World Rankings: Scotland up to seventh, Italy also climb

Scotland have jumped up to seventh place in the World Rugby Rankings while Italy are up one spot to 12th after wins over the Test weekend.

This is Scotland’s highest position since September 2011, while Italy’s victory against South Africa made it another Saturday of surprises.

Following in the footsteps of Ireland and Germany, both shock winners on the opening two weekends, Italy took it upon themselves to rewrite history with a 20-18 win over South Africa in Florence while Scotland and Spain also managed to beat higher-ranked opposition on home soil.

World Rankings
Previous position in rankings
1(1) New Zealand 94.78
2(2) England 89.84
3(3) Australia 88.14
4(5) Ireland 83.46
5(4) South Africa 82.49
6(6) Wales 81.77
7(9) Scotland 80.57
8(7) France 80.13
9(8) Argentina 79.91
10(10) Fiji 75.49
11(11) Japan 75.20
12(12) Georgia 74.24
13(13) Italy 74.23
14(14) Samoa 70.91
15(15) Tonga 70.25
16(16) Romania 69.36
17(17) USA 64.66
18(18) Canada 64.29
19(21) Russia 63.25
20(19) Namibia 62.78

With thanks to World Rugby


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