Ireland officially No 1 in the world

2019-09-10T07:53:33+02:00

Ireland will go into the 2019 World Cup as World Rugby’s No 1-ranked team.

Saturday’s 19-10 victory over Wales was worth just over sixth-tenths of a rating point to Ireland and improves their overall score to 89.47 points.

The All Blacks remain on 89.40 points following their 92-7 win against Tonga in Hamilton.

Wales’ defeat to Ireland sees them drop to fifth, with the Springboks – who beat Japan 41-7 in Kumagaya – climbing up to fourth.

World Rugby rankings:

1. Ireland 89.47
2. New Zealand 89.40
3. England 88.13
4. South Africa 87.34
5. Wales 87.32
6. Australia 84.05
7. Scotland 81.00
8. France 79.72
9. Fiji 77.43
10. Japan 76.70

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