The Six Nations is over for another year and 2019 will be remembered for Wales securing their first Grand Slam since 2012 and their first championship title since 2013.
Warren Gatland’s side produced a suffocating performance in Cardiff which Ireland had no answer for as they eased to a 25-7 victory over Joe Schmidt’s side.
That win sees Wales up the second in the world while Ireland drop back down to third. That result saw Wales gain 1.23 ranking points while Ireland lost the same amount.
Elsewhere, there is no movement, but Scotland and France have closed the gap on those above them as a result of their performances today.
Scotland’s dramatic 38-38 draw against England at Twickenham sees them gain one full ranking point as they consolidate their position as seventh in the world. France’s win over Italy sees them 0.7 points and they remain in eighth.
Scotland would have closed the gap considerably on Australia if they had held on to win at Twickenham but it wasn’t to be.
England have lost a ranking point due to their draw while Italy lost 0.7 ranking points.
Here are the updated world rankings: