Wales replace rivals England in third spot in latest set of World Rugby rankings

Press Association Sport 10:54 26/02/2019
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Wales have landed another blow on England by replacing their rivals in third spot in the latest set of global rankings.

Warren Gatland’s men are the only team still capable of winning the Grand Slam after a stunning 21-13 victory in Cardiff on Saturday propelled them to the summit of the Six Nations table.

England, who were labelled chokers by Gatland in the wake of their second-half implosion at the Principality Stadium, drop to fourth in the rankings compiled by World Rugby.

Wales have fixtures with Scotland and Ireland to come, but with Italy and Scotland due at Twickenham it is England who remain favourites to win the 2019 Six Nations.

France are also on the move after their 27-10 victory over Scotland in Paris lifted them two places up the standings above Argentina and Fiji. However, they remain one spot below their victims in Paris.

Ireland remain in second place behind leaders New Zealand following their edgy 26-16 win against Italy in Rome.

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