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Countries that have improved the most since RWC 2015 
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Post Countries that have improved the most since RWC 2015
(1) England. Forced out of the group stage of their own World Cup, they are now 2nd in the world what with their Grand Slam, whitewashing of Australia on tour, winning all four AIs including being one man down against Argentina, and as of the time of writing remain unbeaten. (Though tbh, I think they have been more lacklustre than expected so far in this year's 6N even though they still win in the end).

(2) Ireland. Though they had a fairly poor 2016 6N, since then they won away against South Africa for the first time (with 14 men as well), and after that defeated both Australia and for the first time New Zealand.

(3) New Zealand. Even with all the post-RWC retirements, they have been beating ever more teams and scoring ever more tries to the point of winning the Rugby Championship with two rounds to spare. Their first-ever loss to Ireland is their only blip.


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Post Re: Countries that have improved the most since RWC 2015
Perhaps I ought to add Scotland to this list as well, but (a) let's see if they can beat England, (b) their 2016 6N was fairly mediocre and this thread considers everything that has happened from January 2016 onwards, (c) their wins against Japan in the Summer were not enormous and (d) they still did not quite beat Australia, while their win over Argentina was even less convincing than Wales'.


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