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# World Rankings

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# November Tests
Argentina make 4 changes to starting XV ahead of Ireland clash
Pumas’ flanker Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe will captain the side at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.
# IreArg
Kidney striving to shake Argentina loose and claim rankings boost
The two sides have identical results over their past 10 games and are separated by a solitary ranking point.
# IreArg
Heaslip cracks it – Play Argentina for 80 minutes or we won’t come close
The Irish captain may be on to something here.
# IreArg
November tests: The only way is up for Foley
The Ireland forwards coach has personal experience of grinding out victories over Argentina.
# Grudge match
'I'm sure we're going to hop off each other at the weekend' - Keith Earls
Replacing the world-class Brian O’Driscoll may prove impossible but a starring role against Argentina won’t go astray.
# IreArg
November tests: Sexton misses training but back row set to stay intact
The Irish out-half may not train until Thursday morning.
Ireland fall behind Argentina in latest world rankings
Declan Kidney’s men are now eighth in the world, while the Pumas – who come to Dublin on November 24 – move up to seventh.
Going down: Trap's Ireland plummet in world rankings
The Republic of Ireland have dropped eight places to 36th following last month’s 6-1 defeat against Germany in Dublin.
# Boxing
Ward breaks back into world top 10
Katie Taylor remains the undisputed world number one in the latest AIBA boxing rankings for October.
# top dog
Federer hails Djokovic as 'real' number one
“It is going to be Novak. I do not think there should be any debate around about that.”
Ireland down two in latest FIFA rankings
Spain remain the world’s number one side with Germany in second ahead of their trip to Dublin next week.
# World Rankings
Tiger Woods is back up to fourth in the world
It marks a massive improvement for the American after his in the Memorial Tournament at the weekend.
# Class Act
Normal order: Federer triumphs in Madrid Open
The Swiss tennis player is now ranked number two in the world, following his victory earlier today.
# Proper Order?
Rank 'em: Ireland unchanged as Wales move up to fifth in the world
Declan Kidney’s Ireland remain eighth in the latest revision of the IRB World Rankings.
# Six Nations 2012
Saint-André sticks with winning squad for Ireland’s visit
Meanwhile, Ireland have dropped to eighth in the IRB world rankings following yesterday’s defeat against Wales.
# Progress
Movin' on up: Ireland placed 21st in latest FIFA World Rankings
Trap’s men have been rewarded for beating Estonia earlier this month, as they have improved their position in the latest standings.
# Injustice
Wales drop two places in latest rugby world ranking
Warren Gatland’s side were one of the highlights of the World Cup, but the most recent ranking sees them drop below both Ireland and Argentina.
# Move on up
Ireland climb four more places to 25th in world rankings
Giovanni Trapattoni has led the Boys in Green yet further up FIFA’s rankings ahead of next month’s play-off with Estonia.
# Have your say
Poll: Do you fancy our chances against Estonia?
On the face of it, Ireland received a favourable Euro 2012 play-off draw, but are we being overly optimistic with regard to our chances?
# Ambition
McIlroy wants no1 spot by 'next year'
The golfer has also dismissed rumours that indicated he was leaving Northern Ireland for good.
# Slip
Tiger Woods drops out of top 10 in the world for first time in 14 years
Former No 1 is down to 12th place in the rankings – it’s the first time he’s been outside the top 10 since he won the first of his majors.
# Kingpin
Kaymer on top of the world as he prepares for Matchplay final
Martin Kaymer is certain to become the new world number one after defeating Bubba Watson in the World Matchplay Championship semi-final.