Latest Rugby World Rankings: Australia move up without kicking a ball
Australia profit from Scotland’s defeat to Wales, while Poland continue to cut a dash in the Rugby Europe Trophy. We take a look at how the weekend’s action affected the World Rugby Rankings.
Australia have received a timely boost ahead of Saturday’s match against Wales in Cardiff after moving up the World Rugby Rankings without even kicking a ball.
Scotland’s 21-10 defeat to the same opponents at the same venue cost them 0.41 of a rating point and leaves their overall points tally at 82.61 – a quarter of a point less than the Wallabies – in seventh place.