Eire and England are the primary beneficiaries within the newest World Rugby Rankings, having each moved up one place because of wins within the Six Nations.
England have reclaimed third place within the official rankings, having come out on high in an exhilarating match against France at Twickenham Stadium.
Consequently, Les Bleus have dropped one place again to fourth, though lower than a degree separates themselves and England within the rating system.
🤞 “I used to be simply crossing my fingers and hoping the lads may pull it off. I ought to by no means have doubted them.”
Guinness Six Nations Participant of the Match Tadhg Beirne displays on Eire’s win over Scotland
— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) March 14, 2021
Eire leapfrogged the Wallabies within the rankings to return to sixth place because of their away win in Edinburgh, though the boys in inexperienced did enter the 2021 Six Nations Championship in fifth place.
Scotland drop one place to ninth on account of the loss to the Irish, as Argentina rise above them, regardless of the Pumas not taking part in since they drew with Australia in final 12 months’s Tri Nations in December.
— Rugby Europe (@rugby_europe) March 14, 2021
Elsewhere, Spain and Portugal dropped to 18th and twenty fourth place respectively on account of their losses to Georgia and Romania within the newest spherical of the Rugby Europe Championship.
Uruguay, Hong Kong, Canada and Namibia all rose one place within the rankings because of Spain and Portugal’s losses within the second-tier European competitors.
Try the highest 15 within the World Rugby Rankings under
1. South Africa (N/C) – 94.20
2. New Zealand (N/C) – 88.95
3. England (+1) – 86.41
4. France (-1) – 85.64
5. Wales (+2) – 83.97
6. Eire (+1) – 83.72
7. Australia (+1) – 83.08
8. Argentina (+1) – 80.31
9. Scotland (-1) – 80.12
10. Japan (N/C) – 79.29
11. Fiji (N/C) – 76.87
12. Georgia (N/C) – 72.18
13. Tonga (N/C) – 71.44
14. Samoa (+1) – 70.72
15. Italy (-1) – 70.65