28 May 2007 22:37:25
Myk Cameron
AQB International Ratings (28 May 2007)

The AQB International Rugby ratings have been updated to 28 May 2007.

Ireland fell two places to fifth in the latest ratings, behind
Australia and South Africa, after their 20-22 away loss to
sixth-ranked Argentina. Further down, South Korea fell three places to
28th after their 20-27 away loss to Hong Kong, who moved up two places
to 30th. Kenya fell two places to 38th after their away Elgin Cup loss
to Uganda, who moved up two places to 42nd. New Zealand are still on
top of the ratings.


The main ratings list at 28 May 2007 is below. Rankings changes shown
are year-to-date.

1 New Zealand 1683.55
2 France 1487.40
3 Australia 1463.00
4 (+1) South Africa 1452.82
5 (-1) Ireland 1450.53
6 Argentina 1376.88
7 England 1336.39
8 Wales 1273.49
9 (+2) Samoa 1263.09
10 (-1) Scotland 1249.95

11 (-1) Fiji 1245.15
12 Italy 1225.45
13 Romania 1156.61
14 Georgia 1133.39
15 Tonga 1123.46
16 (+1) Japan 1104.09
17 (-1) Canada 1099.33
18 USA 1077.30
19 (+4) Russia 1077.09
20 (+2) Portugal 1073.06

21 (-1) Namibia 1065.00
22 (+3) Germany 1055.93
23 (+1) Uruguay 1043.66
24 (-5) Morocco 1035.32
25 (+1) Cook Islands 1020.37
26 (+1) Papua New Guinea 1014.73
27 (+2) Moldova 1005.99
28 (-7) South Korea 1003.19
29 (-1) Spain 993.72
30 (+1) Hong Kong 968.55

31 (-1) Chile 957.76
32 Poland 957.41
33 Belgium 914.78
34 (+1) Brazil 905.49
35 (+4) Cote d'Ivoire 901.98
36 (-2) Ukraine 873.43
37 (+5) Paraguay 861.19
38 (+3) Kenya 859.12
39 (-3) Czech Republic 857.78
40 (-2) Netherlands 855.15

41 (-4) Tunisia 849.68
42 (+3) Uganda 834.68
43 (-3) Croatia 833.10
44 (-1) Arabian Gulf 826.31
45 (+2) Malta 794.31
46 China 788.70
47 (-3) Sri Lanka 783.10
48 Serbia 748.72
49 Andorra 748.55
50 Barbados 715.62


For more information on the ratings system, or to view my other
sports ratings, visit my website http://www.image.co.nz/aqb/


Best regards,
Myk Cameron
AQB Sports Ratings