About the Rankings

We’ve developed a ranking system to overcome the flawed mathematical approach and lack of impartiality seen in the current model

The Insight Model

Historically, ranking strategies have commonly been based on simple win or lose outcomes. However, these outcomes do not reflect the true achievement of the teams. 

The insights produced for this Rugby World Ranking project have been created by applying our data science expertise to open sourced, public domain results data. 

Our Rank

World Rugby Rank

Teams

Score

1

(3)

New Zealand

18.1

2

(1)

England

17.9

3

(5)

Ireland

12.5

4

(2)

South Africa

8.6

5

(4)

Wales

8.2

6

(6)

Australia

7.4

7

(9)

Scotland

6.2

8

(7)

France

5.3

9

(10)

Argentina

4.1

10

(11)

Fiji

2.9

11

(8)

Japan

2.8

12

(12)

Italy

1.3

13

(16)

U.S.A

0.9

14

(14)

Georgia

0.9

15

(15)

Samoa

0.9

16

(13)

Tonga

0.9

17

(17)

Uruguay

0.5

18

(18)

Canada

0.2

19

(19)

Russia

0.2

20

(20)

Namibia

0.1

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