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) New Zealand 897.00
2 (2) Australia 719.00
3 (3) England 655.00
4 (4) Samoa 280.00
5 (5) France 209.00
6 (7) + Ireland 162.00
7 (6) - Fiji 147.00
8 (9) + Wales 132.00
9 (8) - Scotland 121.00
10 (10) USA 102.00
11 (14) + Serbia 72.00
12 (12) Italy 65.00
13 (13) Canada 62.00
14 (11) - PNG 60.00
15 (16) + Russia 46.00
16 (15) - Tonga 40.00
17 (18) + Belgium 40.00
18 (23) + Malta 32.00
19 (19) Germany 28.00
20 (20) Lebanon 27.00
21 (26) + Spain 26.00
22 (17) - Cook Islands 23.00
23 (22) - Ukraine 22.00
24 (24) Greece 21.00
25 (27) + Denmark 20.00
26 (21) - Norway 19.00
27 (29) + Jamaica 16.00
28 (25) - Netherlands 15.00
29 (31) + Sweden 15.00
30 (30) Czech Republic 14.00
31 (28) - South Africa 13.00
32 (32) Niue 4.00
33 (33) Hungary 2.00
34 (34) Latvia 2.00
35 (36) + 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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