Originally Posted by Somerset
Well Wales did lose three matches at the tournament and won four...Ireland also won four but lost just one, so perhaps that has a bearing on things. That theory comes apart when you consider Argentina though.
I can see what you are trying to say but I don't think anyone would argue if Wales had gone to at least 5th above England the way they played the last 6 weeks. Losing a semi and a playoff match should count for more than beating a few minnows in a group match as the opponents are clearly better that Wales faced.
I guess no ranking system is perfect though.