Wales climb to fifth position in World Rugby Rankings

Alun Wyn Jones led Wales to third consecutive win in Six Nations
Alun Wyn Jones led Wales to third consecutive win in Six Nations
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Wales have climbed to the fifth position in the World Rugby Rankings following their 40-24 win over England in the third round of the Six Nations at Principality Stadium.

Wayne Pivac's men riding on tries from Josh Adams, Liam Williams, Kieran Hardy and Cory Hill went on to register their consecutive win in the tournament to consolidate the top position in the Six Nations table.

The result also meant Wales gained 1.86 rating points to climb two places to fifth position in the table.

Meanwhile, England, who suffered their second consecutive defeat of the competition have slipped from third place to fourth with rating points of 85.63.

Despite, Ireland recording their first win of the competition with a 48-10 victory over Italy have lost one place and are now at seventh with 82.55 rating points.

Italy, who suffered yet another Six Nations defeat are with 70.65 rating points and have now moved down to 15th place.

World Rugby Top 10 Rankings:

Rank Team Rating Points
1 South Africa 94.20
2 New Zealand 88.95
3 France 86.42
4 England 85.63
5 Wales 83.97
6 Australia 83.08
7 Ireland 82.55
8 Scotland 81.29
9 Argentina 80.31
10 Japan 79.29

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