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Calculation

Men’s and Women's World Rugby Rankings are calculated using a 'Points Exchange' system, where sides gain or lose points based on the match result. Other criteria include the relative strength of each team, the margin of victory, and an allowance for home advantage.

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Member Unions

All member countries have a rating, typically between 0 and 100. The top side in the world will normally have a rating above 90. Any match that is not a full international between two member countries does not count at all.

RWC Ranking

Points are doubled during the World Cup Finals to recognise the importance of this event, but all other international matches, friendly or competitive, are treated the same across the world.

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November 2018 international: Romania v USA
World rankings

Eagles make history with highest ranking

While Ireland understandably captured most of the headlines for their first home win over New Zealand, the USA made a piece of their own history some 2,000 miles away in Bucharest. We take a look at how this weekend's games affected the World Rugby Rankings.

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