WORLD RANKINGS: Wales overtake Ireland
NEWS: Wales are up to second place in the World Rugby Rankings – for the first time since 28 September, 2015 – following their 25-7 win over Ireland in the final round of the Six Nations on Saturday.
No amount of wind or rain could dampen the celebrations in Cardiff and throughout the Principality as a whole as Wales completed their third Grand Slam under Warren Gatland and extended their winning run in tests to 14 matches.
Wales’ rating is now only a fraction lower than 90 points with the gap between themselves and the world’s number one team, New Zealand, standing at 2.58 points.
Ireland drop to third following the loss of 1.23 rating points, while England’s incredible 38-38 draw in a see-saw Calcutta Cup match saw them lose a point and Scotland gain one but with both teams staying put in the rankings, in fourth and seventh respectively.
France gained just over seventh-tenths of a point for their 25-14 victory over Italy, but they remain in eighth, an improvement of one place on their position at the start of the year.
See World’s Top Ten below: