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Tuesday 20 February 2018

Ireland climb to 4th in world rankings

The 24-8 RBS 6 Nations success saw Ireland end this season's tournament as the highest-ranked northern hemisphere side. Photo: getty Images
The 24-8 RBS 6 Nations success saw Ireland end this season's tournament as the highest-ranked northern hemisphere side. Photo: getty Images

Ireland have climbed to fourth in the International Rugby Board world rankings following their comprehensive victory against England on Saturday.

The 24-8 RBS 6 Nations success saw Ireland end this season's tournament as the highest-ranked northern hemisphere side behind leaders New Zealand, Australia and world champions South Africa in third.



England are currently fifth in the world, with France sixth, Wales seventh, Scotland ninth and Italy 12th.



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