Wales climb to third position in World Rugby Rankings

Warren Gatland's Wales side has had an impressive June series
Warren Gatland's Wales side has had an impressive June series

Wales have climbed to the third position in the World Rugby Rankings following their impressive June series that saw them win all the three games.

Warren Gatland's men started the summer tour with a thrilling 20-22 win over South Africa and followed it with back to back wins over Argentina that saw them move from fifth to third places.

New Zealand have consolidated their position at the top and their series win over France has taken their tally to 93.99 rating points while Ireland's win last weekend meant they have maintained their second position in the table followed by Wales.

The rise of Wales has pushed Australia to fourth place while Eddie Jones' England side have dropped to sixth place - their lowest since March 2016. South Africa's back to back wins over England saw them rise two places to fifth place.

Scotland's shocking 30-29 defeat to USA saw them lose two rating points that saw them slip to seventh place.

World Rugby Top 10 Rankings:

Rank Team Rating Points
1 New Zealand 93.99
2 Ireland 89.20
3 Wales 85.94
4 Australia 85.41
5 South Africa 84.65
6 England 84.35
7 Scotland 81.83
8 France 79.10
9 Fiji 78.51
10 Argentina 76.73