IRB World Rankings

The IRB World Rankings is a ranking system for men's national teams in rugby union, managed by the International Rugby Board (IRB), the sport's governing body. The teams of the IRB's member nations are ranked based on their game results, with the most successful teams being ranked highest. A point system is used, with points being awarded based on the results of IRB-recognized international matches. Rankings are based on a team's performance, with more recent results and more significant matches being more heavily weighted to help reflect the current competitive state of a team. The ranking system was introduced the month before the 2003 Rugby World Cup, with the first new rankings issued on 8 September 2003.

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