7 Feb 2012

Sport: Samoa join Tonga inside top ten rugby rankings

11:41 am on 7 February 2012

Samoa has moved into the world's top ten rugby rankings following Scotland's Six Nations loss to England at the weekend.

That 13-6 defeat at Murrayfield dropped the Scots to 11th position with Samoa moving in the other direction, despite not having played a test since the world cup.

Tonga remain in ninth place, with Fiji also static in 16th place.

New Zealand top the rankings ahead of Australia and France, who beat Italy on Sunday.