Ireland is second in the men’s rugby world rankings; New Zealand in fourth place lowest ever | News about Rugby Union
Ireland’s first historic win over the Blacks in New Zealand helped move them to second place in the standings; The All Blacks dropped to fourth; France takes the lead and this is the first time since the rankings were introduced that Northern Hemisphere teams take the top two places.
Last updated: 11/07/22 5:54 pm
Ireland has risen to second place in the men’s rugby world rankings, while the All Blacks have dropped to their lowest-ever position of fourth.
The new leaderboard for the men’s game was announced on Monday and reflects results from the weekend’s matches, including those from the Summer Tour live on Sports sky.
In Dunedin, Andy Farrell’s men made history by winning the All Blacks for the first time on Kiwi land.
The result and that of France – who won 20-15 over Japan – mean Ireland is currently sitting in second place in the men’s standings behind Les Bleus.
Ireland would have really taken the top spot if it hadn’t been for the belated efforts of Will Jordan, which closed the gap between the All Blacks and Farrell’s men. Ireland needs a 16-point win to secure the top spot.
For the first time in history, France topped the men’s rugby world rankings.
With France and Ireland sitting in first and second, this is the first time since the rankings were introduced back in October 2003 that Northern Hemisphere teams have occupied the top two spots. .
The Springboks are currently in third place, with New Zealand having dropped to its lowest ever position of fourth.
England and Scotland’s victories over Australia and Argentina mean both Northern Hemisphere teams are ahead of their opponents.
World Rugby stipulates that the men’s and women’s rankings are calculated using a ‘Score’ system in which the sides gain or lose points based on the outcome of the match. Other criteria include the relative strength of each team, the percentage of wins, and the allowance for home advantage.
The rankings are released in full on Mondays, which means a weekend full of people who decide the series on Sports sky Will be importing heavily on the next order on Monday, July 18.
Men’s Rugby World Rankings as of July 11
Top 10 Teams – Ranking and Movement
|1. France||89.41||Up from the third|
|2. Ireland||88.79||Up from wednesday|
|3. South Africa||88.61||Down to the first word|
|4. New Zealand||88.17||Second word down|
|5. English||85.14||Increase from Friday|
|6. Australia||83.28||Reduced from Thursday|
|7. Scotland||82.99||Increase from eighth|
|8. Wales||81.28||Up from ninth|
|9. Argentina||79.39||Discount from Saturday|
|10. Japan||77.74||Maintain position|
How to follow Sky Sports Summer Tour deciders
Every decision test is streamed live Sky Sports Action throughout Saturday, as teams in the Northern Hemisphere are all aiming to replicate the success they achieved last weekend.
- New Zealand vs Ireland in Wellington – coverage from 7:30am (8:05am start)
- Australia vs England in Sydney – coverage from 10:15am (10:55am start)
- South Africa vs Wales In Cape Town – coverage from 3:30pm (4.05pm start)
- Argentina vs Scotland in Santiago del Estero – coverage from 7.30pm (launches 8.10pm)
Ireland will first play the Maori All Blacks in Wellington on Tuesday. Keith Earls will lead the team as they equalize the streak against the Maori All Blacks and the live competition Sky Sports Action from 7.50 am.
Watch all the action from the Summer Tour on Saturday, with live coverage on Sky Sports Action from 7:30am.