Ireland climb to fifth in IRB World Rankings
March 18, 2014
Ireland climbed above France to fifth in the IRB World Rankings as a result of the victory in Paris which secured the Six Nations title.
France drop below Wales to seventh, while England remain the highest-ranked northern hemisphere country in fourth. Italy stay in 14th despite their heavy defeat, and although Scotland have held on to their 10th spot they are now less than o
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