Richard Ferguson

Movers and shakers in rankings


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content, Six Nations, Springboks, Wallabies on 7 Feb 2012 at 08:00
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After this weekend’s Six Nations fixtures, the Scots have fallen from the top 10 rugby nations and now lie in 11th spot, behind two Islander teams in Tonga and Samoa.

The big mover after the fixtures is Wales, jumping from 8th to 6th spot. Ireland have gone in the opposite direction, dropping from 6th to 8th spot after their last minute loss to the Welsh.

The Springboks are still stuck in 4th spot, behind New Zealand, Australia and France. England round off the top 5 International rugby nations.

Here are the top 12 nations, with their previous ranking in brackets:

1 (1) NZL 91.43
2 (2) AUS 87.99
3 (3) FRA 84.70
4 (4) RSA 84.34
5 (5) ENG 82.34
6 (8) WAL 81.01
7 (7) ARG 80.28
8 (6) IRL 79.25
9 (9) TGA 76.63
10 (11) SAM 75.81
11 (10) SCO 75.44
12 (12) ITA 73.99



6 Comments

  • :oops:

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.02.12 09:39:49 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Well, i definitely think we’re better than the French, but I suppose the World Cup was the ultimate yardstick and we played like pants when the pressure was on. We also sucked in last year’s Tri Nations, so all in all it’s not an unfair reflection.

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.02.12 10:01:59 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) : Seconded. I just don’t know how people can convince themselves that our previous coach did a good job when we wind up fourth on the rankings after his tenure. :?:

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.02.12 10:09:12 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 3) : Let’s hope HM can get as back up there asap.

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.02.12 10:17:32 by JarsonX Reply
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  • PdV had only one good year as coach and it was 2009

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.02.12 11:04:23 by Mutley Reply

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  • If wales beat the scots and italy somehow manages to beat england then wales might move up into 5th.
    and ireland beat france we might move back to 3rd.

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.02.12 16:00:13 by MJ Reply

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