Scotland up to fourth in World Rankings

Scotland celebrate a last minute try during their historic draw with New Zealand. Picture: SWpix.com.

Scotland have moved up to fourth in the RLIF World Rankings after becoming the first nation to take a point off a top-three ranked nation for 26 years.

Unsurprisingly, Australia have reclaimed the world number one ranking after winning the 2016 Four Nations with a comfortable victory against New Zealand at Anfield on Sunday.

The 2016 international season has seen the most accredited matches played since the start of the official World Rankings.

World Rankings

1. Australia
2. New Zealand
3. England
4. Scotland
5. Samoa
6. France
7. Fiji
8. Ireland
9. Wales
10. USA
11. Serbia
12. Canada
13. Italy
14. Tonga
15. PNG
16. Russia
17. Jamaica
18. Belgium
19. Spain
20. Malta
21. Lebanon
22. Ukraine
23. Germany
24. C. Republic
25. Cook Islands
26. Norway
27. Denmark
28. Greece
29. Sweden
30. Netherlands
31. South Africa
32. Niue
33. Philippines
34. Chile
35. Vanuatu
36. Latvia
37. Solomon Islands
38. Hungary
39. El Salvador
40. Morocco

The RLIF World Rankings are based upon the following criteria:
– The relative strength of the opponents
– The score of the game
– Different competitions carry additional weighting
– More recent games carry greater weighting as games degrade over a five-year period.