Ireland leapfrog England in rankings
- 12 Mar 2018
Ireland have replaced England in second place in the World Rugby rankings following their 28-8 win over Scotland in the Six Nations on Saturday.
England, who lost 22-16 to France, drop down to third place, having been docked 1.88 points.
France are the big climbers due to their victory, gaining 1.88 points to climb from 10th to eighth.
The Springboks have replaced Scotland in fifth place in the rankings after the latter were docked 0.63 points for losing to Ireland.
World Rugby rankings (Top 10):
1. New Zealand 93.99
2. Ireland 87.85
3. England 87.50
4. Australia 85.49
5. South Africa 83.81
6. Scotland 83.80
7. Wales 83.07
8. France 79.44
9. Argentina 78.22
10. Fiji 77.93
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