Wales will be confined to the third band of teams directly
qualified for the 2015 World Cup pool allocation draw on
Monday after losing 14-12 to Australia on Saturday.
The Welsh went into their final test of the year ranked
seventh in the International Rugby Board (IRB) rankings but
knowing that defeat to Australia would relegate them to ninth
spot below Samoa and Argentina.
England will remain fifth in the rankings despite their
impressive 38-21 win over New Zealand.
The rankings are used to rank the 12 directly qualified teams
for the World Cup into three bands. They will be officially
published at 1200GMT on Monday.
Sides ranked one to four will be in band one and will avoid
each other until the knockout stages. The teams ranked five
to eight will be in band two and the remaining four in band