NZ are No1. But the FFR 8th? I dont think so. It doesn't give an accurate picture for every nation. If the FFR happens to beat Italy they stay in Top 10. This comedy has been going on for years. In last 6N Italy were cleary the better side and dominated (mostly upfront). Italy lost the game more than the blue charade won it. Came down to a miraculous try saving tackle by Penaud. On form and results les Bleus are much closer to 14th (Italy's ranking) than 8th. Their current ranking is completely skewed. Argentina with the Jaguares SR finalist (and going down to an ABs side disguised as the Crusaders) shud qualify. They're coached by Quesada and Ledesma who have spent virtually their entire playing career in Top 14. They'll have the Brunel brigade on toast. The last Eng-Fra was over at half-time. Eng and Arg should go thru.