It’s Official – We’ve Got A New Number One Team In The World
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Top of the world.
Ireland have climbed to number one in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time in history following Saturday’s 19-10 win over Wales.
The win, which was their second in as many weeks over Wales, was worth just over six-tenths of a rating point to Ireland and improves their overall score to 89.47 points.
The All Blacks meanwhile, remain on 89.40 points following their emphatic 92-7 win against Tonga at Eden Park in Auckland but drop to second in the world.
The defeat for Wales means they drop as low as fifth in the world, just three weeks after climbing to the top for the first time in their history. Gatland’s men now find themselves on 87.32 points, just two-hundredths of a point fewer than the Springboks in fourth place.