The Rugby World Cup Final held in Villajoyosa on Saturday marked the conclusion of any further changes in the top 20 of the world rankings for 2023. The United States emerged victorious, defeating Spain 42-12 and moving up to 17th place in the standings. This was above Uruguay, who finished in 18th place.
Canada also experienced an increase in their ranking after finishing third in the tournament with a 40-15 win over Brazil. However, they just missed out on the top 20, with Uruguay, Romania, and Spain finishing ahead of them.
At the top of the World Rugby rankings is South Africa, who recently won the Rugby World Cup and now holds first place with 94.54 points. Ireland sits in second place with 90.57 points, while New Zealand has fallen to third after their loss in the final. France and England are currently holding fourth and fifth place respectively, while Scotland is sitting at sixth despite exiting the competition during the pool stages.
Argentina’s impressive performance throughout the tournament propelled them up to seventh place on the rankings, just above Wales. Australia’s disappointing showing at this year’s Rugby World Cup has put them in ninth position on