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Ireland climb world rankings

Ireland have climbed to fourth in the International Rugby Board world rankings following their comprehensive victory against England on Saturday.

The 24-8 RBS 6 Nations success saw Ireland end this season's tournament as the highest-ranked northern hemisphere side behind leaders New Zealand, Australia and world champions South Africa.

England are currently fifth in the world, with France sixth, Wales seventh, Scotland ninth and Italy 12th.


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