Top Ten Rugby Union Teams
New Zealand thrashed Ireland in the quarter finals at RWC 2019. I don't know what the Irish have been sniffing lately thinking that Ireland are the best.
New Zealand are the best and their current team will make sure they will be placed number 1
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!
Ireland has never beat New Zealand their WHOLE career. They haven't beat nz in 42 YEARS in a row. How would Ireland even compare, they are a joke. Not even in the top 5. haven't even won a world cup. Where as NZ has had 3, the most of any country ever. Sit down Ireland.
Gods of Footy. As I write this the All Blacks are thrashing Argentina by over 30 points. Without Dan the man or Richie. Or Ma'a and Kieran Read. No, none of them. It's the team that makes it, not those legendary individuals.
Ireland is the best rugby union because we have or had the best rugby player in the world and of all time Brian o Driscoll and the biggest animal paul O'Connell. we are one of the smallest developed countries in the world and have still been one of the most influental countries in the world, if you ask anyone what are New Zealand famous for they would say rugby you say what else they would not know but Ireland ask anyboddy in the world and we are famous for fighting, drinking, rugby, being luck, charming, sexy, funny and above all nice so New Zealand can stick it Ireland is the place for rugby stars for not to just be made but to be born
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All blacks are brilliant and I respect that but they should not be number one. Ireland are absolutely the best team on earth for the reason is that they are getting better with each match they play. This is a fact that nobody can deny. To any kiwis out there, you must accept the fact that you are not the best team in the world. Of course it is ok to support your national team but Ireland are going to get first place in the world and on this website...COME ON THE BOYS IN GREEN!
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.
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
These comments are just hilarious. Even though England beat NZ (suck on that) NZ are hands down the best team purely down to consistency. England are defintely second though!
England are brilliant, way better than Scotland, Ireland, France, Wales and Italy, we have beaten every team in the 6 nations more times than they have beaten us, the only teams that are better than England are Australia, NZ and SA. SCOTLAND SUCK.
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.
England is a strong powerful team. We play among the best teams in the world and score successfully in the majority of them
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
We are consistently there or there about. Wee have a strong National set up for a country where rugby is only (really) played along the South Coast and in the valleys.
Wales is a good team you can't say no to that. Well not even Good fantastic vote for Wales first place 1st in six nations 2016 come on wales
They won England so Wales must be third and I'm from England and I say Wales is better
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.
Firstly I agree with the other OPINIONS for SA. Canada? Like what the hell they make top ten? Who does that they probably agree that they shouldn't be in top ten SA has to be number 1 or number 2. they play with skill and speed. I don't know how Ireland came second they a good team but not number 2 in the world well that's all I have to say... I'm Daiyaan Desai
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
What how is South Africa 5th are you people mad they should at least be second just the other day They beat New Zealand if that doesn't mean anything I don't know what will... I'm daiyaan desai
Before looking up complete statistics on this - I was of the impression that it would be NZ, Australia, South Africa, England.
Well I suggest everyone look up actual performances over the entirity of each teams history.
Not only is NZ 'All Blacks' the best rugby performers. They have performed at this incredible level for over 100 years.
Furthermore they are considered to be the best sporting team ever in the WORLD bar none.
This list is stupid, how the hell is england infront of Wales and Australia and Argentina smashed Ireland in the RWC 2015 and Argentina is eighth when Ireland is second. So many teams on this list are better than Ireland and England, and why the hell is South Africa 7th?!
THIS IS THE REAL LIST:
1. New Zealand
How the hell is England in front of Australia I'm a New Zealander & I don't actually support the wallabies but they deserve 2nd place? (All Blacks first ofc) that's so stupid Australia has won the world cup twice and England has won once? That doesn't actually make sense.
The best team us here. Australia is the best team in the world besides New Zealand who are really the best I'm aussie
Scotland forever mark my words we will be number 1 soon
Go scotland! Son we 'll gave beaten New Zealand
Going to beat Australia with no biased refs and we’re going to win the World Cup
scotland are getting better by the day
before you know it we'll be #1
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!
Argentina's rugby has been improving at a great rate...and they seem to be unstopable. I am super glad that they are bringing more rugby to the world. I wish a lot more countries could follow the argentinian example!.
A fantastic team and by far the best America has to offer
The Pumas are currently number 4 at the official ranking.
This team should be in Canada's spot. They beat Ireland and France in 2013
Honestly people Ireland is the best well 2nd best
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
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
Do they play rugby
Best pacific islands team of all time. Some of the greatest players ever. Should be at least in the topten.
Fiji should def be in top...the world knows fiji for rugby
Their the kings of sevens, they should surly be in the top 10 for suree.
Fiji is known in the world for rugby
I really thought Japan would be a lot higher in the rankings. They made it to the quarter final. Four teams I see in front of Japan they didn't make it.
New Zealand is better than japan. Nah Japan is the best team in the world kids
Japan beat Ireland so they should be in 7th
I don't go for Georgia but they are better than this!
Atm we are 14th in ranking, so lets be fair
At least we are on top of samoa...
Beasts, they should be higher
How come Tonga is behind Zimbabwe and Poland, with all due respect to these two nations?
Ps: I'm not from Tonga.
Indian is trying is ways hard to get into the world rugby format. Army India is the best team of India.
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.
Kenya is one of the best
Love them and all but they need to step up and do better