Wales go past England in World Rugby Rankings after win in Cardiff

Warren Gatland's side are on a 12-game winning streak
Warren Gatland's side are on a 12-game winning streak

Wales have made giant strides in the World Rugby Rankings that saw them displace England at the third position following their 21-13 win in Cardiff on the third round of the Six Nations 2019.

The win was also the 12th successive victory for Warren Gatland's side after they finished the summer and autumn internationals last year undefeated while registering victories over France, Italy and now England in the ongoing Six Nations tournament.

The result has taken Wales to 88.30 rating points to the third position while England slip to fourth with 87.27 points.

Wales will also have a further chance to close the gap with second-placed Ireland, who are at 89.92 as the two teams will face each other in the final round on 16th March at Principality Stadium.

Meanwhile, France's 27-10 win over Scotland has seen them leapfrog Argentina and Fiji to the eighth place in the rankings table and now have 78.71 rating points. They are now 1.20 rating points behind seventh-placed Scotland.

The fourth round of the Six Nations will take on 9th and 10th March with Scotland, England and Ireland hosting Wales, Italy and France respectively.