World Rugby Rankings Boost For Ireland Following All Blacks Win

Catching up.

Ireland have been handed a World Rugby Rankings boost following their 16-9 win over New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday night.

An incredible defensive display from the men in green kept the world champions try-less for the first time since the second Lions Test in 2017, and become the first northern hemisphere team excluding the touring side to do so since 1995.

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Ireland’s first ever home win against the All Blacks means they gain additional 1.05 points., while New Zealand have lost 1.04 points as a result of the defeat.

Ireland’s total now stands at 91.17 points – only 1.37 points behind the All Blacks, who celebrated an unbroken nine-year reign as the world’s highest ranked team last Friday.