Wales move to second on World Rugby rankings after Grand Slam win

Wales move to second on World Rugby rankings after Grand Slam win

Wales have moved to second place in World Rugby’s rankings for the first time since September 2015 following their 25-7 win over Ireland in the final round of the Six Nations on Saturday.

Their rating is now only marginally under 90 points with the gap between themselves and the world's number one team, New Zealand, at 2,58 points.

Ireland have dropped by 1,23 rating points to third place after their, while England's 38-38 draw in a see-saw Calcutta Cup against Scotland saw them lose a point and Scotland gain one. Both teams remain where they were in the rankings at fourth and seventh respectively.

France, who beat 14th-ranked Italy 25-14 in Rome, remain eighth.

The Springboks remain in fifth position.

World Rugby top 20 ‒
1.New Zealand 92,54
2. Wales 89,96
3. Ireland 88,69
4. England 87,27
5. South Africa 84,58
6. Australia 82,0
7. Scotland 79,17
8. France 79,42
9. Fiji 77,95
10. Argentina 77,05
11. Japan 75,24
12. Georgia 74,42
13. Tonga 73,02
14. Italy 72,04
15. USA 71,71
16. Uruguay 69,09
17. Samoa 68,78
18. Romania 65.84
19. Spain 65,11
20. Russia 63,72