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WORLD RANKINGS : The final international of 2021 ends in a big win for Spain against the Netherlands in Amsterdam.

Spain are up to 19th place in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings after concluding their Rugby Europe Championship 2021 campaign with a 52-7 win over the Netherlands.

With a fraction over three-quarters of a rating point gained for their biggest victory over the Dutch in 19 years, Los Leones swap places with Portugal.

Spain’s overall rating is now 66.20 points – 0.36 of a point more than Os Lobos, while the Netherlands remain in 26th position but with their advantage over nearest rivals Belgium cut to less than two points.

The Netherlands actually scored first through back-row Wolf van Dijk but the setback sparked Spain into life and they replied with eight tries of their own.

Alvar Gimeno was first on the scoreboard for Spain and was soon followed over the line by Guillaume Rouet, who converted both tries as well as John Bell’s effort on the half-hour mark for a 21-7 half-time lead.

Marco Pinta, Bell, Gavin van der Berg, Gauthier Minguillon and Jordi Jorba added further tries in the second half, with Rouen and Facundo Munilla kicking three conversions between them for a comprehensive win that will give Spain much confidence heading into 2022.

The only blot on Spain’s day was the red card shown to Gimeno in the 76th minute.

Photo credit: Dennis van de Sande

RR WORLDRANKINGS  – MEN’S FULL RANKINGS

{Latest Update 21/12/2021 @ 09:40hrs – NZ Time}

Our FINAL RR World Rankings for 2021 which includes all 167 Nations and Combined teams that play TEST Rugby our last update was 1/03/2021 @ 12:14hrs – NZ Time

RR #
Test Nations as at 21 December, 2021
Last Pos
Change
Rank
1
🇿🇦 SOUTH AFRICA1
0
90.61
2
🇳🇿 NEW ZEALAND2
0
88.75
3
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ENGLAND4
+1
87.83
4
🇮🇪 IRELAND7
+3
86.53
5
🇫🇷 FRANCE3
-2
85.53
6
🇦🇺 AUSTRALIA6
0
83.92
7
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 SCOTLAND8
+1
83.05
8
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 WALES5
-3
81.56
9
🇦🇷 ARGENTINA9
0
80.58
10
🇯🇵 JAPAN10
0
78.26
11
🇫🇯 FIJI11
0
76.62
12
🇬🇪 GEORGIA12
0
73.72
13
🇼🇸 SAMOA14
+1
73.59
14
🇮🇹 ITALY15
+1
70.51
15
🇷🇴 ROMANIA19
+4
67.91
16
🇹🇴 TONGA13
-3
67.72
17
🇺🇸 USA16
-1
66.54
18
🇺🇾 URUGUAY18
0
66.40
19
🇪🇸 SPAIN17
-2
66.20
20
🇵🇹 PORTUGAL20
0
65.84
21
🇨🇦 CANADA23
+2
61.80
22
🇭🇰 HONG KONG22
0
61.23
23
🇨🇱 CHILE29
+6
59.88
24
🇳🇦 NAMIBIA24
0
59.72
25
🇷🇺 RUSSIA21
-4
58.60
26🇳🇱 NETHERLANDS25-156.82
27🇧🇪 BELGIUM27054.86
28🇵🇱 POLAND34+653.81
29🇧🇷 BRAZIL26-353.31
30🇩🇪 GERMANY30053.15
31🇰🇷 KOREA31053.11
32🇨🇴 COLOMBIA33+251.87
33🇿🇼 ZIMBABWE35+251.82
34🇰🇪 KENYA32-251.77
35🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND28-751.53
36🇨🇿 CZECHIA38+250.87
37🇺🇦 UKRAINE36-150.23
38🇲🇹 MALTA37-149.27
39🇹🇳 TUNISIA39048.55
40🇨🇮 COTE d'IVORIE42+247.88
41🇵🇭 PHILIPPINES41047.80
42🇲🇽 MEXICO43+147.63
43🇱🇹 LITHUANIA44+147.16
44🇸🇳 SENEGAL54+1047.10
45🇭🇷 CROATIA45046.92
46🇲🇬 MADAGASCAR51+546.89
47🇵🇾 PARAGUAY46-146.87
48🇱🇰 SRI LANKA47-146.73
49🇲🇦 MOROCCO48-146.33
50🇲🇾 MALAYSIA49-146.12
51🇺🇬 UGANDA40-1145.85
52🇸🇪 SWEDEN53-245.84
53🇹🇹 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO50-345.51
54🇨🇰 COOK ISLANDS52-245.11
55🇸🇬 SINGAPORE55044.05
56🇬🇾 GUYANA58+242.86
57🇰🇾 CAYMAN ISLANDS57042.56
58🇲🇩 MOLDOVA60+242.14
59🇱🇺 LUXEMBOURG56-341.77
60🇮🇱 ISRAEL61+141.68
61🇦🇪 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES62+141.23
62🇨🇾 CYPRUS59-341.01
63🇰🇿 KAZAKHSTAN63040.86
64🇱🇻 LATVIA64040.85
65🇭🇺 HUNGARY65040.68
66🇹🇼 CHINESE TAIPEI66039.23
67🇯🇲 JAMAICA68+139.00
68🇧🇲 BERMUDA69+138.91
69🇿🇲 ZAMBIA67+138.83
70🇳🇬 NIGERIA70038.37
71🇧🇬 BULGARIA75+438.21
72🇩🇰 DENMARK72038.17
73🇸🇮 SLOVENIA71+237.42
74🇬🇺 GUAM76+236.38
75🇵🇪 PERU77+236.35
76🇹🇭 THAILAND78+236.28
77🇧🇼 BOTSWANA80+336.21
78🇻🇪 VENEZUELA81+335.87
79🇦🇩 ANDORRA74+535.20
80🇻🇨 ST.VINCENT & GRENADINES84+434.91
81🇨🇳 CHINA83+234.91
82🇧🇧 BARBADOS86+434.72
83🇧🇦 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA73-1034.02
84🇵🇬 PAPUA NEW GUINEA87+433.68
85🇮🇳 INDIA88+333.40
86🇹🇨 TURKS & CAICOS79-733.29
87🇬🇭 GHANA91+433.27
88🇦🇹 AUSTRIA89+133.03
89🇫🇮 FINLAND90+132.75
90🇷🇸 SERBIA93+332.22
91🇺🇿 UZBEKISTAN95+431.33
92🇩🇿 ALGERIA82-1031.25
93🇬🇮 GIBRALTAR85-831.02
94🇧🇫 BURKINA FASO133+3931.05
95🇲🇺 MAURITIUS99+430.56
96🇬🇹 GUATEMALA92-430.45
97🇮🇷 IRAN103+630.00
98🇵🇦 PANAMA94-429.79
99🇱🇦 LAOS97-229.70
100🇵🇰 PAKISTAN100029.99
101🇷🇼 RWANDA102+129.78
102🇨🇷 COSTA RICA107+529.36
103🇳🇺 NIUE ISLANDS118+1528.63
104🇧🇸 BAHAMAS121+1727.76
105🇳🇴 NORWAY119+1427.72
106🇧🇮 BURUNDI144+3826.16
107🇸🇿 ESWATINI124+1426.04
108🇸🇧 SOLOMON ISLANDS132+2423.81
109🇨🇲 CAMEROON135+2423.12
110🇮🇩 INDONESIA134+2421.95
111🇲🇨 MONACO147+3617.17
112🇬🇷 GREECE148+3616.55
113🇻🇺 VANUATU149+3615.45
114🇦🇸 AMERICAN SAMOA150+3613.53
115🇬🇵 GUADELOUPE96-1913.52
116🇪🇨 ECUADOR98-1813.51
117🇹🇷 TURKEY101-1613.48
118🇧🇿 BELIZE104-1413.45
119🇻🇬 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS105-1413.40
120🇨🇺 CUBA106-1413.38
121🇳🇮 NICARAGUA108-1413.37
122🇱🇨 St LUCIA109-1313.35
123🇸🇷 SURINAME110-1313.32
124🇲🇳 MONGOLIA111-1313.30
125🇧🇴 BOLIVIA112-1313.29
126🇱🇧 LEBANON113-1313.28
127🇶🇦 QATAR114-1313.27
128🇨🇼 CURACAO115-1313.25
129🇯🇴 JORDAN116-1313.24
130🇸🇻 EL SALVADOR117-1313.22
131🇹🇫 TAHITI120-1113.20
132🇭🇳 HONDRUAS122-1013.19
133🇩🇴 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC123-1013.17
134🇭🇹 HAITI125-1113.15
135🇲🇶 MARTINIQUE126-913.11
136🇳🇪 NIGER127-1113.10
137🇰🇳 St.KITTS & NEVIS128-1113.09
138🇲🇪 MONTENEGRO129-1113.08
139🇦🇲 ARMENIA130-913.06
140🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA131-913.05
141🇪🇪 ESTONIA136-513.04
142🇱🇸 LESOTHO137-513.03
143🇦🇿 AZERBAIJAN138-513.02
144🇧🇭 BAHRAIN139-513.01
145🇱🇾 LIBYA140-513.00
146🇰🇭 CAMBODIA141-512.98
147🇹🇿 TANZANIA142-512.96
148🇸🇦 SAUDI ARABIA143-212.95
149🇪🇬 EGYPT145-412.94
150🇳🇵 NEPAL146-412.93
151🇧🇳 BRUNEI151012.92
152🇧🇾 BELARUS152012.91
153🇨🇩 DEMOCRATIC Rep. of CONGO153010.13
154🇷🇪 REUNION154010.12
155🇹🇩 CHAD155010.11
156🇰🇬 KYRGYZSTAN156010.10
157🇲🇴 MACAU157010.09
158🇲🇷 MAURITANIA158010.08
159🇾🇹 MAYOTTE159010.08
160🇲🇱 MALI160010.07
161🇳🇨 NEW CALEDONIA161010.06
162🇧🇯 BENIN162010.05
163🇼🇫 WALLIS & FUTUNA163010.04
164🇦🇫 AFGHANISTAN164010.03
165🇲🇼 MALAWI165010.03
166🇹🇬 TOGO166010.02
167🇳🇷 NAURU167010.01
Combined Teams
🇳🇿 NZ Maori077.81
🇬🇧 British & Irish Lions073.45
🇬🇧 Barbarians (UK)073.12
🇦🇷 Argentina XV072.07
🇺🇳 World XV068.00
🇮🇹 Emerging Italy059.40
🇮🇪 Emerging Ireland058.41
🇺🇸 USA South048.12

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