World ranking of Rugby Union 2015

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 | 0

Rugby world ranking was issued since September 8 2003 first time by IRB. After publishing the ranking South Africa was the first team on the 1st on ranking. Currently New Zealand is the top of the list and they have this since 2009 after the 2nd title on RWC. Here is the ranking below.

Rank Team Point
1 New Zealand 92.89
2 Australia 86.67
3 South Africa 85.15
4 England 85.04
5 Wales 84.63
6 Ireland 84.40
7 France 81.12
8 Argentina 78.39
9 Fiji 77.04
10 Scotland 75.88
11 Tonga 75.69
12 Samoa 75.14
13 Japan 72.06
14 Italy 70.53
15 United States 70.36
16 Georgia 69.36
17 Romania 66.28
18 Canada 65.17
19 Uruguay 62.11
20 Namibia 61.85


Current ranking 1 New Zeeland have their worst ranking on 2003. That time they was on 3rd at the table. This is the longest time black caps are on the top on the table. Australia on the 2nd on the table and this is their best of all time, where 6th at 2015 was the worst rank so far.

South Africa was the former world no.1 was 1st on ranking for first time at 2007 to 2008 and they climbed second time on 2009. 2003 and 2004 was their worst rank placing so far, they was 6th on the table.

At 2003-2004 England, who’s at the host team this year was the 1st at table and 8th on 2009 is the worst placing. Currently England is on the 4th at the table and they are going to host the world cup this year.

Only 3 teams so far can climb up on the top of the table

  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • England

New Zealand were staying most time on top of the table.

Argentina is the only team, except Europe and Australia was on the top three of the table and first ever from Latin America.

From Asia Japan is the only team was on the top 10

Samoa from Africa was on top of the table and their 7th place is the top most by any rugby union from Africa.

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug

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