Rankings

The Official Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) World Rankings are calculated on each nation’s performance over the current season and the four preceding seasons.  Points are awarded to each team for each match based on:

 

  • The result of the match i.e. win, lose or draw
  • The margin of victory (or defeat)
  • The relative strength of opposition faced
  • The date of the match – more recent matches are weighted more heavily
  • The importance of the match e.g. a World Cup match is given greater weighting than a standalone international.

The points are then used to create the Official World Rankings by ordering the teams by virtue of the points gained over the five season period.

Only matches played at senior level between two approved members are considered as part of the rankings. 

The World Rankings are automatically updated on the first day of every month. If that falls in the middle of an international series, the update will occur immediately following the series.

Current World Rankings

Rank (previous position) Nation Points
1 (1) Australia 1,086.00
2 (2) New Zealand 743.00
3 (3) England 554.00
4 (4) France 249.00
5 (5) Fiji 196.00
6 (6) Wales 171.00
7 (8) + Samoa 157.00
8 (7) - PNG 152.00
9 (10) + USA 137.00
10 (9) - Ireland 125.00
11 (11) Scotland 101.00
12 (12) Italy 89.00
13 (13) Tonga 54.00
14 (15) + Russia 53.00
15 (14) - Cook Islands 48.00
16 (16) Canada 43.00
17 (17) Serbia 40.00
18 (18) Germany 29.00
19 (19) Norway 26.00
20 (21) + Ukraine 23.00
21 (20) - Lebanon 23.00
22 (29) + Belgium 20.00
23 (22) - Malta 19.00
24 (23) - Jamaica 16.00
25 (24) - Netherlands 14.00
26 (28) + Greece 10.00
27 (27) Denmark 9.00
28 (new) Spain 9.00
29 (25) - South Africa 7.00
30 (26) - Czech Republic 6.00
31 (30) - Latvia 2.00
32 (31) - Sweden 1.00
33 (32) - Hungary 1.00
34 (33) - Morocco 0.00
Unranked - Alphabetical Order
unranked India -
unranked Indonesia -
unranked Japan -
unranked Kingdom of Saudi Arabia -
unranked Pakistan -
unranked Philippines -
unranked Singapore -

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