World Rankings: England and Ireland move up
NEWS: Wins over France and Scotland have seen England and Ireland both improve their position in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings.
England reclaim the third place they lost a fortnight ago thanks to their thrilling 23-20 victory in the 108th edition of ‘Le Crunch’, while Ireland move 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, because of the results in Six Nations 2021 and the Rugby Europe Championship 2021.
Argentina benefitted from Scotland’s near-miss, taking eighth place off them with the Scots dropping to ninth.
Meanwhile, Uruguay swap places with Spain, who were narrowly beaten 25-19 at home by Georgia, and are now 18th and 19th respectively.
And the closest result of them all, a 27-28 home defeat to Romania, has cost Portugal three places. Os Lobos drop to 24th with Hong Kong, Namibia and Canada the countries to benefit.