The Latest World Rankings Following Another Weekend Of Internationals


Wales have moved back up to fifth in the world rankings following their narrow win over the Springboks.

Rob Howley’s men have endured a mixed November but will no doubt be pleased that they’ve managed to come out of it still fifth in the world. South Africa’s rapid decline continues with Allister Coetzee’s side dropping down to sixth in the world.

New Zealand, England, Australia and Ireland still make up the top four, with Joe Schmidt’s men now breathing down the necks of the Wallabies following their thrilling win over Michael Cheika’s side at the Aviva.


Scotland, France, Argentina and Fiji make up the top 10 with the Vern Cotter’s side hanging on to a top eight spot alongside Les Blues as the Rugby World Cup 2019 pool draw looms.

Tonga, Switzerland and Poland have all also moved up in the rankings, with the Swiss climbing from 35th up to 33rd in the world.

World Rugby Rankings as of November 28th:

(Previous weeks positions in brackets)

1 (1) New Zealand 94.78 rating points
2 (2) England 89.84
3 (3) Australia 86.97
4 (4) Ireland 84.62
5 (6) Wales 82.55
6 (5) South Africa 81.79
7 (7) Scotland 80.67
8 (8) France 80.13
9 (9) Argentina 79.91
10 (10) Fiji 76.46

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