France move to third place in World Rugby Rankings

Romain Ntamack kicked eight points in France's win over Wales
Romain Ntamack kicked eight points in France's win over Wales
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France and Ireland have made progress in the World Rugby Rankings following the conclusion of the latest round of Six Nations played last weekend.

France's thrilling 32-30 win not only denied Wales a Grand Slam but saw them gain 0.53 rating points that saw them climb to the third position in the table while Wayne Pivac's side, who lost their first game in the competition have slipped one position down to sixth place.

Ireland's 32-18 win over England saw them gain 0.97 rating points as they moved from sixth place to fifth while the red rose team move down a position to fourth position.

Scotland's 52-10 win over Italy did not fetch them any additional rating points as they continue to remain at ninth while Franco Smith's side, who haven't won a Six Nations game since 2015 retain their 15th position.

Meanwhile, Romania and Spain have exchanged place to 18th and 19th positions respectively following their 22-16 win over Los Leones in the second round of the Rugby Europe Championship 2021 in Bucharest.

World Rugby Top 10 Rankings:

Rank Team Rating Points
1 South Africa 94.20
2 New Zealand 88.95
3 France 86.17
4 England 85.44
5 Ireland 84.69
6 Wales 83.44
7 Australia 83.08
8 Argentina 80.31
9 Scotland 80.12
10 Japan 79.29