The Latest World Rankings Are Out
A first win over Wales in 11 years has seen Scotland climb to their highest ever position of fifth in the World Rugby Rankings.
Wales however will drop out of the top eight in the rankings and face another World Cup group of death if they lose their final two Six Nations matches after dropping to two places to seventh.
Scotland are now on 82.18 points, knowing that victory over England at Twickenham in a fortnight’s time would not only keep their Six Nations title bid on track but also make them firm favourites to claim a top four spot by the time the Rugby World Cup 2019 pool draw takes place on 10 May.
A win over France saw fourth-placed Ireland gain nearly half a point to leave them exactly two points better off than Scotland, on 84.18 points.
No points were either won or lost in the final match of the third round, Sunday’s much-talked about game between England and Italy, due to the near 20-point difference between the sides.