Their famous win over England on Saturday night sees Wales rise to their highest ever place in the World Rugby rankings


Wales have risen to their highest ever World Rugby ranking, having replaced Australia in second spot after their historic win over England at Twickenham.

The win came at a cost, however, with injuries to Scott Williams, Liam Williams and Hallom Amos just adding to Wales’ long list of injured backs.

The loss sees England drop three places to sixth, but a win over Australia next Saturday could see them climb straight back up the rankings, and would likely see the Wallabies fall behind both their Pool A rivals.

New Zealand remain top of the rankings table after two convincing wins out of their two World Cup matches so far, while Scotland surge back into the top 10 having slipped down to 12th after the opening weekend of the tournament.

Last week’s big climbers, Japan and Georgia, both dropped back down the table after losses to Scotland and Argentina respectively.

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