France, England make progress in World Rugby Rankings

Antonie Dupont led France to a second win in the Six Nations
Antonie Dupont led France to a second win in the Six Nations
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France and England have made progress in the latest World Rugby Rankings following the third round of Six Nations games.

Antoine Dupont and Cyril Baille scored tries while Melvyn Jaminet kicked six penalties and a conversion to steer the Les Bleus to a 30-24 win over Ireland.

The result also means France are the only team to remain unbeaten in the competition and keep the hope of a Grand Slam alive. They now have climbed one position in the table to the fourth place in the World Rugby Rankings and are now just 0.30 rating points behind third placed England.

Ireland have slipped two places in the table to fifth position following last weekend's game in Paris.

Meanwhile, England's 33-0 win over Italy that came at the back of a double from Jamie George and tries from Marcus Smith, Elliot Daly and Kyle Sinckler.

Even though both the teams were unaffected in rating points, England now moved to third following Ireland's slip up while Italy continue to remain at 14th position.

Wales' 20-17 win over Scotland saw them remain unmoved at eighth place with 82.25 rating points while Scotland have slipped one position to seventh now.

World Rugby Top 10 Rankings:

Rank Team Rating Points
1 South Africa 90.61
2 New Zealand 88.75
3 England 86.66
4 France 86.36
5 Ireland 86.00
6 Australia 83.92
7 Scotland 83.23
8 Wales 82.25
9 Argentina 80.58
10 Japan 78.26