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 984.00
2 (2) New Zealand 884.00
3 (3) England 485.00
4 (7) + Samoa 316.00
5 (4) - France 215.00
6 (5) - Fiji 184.00
7 (10) + Ireland 154.00
8 (11) + Scotland 123.00
9 (6) - Wales 122.00
10 (9) - USA 119.00
11 (8) - PNG 104.00
12 (12) Italy 79.00
13 (17) + Serbia 49.00
14 (16) + Canada 49.00
15 (14) - Russia 45.00
16 (13) - Tonga 32.00
17 (15) - Cook Islands 31.00
18 (18) Germany 27.00
19 (19) Norway 22.00
20 (20) Ukraine 21.00
21 (22) + Belgium 20.00
22 (26) + Greece 19.00
23 (21) - Lebanon 19.00
24 (23) - Malta 18.00
25 (25) Netherlands 14.00
26 (27) + Denmark 13.00
27 (24) - Jamaica 11.00
28 (28) Spain 9.00
29 (30) + Czech Republic 7.00
30 (32) + Sweden 7.00
31 (29) - South Africa 4.00
32 (33) + Hungary 2.00
33 (31) - Latvia 0.00
34 (34) 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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