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


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Rank (previous position) Nation Points
1 (1) Australia 1,108.00
2 (2) New Zealand 742.00
3 (3) England 570.00
4 (4) France 268.00
5 (7) + Fiji 201.00
6 (5) - Wales 173.00
7 (4) - PNG 166.00
8 (6) - Samoa 145.00
9 (9) Ireland 128.00
10 (10) USA 127.00
11 (10) - Scotland 101.00
12 (13) + Italy 84.00
13 (9) - Tonga 54.00
14 (12) - Cook Islands 48.00
15 (14) - Russia 42.00
16 (16) Canada 41.00
17 (14) - Serbia 38.00
18 (17) - Germany 30.00
19 (18) - Norway 28.00
20 (14) - Lebanon 23.00
21 (23) + Ukraine 19.00
22 (20) - Malta 19.00
23 (21) - Jamaica 15.00
24 (25) + Netherlands 10.00
25 (22) - South Africa 8.00
26 (24) - Czech Republic 6.00
27 (26) - Denmark 5.00
28 (new) Greece 5.00
29 (28) - Belgium 4.00
30 (22) - Latvia 4.00
31 (27) - Sweden 1.00
32 (new) Hungary 1.00
33 (new) 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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