Latest World Rankings: England Reclaim Third, Ireland Climb

Latest World Rankings: England Reclaim Third, Ireland Climb

There are no less than seven changes in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings this week following the action in the Rugby Europe Championship and the Six Nations.

Wins over France and Scotland have seen England and Ireland both improve their position in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings. England reclaimed the third place they lost a fortnight ago thanks to their thrilling 23-20 victory in the 108th edition of ‘Le Crunch’, while Ireland moved above Australia and into sixth following their equally tight 27-24 win at Murrayfield.

Five other teams are on the up, too, without even taking to the field. Argentina benefitted from Scotland’s loss with Los Pumas taking eighth place off of Gregor Townsend's men. Uruguay swap places with Spain, who were narrowly beaten 25-19 at home by Georgia, and are now 18th and 19th respectively. 

Portugal's 28-27 loss to Romania has seen them drop three places in the rankings dropping to 24th place with Hong Kong, Namibia and Canada the countries to benefit.

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Via: World Rugby

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