Ireland up to seventh in rankings

Ireland are on their way back up the IRB World Rankings, moving from eighth to seventh after beating France 30-21 at Croke Park last Saturday.

Ireland are on their way back up the IRB World Rankings, moving from eighth to seventh after beating France 30-21 at Croke Park last Saturday.

Ireland and Wales were the only movers, the Welsh rising to a highest ever rating of fourth by virute of their decisive 26-13 win over Scotland at Murrayfield. It takes them above Argentina.

The last time Ireland were ranked seventh was last March during the 2008 Six Nations.

IRB WORLD RANKINGS:

1(1) NEW ZEALAND 92.68 rating points

2(2) SOUTH AFRICA 89.45

3(3) AUSTRALIA 85.86

4(5) WALES 81.90

5(4) ARGENTINA 81.56

6(6) ENGLAND 80.98

7(8) IRELAND 79.25

8(7) FRANCE 78.68

9(9) SCOTLAND 75.89

10(10) FIJI 75.24

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