Rankings

The Official Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation Rankings are calculated on each nation’s performance over the current season and are influenced by a nation’s official RLIF ranking.

Influencers of position include:

  • The result of the match i.e. win, lose or draw
  • The margin of victory (or defeat)
  • The relative strength of opposition faced
  • The date of the match – more recent matches are weighted more heavily
  • The importance of the match e.g. a World Cup match is given greater weighting than a standalone international.
  • Official RLIF World Ranking

Men’s Rankings as of December 2017

Rank Nation
1 (1) 🇦🇺 Australia
2 (2)  🇳🇿 New Zealand
3 (5) 🇹🇴 Tonga
4 (4) 🇫🇯 Fiji
5 (3) 🇼🇸 Samoa
6 (6) 🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea
7 (10) 🇵🇭 Philippines
8 (7) 🇨🇰 Cook Islands
9 (13) 🇨🇱 Chile
10 (8)  🇳🇺 Niue
11 (9)  🇿🇦 South Africa
12 (11)  🇻🇺 Vanuatu
13 (15)  🇸🇻 El Salvador
14 (12)  🇹🇭 Thailand
15 (-) 🇦🇷 Argentina
16 (-) 🇨🇴 Colombia
17 (-) 🇯🇵 Japan
18 (14) 🇸🇧 Solomon Islands
19 (-) 🇧🇷 Brazil
20 (16) 🇺🇾 Uruguay
21 (-) 🇭🇰 Hong Kong

() Indicated previous position.

Women’s Rankings as of December 2017

Rank Nation
1 🇦🇺 Australia
2 🇳🇿 New Zealand
3 🇨🇰 Cook Islands
4 🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea