Top 10 International Rugby Teams

The Top Ten International Rugby Teams

1 New Zealand

NZ is the best and I live there and also who can resist their cute Kiwi birds? LET'S GO NZ ALL BLACKS!

NZ are good but they did lose to ireland in 2016 so that's why Ireland are number 2

It's easy to see that their far superior to any other country, they have the most appearances in the finals

This is common sense. People who vote here don't read the category. They just vote for there Favourite, not for the actual best.

2 Ireland

We're good not quite 1 but it might be a different story after the world up ireland

Ireland aren't quite in number 1 spot yet, but over the past year they've beaten every major rugby nation. We'll see where they stand after the world cup.

New Zealand undoubtedly the world all time best. Great to see Ireland get their act together. Potential's been knocking on the door for many years. Just needed greater perspective and the combination of a union who knows what it takes to compete.

Yaaa The Irish team won 56-19 against Italy in Rome a couple of days ago. We have beaten the All Blacks a few times which is a phenomenal feat since they are undoubtedly the best team In the world... Overall Ireland is very strong team for such a small country and has many very talented players. Take Johnny Sextons drop goal against France. That was complete skill.

3 South Africa

In my opinion South Africa should be number 2. They play with passion, proved a lot of people wrong they make and correct their mistakes in a game. Not good enough to be above New Zealand but they sure deserve second place

The bokke are just the best. South African lives and breathes rugby. Rugby is an emotional history and has changed so many things in our country. This sport absolutely unites us.

South Africa is the best rugby team... everyone who watch RWC saw that... all countries should Bow for us

Definitely the best team in the world. Siya Kolisi did SA proud. GO BOKKE!

4 England

Number 1 :we beat New Zealand who are first on your ranking therefor we or England should be first at least for now we are on amazing form england should be number 1

England beat New Zealand and are now in the FINAL! Good luck, boys!

At least they lost to the best. Very proud to be English right now, but have to say congratulations to RSA. Well done boys. In the end you were the strongest and best team.

England, number 4? Argentina is ranked 4th, England is ranked 7th I think. Interesting that the top 4 in the rankings are from the southern hemisphere. One commentator said Michael Brown is the best fullback in the world. England didn't even make it out of the group stage. I think that England rugby at the moment... SUCKS!

5 Australia

Australia. Number 5! They will win it this year. We should at least be in third place

Best team out off the kick of and back three good under high ball

Why Even Watch Them, Its Like Watching Tennis With 15 Crying Men With YELLOW (not gold) YELLOW tops and YELLOW skirts with there YELLOW wands and there YELLOW tricycles.

How is Ireland, England and South Africa in front of Australia?

6 Scotland

Scotland have proved that they have the talent and the mind set to winaustralia had been lucky that day but then its you loose you are out and even if he best team in the world is out that does not make scotland any worse but on the day they performed and they delivered, unlucky the decision went against them in the last minute

Obviously from English people, Scotland are in the quarter finals 2015, where are England? So Scotland are in the top 8. Simple mathematics.

What? Scotland are the worst team in the world

Scotland nearly lost to Samoa

7 Wales

Should be second behind New Zealand. No way should Ireland be up there

Wales is one of the best northern hemisphere team and even out pacing all but NZ from Southern Hemisphere should be higher than 7th

Wales is better than ireland since we have betten them by a massive margine in the last 6 nations

Wales claim to be better than England, this is a lie. England have won more six nations, have beaten Wales more times than wales beat England and England have won the World Cup and Wales have not (ever), they have never even come 2nd

8 France

This list is a joke, France have 13 six nations titles and 3 WC finals, wales and scotland have none...

Definitely France was in the cup against New Zealand and should have been put 2 or 3 on the top ten national teams

Sorry, scratch what I said but France should be in top 5

No argument about New Zealand sorry for what I said

9 Argentina

Argentina is ranked fourth in the world you idiots, they are better than Ireland, England, Scotland and Italy

Definitely better than Scotland, Wales, France, and Ireland

The best team after the big three. Go pumas!

How is Scotland ahead if they are one of the worst in 6 nations?

10 Italy

Good defense

Never won 6 nations

The Contenders

11 Georgia

Georgian national team has extremely powerful and highly dedicated players.They will achieve even greater things soon.

Georgia is the best

Rugby is life in Georgia!

The best team in the world

12 Canada

Fairly Strong Team

Canadians rock

best team

Heck yea eh

13 Samoa

Fiji is better than Tonga and Samoa because Fiji bet both of them

Fiji tops the Pacific. I'm surprised how this is ranked.

Samoa is the best of the pacific islanders

MANU! Samoa had a close game with the ABs. - ReD_SteaLH

14 Kenya

Kenya are horrible at rugby union but are kinda good at sevens

Kenya is very strong and consistent in its performance

Kenya are really good at sevens.

They are really strong and trying

15 Fiji

Fiji should be higher than this, they should be placed before Italy, surely

Fiji should be numerous 1

14? This ranking is CANCER

Fiji are class.

16 Tonga

MMT vs ENGLAND, Tonga almost caught up to England in the semi-finals in 2017. They're are a really good team. Don't disrespect another team/country.

The best team in the world - Tevita

Tonga should not be here

17 United States

They won with New Zealand or not? just go to www.,which rugby team is the best"

18 Romania

Proud of them

19 India

INDIA is rising in all sports as well as rugby.

20 Japan

The Japanese rugby team was beat South Africa and Samoa rugby team. So, they are best.

Japan is my 2nd equal fave team - Fatty5000

Unlucky to not make the playoffs! Not the best but definitely my Team of the RWC 2015!

Japan are 10th, they did beat SA

21 Sri Lanka
22 Switzerland

What is Switzerland doing here

This is a BORING team!


23 China

We don't play rugby

24 Namibia

They came 23rd in the 2019 rugby world cup

25 Netherlands

They're about to make their break, just not yet. But hey, if Switzerland's in here, Holland should be too.

Holland plays rugby? They would be the lowest ranked team

Netherlands is good in every sports

Netherlnds don"t play rugby

26 Philippines
27 Mexico
28 Uzbekistan

They are the world best rugby team

They're absolute legends

Better than New Zealand

29 Papua New Guinea



30 Finland
31 Zimbabwe

Got talented players

Go zimbabeway



32 Brazil


"Caipirinha e Samba" - Anr really big butts

33 Democratic Republic of the Congo
34 Spain

They don't play rugby

They do play rugby and they are quite good at it.

What! Spain doesn't even play rugby you newbie!

35 Afghanistan
36 Germany

Because they are so fearless going into rucks mall and all round contact

37 Chile


38 Czech Republic
39 Maartensdijk

Basically brilliant

40 Tahiti
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