Top Ten Rugby Union Teams

The Top Ten

1 New Zealand

Ireland number 1?! You must be joking - when was the last time they won anything.
New Zealand's winning percentage against all opponents is 77%, compared to the South Africa the next best at 65% and Ireland 44%.
For the credibility of this website, take Ireland down!

The All Blacks are the gods of rugby, they can rip up any country that has the guts to face them. Also, South Africa deserves to be second, since when did Ireland win anything?

I'm South African I love to hate dem butt man all blacks can play sum good rugby butt the springboks will rise again so watch out.

I'm from New Zealand and they are the only team to have won two world cups

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2 Ireland

Over the last few years Ireland have been consistent throughout the 6 nations. They will be going through a transitional period over the next few years losing some keys players but I think they have strength in depth

Ire land is my hometown and they rock! I'm a fan of New Zealand but Ireland will always be my favorite!

How much times have Ireland won the world cup? None sure they lasted 70mins against New Zealand but New Zealand still won from 3-24 to win 25-24 (depends on what match your talking about) and any way they haven't even reached the semis Ireland is good at playing rugby and I respect them but I don't think they would beat New Zealand maybe a few years later but they don't deserve number 1

When you think about it, Ireland have had one of the best if not the best flanker(Stephen ferris) they also produced the best ever centre( Brian O'driscoll) and have the strongest centres in Europe( stuart Mclosky). Not even talking about their out half like Ronan Ogara and Johnny Sexton.

The all blacks are really good and they do deserve to be first, the springboks are great so they should be second but I think Ireland should be third and if not fourth. As long as they are infant of Englan.

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3 England

England are dirty players who should be band from rugby altogether. If your captain is a thug, I'm not saying all of them are but about 90% of the national team are scumbags.

There the best team ever beating teams like wales Italy and Ireland seriously you can't get better than this amazing team plus this is my country

England is a strong powerful team. We play among the best teams in the world and score successfully in the majority of them

They are so bad even though I was born in england

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4 South Africa

If you look at South Africa They are the most successful team in the world cup with only 3 losses and only 3 years after their sports boycott ended they won the world cup. And why is Canada even in the top 10 I would rather prefer USA over Canada

Ireland play like the sissy leprechauns they are! New Zealand are a bunch of people who have tatoos to make them look tough cause they are wusses! I watched Braveheart and he said " We fight for freedom ", yeh, with a rugby team like that, heck no, Scotland suck. On the other hand, SA is a team of people who can actually play Rugby. France sucks, they should go back to making crossiants.

You ratings are crap and inaccurate. South Africa should be 1, then New Zealand and Australia is a team of wimps (eg. Matt Giteu) and shouldn't be in the top 10000.

South Africa IS THE BEST TEAM

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5 Wales

We did come number 4 in the world cup. So I think we should be at least 4. Also we have got a young team. I think the next world rugby cup we will be at least all the northern teams.

Also we bet England, Scotland and a lot more countries in the world cup
So come on, vote for wales

Wales should be in 4 because only sth Africa New Zealand and Australia are better than them and Wales beat England in the 2012 6 nations in fact they won the grand slam

We did come 4 in the world cup, so I think with more practicing the young team Wales has we should beat England and other countries and with a bit of luck New Zealand

So when wales beats Scotland 54-3 and England 30-3 its in 7th

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6 Australia

How the hell is England, Scotland and CANADA infront of the wallabies? thats just ridicuouss. - ilovesydneyfc

Um
Canada = 0 world cup wins
England = 1 world cup win
Scotland = 0 world cup wins
South Africa = 2 world cup wins(Tied best team)
New Zealand = 1 world cup win
Ireland = 0 world cup wins

AUSTRALIA 2!

Hahahahah this is absolutley RIDICULOUS! How is Canada above us? And how is Ireland number one?! Ireland are terrible! This is outragous!

To the guy who said nz has 1 world cup win. Nz now has 3 wc wins

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7 Scotland

scotland are getting better by the day
before you know it we'll be #1

Scotland play Australia. The TMO is Australian.Makes you think

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8 Argentina

The Pumas are currently number 4 at the official ranking.

Yes the Pumas are getting a lot better thru the years, I think they deserved to be on the top 10 I'll say they are on top of France. They are the number 8 in the worl!

9 France
10 Italy

This is wrong canada is not number 10 italy is not here south africa is number 3 not 6 honestly this website is wrong I'm a massive fan of rugby union and sevens this is obviously this is complete rubbish

Honestly people Ireland is the best well 2nd best

This team should be in Canada's spot. They beat Ireland and France in 2013

The Contenders

11 Canada

I agree Canada should not be in the top ten, but they should be in the top 15. In the world rankings, they are above the USA.

Is the best rugby country is america

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12 Fiji

Best pacific islands team of all time. Some of the greatest players ever. Should be at least in the topten.

Fiji is known in the world for rugby

13 Japan

New Zealand is better than japan. Nah Japan is the best team in the world kids

14 Romania
15 Georgia

I don't go for Georgia but they are better than this!

Atm we are 14th in ranking, so lets be fair

16 Malaysia
17 Zimbabwe

At least 2nd in Africa
In my opinion they are 5th in the world
How is Zimbabwe behind South Africa?
Ahead of Zimbabwe are New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Tonga
They are all pacific islands.

18 India

Indian is trying is ways hard to get into the world rugby format. Army India is the best team of India.

19 Tonga

How come Tonga is behind Zimbawe and Poland,with all due respect to these two nations?
Ps:i'm not grom Tonga

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20 Netherlands Netherlands
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