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Match Centre

Men's Rankings

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.

Full Explanation
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.

Full Rankings

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Biggest Climbers

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Biggest Fallers

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Rugby Europe Championship 2019: Belgium v Germany
World rankings

Big incentive for Belgium in Rugby Europe Championship

With the Six Nations and Americas Rugby Championship taking a break, our regular weekly World Rugby Rankings preview focuses on the second round of the Rugby Europe Championship.

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