Tonga and Lebanon The Big Movers In Latest Rugby League World Rankings

Australia remain top

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Following the completion of the Rugby League World Cup, the latest world rankings for both the men and women have been released.

Both the Kangaroos and Jillaroos occupy the number one position after becoming World Champions. 

In the men's rankings, despite New Zealand losing to Tier 2 nations Tonga and Fiji and getting knocked out at the Quarter-Final stage of the competition, they remain in second position with World Cup finalists England in third position. 

After their World Cup heroics Tonga move up 7 spots from 11th to fourth, while Fiji move up two spots in fifth. 

However, the big movers were Lebanon who were ranked 18th before the tournament and subsequently after making the Quarter-Finals move inside the Top 10. 

See the full rankings below:

Women's World Rankings

  1. Australia Women
  2. New Zealand Women
  3. England Women
  4. Canada Women
  5. Cook Islands Women
  6. Papua New Guinea Women
  7. France Women
  8. Italy Women
  9. Lebanon Women

Men's World Rankings

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