European club (region) rugby rankings update

Super Quins smash fragile Falcons, Ospreys are atrocious… would be my terrible tabloid headline.

I hadn’t intended to update this regularly but was curious to see what effect league contenders the Ospreys’ loss to struggling Treviso would have.

 

Biggest points gains/losses

Benetton Treviso +2 -2 Ospreys
Grenoble +1.56 -1.48 Northampton Saints
Leicester Tigers +1.48 -1.43 Bristol
Gloucester Rugby +1.43 -1.39 Castres
Racing Metro +1.28 -1.28 Clermont Auvergne

No surprise there. A maximum 2-points exchange as Ospreys suffer a Six Nations hangover. While Treviso picked 6 players who had played in the Six Nations in their match-day squad, the Ospreys chose 2. That said, the Ospreys team contained experienced ex-internationals and up-and-coming Welsh youngsters; a massive upset regardless of teams picked.

 

Biggest risers/fallers

Leicester Tigers +6 -6 Northampton Saints
Harlequins +5 -5 Lyon
Racing Metro +4 -4 Ospreys
Grenoble +4 -4 Newcastle Falcons
Glasgow +3 -4 Bristol

Despite Ospreys losing the most points, the most movement is in the middle of the table where teams are separated by small fractions of a point. Leicester’s away win over Northampton, their last game under Aaron Mauger, sees them back in the play-off places and leapfrogging other teams with similar rankings.

Rugby ball image: Massimo Finizio. Creative Commons.

 

1 Munster 59.08
2 Leinster 57.91
3 Exeter Chiefs 57.45
4 +3 La Rochelle 57.15 0.94
5 Saracens 56.83
6 Wasps 56.41
7 +1 Scarlets 55.74
8 -4 Ospreys 55.11 -2
9 +1 Montpellier 53.61
10 +2 Ulster 53.56 0.64
11 -2 Clermont Auvergne 53.34 -1.28
12 +3 Glasgow 52.7 0.71
13 -2 Castres 52.11 -1.39
14 +6 Leicester Tigers 51.78 1.48
15 -1 Connacht 51.35 -0.71
16 Toulon 50.94 -0.17
17 +5 Harlequins 50.73 0.75
18 -1 Brive 50.66 -0.25
19 -6 Northampton Saints 50.61 -1.48
20 -2 Cardiff Blues 50.48
21 +4 Racing Metro 50.07 1.28
22 +2 Bath Rugby 49.8
23 -2 Pau 49.59 -0.68
24 -5 Lyon 49.57 -0.79
25 +3 Gloucester Rugby 49.41 1.43
26 -2 Toulouse 49.19 0.38
27 Bordeaux Begles 48.95 0.91
28 -2 Stade Français 48.73
29 +4 Grenoble 48 1.56
30 Edinburgh 47.67
31 Worcester Warriors 47.63
32 Sale Sharks 47.46
33 -4 Newcastle Falcons 47.22 -0.75
34 Dragons 45.68 -0.64
35 +1 Timisoara Saracens 45.05
36 -1 Bayonne 44.85 -0.49
37 +2 Calvisano 44.34
38 London Irish 44.34
39 +1 RC Enisei 44.32
40 +2 Benetton Treviso 44.14 2
41 -4 Bristol 43.11 -1.43
42 -1 Agen 43.02
43 Oyonnax 41.95
44 Zebre 41.38
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