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

Rank Nation
1 🇳🇿 New Zealand
2 🇦🇺 Australia
3 🇹🇴 Tonga
4 🇫🇯 Fiji
5 🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea
6 🇼🇸 Samoa
7 🇨🇰 Cook Islands
8 🇸🇧 Solomon Islands
9 🇨🇱 Chile
10 🇻🇺 Vanuatu
11 🇿🇦 South Africa
 12 🇨🇴 Colombia
 13 🇧🇷 Brazil

Women’s Rankings

Rank Nation
1 🇦🇺 Australia
2 🇳🇿 New Zealand
3 🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea
4 🇨🇰 Cook Islands
4 🇫🇯 Fiji
4 🇼🇸 Samoa
4 🇧🇷 Brazil