England drop to 3rd in IRB Rankings

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Mar 30, 2021, 02:21

South Africa have a commanding lead sitting with over 5 points above New Zealand and almost 10 above England, who are now third.  

France drop 2 positions down after a hit and miss tournament. Wales make no changes despite winning the 6 nations. 

Top 30 rankings as of 29 March, 2021[1]
1Steady South Africa94.20
2Steady New Zealand88.95
3Increase 1 England85.44
4Increase 1 Ireland84.69
5Decrease 2 France84.27
6Steady Wales83.44
7Steady Australia83.08
8Increase 1 Scotland82.02
9Decrease 1 Argentina80.31
10Steady Japan79.29

Mar 30, 2021, 09:24

England should be in seventh spot,suppose the 2019 and 2020 results still propping them up.
good to see All Blacks in second...good spot for them.

Mar 30, 2021, 21:19

I would have thought  Wales would be better ranked at this stage...

Mar 30, 2021, 22:56

Rankings are temporary...a bit of a farce until the rest of the world plays ...a lot of rugby remains to be played...the world cup is the only cornerstone of ultimate measurement but there again is temporary...the NZ'ers are the biggest producers of measurement and until any opposition can beat them in a row will always remain the country to beat... overall despite covid 19 they will stamp their standards. If SA rugby can beat them 3 times in a row then I will admit I'm wrong, but what (I think) we have now is a bigger pool of potential WC winners . WC's are the only standard of champions but this is open to inaccuracy. 

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