Wales drop to 11th position in World Rugby Rankings

Wales have reached their lowest ranking following defeat to Australia
Wales have reached their lowest ranking following defeat to Australia

Wales have dropped to their all-time low position in the World Rugby Rankings following their defeat against Australia in the recently concluded encounter in Sydney last weekend.

Warren Gatland's men suffered a 16-25 defeat to an inexperienced Wallabies side led by Tom Wright as they lost 0.68 rating points that saw them slip from the 10th position to 11th.

Australia's three try performance from Taniela Tupou, Filipo Daugunu and Wright allowed them to start the Joe Schmidt era with a win as they gained 0.68 rating points pushing them to eighth place in the table with Italy now moving to ninth position.

Meanwhile, New Zealand's thrilling win over England riding on tries from Sevu Reece and Ardie Savea saw them gain 0.36 rating points as they consolidated their third position but Ireland's defeat to South Africa meant the gap between the two teams is now at 0.25 rating points.

England despite the defeat continue to remain at fifth place while South Africa have extended their lead at the top to 4.49 points.

France's 28-13 win over Argentina saw them gain 0.58 rating points but they continue to remain at fourth place with the Pumas at seventh. The other biggest gainer in the week is Samoa as they climbed to the 13th position.

World Rugby Top 10 Rankings:

Rank Team Rating Points
1 South Africa 94.86
2 Ireland 90.37
3 New Zealand 90.12
4 France 88,49
5 England 85.66
6 Scotland 82.82
7 Argentina 80.10
8 Australia 78.15
9 Italy 77.99
10 Fiji 77.44

2019 Rugby World Cup Points Table