The November internationals have come and gone and with that some movement in the World Rugby official rankings.
Ireland’s 100% record throughout the month has seen them further consolidate their number two ranking while they have narrowed the gap further on number one ranked New Zealand.
Wales have further cemented their third-place ranking with wins over Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa. England remain in fourth due to their wins over South Africa, Japan and Australia with their only loss coming against New Zealand.
South Africa’s mixed November which saw them beat France and Scotland keeps them in fifth.
Before the November internationals kicked off, Scotland were in sixth but they have now dropped to seventh as Australia move one place up to sixth.
The biggest movement in the top-10 sees Fiji move up to eighth place. They began their tour with a loss to Scotland but responded to that result with a heavy win over Uruguay and a famous victory over France at the weekend.
France and Argentina have both dropped down a place to ninth and 10th, respectively.
Outside of the top-10, the biggest movers were USA (up to 12th from 15th) while Italy have fallen further in the rankings to 15th.