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World Rankings

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.

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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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All Blacks aim to celebrate nine years at the top in style

The world's leading two teams go head-to-head in Dublin on Saturday with the All Blacks, who this week celebrated nine years at the top of the World Rugby Rankings, taking on nearest rivals Ireland. We look ahead to another busy weekend of international rugby.

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