Rugby World Cup: Wales climb to second in world rankings

World Rugby rankings

Wales have climbed to second in the World Rugby rankings following their 28-25 win over England in the World Cup on Saturday at Twickenham.

It is the highest Wales have been in the official Test rankings, helped by points earned and lost being double during the tournament.

New Zealand remain top, with Australia in third while Wales' next opponents Fiji, who they play Thursday, are 10th.

Ireland are fourth, England drop to sixth and Scotland climb to ninth.

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