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If you've ever tried to get your head around how the IRB Rugby World Rankings work, this might help.
Based on this detailed explanation on the IRB website, the following program emulates the method used
for calculating rating points exchange; the basis of the official ranking system.  The same algorithm is
used for building pick & go's relative ranking matrix and the Super Rugby rankings.

Rating Points Exchange Calculator


1) Enter the S15 ranking points of the

team here:

and the

team here:

(for example...     WAL76.92SCO76.36)

2) Is the match being played at a Neutral venue (where neither side has Home Advantage)?

3) Is this match a Super 15 semi or final?

4) Click

HIG (on 85.6588 points) at home -vs- STO (on 80.0889 points)
Possible OutcomeRating Point
Will STO
overtake HIG?
If HIG win by 1-15 points0.14385.8079.95No
If HIG win by more than 150.21585.8779.87No
If result is a draw0.85784.8080.95No
If STO win by 1-15 points1.85783.8081.95No
If STO win by more than 152.78582.8782.87Yes

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