Rugby Union

Global Cup - Rugby Union

2017

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Great Britain 48 37.0
2 Ireland 38 29.6
3 France 29 22.2
4 Italy 14 11.1

2016

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Fiji 205 18.6 5
2 New Zealand 161 14.6 -1
3 South Africa 153 13.9
4 Great Britain 143 13.0 1
5 Australia 127 11.5 -3
6 Argentina 81 7.3 -2
7 United States 50 4.5 2
8 Japan 50 4.5
9 France 46 4.2 -1
10 Canada 30 2.7

2015

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 New Zealand 277 22.4 1
2 Australia 221 17.9 5
3 South Africa 211 17.0 3
4 Great Britain 122 9.9 -3
5 Argentina 123 9.9 7
6 Fiji 100 8.1 2
7 Ireland 78 6.3 -2
8 France 64 5.2 -4
9 United States 30 2.4
10 Italy 11 0.9 3

2014

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Great Britain 272 21.2 1
2 New Zealand 201 15.7 -1
3 Canada 190 14.8 5
4 France 134 10.4 5
5 Ireland 128 10.0 7
6 South Africa 97 7.5 -2
7 Australia 93 7.2 -1
8 United States 60 4.7 2
9 Fiji 60 4.7 -6
10 Kenya 20 1.6 -5

2013

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 New Zealand 530 26.0
2 Great Britain 285 14.0
3 Fiji 240 11.8
4 South Africa 234 11.5 1
5 Kenya 180 8.8
6 Australia 113 5.6
7 Samoa 100 4.9 -3
8 Canada 80 3.9
9 France 62 3.0
10 United States 60 2.9

Per Capita Cup - Rugby Union

2017

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 Great Britain 1274708
2 France 2238651
3 Italy 4140228

2016

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 New Zealand 26560
2 Australia 168861 1
3 Ireland 263220 -1
4 South Africa 313569
5 Great Britain 427874 1
6 Argentina 500645 -1
7 Canada 1112507
8 France 1395523 -1
9 Kenya 1876900
10 Japan 2553800

2015

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 New Zealand 15448
2 Ireland 56694
3 Australia 96885 2
4 South Africa 227319 3
5 Argentina 328727 4
6 Great Britain 499886 -2
7 France 1007393 -1
8 Italy 5323151 3
9 United States 10171333 1

2014

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 New Zealand 21274
2 Ireland 34548
3 Canada 175659 4
4 Great Britain 224618 2
5 Australia 231227 -2
6 France 481143 3
7 South Africa 494325 -3
8 Kenya 1876900 -3
9 Argentina 3838279 1
10 United States 5085667 2

2013

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 New Zealand 8068
2 Ireland 107856
3 Australia 189483
4 South Africa 204490 1
5 Kenya 208544
6 Great Britain 214688 -2
7 Canada 417190
8 Spain 921270
9 France 1039889 -2
10 Argentina 2686795 -4

Rugby Union Tournaments

6 Nations 19 Mar 2017
Women's 6 Nations 18 Mar 2017
TriNations 8 Oct 2016
Olympics 21 Aug 2016
IRB Sevens World Series 22 May 2016
6 Nations 19 Mar 2016
Rugby Union: World Cup 31 Oct 2015
TriNations 8 Aug 2015
IRB Sevens World Series 17 May 2015
6 Nations 21 Mar 2015
TriNations 4 Oct 2014
Women's Rugby Worl... 17 Aug 2014
IRB Sevens World Series 11 May 2014

6 Nations 15 Mar 2014
TriNations 5 Oct 2013
Women's Sevens Wor... 30 Jun 2013
Sevens World Cup 30 Jun 2013
IRB Sevens World Series 12 May 2013
6 Nations 16 Mar 2013
TriNations 6 Oct 2012
IRB Sevens World Series 13 May 2012
6 Nations 17 Mar 2012
Rugby Union: World Cup 23 Oct 2011
TriNations 27 Aug 2011
IRB Sevens World Series 29 May 2011
6 Nations 19 Mar 2011
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Women and Rugby Union

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