Rankings outcry after England emerge as top in northern hemisphere

Rankings outcry after England emerge as top in northern hemisphere

first_imgTuesday Mar 30, 2021 Rankings outcry after England emerge as top in northern hemisphere World Rugby’s ranking system has come under fire this week as England moved to third in the world despite their dismal Guinness Six Nations.ADVERTISEMENTEddie Jones’ side started the Championship in second place in the world courtesy of a bright 2020 in terms of results, but slipped to fourth, behind third place France, after their loss to Ireland in round five.But Les Bleus’ loss to Scotland at the Stade de France last Friday meant England rebounded back to number three, while France were leapfrogged by Ireland. Fabien Galthié’s side therefore finished their Six Nations in fifth place, one place lower than they started, despite coming second.Only the Champions Wales and Ireland improved in their ranking from the beginning of the tournament, with the former moving from ninth to sixth and the latter moving from fifth to fourth.Meanwhile, Scotland slipped down a place from seventh to eighth, even though they earned their first victories at Twickenham and the Stade de France this Millenium.It is no surprise that the biggest area of contention after the latest standings were released is the position of England, who clearly revealed over the past two months that they are not the best side in the Northern Hemisphere as the rankings would suggest.Pre-Six Nations ➡️ Post-Six Nations pic.twitter.com/Lh9C6ZA9wi— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) March 29, 2021They instead are being saved by their 2020 and their victory over France, which was the only glimmer of hope provided throughout their campaign.ADVERTISEMENTThis is the most controversy the rankings have caused since 2019, where several teams enjoyed brief spells at the top of the rankings prior to the World Cup with the majority of them quite clearly not being the best teams.The rankings are usually a helpful gauge in seeing where the power lies in the global game, but this is an instance where they are out of kilter with reality.Was it determined by a Gavin Williamson algorithm?— andy nash (@cadmal) March 29, 2021Ffs have a word whoever picks the world rankings come down from the fairy cloud 😂— Mike (@prosser5652) March 29, 2021Really ? Not April fools yet ?? England were hopeless in 6 nations !!— dean (@WillsDeano) March 29, 2021Wow , just shows how pointless the rankings are— Richard (@blandford42) March 29, 2021RELATED VIEWING: ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 11 WEEKS AGO Jack Nowell defends Ellis Genge after difficult… 11 WEEKS AGO Lions tour likely to stay with original hosts… 11 WEEKS AGO Wales hooker responds to Galthié claims… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *