Here’s How Ireland Can Become The Number One Ranked Team In The World This Weekend

Top spot.

Wales’ status as the world’s number one ranked team will come under threat from Ireland in Cardiff at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.

A win by more than 15 points would see Ireland go top of the World Rugby Rankings for the first time in history once the rankings are officially updated on Monday afternoon.

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It won’t be an easy task as Wales are on their best home winning run since 1912 with 11 victories in a row registered at the Principality stadium on their route to claiming top spot in the rankings.

New Zealand can regain the top spot two weeks after ending their 509-week reign if Ireland draw or win narrowly at the Principality Stadium. Anything other than a win for Warren Gatland’s Welshmen would see them relinquish their top spot and drop to fourth.