Rugby Union

Global Cup - Rugby Union

2022

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Australia 104 18.8
2 South Africa 80 14.4
3 France 77 13.9
4 Ireland 73 13.1
5 Fiji 64 11.5
6 Argentina 48 8.7
7 United States 36 6.5
8 Great Britain 34 6.1
9 New Zealand 16 2.9
10 Italy 11 2.0

2021

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Great Britain 156 17.1 3
2 South Africa 122 13.3 3
3 New Zealand 120 13.2 -2
4 Fiji 104 11.4 2
5 United States 68 7.5 2
6 France 58 6.3 -3
7 Argentina 56 6.1 4
8 Kenya 48 5.3
9 Canada 48 5.3 -1
10 Australia 45 4.9 -8

2020

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 New Zealand 136 22.8 2
2 Australia 82 13.7 2
3 France 70 11.7 2
4 Great Britain 68 11.4 -2
5 South Africa 64 10.7 -4
6 Fiji 56 9.4 3
7 United States 32 5.4 1
8 Canada 32 5.4 3
9 Ireland 19 3.2 -3
10 Argentina 13 2.1 3

2019

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 South Africa 456 23.3 1
2 Great Britain 396 20.2 1
3 New Zealand 338 17.2 -2
4 Australia 149 7.6
5 France 142 7.2 1
6 Ireland 120 6.1 3
7 Japan 100 5.1
8 United States 96 4.9 -1
9 Fiji 80 4.1 -4
10 Canada 24 1.2

2018

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 New Zealand 216 20.5
2 South Africa 141 13.4 3
3 Great Britain 126 11.9 -1
4 Australia 114 10.8 -1
5 Fiji 104 9.9 3
6 France 88 8.3
7 United States 84 8.0 -3
8 Argentina 56 5.3 4
9 Ireland 38 3.6
10 Canada 28 2.7 -3

Per Capita Cup - Rugby Union

2022

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 Ireland 65357
2 Australia 237378 -1
3 New Zealand 301648 -1
4 South Africa 706524 -1
5 France 874154 -1
6 Great Britain 1953810 -1
7 Canada 4586400 -1
8 Italy 5404043 -1
9 United States 9054250 -1
10 Russia 36702411 -1

2021

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 New Zealand 40220
2 Ireland 110138
3 Great Britain 420821 1
4 South Africa 464818
5 Australia 551056 -3
6 Canada 764400 -1
7 Argentina 786514
8 Hong Kong 923688
9 Kenya 1035414
10 France 1165538 -7

2020

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 New Zealand 35488
2 Australia 302540 3
3 France 964583 3
4 Great Britain 965412
5 Canada 1146600 3
6 Italy 4728537 4
7 United States 10186031 2
8 Russia 12234137 4

2019

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 New Zealand 14296
2 Ireland 39650
3 South Africa 123952 1
4 Great Britain 165778 1
5 Australia 165909 -2
6 France 474117
7 Japan 1266700
8 Canada 1528800
9 United States 3395344 1
10 Italy 3438936 1

2018

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 New Zealand 22344
2 Ireland 126542
3 Australia 217318
4 South Africa 401434 2
5 Great Britain 522675 -1
6 France 762898 1
7 Argentina 786514
8 Canada 1310400 -3
9 Spain 1938707
10 United States 3880393 -2

Rugby Union Tournaments

IRB Sevens World Series 29 May 2022
Women's Sevens Wor... 22 May 2022
Women's 6 Nations 30 Apr 2022
6 Nations 19 Mar 2022
TriNations 2 Oct 2021
IRB Sevens World Series 26 Sep 2021
Olympics 8 Aug 2021
Women's 6 Nations 24 Apr 2021
6 Nations 26 Mar 2021
TriNations 12 Dec 2020
Women's 6 Nations 1 Nov 2020
6 Nations 31 Oct 2020
Women's Sevens Wor... 1 Jul 2020

IRB Sevens World Series 1 Jul 2020
Rugby Union: World Cup 2 Nov 2019
TriNations 10 Aug 2019
Women's Sevens Wor... 16 Jun 2019
IRB Sevens World Series 2 Jun 2019
Women's 6 Nations 17 Mar 2019
6 Nations 16 Mar 2019
TriNations 6 Oct 2018
Women's Sevens Wor... 22 Jul 2018
Sevens World Cup 22 Jul 2018
Women's Sevens Wor... 10 Jun 2018
IRB Sevens World Series 10 Jun 2018
Women's 6 Nations 18 Mar 2018
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