World Rugby Rankings history made following shock Six Nations weekend


Round four of the Guinness Six Nations championship was a bit of a wild one, to say the least, following some surprising results.

Italy claimed their first win in Rome in 11 years when they downed Scotland before England upset Ireland and ended their dreams of an unprecedented second consecutive Six Nations Grand Slam.

The result for Italy also created a bit of history, with the Azzurri climbing to ninth in the rankings – above Australia for the first time since the rankings were introduced all the way back in 2003.

England, meanwhile, stay in the 5th because of France’s win.

World Rugby Rankings

1) South Africa 94.54
2) Ireland 90.69
3) New Zealand 89.80
4) France 87.31
5) England 86.35
6) Scotland 82.82
7) Argentina 80.68
8) Wales 78.62
9) Italy 78.05
10) Australia 77.48

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