Rugby world standings: France beats New Zealand and finds itself in second place

Rugby world standings: France beats New Zealand and finds itself in second place


Posted on Mar 21, 2022 at 2:17 PM – Updated on Mar 22, 2022 at 12:21 PM

Aurelie Satchelli

Thanks to its victory in the 2022 6 Nations Championship with the Grand Slam on the line, France finds itself second in the rugby world rankings on Monday, overtaking New Zealand. South Africa is still in the lead.

France is number 2 in the world! Victorious in their first 6-Nations Championship in twelve years this Saturday, by claiming the four Grand Slam thanks to their victory over England at the Stade de France, the French men’s team is now second in the rugby world rankings published on Monday, behind world champions South Africa and ahead of New Zealand. , which is well ahead of his success follow up at XV de la Rose. Fabian Galtet’s men finished fifth in the attack on the 2022 6 Nations Championship, but moved up three places with their victory., to end in the second step of the platform. This is the second time the Blues have occupied this ranking, having already held second place for a week in October 2007. Remember that according to World Rugby regulations, the points’ calculation is based on the outcome of the match, the strength of each team and the margin of victory. There is weight when the match is played in the home. “

Wales lose a place

France, like all other countries, will not play again until July and the summer tour, with two matches scheduled in Japan, and will therefore retain its second place for the longest period in its history. She could even consider climbing the first step if South Africa misses in their three games against Wales this summer. Wales, specifically, is the other team to move into the top ten, after being defeated for the first time in its history by Italy, Leek XV losing a place to find themselves in ninth, between Argentina and Japan.

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Rugby World Ranking
Monday, March 21, 2022
1- South Africa 90.61 points
2- France: 88.88 (+1)
3- New Zealand: 88.75 (-1)
4- Ireland: 88.22
5- England: 84.50
6. Australia: 83.92
7. Scotland: 81.80
8- Argentina: 80.58,000
9- Wales: 79.28 (-1)
10- Japan: 78.26.2020

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