Ranking Implications

A run down of how the rankings could look after this weekend’s games (23rd June 2018)…

We’ll update this page as the weeks go on so check back to see what could happen in future games.

Click below to jump to a specific game or scroll down to see the whole lot and how the day might progress. Each subsequent game will include the most likely outcome (by our predictions) from the previous games.

Fiji v Tonga (9th v 14th)

A win for Fiji would see them gain minimal points, with no movements.

A win for Tonga would see them gain substantial points, and leapfrog Italy into 13th place, with Fiji dropping to 10th.

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Japan v Georgia (11th v 12th)

A next door neighbour clash. A win for Japan would see them gain 0.7 points, but with no positional changes.

A win for the Georgians would see them gain 1.3 points from Japan, and rise above them into 11th place.

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New Zealand v France (1st v 8th)

New Zealand gain no points from beating France at home. Interestingly, the only team that New Zealand could play at home and gain points would be Ireland. Everyone else is too far behind.

France would gain 2 points from beating New Zealand, but there would be no positional changes.

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Australia v Ireland (4th v 2nd)

Ireland would gain 0.92 points from beating Australia, closing their gap to the All Blacks in first, with the Australians dropping to fifth.

Australia would gain 1.08 points from beating Ireland, and rise above Wales into third.

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South Africa v England (5th v 6th)

South Africa would gain 0.67 points from a win over England, but with no positional changes.

England would gain 1.33 points with an away win in South Africa, and rise above the Springboks into 5th as a result.

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Argentina v Scotland (10th v 7th)

Argentina would gain 1.21 points from a win over the Scots, but there would be no positional changes.

The Scots would gain 0.79 on their neighbours England in 6th with a win, but again, there would be no positional changes.

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Canada v USA (21st v 15th)

Canada would gain almost maximum points from a win over rivals USA, but there would be no movements in the table.

The US have very little to gain with a win over Canada, due to already being so far ahead.

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