IRL World Rankings

The IRL World Rankings are the ranking system for men's national teams in the sport of rugby league football. The teams of the member nations of the International Rugby League, rugby league football's world governing body, are ranked based on their game results with the most successful teams being ranked highest. A point system is used, with points being awarded based on the results of IRL-recognized international matches. Under the existing system, rankings are based on a team's performance over the last three years, with more recent results and more significant matches being more heavily weighted to help reflect the current competitive state of a team.

Official Men's Rankings as of December 2021
RankChange*TeamPts%
1  New Zealand100.00%
2 1 England79%
3 1 Tonga69%
4 2 Australia60%
5 1 Papua New Guinea34%
6 1 Fiji30%
7 1 France21%
8 1 Samoa19%
9 6 Serbia18%
10 1 Greece15%
11 2 Scotland13%
12  Ireland12%
13 3 Lebanon10%
14 11 Netherlands10%
15 1 Malta9.00%
16 3 Italy8.00%
17 5 Czech Republic8.00%
18 2 Jamaica7.00%
19 5 Turkey7.00%
20 3 Norway6.04%
21 2 Poland6.03%
22 1 Cook Islands6.02%
23 9 Wales6.00%
24 6 United States5.00%
25 14 Ukraine4.29%
26  Philippines4%
27 1 Nigeria3.81%
28 2 Spain3.61%
29 2 Germany3.52%
30 9 Hungary2.86%
31 2 Ghana2.85%
32 2 Sweden2.80%
33 1 Morocco2.70%
34 4 Cameroon1.79%
35 2 Russia1.72%
36 9 Canada1.66%
37 8 Solomon Islands1.61%
38 2 South Africa1.31%
39 7 Bulgaria1.21%
40 5 Vanuatu1.06%
41 1 Belgium1.04
42 1 Brazil1.03%
43 11 Chile1.02%
44  Bosnia and Herzegovina1.00%
45 5 Colombia0.50%
46 3 Denmark0.10%
47 2 Latvia0.05%
*Change from November 2019

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