World Rankings: England and France move up - Ruck

World Rankings: England and France move up

France have overtaken Ireland in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings powered by Capgemini as a result of their 30-24 win at a raucous Stade de France on Saturday.

Les Bleus moved up a place to fourth and Ireland dropped two places to fifth after a game that lived up to all the pre-match hype.

England moved up to third following their win against Italy while Scotland dropped down the rankings but remain ahead of Wales despite their defeat in Cardiff.


Only two England stars make it into Maggie Alphonsi’s team of the week

Her selection includes eight of the same players as RUCK’s Team of the Week.

You can read her excellent column by clicking here or seeing a brief overview of her selection below.


  • 15. Liam Williams (Wales)
  • 14. Darcy Graham (Scotland)
  • 11. Mack Hansen (Ireland)


  • 13. Gael Fickou (France)
  • 12. Nick Tompkins (Wales)
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