The Latest World Rankings Are Out & It’s Good News For Ireland
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Number two in the world.
Ireland are up to second place in the World Rankings for the first time since August 2015 following their bonus-point win over Scotland and England’s narrow loss to France in Paris.
The two results combined not only saw Ireland claim the 2018 Six Nations title with a round to spare but also brought about a swing of 2.52 rating points in their favour.
Ireland are now on 87.85 points – over six behind the world’s number one team New Zealand, and 0.35 in front of England, who they face at Twickenham on Saturday as they go in pursuit of only their third Grand Slam.
Elsewhere in the table, Scotland’s defeat at the Aviva Stadium saw them drop to sixth below South Africa in the rankings, while France are up two places to eighth as their 22-16 victory over England saw them gain 1.89 points, which was enough for them to leapfrog Argentina and Fiji.