logo World Rugby RankingsTM, December 2016

(computed from international matches played through December 1st, 2016)

"The original Internet rugby union world rankings"

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RankTeamPrevious rankingChange
1New Zealand(1)
2England(2)
3Ireland(6)+3
4Australia(3)-1
5Wales(5)
6South Africa(4)-2
7Scotland(7)
8Argentina(8)
9France(9)
10Fiji(11)+1
11Japan(12)+1
12Georgia(10)-2
13Samoa(14)+1
14Tonga(15)+1
15Italy(13)-2
16Romania(17)+1
17United States(16)-1
18Canada(18)
19Namibia(19)
20Russia(21)+1
21Kenya(22)+1
22Spain(23)+1
23Germany(24)+1
24Uruguay(20)-4
25Hong Kong(25)
26Portugal(26)
27Belgium(30)+3
28Chile(27)-1
29Brazil(28)-1
30Netherlands(40)+10
31Switzerland(36)+5
32Senegal(32)
33Uganda(33)
34Zimbabwe(34)
35Tunisia(35)
36South Korea(31)-5
37Czech Republic(38)+1
38Poland(41)+3
39Moldova(39)
40Ukraine(29)-11
41Paraguay(37)-4
42Malta(43)+1
43Sweden(44)+1
44Madagascar(45)+1
45Cote d'Ivoire(46)+1
46Israel(52)+6
47Croatia(42)-5
48Lithuania(51)+3
49Latvia(50)+1
50Botswana(47)-3
51Malaysia(48)-3
52Sri Lanka(49)-3
53Luxembourg(56)+3
54United Arab Emirates(54)
55Kazakhstan(53)-2
56Singapore(55)-1
57Philippines(57)
58Andorra(59)+1
59Cyprus(60)+1
60Hungary(62)+2
61Slovenia(61)
62Serbia(63)+1
63Taiwan(58)-5
64Austria(64)
65Denmark(65)
66Bosnia(66)
67Turkey(68)+1
68Norway(69)+1
69Finland(71)+2
70Thailand(67)-3
71Greece(70)-1
72Bulgaria(72)


Number of match results that were used to compute the rankings:
849 (gross) 245.1 (time-weighted)
Number [%] of these results that are correctly predicted by these rankings:
700.5 [82.5%] (gross) 213.4 [87.1%] (time-weighted)

New results contributing to this month's rankings

2016-11-05     Ireland  40     New Zealand  29
2016-11-05     Australia  32     Wales  8
2016-11-05     Argentina  54     Japan  20
2016-11-05     Netherlands  43     Ukraine  12
2016-11-05     Lithuania  11     Latvia  6
2016-11-05     Sweden  19     Luxembourg  0
2016-11-05     Israel  23     Croatia  16
2016-11-11     Russia  19     Zimbabwe  15
2016-11-12     New Zealand  68     Italy  10
2016-11-12     England  37     South Africa  21
2016-11-12     Australia  23     Scotland  22
2016-11-12     Wales  24     Argentina  20
2016-11-12     Ireland  52     Canada  21
2016-11-12     France  52     Samoa  8
2016-11-12     Japan  28     Georgia  22
2016-11-12     Romania  23     United States  10
2016-11-12     Tonga  28     Spain  13
2016-11-12     Portugal  26     Belgium  21
2016-11-12     Germany  24     Uruguay  21
2016-11-12     Senegal  15     Tunisia  14
2016-11-12     Moldova  54     Ukraine  15
2016-11-12     Czech Republic  15     Lithuania  6
2016-11-12     Israel  38     Cyprus  28
2016-11-13     Chile  30     South Korea  12
2016-11-15     Hong Kong  34     Zimbabwe  11
2016-11-19     New Zealand  21     Ireland  19
2016-11-19     England  58     Fiji  15
2016-11-19     Italy  20     South Africa  18
2016-11-19     Australia  25     France  23
2016-11-19     Wales  33     Japan  30
2016-11-19     Scotland  19     Argentina  16
2016-11-19     Georgia  20     Samoa  16
2016-11-19     Romania  21     Canada  16
2016-11-19     Tonga  20     United States  17
2016-11-19     Spain  33     Uruguay  16
2016-11-19     South Korea  38     Chile  36
2016-11-19     Russia  27     Hong Kong  0
2016-11-19     Germany  16     Brazil  6
2016-11-19     Netherlands  44     Moldova  17
2016-11-19     Portugal  28     Switzerland  10
2016-11-26     New Zealand  24     France  19
2016-11-26     England  27     Argentina  14
2016-11-26     Wales  27     South Africa  13
2016-11-26     Ireland  27     Australia  24
2016-11-26     Scotland  43     Georgia  16
2016-11-26     Tonga  19     Italy  17
2016-11-26     Fiji  38     Japan  25
2016-11-26     Samoa  25     Canada  23
2016-11-26     Romania  36     Uruguay  10
2016-11-26     Germany  36     Brazil  14
2016-11-26     Switzerland  29     Moldova  26

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