England, France and Ireland move up the World Rankings - Ruck

England, France and Ireland move up the World Rankings

For the first time in rugby history, Six Nations champions France are ranked number one in the world while New Zealand slump to fourth for the first time in over two decades.

EDITORS PICKS:

Team of The Week: Summer Internationals , Round Two

Team of The Week

BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Freddie Steward (England)
  • 14. Josh Adams (Wales)
  • 11. Matthis Lebel (France)

Telegraph on Steward: “As tough and dependable as teak and after a performance of such imperiousness he cannot be far from a World XV.”

Wales Online on Adams: “Joined Alun Wyn Jones in being dumbfounded by lock’s yellow card. Great finish at end, showing his quality.”

CENTRES:

  • 13. Mark Bennett (Scotland)
  • 12. Owen Farrell (England)

Mail Online on Farrell: “Had the bit between his teeth and showed it with a strip off Kerevi and kicking 20 points.”

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