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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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November Internationals 2018: France v Fiji
World rankings

Historic highs for Fiji and USA but New Zealand remain on top

New Zealand remained untouchable at the top of the World Rugby Rankings but for a number of nations, including the USA and Fiji, 2018 was a year of significant change. We take a look back at some of the main developments.

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