Rankings Update: Wales on top of the world for first time

Wales have climbed to number one in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time since they were introduced in October 2003 after their win over England ended New Zealand’s 509 consecutive weeks on top.

After nearly 10 years at the top, New Zealand’s reign as the number one team in the World Rugby Rankings is over.

With Wales’ rating now increasing to 89.43 rating points, three-hundredths of a point separates the Six Nations Grand Slam winners from New Zealand.

Wales are only the fourth team to occupy the number one ranking, after England, New Zealand – for 88.29 per cent of the time – and South Africa. 


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