You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Ireland move above England in World Rankings

PlanetRugby logo PlanetRugby 13/03/2018
a group of football players posing for a picture © Getty Images

Ireland have celebrated winning the Six Nations title by moving above England and into second place in the World Rugby Rankings.

Ireland were handed the title following France's 22-16 victory over England, after Joe Schmidt's men had beaten Scotland 28-8 earlier in the day.

© getty

On top of denying England a third successive championship, they have now added salt to the wounds by leapfrogging the Red Rose on the world rankings.

 World Rugby RankingsPrevious position in brackets 1(1) New Zealand  93.99 2(3) Ireland   87.85 3(2) England   87.50 4(4) Australia   85.49 5(6) South Africa 83.81 6(5) Scotland   83.80 7(7) Wales   83.07 8(10)France   79.44 9(8) Argentina   78.22 10(9)Fiji   77.93 With thanks to World Rugby


More From Planet Rugby

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon