World Rugby Rankings Set For Major Shake-Up On Monday

Changing landscape.

Ireland’s victory over the All Blacks is the big talking point from the November internationals – with Joe Schmidt’s side now just 1.37 points behind the world champions in the rankings.

But yesterday’s win over the USA won’t get them any closer when the rankings are released tomorrow, nor will New Zealand’s win over Italy widen the gap any further, given the rankings of the two respective losers.

There will be a major shake-up however further down the list following Fiji’s shock win over France in Paris last night. The pacific islanders are set to jump to a career high 8th in the world thanks to the win.

The win will bring them above the defeated France, as well as Argentina and marks a seismic shift as the traditional ‘tier two’ nation rise above two of rugby’s heavyweights. Next year’s World Cup will certainly be interesting…