• Ireland leapfrog Wales

    Ireland have climbed to seventh on the IRB rankings following their 26-3 win against Wales.

    This was the only movement as a consequence of the Six Nations with England’s 20-0 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield strengthening their position in fourth and France remaining fifth after a 30-10 win over the lower ranked Italians had no impact on their rating of 82.05.

    IRB rankings (Top 15)

    1. New Zealand 93.81
    2. South Africa 89.34
    3. Australia 86.88
    4. England 85.18
    5. France 82.05
    6. Ireland 81.05
    7. Wales 79.10
    8. Samoa 77.34
    9. Argentina 76.44
    10. Scotland 75.26
    11. Fiji 74.21
    12. Tonga 73.21
    13. Italy 73.13
    14. Japan 72.06
    15. Canada 70.75
    Full rankings

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    Simon Borchardt