The Latest World Rankings Are Out & It’s Good News For Ireland


Ireland have moved back to third in the World Rankings after South Africa’s draw with Australia on Saturday in the Rugby Championship.

Saturday’s 27-27 draw in Bloemfontein, three weeks after the sides played out a 23-23 stalemate in Perth, has resulted in the Springboks losing a fraction under half a rating point to drop to 85.35 points, putting them below Ireland, who take their place in third, by four-hundredths. Australia stay fifth but with an improved rating of 84.66 points.

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Elsewhere there was no movement with New Zealand and England still occupying the top two spots.


World Rugby Rankings
Previous position in brackets

1(1) New Zealand 95.21
2(2) England 90.14
3(4) Ireland 85.39
4(3) South Africa 85.35
5(5) Australia 84.66
6(6) Scotland 82.47
7(7) Wales 81.73
8(8) France 79.63
9(9) Fiji 79.48
10(10) Argentina 77.86