Top Ten Rugby Union Teams

The Top Ten

1 New Zealand

All blacks rule, we will win world cup 2019. Ireland will go down.

Should be a 100% share. More than 75% wins over more than a 100 years of playing the game. Not just the best rugby team, the best sports team, hands down. South Africa should be second on this list.

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?

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2 Ireland

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!

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

the best

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

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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.

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

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

It's team is fantastic, the teams play is beautiful, one of the best teams around no-doubt

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4 Wales

They won England so Wales must be third and I'm from England and I say Wales is better Zealand

There sick at rugby
I love how they play and I want to play for them when I am older

Unbeaten for 12 games surely third. just bet england fam

Better than England

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5 South Africa

I am from South Africa, South Africa rules rugby

Gooo South Africa

Are you mad! south africa 2 world cups! ireland 0 wales 0 england 1!

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.

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6 Australia

What the hell? How are we number 6? Mate we were one of 2 who played it and we are supposed to be numbs one! Dumb idiots

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

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


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

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7 Scotland

Scotland forever mark my words we will be number 1 soon

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

Go scotland! Son we �'ll gave beaten New Zealand

8 Argentina

A fantastic team and by far the best America has to offer

The Pumas are currently number 4 at the official ranking.

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!.

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.

Do they play rugby

Is the best rugby country is america

12 Fiji

Their the kings of sevens, they should surly be in the top 10 for suree.

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

best team

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

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

16 Malaysia

uhh what

17 Tonga

Beasts, they should be higher

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

18 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.

19 Switzerland
20 India

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

21 Netherlands Netherlands
22 Spain
23 Kenya

Kenya is one of the best

24 Samoa

Love them and all but they need to step up and do better - Commitdie224

25 Chile
26 Namibia Namibia Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.
27 Lesotho

Amazing the play exelent with them balls

It's awesome Lesotho can really play very well

28 Lesotho Lesotho Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is an enclaved, landlocked country in southern Africa completely surrounded by South Africa.

It's great

29 Austria Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often more.
30 Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.
31 United States

Highland rugby is the greatest.

Better than everyone else

32 Poland
33 Germany
34 Russia

Up coming team with plenty of power, speed and strength. This makes them hard to stop and solid in defense.

35 Sweden

Rugby is growing very fast in Sweden. Their u16 team beat Irelands and Sweden is a very wealthy/healthy country. Sweden has a very cold climate and swedes are used to playing in extreme conditions.

36 Wellington Hurricanes
37 Palmerston North

Yeh we the best yah

38 Christ Church Crusaders

There pretty good

39 Portugal Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes more.
40 Bath Rugby

"Greatest team of all time" the Western Gazette

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