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

 Rankings as of August 2015

Rank Nation
1 (2) New Zealand
2 (1) Australia
3 (4) Samoa
4 (3) Fiji
5 (5) Papua New Guinea
6 (6) Tonga
7 (7) Niue
8 (11) Cook Islands
9 (8) Philippines
10 (9) Vanuatu
11 (10) Japan
12 (12) Solomon Islands
Unranked Thailand
Unranked American Samoa
Unranked Tokelau

() Indicated previous position.