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I question the usefulness of this field. The change may depend on when the template is updated and whether it uses the weekly updated IRB rankings as the measure or the previous version of this template. Also without saying from when the change occurred it will be meaningless to many readers. AIRcorn (talk) 04:03, 9 September 2011 (UTC)


On the Ireland page, the template is showing with Ireland in bold, but with the France row highlighted in amber/gold. Surely it should be the Ireland row highlighted? Atlas-maker (talk) 15:07, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Top 25?Edit

Why does this template list the full top 25? The FIFA rankings are only allowed to go up to 20, and there are far more teams in the FIFA rankings, so why does the IRB get a greater percentage? Top 10 should be the limit for this one. – PeeJay 21:45, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Agreed. It was up to 30. Have culled to top 20. --Bob247 (talk) 21:50, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Template issuesEdit

Looks like the template has been horribly mangled in the past, the wrong countries are highlighted. We need to add notes to indicate how to properly update the table. Also, regarding the change field, how does one indicate up or down? The template does not document this. Greenman (talk) 14:08, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Update Table 13 November 2018Edit

Can someone update table to the current World Rugby standings 13 November 2018. ( ). Currently there is a Semi-protection on the the page because of previous vandalism and there has been multiple movements in the rankings

Women's World Rugby RankingsEdit

The World Rugby Rankings wiki article does not cover the Women's World Rugby Rankings. Currently World Rugby do count these. I have been trying to add them but I am having some problems. I don't know if they should be on that article or on a separate wiki article. The FIFA soccer World Rankings for the men and women are displayed on two separate pages and I think it might be more reasonable if that is done with the rugby rankings, otherwise there could be two very long tables next to each other that could take away from the article, not to mention a possible future Ad nauseam debate on which ranking table (men or women)should be above the other. I cannot create a new wiki article and I would appreciate it, if it is suitable to someone interested, that they create a new article. I have created a wiki table similar to the men's rankings and that displays the women's rankings and I have changed the links so they connect to the respective women's national rugby teams rather than the men's which is what occurs on this article and I have changed the citation so that it goes directly to World Rugby's Women's World Rankings. I also need help with the template so that it matches the template of the Men's World Rankings. See below

Women's World Rugby Rankings
Top 30 rankings as of 19 March 2018[1]
Rank Change* Team Points
1     New Zealand 095.66
2     England 091.43
3     France 088.50
4     Canada 086.31
5     United States 079.41
6     Australia 078.68
7     Italy 074.85
8     Ireland 073.19
9     Wales 072.91
10     Spain 072.50
11     Scotland 070.25
12     Samoa 068.72
13     South Africa 068.51
14     Netherlands 064.21
15     Portugal 064.00
16     Japan 062.99
17     Kazakhstan 062.22
18     Sweden 059.73
19     Germany 059.41
20     Russia 058.47
21     Trinidad and Tobago 052.45
22     Belgium 052.27
23     Hong Kong 051.44
24     China 046.71
25     Denmark 046.68
26     Jamaica 046.52
27     Guyana 045.63
28     Romania 044.95
29     Norway 044.86
30     Fiji 044.41
*Change from the previous week


  1. ^ "Women's World Rankings". World Rugby. Retrieved 1 April 2018.

Request for comments on how many teams are listed in the template.Edit

There is no consensus to reduce the number of teams from 30 to 20. There is no prejudice against opening a new proposal to reduce the number of teams from 30 to 25 as there is some support for that though not enough to call it a consensus.

Cunard (talk) 23:43, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

How many teams should be listed in this template? --Bob247 (talk) 20:01, 26 November 2018 (UTC)


  • Proposed - Reduce from the current 30 to just 20 teams similar to FIFA. The current list of 30 is unwieldy on many pages due to its huge size. Reducing this to 20 will be better. --Bob247 (talk) 20:08, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I’d view 25 as the ideal number, but could live with any number between 20–30. I agree that a modest trimming would make the lengthy table a bit more streamlined. But I’d see value in a table large enough to pull in teams that are in the latest World Cup, and you regularly have teams such as Namibia or Uruguay who are ranked just outside the Top 20 qualify for the World Cup. CUA 27 (talk) 23:11, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Accept - I accept the proposal as having merit Fob.schools (talk) 13:01, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Conditional Against - I don't really see the benefit of reducing the template. If it was decided the consensus was to reduce it I would strongly consider 25 to be a better cut off point than 20.Skeene88 (talk) 19:12, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Against If the template was reduced many teams such as Spain, Germany, Belgium, Portugal and the Netherlands who play in the Rugby Europe International Championships would be excluded and therefore we would not know the progress they are making in Rugby. For instance Germany were just short of making it to the 2019 World Cup losing out to Canada in the Repechage. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:38, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.


Persistent VandalismEdit

Can someone please correct the table as someone keeps vandalising the table. It may need to be protected from future vandalism by putting a Semi-protected request on the article — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:27, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 31 January 2019Edit

This needs to be updated since New Zealand currently aren't on the list, and Ireland don't have 100 points! S0methingUn1que (talk) 14:47, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

  Done Appears to have been vandalism or a mistake. Reverted. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:49, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 August 2019Edit

Wales are currently ranked number 1 in the rankings. (talk) 11:59, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

  Already done. –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 13:51, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
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