World Rugby rankings update

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Movement is possible in both the men’s and women’s World Rugby rankings this weekend as the race to secure a place in the top two bands for the Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool Draw in May intensifies for the men, while for the women, momentum ahead of Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 will be key.

Men’s World Rankings
Italy (13) v Ireland (4)
Wales (5) v England (2)
France (8) v Scotland (7)
Belguim (26) v Gerogia (12)
Spain (22) v Russia (19)
Germany (24) v Romania (16)
Canada (18) v Chile (30)
USA (17) v Brazil (34)

The RBS 6 Nations, European Championship and Americas Rugby Championship will all play thrie part in a busy weekend of menn’s World Rugby rankings action. For the 6 nations teams, securing the best-possible draw for Japan 2019 is the goal, while the road to Japan 2019 gets underway in Europe.

Women’s World Rankings
Wales (9) v England (2)
France (4) v Scotland (13)
Italy (10) v Ireland (5)

There are just 179 days until Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 kicks off in Ireland and for Europe’s best sides the Women’s RBS 6 Nations is providing an excellent platform to win some silverware and lay down a psychological marker ahead of the showcase event.

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