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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

REB (on 77.9624 points) at home -vs- SUN (on 71.2870 points)
Possible OutcomeRating Point
Will SUN
overtake REB?
If REB win by 1-15 points0.03277.9971.25No
If REB win by more than 150.04978.0171.24No
If result is a draw0.96876.9972.25No
If SUN win by 1-15 points1.96875.9973.25No
If SUN win by more than 152.95175.0174.24No

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