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20/11/2012
By IRB Media Unit


The IRB World Rankings are updated at 12:00 (UK time) every Monday on IRB.com. For the full rankings  click here. See below for how this weekend's result could affect teams' ratings points. 

The November Tests are always fiercely contested affairs but this year there’s an added incentive with victories vital in a bid to get the best possible seeding for the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool Allocation Draw on December 3. 
 
The IRB World Rankings will be used to rank the 12 directly qualified teams for England 2015 into three bands for that draw with the sides ranked one to four in band one - and crucially avoiding each other until the knockout stages - those five to eight in band two and the remaining four in band three. 
 
If the Pool Allocation Draw was to happen today (19 November), the bands would be as follows: 
 
Band 1: New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, France
Band 2: England, Argentina, Ireland, Wales
Band 3: Samoa, Scotland, Italy, Tonga
Band 4: Oceania 1, Europe 1, Asia 1, Americas 1
Band 5: Africa 1, Europe 2, Americas 2, Repechage winner 
 
All 12 automatically qualified teams are in action this weekend. Below is a table of exactly how this weekend's results could affect the automatically qualified teams' ratings points. 
 
Ireland v Argentina, Dublin
Current rating: Ireland (IRE) 79.04; Argentina (ARG) 79.89
If home team wins by more than 15 points: IRE 80.22; ARG 78.71
If home team wins by 15 points or less: IRE 79.82; ARG 79.10
If away team wins by 15 points or less: IRE 77.82; ARG 81.10
If away team wins by more than 15 points: IRE 77.22; ARG 81.71
If it’s a tie: IRE 78.82; ARG 80.10
 
England v South Africa, Twickenham
Current rating: England (ENG) 81.96; South Africa (RSA) 86.05
If home team wins by more than 15 points: ENG 83.62; RSA 84.39
If home team wins by 15 points or less: ENG 83.07; RSA 84.94
If away team wins by 15 points or less: ENG 81.07; RSA 86.94
If away team wins by more than 15 points: ENG 80.62; RSA 87.39
If it’s a tie: ENG 82.07; RSA 85.94
 
Italy v Australia, Firenze
Current rating: Italy (ITA) 76.61; Australia (AUS) 85.94
If home team wins by more than 15 points: ITA 79.06; AUS 83.49
If home team wins by 15 points or less: ITA 78.24; AUS 84.31
If away team wins by 15 points or less: ITA 76.24; AUS 86.31
If away team wins by more than 15 points: ITA 76.06; AUA 86.49
If it’s a tie: ITA 77.24; AUS 85.31
 
Scotland v Tonga, Aberdeen
Current rating: Scotland (SCO) 77.42; Tonga (TGA) 74.51 If home team wins by more than 15 points: SCO 78.04; TGA 73.90
If home team wins by 15 points or less: SCO 77.83; TGA 74.10
If away team wins by 15 points or less: SCO 75.83; TGA 76.10
If away team wins by more than 15 points: SCO 75.04; TGA 76.90
If it’s a tie: Sco 76.83; Tga 75.10
 
Wales v New Zealand, Cardiff
Current rating: Wales (WAL) 78.95; New Zealand (NZL) 92.91
If home team wins by more than 15 points: WAL 81.95; NZL 89.91
If home team wins by 15 points or less: WAL 80.95; NZL 90.91
If away team wins by 15 points or less: WAL 78.95; NZL 92.91
If away team wins by more than 15 points: WALl 78.95; NZL 92.91
If it’s a tie: WAL 79.95; NZL 91.91
 
France v Samoa, Paris
Current rating: France (FRA) 84.99; Samoa (SAM) 78.79
If home team wins by more than 15 points: FRA 85.11; SAM 78.67
If home team wins by 15 points or less: FRA 85.07; SAM 78.71
If away team wins by 15 points or less: FRA 83.07; SAM 80.71
If away team wins by more than 15 points: FRA 82.11; SAM 81.67
If it’s a tie: FRA 84.07; SAM 79.71