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Featured : U20 Trophy

U20 Trophy : All matches across the four matchdays on 9, 13, 17 and 21 July will take place in the Estádio Martins Pereira in São José dos Campos.

Women's Rankings


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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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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Lionesses reach historic rankings high as France move up to third

Kenya’s comprehensive victory in the Elgon Cup lifts them to their highest position in the World Rugby Women’s Rankings, while New Zealand cement their status as the world's number one team and France end the week with a climb back to third.

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