Ireland's success in the ongoing Six Nations Championship has seen them rise to the second position in the World Rugby Rankings.
Joe Schmidt's side are currently on an 11-match winning streak after a successful summer and autumn tours last year where they remained unbeaten and also registered victories over Wales, France, Scotland and Italy in the ongoing Six Nations tournament.
As a result, they have displaced England (87.50) from the second place in the rankings table and now have 87.85 points.
This is also the first time since August 2015, Ireland have climbed to the second position, though for them to remain at that place, they need to beat England at Twickenham in the final round this weekend that will also see them win the Grand Slam for the third time in the history of the tournament.
New Zealand continue to top the table with 93.99 points while Scotland (83.80) have now slipped to the sixth place behind South Africa (83.81) while Wales continue to remain at seven with 83.07 points. France's 22-16 win over England in the fourth round has seen them rise two places to the eighth position in the table.
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